2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury vs 2021 Cadillac XT5 Sport

Cadillac XT5 Luxury

  • Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower235 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 29
  • Seats5
  • DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive

Cadillac XT5 Sport

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower310 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *18 / 26
  • Seats5
  • DrivetrainAll-Wheel Drive

Specs at a Glance

Priced at approximately $45,000, the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury is a base model with premium amenities. Tuned for sporty performance, the 2021 XT5 Sport edition starts at slightly more than $56,000.


The 2021 XT5 Luxury receives up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0 L engine block that's enhanced by a turbocharging mechanism. Standard on the Sport edition, the 3.6 L V6 engine uses a normally aspirated induction system. Key specifications of this six-cylinder powertrain are 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. A front-wheel drive propels the 2021 XT5 Luxury trim, but you could request an all-wheel drive at the dealership. As a high-end model, the Sport only comes with an AWD system. Both Cadillac crossover SUVs are equipped with an automatic transmission system that makes up to nine gear ratios. When paired with the V6 engine, the gearbox gets the Driver Shift Control technology. Additionally, the 2021 XT5 Sport model sits on a specially tuned suspension system with real-time damping. Designed to dissipate heat from the powertrain quickly, a heavy-duty cooling system is standard under the hood of this sporty Cadillac model.


Up to eight dazzling paint options are available for the 2021 XT5 Luxury, such as Garnet Metallic, Infrared Tincoat, and Dark Blue Moon Metallic. The base model is fitted with 18-inch wheels that claim the Multi-Spoke and Bright Silver designs. Featuring a dozen total spokes, the Sport's 20-inch alloy wheels are decorated with the Pearl Nickel finish. You could also select the optional Diamond Cut and Dark Android Satin designs for the car's 20-inch wheels.

Both 2021 Cadillac models may be equipped with stainless steel assist steps, which reduce the potential for skidding and falling. Molded splash guards with a black finish are also optional on these luxury crossover SUVs. Additionally, the XT5 Sport has durable roof rails with a Gloss Black finish. You may get the optional Illumination Package to better view the door sill plates and cargo sill plates.


An eight-speaker sound system by Bose is standard inside the 2021 XT5 Luxury and Sport. You could upgrade to a 14-speaker audio system from this brand in the Sport model. Both crossover SUVs come with the Cadillac User Experience technology in the cockpit. However, GPS navigation is available only in the high-end Sport edition. Wireless phone connections could be made through Bluetooth, Near Field Communication, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

Will you choose the 2021 Cadillac XT5 Luxury or Sport? Contact our dealership for more information on both models.

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* Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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