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Comparing the 2019 Volvo XC60 and the CADILLAC XT5: Two Exciting SUVs

Both the CADILLAC XT5 and the 2019 Volvo XC60 have a ton to offer drivers who are in the market for a luxury SUV. With high-class interiors, and advanced safety features with lots of space, the basic utility of an SUV is well represented within the scope of these two vehicles. In our dealership here at Volvo Cars Savannah, we have a selection of 2019 Volvo XC60 vehicles that are built to impress at a rate much higher than the CADILLAC XT5, so let's compare the two.

The Cadillac lineup comes in four luxury trims in the Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum editions. The Volvo XC60 has fewer trims in the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription.

How They Compare: Volvo XC60 & Cadillac XT5

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Pricing: 2019 Volvo XC60 and CADILLAC XT5

Starting at $39,200 at the base Momentum trim, the Volvo XC60 comes in at a reduced price in comparison to the CADILLAC XT5 which has a base price of $41,695 dollars. The highest trim level for the Volvo, the Volvo Inscription, starts at $46,550 dollars for a steeply reduced rate to the highest CADILLAC Platinum trim at a costly $65,895.

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Performance: 2019 Volvo XC60 and the CADILLAC XT5

The Volvo XC60 has a base engine 2.0-liter I-4 that can deliver 250 horsepower and 258 Pound-feet of torque. However, the available four-cylinder Turbocharged/Supercharged Engine with 87 hp Electric Motor can deliver up to 400 horsepower and 472 Pound-feet of torque for plenty of power a SUV could ever need. 

In comparison, the CADILLAC XT5 has a stronger base engine, but not the full power potential of the Volvo XC60 with 310 horsepower on a 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Active Fuel Management and Auto Stop/Start help the CADILLAC XT5 have a relatively efficient 26 highway/19 city mpg in front-wheel drive. The Volvo XC60 on the other hand produces a more efficient 28 highway/22 city mpg for more fuel efficiency in front-wheel drive. The hybrid option on the Volvo with an electric battery musters an astounding 60 MPGe for those with a taste for greener SUVs.

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Interior: 2019 Volvo XC60 and the CADILLAC XT5

In the Volvo XC60 an integrated Spotify app in addition to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow smartphone integration to be fully possible; Volvo On Call can connect your phone further to your vehicle for remote access as well.  Built-in apps and available Harman Kardon Premium Sound provides precise and a crystal-clear audio for your enjoyment as well. 

The interior of the Volvo XC60 has open lighting and inspired craftmanship to create a beautiful, yet simple design. An available 9" Sensus Touchscreen, Digital Driver Display and a finished control preserve the luxurious interior. With virtually identical cargo capacity, and passenger seating, the interpretation of the interior is subjective to the beholder.

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Safety: The 2019 Volvo XC60 and the CADILLAC XT5

The major difference between these two vehicles comes from the large disparity between standard safety features. Standard brake assist, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, and optional blind sport monitoring, lane departure warning and cross-traffic assistance are available on the base trim whereas not so on the CADILLAC XT5. 

City Safety innovation helps prevent danger, while Run-off Road Mitigation is standard to detect if your vehicle is needing to leave the road. Run-off Road Protection helps reduce the impact with an energy-absorbing features, while a high-strength boron steel shell forms a rigid safety net. Overall, the Volvo XC60 provides superior safety ratings to keep your family safe.

And the Winner is...

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Conclusion: The 2019 Volvo XC90 and the CADILLAC XT5

For a more fuel efficient, safer, and potentially more powerful SUV at a lower price in a refined interior, you can't go wrong with the Volvo XC60 over the CADILLAC XT5. Please visit our dealership to learn more and test drive a Volvo today, you won't be disappointed.


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