|2017 Cadillac XT5||2017 Acura RDX|
|3.6-liter, V-6||Engine||3.5-liter, V-6|
|Eight-speed auto||Transmission||Six-speed auto|
|63 cu.-ft.||Cargo Space||61.3|
2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Acura RDX
The Cadillac XT5 joins an already packed class of luxury crossover SUVs. Cadillac has used new materials and construction methods to keep the weight of its new vehicle as low as possible to make it more efficient and nimble that most, if not all, of its competitors. Undoubtedly, buyers looking through this particular segment of the automotive industry will need to examine the 2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Acura RDX. While the Acura SUV has a lot to offer potential owners, the 2017 XT5 is able to overmatch it in a number of very important areas. Don Wheaton customers should contact a sales professional today to schedule a test drive.
For the most part, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and 2017 Acura RDX share many of the more common accessories applied to vehicles in this class. Equipment like cruise control, power windows, mirrors, and locks are standard. Where the Cadillac team set the XT5 up to succeed is how the vehicle’s systems interact with other digital devices. The Cadillac CUE infotainment system can work with applications from Apple and Android to provide a unique experience. Additionally, the automaker has worked with app developers to create the Cadillac Collection of specialized applications. There is no real corresponding system available for the 2017 Acura RDX. For the ultimate in-vehicle connectivity equipment, the 2017 XT5 also has the Cadillac 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot available on most of its trim grades.
Performance of the 2017 XT5
Each of the four trims for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 for sale at Don Wheaton comes with a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive being an option on the top three trims. The 2017 Acura RDX come equipped with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the Acura crossover SUV will be using a six-speed automatic, while Cadillac has chosen to install its new eight-speed automatic. In terms of cargo capacity, the Cadillac XT5 holds a marked advantage over the RDX.