Well, by golly– color me smitten. I’ve been driving the new Cadillac XT5, and I think I’ve found my new favorite luxury crossover interior.And less than half a year since the new Lexus RX had me feeling pretty certain I’d found the best luxury posh-ute cabin going today.
This one’s a worthy contender when shopper priorities in a big-buck crossover include a tranquil ride, excellent ride quality, top-tier gadgetry, and a lengthy list of feature content must-haves. But the XT5’s most valuable asset has to be its new cabin.
She’s just on another level, fellas. Where the norm seems to be a space-pod like array of consoles and dials and controllers and touch-pads, the XT5’s centre console has, like, 6 buttons on it. And that leaves plenty of room for showing off about 3 square miles of rich leather and suede, intersected with aluminum and carbon-fiber-esque trim.
It’s simple, elegant, blessedly tidy looking, and word-class lavish.
Full review and video is in the pipeline in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, check out the photo gallery below to see the XT5 in all its glorious detail. If you’re considering one, here’s a helpful video examining the performance of the XT5’s LED headlight system, too.