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Cadillac XT5 Among Most Reliable Midsize SUVs, Says Consumer Reports

Cadillac XT5 Among Most Reliable Midsize SUVs, Says Consumer Reports

The 2022 Cadillac XT5 has once again been recognized as one of the most reliable midsize SUVs on the market today, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports (CR).

The CR report in question compiled survey data collected from readers about the luxury crossover’s previous model years. The data was then used to predict the reliability of the XT5. Based on this data, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 received a reliability score of 89/100, ranking the luxury crossover as the second most-reliable vehicle in its competing class. It was bested only by its corporate cousin, the Buick Envision, which scored 90/100.

Third place went to the Audi Q5, which lagged behind with a score of 65/100 on the reliability scale. At the tail end of the segment were the Tesla Model Y and Alpha Romeo Stelvio, which tied for a score of 18/100. 

The Cadillac XT5’s stellar reliability score was determined by its rating in a handful of “trouble areas,” which include judgement on brakes and body integrity. While the XT5 scored well in both the aforementioned categories, it was dinged when it came in-car electronics, indicating that XT5 owners may run into potential issues with the technology in their luxury crossover. 

The data cited in the study was collected for 2020 Cadillac XT5, which represents the first year of the crossover’s mid-cycle refresh. In fact, the luxury crossover’s reliability score has increased every year, according to the data. Interestingly, the vehicle was ranked poorly for the 2017 model year – its first year of production – before receiving much higher scores in 2019 and 2020. 

It’s also worth noting that CR also ranked the Cadillac XT5 as a very reliable vehicle overall in another recent study. 

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

3 Comments

  1. Total bullshit! How in God’s name could the 2022 XT5 receiver any awards and accolades? Besides only being out for a few months. The XT5’s are rarities in dealers inventories! Anyone who takes this endorsement as an incentive to buy an XT5 has to be out of their mind.

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  2. Please read or read more carefully! CR uses previous years data to predict current year results! With that being said, the XT5 has been around it almost identical guise so long, I would hope they have gotten the production process bugs worked out!

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    • You are correct, it is based on previous years. Just like a disclaimer with investing that “previous performances are not to be taken for future performance”. I think the same rule should apply to ratings to be given to future cars. The first line read “The 2022 Cadillac XT5 has once again been recognized as one of the most reliable midsize SUVs on the market today, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports (CR).”

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