Cadillac SUV Model Overview

Cadillac SUV Model Overview

There is no shortage of options when shopping for a luxury SUV. But Cadillac has been building luxury SUVs for a lot longer than most of the competition, and the quality, performance, and refinement that comes with so much experience is evident from behind the wheel of any of Cadillac’s SUVs. But Cadillac offers several SUVs to choose from, and it might not be obvious which one is right for you. So we put together a guide, and we think you’ll find it quite useful.

Cadillac SUVs By The Numbers

XT4 XT5 LYRIQ XT6 Escalade
Starting MSRP $37,895 $43,895 $58,590 $48,795 $79,795
Standard Horsepower / Torque 235 hp / 258 lb-ft tq 235 hp / 258 lb-ft tq 340 hp / 325 lb-ft tq 237 hp / 258 lb-ft tq 420 hp / 460 lb-ft tq
Seats 5 5 5 7 7
Max Cargo Space 48.9 cubic feet 63 cubic feet 60.8 cubic feet 78.7 cubic feet 142.8cubic feet
Fuel Economy (Combined) 26 MPG 24 MPG 88 MPGe 23 MPG 16 MPG

Cadillac XT4


Key Features

Starting at $37,895 MSRP

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Cadillac Smart System suite of safety and driver assistance features

The XT4 is the smallest SUV in the Cadillac lineup, which is what makes it so impressive that Cadillac managed to make it feel so luxurious. For one, the XT4 shares an engine with a couple of the larger SUVs in the lineup, but being so small, the same power makes the XT4 peppier, and delivers better fuel economy as well. The cabin is unusually large for a vehicle in this segment, and cargo space is ample, even with the back seats up. The design is sleek and modern, with the dashboard dominated by a 33-inch combination driver’s display and infotainment touchscreen. The XT4 is big luxury in a package small enough for city living.

Cadillac XT5


Key Features

Starting at $43,895 MSRP

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Bose® premium 8-speaker audio system
  • Puddle lamp with Cadillac crest

The Cadillac XT5 delivers a luxury experience without sacrificing any of the practicality that you want in an SUV. Class-leading interior space serves both of these purposes, as it gives occupants more space to stretch out, as well as lots of cargo room. The standard four-cylinder engine provides a lot of power, but for those looking for even more, the XT5 is one of the few compact SUVs to offer an available V6 engine for even more power. A Bose® premium 8-speaker audio system comes standard, and audiophiles have the option to upgrade to a 14-speaker version. There is even a Sport trim, which comes with the V6 standard, and adds Brembo® performance front brakes with red painted front and rear brake calipers, as well as real-time damping suspension.

Cadillac LYRIQ


Key Features

Starting at $58,590 MSRP

  • All-electric drivetrain that produces either 340 or 500 horsepower, and up to 314 miles of range
  • Standard fixed full-glass roof with power sunshade, or available panoramic power opening sunroof
  • Available Super Cruise™ driver assistance technology

Cadillac’s first all-electric model, the LYRIQ offers an advanced and massively powerful drivetrain, as well as eye-catching advanced styling that gives us a glimpse of Cadillac’s future. The LYRIQ is available with either a single- or dual-motor setup, with the single-motor offering rear-while drive, while the dual-motor translates into more horsepower and all-wheel drive. And while many EVs see a big reduction in range when adding a second motor, LYRIQ buyers don’t need to worry about this, since the AWD configuration gets 307 miles from a single charge, compared to 314 from the RWD configuration. The exterior styling turns heads, and inside you’ll find that the interior design offers a similar glimpse into the near future. And Cadillac hasn’t forgotten about practicality either, with the previously mentioned AWD for dealing with bad weather, as well as an impressive amount of cargo space.

Cadillac XT6


Key Features

Starting at $48,795 MSRP

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine producing 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-passenger seating
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

The XT6 is one of two Cadillac SUVs to offer three rows of seats. It serves as an alternative to the Escalade, with smaller exterior dimensions that make it a bit easier manouver, or to fit into a garage. Fuel economy is better too, even if you opt for the V6 option, which gives the XT6 much more serious performance credentials. All-wheel drive comes standard, along with different selectable drive modes, for dealing with whatever situation arises. The XT6 comes with a standard 7-seat configuration, but available second-row captains’ chairs make for a 6-seat configuration that offers a bit more luxury for those passengers. Add to that the tri-zone automatic climate control and the choice of two different premium Bose® sound systems, and it’s clear that the XT6 pampers riders just as much as its big brother Escalade.

Cadillac Escalade


Key Features

Starting at $79,795 MSRP

  • Standard 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, or available supercharged V8 producing 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque
  • Curved OLED with 38 inches of total diagonal display
  • Available ESV configuration with even more cargo space

The original Cadillac SUV, and still the flagship of the Cadillac SUV lineup, the Escalade is an entire luxury experience on wheels. It comes with three rows of seats, and will actually accommodate adults in the third row, which already puts the Escalade in a pretty exclusive club. The interior is extremely comfortable and well-appointed, and the suspension is tuned for an unbelievably smooth ride, especially for those who opt for the available Adaptive Air Ride suspension. The standard engine is a powerful 6.2-liter V8, with an even more powerful supercharged version available for the Escalade-V performance trim. There is also the option of the ESV configuration, a stretched version of the Escalade that offers a massive 142.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. And if that still isn’t enough cargo space, an 8,200-pound towing capacity means that you can bring whatever you want with you in incredible luxury.