2020 Cadillac XT5 vs Acura MDX
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 is one of Cadillac’s best-selling models and is appealing to most buyers. Cadillac does not disappoint with this luxury midsize SUV. It offers plush seats, and a comfortable ride, with plenty of power for your driving needs. Let’s compare it to the 2020 Acura MDX. Reliable Cadillac is here to help you make your choice.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 2020 has made some notable changes, including improved quality and design, and heated front seats. It seats five comfortably, with a good amount of legroom in both rows. It also comes standard with power-adjustable front seats, sliding and reclining back seats, synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel. There is 30.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 63 cubic feet with the seats folded down.
The 2020 Acura MDX is part of the third generation introduced in 2014, with no major changes for 2020. Its cabin materials are nice but not elegant, and for a luxury SUV, its cabin looks and feels less luxurious than most rivals. It does feature a comfortable cabin with plenty of room and a quiet ride. The MDX seats up to seven people with leather seats and 12-way power-adjustable front seats. The 15 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row is a bit small for its class; but it offers 68.4 cubic feet when seats are folded down.
Power, Towing and Price
The Cadillac XT5 gets a new engine for 2020 – a new 237 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder base engine. The 3.6L V6 engine, available on Premium Luxury and standard on Sport trim, is designed to stand out with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission delivers a smooth ride with timely shifts. The base engine gets an impressive 21/28 mpg in the city and on the highway. The V6 models will give you 18/26 mpg city/highway. There is an option of three trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The starting price for the Luxury is $44,095 and ranges to $55,095 for Sport’s starting price.
The only engine in this Acura is a 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower that comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and it can be upgraded to all-wheel drive. This engine is fine in most driving situations and is moderately quick with acceleration. It estimates 20/27 mpg in the city and on the highway. The Acura MDX has a starting price of $44,400 and ranges to $60,100 for a fully loaded MDX.
Safety, Technology and Price
The XT5 offers an all-new infotainment system for 2020. The CUE infotainment system comes with an 8-inch touch screen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, and an eight-speaker Bose stereo. It is standard with a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, a following distance indicator, and front and rear park assist. The XT5 offers plenty of available features for added comfort and safety.
The MDX has plenty of high-tech features, but the infotainment system takes time to figure out. It comes with a dual-screen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is standard with Bluetooth, an eight-speaker stereo, proximity keyless entry, and a push-button start. You can upgrade to up to 12 speakers and opt for navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system with a larger screen. A rearview camera, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a road departure mitigation and a pre-collision warning are standard. More safety features are available such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a head-up display.
Cadillac will always be known for its luxury class, and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 is no exception. It not only offers style, but a luxury cabin with high end materials, plenty of standard features, and the power and performance you need in an SUV. Come see for yourself at Reliable Cadillac.