The XT5 comes in three different trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. All but Premium Luxury are driven by the front wheels as standard, but all-wheel drive is available on those trims. The base model comes equipped with most of the features one would expect on a $45,000 vehicle. Standard items include an 8-speaker Bose stereo, Cadillac's CUE infotainment system, an 8-inch color touchscreen, an 8-way power adjustable front driver's seat, SiriusXM satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start and a 5.7-inch color driver information center in the instrument panel. Exterior features include 18-inch wheels, roof rails, heated mirrors, and a power rear liftgate.
Premium Luxury adds vented front seats, a 14-speaker Bose sound system, computer-controlled performance suspension, 20-inch aluminum wheels, LED headlamps, illuminated exterior door handles, a navigation system and additional interior lighting.
The top-of-the-line Sport trim comes standard with the bigger V6 engine and all-wheel drive. As the name would suggest the Sport model is tuned for a more performance-oriented driving style with quicker steering and a slightly stiffer suspension setup for a bit less roll in the corners. Thankfully, the comfortable ride is maintained in the Sport as it makes use of active dampeners to provide the best of both worlds when it comes to the ride/handling tradeoff. The Sport trim also looks the part with darker exterior trim pieces to help the vehicle look a bit more menacing, aided by the standard 20-inch wheels.