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Cadillac XT5 vs. Chevrolet Equinox

When we compare the Cadillac XT5 to the Chevrolet Equinox, the Cadillac XT5 has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac XT5 versus the Chevrolet Equinox, the Chevrolet Equinox is a better car than the Cadillac XT5.

Cadillac XT5 versus Chevrolet Equinox Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Cadillac XT5 ranges from $34,999 to $55,888 while a used Chevrolet Equinox from the same model year range is priced between $21,281 to $32,447. For a new model, the Cadillac XT5's price is between $45,556 and $64,408, with the Chevrolet Equinox priced between $25,493 and $36,850.

Cadillac XT5 versus Chevrolet Equinox Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac XT5 is 7.6 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Equinox's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac XT5 being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Chevrolet Equinox being ranked 15 out of 24 Best Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Cadillac XT5’s base engine makes 235 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Equinox base engine makes 175 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the Cadillac XT5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Cadillac XT5 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2023 Cadillac XT5

2023 Chevrolet Equinox

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,556 - $64,408

Used Asking Price:

$34,999 - $55,888

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,493 - $36,850

Used Asking Price:

$21,281 - $32,447

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

5.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 29
16 / 29
25 / 67
38 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 24
10 / 24
15 / 24
20 / 61
20 / 61
28 / 61
43 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Chevrolet equinox is a compact five-person SUV with a comfortable interior and a smooth ride. The current Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,912 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,742.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable and spacious interior
  • High predicted reliability

  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Only one powertrain
  • Low on cargo space

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, Coachbuilder- Funeral Hearse, Premium Luxury, Luxury

Trim Levels

LT, Premier, LS, RS

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.75 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.79 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

235 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.060 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

418 / 551 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

30 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

134.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Cargo Space:

29.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3915 lbs

Width:

74.9 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

189.6 inches

Wheelbase:

112.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3274 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/65R17