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    Straights are for fast cars, corners are for fast drivers.

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    http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...ac-xt5-review/

    I don't have time to post, but a nice review from Automobile!

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    I really like the XT5. It looks good, apparently it feels good, and it looks like a solidly built vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    http://www.automobilemag.com/news/20...ac-xt5-review/

    I don't have time to post, but a nice review from Automobile!
    Nice review.
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    I like most things about this vehicle, familiar, but so much better than the SRX. Something about those wheels though .... not fuss on them.

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    This is not the snarky but hilarious review I'm used to reading from Automobile.
    6 speed transmissions are the future

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    Looks great, but wouldn't this look better?

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    Jalopnik - Meet The Escalade's Kid Sister With Better Grades And Glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Accardi View Post
    Hmm. Not such a good review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Hmm. Not such a good review.
    "Sport" utility is not what the women want.
    Cadillac showed some common sense this time. You have a best seller, so make a better version of it. Bravo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amels802 View Post
    Jalopnik - Meet The Escalade's Kid Sister With Better Grades And Glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Hmm. Not such a good review.
    Agreed, but I think the problem was the "moron" wielding the keyboard

    How different the experience is when you've chosen to climb the mountain in the 2017 Cadillac XT5, the crossover that replaces the SRX in a growing lineup of refined and redefined XT-named utility vehicles. An instant reminder that this SUV is not a Lotus comes as we enter a corner with a smidgen too much gusto, the tires begin to claw for traction, and the seatbelts tighten with the grip of sudden death. A quick tap of the brakes releases the belts, but not before a bead of sweat forms on the forehead. The overwhelming feeling is one of being unsure if this exercise is out of the XT5's comfort zone, despite Cadillac's goal of hitting the high-achieving sweet spot of the sport-luxury crossover segment.
    Well Mr.Jablansky, what did you think would happen and why do you think we should care.

    And you really know he's an idiot when he stats jabbering about horsepower and torque.

    For as much as we came to like about the styling of the XT5, there is a bit of a sore spot: driving it. Initially, for the United States market, the XT5 will be powered only by a naturally aspirated, 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6. An eight-speed automatic transmission that utilizes an electronically controlled shifter is standard across the lineup. While 310 hp is competitive with most midsize luxury CUVs, the XT5 never felt particularly lively getting up to speed – it could certainly stand to benefit from more than 271 pound-feet of torque. We think that issue could be rectified by installing the turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will be offered in the rest of the world, or the CT6's delightful twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, both of which have livelier personalities. Passengers will focus more on the smooth ride and relatively quiet interior, but enthusiasts might grumble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Hmm. Not such a good review.
    It's Autoblog, don't take it too personal.
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