|2017 Cadillac XT5||2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||3.6-L, V-6|
|Eight-speed auto||Transmission||Eight-speed auto|
|12.4/8.7||Fuel Consumption||Not Available|
2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Cadillac has really made a statement in the luxury crossover SUV segment since the brand new Cadillac XT5 was released to the public. Don Wheaton Cadillac customers taking home the new vehicle are getting one of the smoothest riding and well-equipped models on the road. When an automaker brings a new nameplate to market, they have to be ready to take on the established options in that class. Comparing the 2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee shows that there is about to be a major shake-up in what buyers of these kinds of vehicles will expect in the future.
One of the many things that help set the 2017 Cadillac XT5 apart from the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the rest of the luxury SUV class is the way it was built. The 2017 XT5 offers a very similar amount of passenger room and cargo space while keeping its overall weight as low as possible by using new materials and construction methods. Both vehicles offer similar equipment lists through the competing trim models. However, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 does offer a few new features that are exclusive to Cadillac. One of those is the Rear Camera Mirror that uses a uniquely placed wide-angle camera which feeds a high-resolution image over the regular rearview mirror. This will provide a better field of view when backing up the 2017 XT5. Jeep owners may find themselves lacking in the technology department.
Performance of the 2017 XT5
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 was built to be a nimble, efficient and responsive luxury crossover SUV. To best serve those criteria, the automaker has picked a power plant that offers the needed performance. Under the hood of each 2017 XT5 is a 3.6-liter, V-6 paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Don Wheaton customers driving home in the new XT5 will have a fairly marked performance advantage over the 2017 Jeep Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee also brings a 3.6-liter, V-6 to market but their version tops out at under 300 horsepower and powers a vehicle that has been vaguely criticized for lacking refinement. Additionally, the 2017 XT5 offers more than competitive fuel consumption scores thanks to systems like Active Fuel Management being standard equipment.