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Adjust The Cruise Control Speed Of Your Cadillac In Increments Of Five: Owner Tip

Adjust The Cruise Control Speed Of Your Cadillac In Increments Of Five: Owner Tip

Here’s something to try out the next time you’re using cruise control on your Cadillac: depress the control that increases or decreases the speed hard (past its detent), and the set speed should change by an increment of five (mph or kph), instead of by a single digit.


The feature significantly reduces the amount of button presses necessary to adjust the Cadillac’s cruise control, making using the feature much more convenient.

Typically, increasing the set cruise speed by 15 miles (or kilometers) per hour necessitates 15 button presses. By comparison, using the trick to change the cruise speed by increments of 5 would only require 3 button presses.


The following vehicles are compatible with the feature.

Last-gen Cadillac steering wheel with five-way toggle

Cadillac models equipped with five-way toggle switches found on the last-generation steering wheel, including:

  • Cadillac ATS (all model years)
  • Cadillac CTS Sedan (2014 model year and newer)
  • Cadillac SRX (2012 model year and newer)
  • Cadillac ELR (all model years)
  • Cadillac XTS (all model years)
  • Cadillac Escalade (2015 and newer)

Current Cadillac steering wheel with four-button cruise cluster

Cadillac models equipped with four button cruise control cluster found on the current-generation steering wheel, including:

  • Cadillac XT4
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Cadillac CT6

Be Safe While Driving

Do not attempt to read these instructions while driving. Have a passenger read them to you instead.

How To Do It

Follow these steps to increase or decrease the cruise control speed of your Cadillac by increments of 5:

  1. Begin driving and reach a speed of 15 mph or higher (within the speed limit in your area).
  2. Enable cruise control and set a cruising speed.
  3. Locate the button on the steering wheel that controls cruise control speed
    • Gently push the button associated with increasing the cruise control speed. This should increase the vehicle’s set cruise speed by an increment of 1
    • Push the same button more firmly and past the detent in step 1. This should increase the cruise control speed by an increment of 5.
  4. Follow the same steps to decrease the set cruising speed.

Be careful not to push the button too hard, as doing so can damage the button.

Written by
Alex is the founder of Cadillac Society. He has a deep passion for automotive business strategy and enjoys driving his ATS sedan on twisty mountain roads.


  1. I wish every car had this feature… it just seems like common sense. I mean, pressing the +1 button 5/10/15 times isn’t THAT big of a deal, but still.

  2. I have done that unwittingly on my XTS and now I know the correct procedure, thanks.


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