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Study Finds Cadillac XT5 Doesn’t Hold Value After Five Years

Study Finds Cadillac XT5 Doesn’t Hold Value After Five Years

The Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover has one of the highest depreciation rates in the automotive industry, losing over half of its value over the course of five years, according to a recent study from ISeeCars.

Specifically, the study found that the Cadillac XT5 depreciates 53.9 percent over five years, losing $31,737 of its original MSRP on average. That is the most significant depreciation rate in the small SUV category, and the 25th-worst overall. 

For comparison, the next-highest depreciation rate among small SUVs belongs to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which loses 52.3 percent of its value over five years, followed by the Jaguar F-Pace, which depreciates 51.8 percent in the same time period. The Audi Q5 slots in fourth at 51.6 depreciation, while the Audi SQ5 rounds out fifth, losing 50.2 percent of its value. Overall, the small SUV segment tends to depreciate 38 percent on average. 

Across all makes and models, the vehicle with the highest depreciation rate is the Maserati Quattroporte with 64.5 percent, while the BMW 7 Series depreciates 61.8 percent on average. The Maserati Ghibli loses 61.3 percent of its value over five years, while the BMW 5 Series hybrid depreciates 58.8 percent. The Cadillac Escalade ESV, meanwhile, is the fifth-worst vehicle on the list, thanks to its 58.5 percent depreciation rate. 

The Porsche 911 coupe holds its value extremely well, only losing 9.3 percent over five years, ranking it as the best vehicle in terms of lowest depreciation rate. It’s followed by the Porsche 718 Cayman (17.6 percent), the Toyota Tacoma (20.4 percent), Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited (20.8 percent) and Honda Civic (21.5 percent).

The study found that vehicles tend hold their value better in 2023 than they did in 2019, thanks to reduced vehicle production as a result of the pandemic. Average five-year depreciation across the board is 38.8 percent, compared to 50 percent recorded in 2019. 

It’s worth noting that the 2024 Cadillac XT5 will likely be the final model year for the nameplate before the luxury crossover is discontinued in North America, with the model indirectly replaced by the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq

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


  1. OK, so what does this prove? Other than being able to purchase a really great luxury SUV at a bargain price?

  2. Why would you post this story? It doesn’t encourage anyone to buy this vehicle. What were you thinking?

    • Bob, you must be new here. The following is displayed on every single page:

      “Cadillac Society is a product of Motrolix LLC and is not sponsored, owned, or in any other way condoned by General Motors Company or Cadillac.”

      So to answer your question, we are here to provide information, whether it be positive or negative. You know, real journalism that doesn’t pick sides and has no agenda.

      A car depreciating faster than its rivals is pretty important information to know, don’t you “think”?

    • This isn’t really much of a spread in depreciation numbers. 50 vs 53.9 for comparison with some others doesn’t really amount to much. Anyway, we tend to buy cars we like, take good care of them and hold them for on average 15 or more years. Still have my 94 Ford F150.

  3. Well plan to keep XT5 till the wheels fall off is the key. They can last over 200 thousand miles

  4. We traded ours after 10 months. What a disappointment. When you cannot easily fit a walker in the cargo space, much more a wheelchair, it had to go. Costly $$ lesson in so many ways.

    • Get an XT6, problem solved.

  5. doesn’t matter since their going to China now. I love mine anyway. I’ll just have to keep it till I’m too old to drive!

    • I like mine also 22 xt5 premium luxury ..
      Rides better and quiet inside . Quality suv..


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