cadillac suv
Blog Car Guide

Cadillac's SUV & Crossover Lineup: All 5 Models Previewed

Cadillac’s SUV range has come a long way since the lone, full-size Escalade. From compact to mid-size to all-electric, here’s a closer look at the entire sport utility lineup.

Quick, name a Cadillac SUV! If you said Escalade you are certainly not alone – the luxury brand’s iconic, 7-passenger family hauler first arriving in the late 1990s. But in the last several years, Cadillac has aggressively expanded its sport utility lineup across the range. From the compact XT4, to a pair of mid-size SUVs with the XT5 and XT6. And, of course, there’s an EV in the mix with the stylish 2023 LYRIQ, slated to hit the market late 2022. 

Here’s a look at all 5 of Cadillac’s SUV offerings, including each model’s available engines, performance figures, and maximum seating capacity. For a closer look at all other SUVs, check out our full inventory here.

Cadillac XT4: the compact SUV

2021 Cadillac XT4 | Photo: Cadillac 

  • Available Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged or 3.6L V6
  • Performance: 235 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque (with premium fuel) 
  • Cargo space: Up to 48.9 cubic feet (rear seatbacks down)   
  • Number of passengers: 5

The starting point of Cadillac’s XT portfolio is a functional model that checks many of the boxes that make the crossover segment so popular on today’s roads. Despite being Cadillac’s entry-level sport utility model, the XT4 stands above peers in the market with luxury signature features like lumbar massaging seats, tactile Rotary Infotainment Controllers, striking 18” alloy wheels, and a cool hands-free liftgate that uses a foot sensor.

The cargo volume can go as high as 48.9 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks down, depending on your trim choice. Its base turbocharged 2.0L engine should be sufficient for urban navigation and outdoor weekend jaunts. 

Cadillac XT5: the mid-size SUV

2021 Cadillac XT5 | Photo: Cadillac 

  • Available Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged or 3.6L V6
  • Performance: 235 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque (with premium fuel) 
  • Cargo space: Up to 63 cubic feet (rear seatbacks down) 
  • Number of passengers: 5

The middle child in the Cadillac crossover series is the XT5 – a roomy 5-passenger vehicle offering up to 63 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row. Safety is paramount on the XT5, with over 20 safety and driver assistance features, including automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front and rear park assist, pedestrian breaking, rear vision camera, and more.

You can take it one step further with the Advanced Security Package on the Premium Luxury trim. Tech heads will appreciate the built-in Alexa for voice-command tasks like streaming music, getting directions, and making calls. The base level Luxury trim starts at an MSRP of $44,298.

Cadillac XT6: the mid-size, 3-row SUV

2021 Cadillac XT6 | Photo: Cadillac 

  • Available Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged or 3.6L V6
  • Performance: Up to 310 horsepower and 271 lb.-ft of torque
  • Cargo space: Up to 78.7 cubic feet (behind first row seating)
  • Number of passengers: 7

Highlighted by three rows of comfortable interior seating, the XT6 is the largest entry into Cadillac’s crossover SUV series. This is as close as you’ll get to the Escalade, in terms of size and luxury, without paying the Escalade’s premium price tag. Among its high-end interior features available are wood and leather materials and a BOSE 14-speaker audio system.

Your performance expectations should be satisfied with a turbocharged 2.0L engine, but those who need more power can “trim-up” to the Premium Luxury or Sport edition with a 3.6L V6 engine option. Only the Sport, however, will get you the Brembo Performance braking system with visually halting front and rear red calipers. 

Cadillac Escalade: the full-size SUV

2021 Cadillac Escalade | Photo: Cadillac 

  • Available Engine: 6.2L V8
  • Performance: 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft of torque
  • Cargo space: Up to 121 cubic feet (Escalade) or 142.8 cubic feet (Escalade EVS) (both with rear seats folded)
  • Number of passengers: 7

As the flagship product in Cadillac’s portfolio, the Escalade always tends to be a head-turner when it’s on the road. It’s a visually halting vehicle. The mix of size and luxury justifies its high-end SUV price tag, and the 2022 model is no different with a starting MSRP of $90,498.

This new model boasts a curved 38-inch OLED infotainment diagonal display, Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance tech, and AKG Studio 36-speaker audio system for premium sound among many other price-inflating features. The interior is expectedly spacious for up to 7 passengers; it even offers a console refrigerator for your juice subscription. 

Cadillac LYRIQ: the all-electric, mid-size SUV

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ | Photo: Cadillac 

  • Available Engine: 12-module/100.4 kWh Ultium battery and rear-wheel Ultium Drive Unit
  • Performance: 340 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft of torque
  • Cargo space: Up to 60.8 cubic feet (with rear seats folded)
  • Number of passengers: 5

Cadillac’s push into the EV space will begin with the 2023-slated LYRIQ all-electric SUV. It estimates a 480-kilometre range on a full charge using a Level 2 (240 volt) home charging system. DC Fasting Charging public stations will get you juiced quicker – up to 122 kilometres in 10 minutes. The engine will be speedy with 340 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft of torque, while the styling stands out thanks to an arresting illuminated Black Crystal Shield and dynamic finishing utilizing 3D texturing.

You can expect many of the same features of the Escalade and XT series, including Smart System safety and driver assistance. Reservations begin in the Summer 2022, with the production model arriving later in the year.

Buy Your Next Used Car Online

Browse by Category

Research Categories
We Want Your Car

The Easiest Way to Buy or Sell a Car