2019 Cadillac XT5 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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The 2019 Cadillac XT5 is a five-passenger SUV that stands out among its rivals in style and overall looks. The angular lines and fin-like shape of the taillights evokes the classic Cadillac theme. The vertical LED lights give the SUV a very modern look that suits the crossover market of today.
The interior is very upscale and appealing, giving it the aesthetics and feeling of a luxury ride. Compared to other cars in its class, the interior is roomier and more comfortable than some of its European luxury rivals. The XT5 is bigger than other SUVs in its class, making it a possible alternative to full-size SUVs.
What’s New for 2019?
New this year for the 2019 Cadillac XT5 are a few standard safety features in upper trim levels that prevent the vehicle from swerving into other lanes (lane keep assistance) and adaptive cruise control that were only available as options in previous years. The wheel design has been updated and wireless phone charging is a new feature.
Driving and Handling
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 has a soft and pleasant ride with tight and manageable handling. The XT5 accelerates adequately for its price class, but it excels when it comes to steering, handling and braking. The standard 3.6-liter V6 delivers 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft. of torque. When you need to navigate through traffic, the engine provides the power that you need, getting you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds.
The brake pedal feels steady and reassuring with quick responsiveness that feels smooth and easy to control. The stopping distance is better than average SUVs, decelerating from 60 mph to a full stop in 116 feet. The steering keeps you on a straight line very well, and the turn maneuvers feel quick and accurate. The transition from straight ahead driving to turning is accomplished without any abrupt, jarring motions.
For an SUV of its size, the XT5 feels nimble and responsive. There is very little body roll when maneuvering, and cornering tracks cleanly. The overall handling inspires confidence on winding roads. The eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and quickly when you need to accelerate on the highway. For more aggressive drivers, the XT5 provides a sport mode that improves shifting response. The all-wheel-drive system helps the vehicle remain under control in snow and ice, but the XT5 is not really intended for off-road driving. Dirt roads and changes in weather are easily handled by the Cadillac.
Trim Levels and Features
2019 Cadillac XT5 Standard
The standard trim level comes with the 3.6L V6 engine with direct injection and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The safety assistance features include a rear vision camera and parking assistance system. The infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen with voice controls. There are four USB ports, an 8-speaker Bose audio system and satellite radio.
Some other notable standard features of the base trim package are LED daytime running lights, power liftgate, leather-like upholstery and power seats for the driver and passenger. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and power-adjustable. Keyless and remote ignition are also included.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Luxury
When you step up to the luxury package, there are a lot of extra features for your money. These features include a panoramic sunroof, various parking and drive assist sensors, real leather upholstery, upgraded front seats that are heated and more adjustable and a heated steering wheel. The Safety Alert seat system vibrates to warn drivers of collisions impending on either side of the vehicle.
2019 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury and Platinum
The Premium Luxury trim package adds larger wheels, vented front seats, more interior lighting and upgraded suspension with an adaptation system for road conditions. The Platinum trim adds upgraded wheels, more luxurious leather seats, an upgraded liftgate and stylish gauges. This package also adds real-time monitoring via a top and rear camera and a head-up display that projects dashboard gauge readouts onto the driver-side windshield area.
The 2019 Cadillac XT5 offers a very comfortable and stylish ride compared to similar SUVs in this size and price range. The acceleration and handling are smooth and adequate without providing a sporty feel. The base trim packages offer a satisfying array of features, but the XT5 provides more for your money when you upgrade to the higher trim levels. The roomy interior and comfortable seating will keep you relaxed during long commutes or out-of-state trips with the family. For top-notch luxury without the high price of some of the European prestige models, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 might be your ideal choice.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Cadillac XT5 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Cadillac XT5 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.