Although it’s not been too long since the launch, it looks like this mid-size crossover is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh in the next year. The original model came in early 2016. It is one of the models that established the brand’s new design language, which looks far more attractive compared to previous generations of Cadillac models.
Three years later, we are talking about a refresh, which will probably affect all aspects of the vehicle. The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is about to come with lots of novelties. Of course, the focus will be on the styling, but we count on interior changes too, as well as on more standard equipment. Moreover, some reports suggest a performance version of this SUV as well. This would definitely be a nice addition, considering the segment in which this model competes in.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Design Changes
Like every mid-cycle refresh, this one will also come with lots of styling updates. There is no doubt that the visual appearance will be in focus with this refresh. We count on a classic facelift, which will bring numerous changes, mostly at front. How the updates model will look like, we can only presume at this point. Most experts point to the new XT4 model. This would mean that the 2020 Cadillac XT5 will feature a new grille, with a slightly different shape and a completely new pattern.
Changes on headlights are also expected. The new ones would come with slight reshaping, but the current vertical layout would definitely carry one. Of course, changes on the bumper are expected as well. On the other side, rear end definitely won’t suffer that much. Some changes will come, but those would be subtle, probably on the rear bumper and maybe on taillights. Of course, count on new wheels designs as well as on more color options.
On the other side, mechanics will probably remain untouched, at least when it comes to base models. This crossover rides on a familiar C1 platform and shares most of mechanics with models like GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Blazer etc.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Interior Changes
The interior has been one of the strongest points of this crossover so far. We can hear complaints about the uninspiring engine or bad handling, but no one talks about the interior, which means it is good. The chassis and suspension setup comes in such a way that puts everything on comfort. Such an approach is fulfilled with a hi-quality interior, which comes with premium-grade soft-touch materials. Leather and leatherette materials dominate, but there is a fine portion of wood trim as well. You can count on very supportive seats, which offer above-average legroom in both rows. Cargo area is pretty much class-average. Count on 30 cubic feet behind rear seats and 63 cubic feet of overall cargo capacity.
Most likely, we won’t see bigger changes in this aspect, though it won’t be surprised to see new color options and more standard equipment. Speaking of the standard equipment, even the most basic version comes with things like leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice controls, Bose audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio etc.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Engine
So far, this model has been available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. It delivers around 310 horsepower, which seems more than enough power for a comfortable ride. Latest reports suggest we are about to see changes for the 2020 Cadillac XT5. It looks like that the third-party 8-speed automatic will be replaced by GM’s new 9-speed automatic, which is co-developed with Ford. This change should bring improvements. Count on a smoother ride, as well as on better fuel economy. Currently, this crossover returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, which are pretty good ratings for the class.
For the next year, many reports also suggest a new engine, which would be a part of new hi-performance version.
Could we see the 2020 Cadillac XT5 V-Sport models?
According to the latest reports, there is a chance to see a hi-performance version of this crossover. It would come as the 2020 Cadillac XT5 V-Sport. For that occasion, the company would introduce a new engine. That should be a new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which delivers around 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Besides a new engine, this version would come with lots of other changes. Count on distinctive styling details, as well as on lots of mechanical upgrades. This refers to parts like new suspension, brakes etc.
Still, keep in mind that we haven’t heard any word from the officials so far. Take arrival of this version with a big reserve.
2020 Cadillac XT5 Release Date and Price
Considering the update, we count on an earlier arrival of 2020 Cadillac XT5. Most likely, it will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the year. The price shouldn’t change drastically, so base models should go around 42.000 dollars.