If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium happens to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium’s journey and driving experience start to fall in line with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium, which pushes the 2019 Cadillac Xts Premium into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.