Cadillac Debuts The 2020 XT5 Crossover With A New Turbo Engine, Subtle Tweaks

The new engine joins the existing V6.

Cadillac has revealed the updated 2020 XT5, and you may struggle to tell it apart from its predecessor. The changes are subtle here, but the company says its broadening the crossover’s appeal with new trim levels, subtle tweaks and a new engine.

Under the hood, the 2020 Cadillac XT5 receives a familiar GM powerplant. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, already in the Chese-market XT5, produces 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mated up to a nine-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain is exactly the same combination you get in the smaller XT4. While this new engine joined the lineup, the existing 3.6-liter V6 carries over into the new model year. The larger six-cylinder manages 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Cadillac XT5
Cadillac updated the 2020 XT5 with subtle exterior tweaks, more standard tech, and a new engine. [Photo: Cadillac]

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 hits on Cadillac’s “Y” branding strategy with new trim levels. There are now three actual trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. Each model also offers a Platinum trim package, instead of the Platinum being its own trim level.

Other updates include a rotary controller for the updated CUE infotainment system, 15-watt wireless charging and Near Field Communication technology for smartphones, to start. There are two new instrument cluster options, as well as a higher resolution 360-degree Surround Vision Camera system. Night Vision, Rear Pedestrian Alert and updated Automatic Parking Assist round out the new features.

The 2020 Cadillac XT5 will go on sale later this summer. It will be produced at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant alongside Cadillac’s other crossovers. Official fuel economy figures have not been announced yet, but we don’t expect them to differ too much from the current model, at least with the V6.

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