Cadillac has always been a name paired with luxury, and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 does not disappoint. It offers good fuel economy, plush seats, and a comfortable ride. Let’s compare it to Volvo’s luxury 2020 XC60. Reliable Cadillac is here to help you make your choice.
The Cadillac XT5 is one of Cadillac’s best-selling models, and it appeals to most buyers. Its generation debuted in 2017, but the 2020 model has made some notable changes, such as improved quality and design; as well as, heated front seats. It seats five comfortably, with a good amount of legroom in both rows. It also comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, sliding and reclining back seats, synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel. There is 30.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 63 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
The Volvo XC60 seats five people comfortably with plenty of head- and legroom and premium materials throughout the interior. It comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. Available options include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a ventilated and massaging front seat, and a heated steering wheel. There is 22.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 63.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. You have a choice of four trim levels on the XC60: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and Polestar Engineered.
Power, Towing, and Price
The Cadillac XT5 gets a new engine for 2020 – a new 237 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder base engine. The 3.6L V6 engine, available on Premium Luxury and standard on Sport trim, is designed to stand out with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission delivers a smooth ride with timely shifts. The base engine gets an impressive 21/28 mpg in the city and on the highway. The V6 models will give you 18/26 mpg city/highway. There are three trims available: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The starting price for the Luxury is $44,095 and ranges to $55,095 for the Sport.
There are three powertrain options with the XC60. It comes standard with a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, found in T5 engine models. This engine gets the job done, but models with the T6 and T8 powertrains feel much quicker than the T5. Available options are a 316-horsepower turbo- and supercharged four-cylinder engine found in the T6. There is also a plug-in hybrid, called T8 that combines the T6 engine with an electric motor and a 10.4 lithium-ion battery, producing 400 horsepower. Its handling is competent, but it lacks the agility of some rivals. You will get an overall estimated fuel rating of 20/27 mpg in the city and on the highway. Pricing starts at $40,150 for the Momentum and ranges to a starting price of $69,500 for the Polestar Engineered.
Safety, Technology, and Price
The XT5 offers an all-new infotainment system for 2020. The CUE infotainment system comes with an 8-inch touch screen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, and an eight-speaker Bose stereo. It is standard with a rearview camera, remote start, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and front and rear park assist. The XT5 offers plenty of available features for added comfort and safety.
The XC60 features the Sensus infotainment system with a 9-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker audio system. This system can be distracting while driving, as it takes multiple steps to adjust many settings. Standard safety features include oncoming lane mitigation, driver drowsiness monitoring, collision mitigation with active braking, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 lives up to its reputation, giving you the style and luxury you are looking for in a luxury SUV. It is a great choice, offering a long list of standard safety features and the performance you need. Come see for yourself at Reliable Cadillac.