Since its launch for the 2017 model year, the Cadillac XT5 has quickly become the luxury brand’s best-selling model globally. The midsize crossover is expected to get a mid-cycle refresh/facelift for the 2020 model year, but before that happens, Cadillac is giving the vehicle several notable changes to tide it over.
On the outside, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 replaces three existing colors with four new ones:
- Red Passion Tintcoat
- Midnight Sky Metallic
- Deep Amethyst Metallic
- Manhattan Noir Metallic (1)
- Shadow Metallic (2)
- Red Horizon Tintcoat (3)
- Dark Mocha Metallic (2)
Color Availability Legend
- 1- Promotional color available from January – June 2019. it is available at an extra charge, with no additional charge on Platinum trim level.
- 2 – Available at extra charge, with no additional charge on Platinum trim level.
- 3 – Available at extra charge.
Concluding the changes to the 2019 Cadillac XT5 are two wheel-related changes. First, the 20-inch Ultra Bright machined faced wheels with Midnight Silver accents are now available on the Luxury trim level. Second, the 20-inch 12-spoke fully-polished wheels are now available on the Luxury and Premium Luxury trim levels.
Inside, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 sees the deletion of the Carbon Plum interior with Jet Black accents as well as the rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Additionally, the micro-suede on the instrument mid-panel is replaced with Provence leather on the Platinum trim level.
On the technology front, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 removes the Wireless Phone Charging feature from the base XT5 trim level, while adding second-generation Wireless Phone Charging on the Luxury, Premium Luxury & Platinum trim levels.
The second-gen wireless phone charging delivers a higher power and a larger charging surface area. The technology works with iPhone and Android phones equipped with compatible wireless charging technologies.
Lastly, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 gets two changes to its active safety feature-set. The first involves the addition of the Driver Awareness Package as standard equipment on the Luxury trim level and higher. The package includes:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Forward Collision Alert
- Following Distance Indicator
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- IntelliBeam headlamps
The second involves the addition of the Driver Assist Package as standard on the Platinum trim level. The package includes:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Seat Belt Tightening
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Forward Automatic Braking
- Forward and Reverse Automatic Braking
And that does it for the updates and changes to the 2019 Cadillac XT5. As mentioned previously, the 2020 model year will likely bring a refresh/facelift for the crossover. The vehicle was recently captured undergoing testing wearing camouflage on the front and rear ends.
The updates and changes described herein are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.