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One out, one in: rent Cadillac XT5

One out, one in: rent Cadillac XT5

13.06.2016
The mid-size SRX is quite a successful product. This model accounts 40 percent of global sales of Cadillac. However, as time goes by, XT5 is being gradually replaced with SRX. We have a unique chance to rent a car.

The mid-size SRX is quite a successful product. This model accounts 40 percent of global sales of Cadillac.

However, as time goes by, XT5 is being gradually replaced with SRX. We have a unique chance to rent a car.

Exterior

Cadillac XT5 is brutal, but at the same time stylish and modern. The big body, spectacular optics with LEDs and expressive lines form the basis of the design. The car looks more aggressive thanks to low profile tires, two massive exhaust pipes and strong bumpers.

Interior

The Interior of the American crossover combines innovation and conservatism. The base model features analog equipment of the dashboard, while the top model is completed with a digital speedometer. However, it is easy to read and is strictly informative. The central panel going down at an angle features the minimum of keys. The multimedia system Cue has a comprehensive design and graphics, it is looks nice and functions well. The head unit supports mobile devices on Android and iOS base, which is sure to satisfy lovers of gadgets. The assembly is at the highest level: leather and wooden inserts are well adjusted and look chic.

The front seats leave an ambiguous impression. On the one hand, they are quite low and are divided by a high tunnel creating the illusion of being in the cockpit of a race car. On the other hand, flat profile and the ulterior side support do not fit the fast ride, as the fixation is not good enough to make sharp turns. The rear sofa is designed for two passengers, but its width leaves enough room for the third passenger to make him feel comfortable. The trunk is very capacious - up to 849 l. by default.

Performance

Powerful engine 3.6 V6 (310 HP) with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even at low speed the car rides confidently, but it shows its real character only after 3500 rpm. The automatic transmission functions well and quickly, efficiently engine brakes.

This crossover fits for a quick drive both on straight and twisty roads. Small banks and sharp steering constantly provoke drastic maneuvers. However, the car features a great cornering stability,it manifests oversteering in sharp turns that is quite reckless, but requires special skills.

However, the stiff suspension may not provide a good ride, even small bumps make the car’s body vibrate and shakes passengers. If you don’t take into account the loud V6, the sound isolation is great: neither the wind whistle nor the rumble of tyres penetrate inside the saloon.

Rent a car in Moscow: resume

Cadillac XT5 is a worthy replacement to the departing SRX. It looks smarter and is better equipped. It is a real pleasure to drive such a car! A great alternative to the German SUVs.

Pros:

  • Spectacular design
  • Great equipment.
  • Spacious interior
  • Excellent dynamics and handling.

Cons:

  • Too laid-back front seats
  • Low ride comfort.

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