2022 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450h | NewCars.com

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2022 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450h Review

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2022 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $43,995 to $55,895
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2022 Lexus
RX 450h

MSRP*: $48,720 to $54,520
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MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • Inline-4
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Auto Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Front Wheel Drive, Front-wheel All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 310 hp 308 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac XT5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 450h, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 450h, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac XT5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 450h.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450h. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac XT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 450h.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 450h is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT5 has a lot less horsepower than the Lexus RX 450h.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac XT5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus RX 450h.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus RX 450h. With the Cadillac XT5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac XT5 than that of the Lexus RX 450h.