Cadillac XT5 priced at $45,100, goes on sale in April

2017 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover

The all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover goes on sale across Canada in April wearing a starting price tag of $45,100, plus a $1,950 freight charge.

Key available features include the brand’s new ‘rear camera mirror,’ which replaces the standard glass rearview mirror with a screen fed by a camera on the rear of the car. Cadillac says its innovation improves visibility by eliminating the stuff that gets in the way of a regular mirror’s view, like headrests and body pillars.

The video-mirror setup will be used in the top-end Platinum trim, priced to start at $68,595. In between that and the base model will be Luxury and Premium Luxury models, but Cadillac doesn’t provide prices for them.

All trims share a drivetrain that starts with a 3.6L engine making 310 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, featuring an auto start/stop system and active fuel management technology that allows it to run on four cylinders under light load. The motor comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with Cadillac’s first electronic shifter, called “electronic precision shift.” Optional is a so-called “twin-clutch” all-wheel drive system Cadillac says can shuttle all of the engine’s power to either axle, and at the rear axle can additionally shift all power to a single wheel if conditions require it.

The new XT5 will be built at GM’s plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.