The Cadillac XT5 has been hit with a significant price increase for the 2019 model, which will up to $2500 more expensive over the previous year.
Cars Direct has uncovered dealer order guides, which reveal the 2019 XT5 will start at $42,690 including destination. That figure represents a $1100 increase over the $41,590 commanded by the 2018 XT5.
If customers opt for the Luxury trim, the starting price jumps by $1900 to $49,490, while the Premium Luxury model now starts at $55,190, $1100 more than in 2018. The range-topping XT5 Platinum that’s been slapped with the a $2500 price hike and is now listed at $66,890.
One of the key reasons for the increases in price across the XT5 range is due to new safety features that now come standard. For example, Cadillac has outfitted the XT5 Luxury with the Driver Awareness Package as standard, whereas before it was a $770 option.
The XT5 Platinum also comes equipped with the slightly more advanced Driver Assist Package that used to be a $1595 option. Included in this safety suite is adaptive cruise control, front and reverse auto emergency braking and auto parking assist, among other features.
Beyond the new safety tech, the higher pricing allows Cadillac to reduce the overlap in prices for range-topping XT4 models and entry-level XT5s. In 2018, the most expensive XT4 without options started at $42,790, a significant $1200 more than the base XT5. By upping prices of the XT5, the automaker’s best XT4 is now only $100 more pricey than the 2019 XT5.