Which midsize luxury SUV will you love more, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 or BMW X5? Our comparison guide has the details you need to make the right choice.
Best Price: 2022 Cadillac XT5
In spite of its incredible luxury, the Cadillac XT5 outclasses competitors with its thrifty price tag. Cadillac’s five-passenger midsize crossover starts at $43,995. The 2022 BMW X5 is much more expensive, with an MSRP of $60,600.
Luxury & Style: It’s a Tie!
First, let’s take a look at the 2022 Cadillac XT5. This upscale two-row SUV treats you to the good life, with a handsome interior, upscale cabin materials, and plush seating. The XT5 is also home to a healthy list of options. As you climb the four trim models, you’ll find leather seating, driver’s seat memory settings, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.
With its much heftier price tag, you might expect the BMW X5 to come standard with a longer list of luxury features. And you do get a few extras, including a panoramic sunroof, but otherwise the base BMW X5 will remind you of its XT5 counterpart. Like Cadillac’s midsize SUV, the BMW X5 treats you to roomy, supportive seating and upscale cabin materials worthy of its price tag.
Pure Power: 2022 BMW X5
The BMW X5 is a luxury midsize SUV that perfectly pairs speed with silky smooth ride comfort. There are three engines available, depending on trim level:
- sDrive40i, sDrive40i: turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine (335 horsepower, 331 lb-ft of torque)
- xDrive45e: turbo six-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain (389 hp, 443 lb-ft)
- M50i: turbo 4.4L V8 (523 hp, 553 lb-ft)
- Eight-speed automatic transmission
- Front-wheel drive
- Optional all-wheel drive
With the Cadillac XT5, the engine also varies according to the trim model. However, shoppers should note that the Sport’s speedy V6 is available as an option for the Premium Luxury model.
- Luxury, Premium Luxury: turbo 2.0L four-cylinder engine (235 hp, 258 lb-ft)
- Sport: 3.6L V6 (310 hp, 271 lb-ft)
- Nine-speed automatic transmission
- Standard front-wheel drive
- Optional all-wheel drive
Friendliest Infotainment: 2022 Cadillac XT5
Here, the XT5 has the edge. We like Cadillac’s easy-to-use infotainment setup, which includes simple Bluetooth pairing and the newly wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The central touchscreen is easy to use, too, which can make a big difference when you’re using it with most of your attention directed at traffic. You can upgrade your listening experience with the available Bose premium audio system.
With the BMW X5, you also get an advanced touchscreen infotainment system. However, the learning curve is a steep one and learning the ins and outs of the system may not appeal to all drivers. BMW offers an optional Harman Kardon premium audio system.
Your New Midsize Luxury SUV
The 2022 BMW X5 is undeniably luxurious, but the 2022 Cadillac XT5 gives you everything you want in an upscale crossover at a much lower rate. You’ll love the XT5’s rich interior comfort, premium performance, and smartphone-savvy tech gear.