2017 CADILLAC XT5 VS. 2017 VOLVO XC90
Engine Power & Fuel Economy
With the 2017 Cadillac XT5, the balance of engine power and fuel economy is very impressive. The powerful 3.6L V6 engine gets 310-hp and an estimated 271 lb.-ft. of torque! Plus, it is paired with an Active Fuel Management System which temporarily turns off two of the engine’s cylinders to achieve better gas mileage. The XT5 gets an estimated 19 MPG city/27 MPG highway.
The 2017 Volvo XC90 has a choice of four different engines (including a plug-in hybrid). Comparatively, it offers a T5 engine which shows off its 250-hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine gets an estimated 22 MPG city/26 MPG highway.
Entertainment & Comfort Technology
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 crossover and the 2017 Volvo XC90 both have some great technological features. However, the 2016 Cadillac XT5 made it onto WardsAuto’s 2016 Best Interiors list and its 2017 model is equally impressive with its amazing technology features. The Cadillac Cue® is packed full of entertainment apps such as Pandora®, 3D GPS Navigation, Apple® CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM. The Volvo can compare with its service called Sensus Connect which offers Apple® CarPlayTM, Bluetooth, and Volvo On Call.
The XT5 has an extremely helpful Cargo Management System which keeps your items secure with generously sized pockets and pass-through storage under the center console. The Volvo doesn’t offer a definitive cargo system but does have a variety of small storage bins and pockets. Both vehicles can be purchased with heated and ventilated front seats.
The Cadillac XT5 and the Volvo XC90 both have some super safety technology either standard or optional. Both have a surround-view camera, lane-keep assist, head-up display and rear park assist. The Cadillac XT5 has some bonus safety features including the innovative rearview mirror camera, adaptive remote start, and pedestrian collision mitigation. The Volvo also has a variety of parking assist safety features which are helpful in both parking and driving situations.
Overall, both the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are impressive crossovers. Each has a great variety of features, powerful engines, and innovative technologies. The XT5 is a comfortable five-seater that can hold its own against other luxury brands.