The Cadillac XT5 towing capacity can be as high as 3,500 pounds,1 which is the strength needed for you to bring your toys to the lake for a weekend getaway or your tools to colleagues at the job site. With up to 63 cubic feet of cargo volume inside and top-class luxuries to make the trip supremely enjoyable, the agile yet spacious Cadillac XT5 stands as a midsize crossover that can do almost anything you ask of it. Learn more about the towing capacity of a Cadillac XT5 for the 2024 model year, along with the specs and features of the model below.
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|2024 Cadillac XT5 Luxury
|2024 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury
|2024 Cadillac XT5 Sport
|2.0-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
|2.0-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
|Maximum Towing Capacity:
|– 1,000 lbs1 (w/ Standard Turbo Engine)
– 3,500 lbs1 (w/ Available V-6 Engine)
|Premium Unleaded Gasoline
|– Premium Unleaded Gasoline (Standard Turbo Engine)
– Regular Unleaded Gasoline (Available V-6 Engine)
|Regular Unleaded Gasoline
|EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined):
|Up to 22/29/24 MPG2
|Up to 22/29/24 MPG2
|– Available 3.6-Liter V-6 Engine
– Standard FWD / Available AWD
As you can see in the chart above, the Cadillac XT5 towing capacity will be a 1,000-pound1 maximum if you choose the power of the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While the available 3.6-liter V-6 engine provides a higher towing capacity, the turbo engine does deliver higher MPGs, which can be a good balance for drivers who don’t expect to tow more than 1,000 pounds.1
For reference, a lighter-than-average Jet Ski on a lightweight aluminum trailer can often fit within the 1,000-pound1 standard-engine Cadillac XT5 towing capacity.
The choice of FWD vs. AWD for the Cadillac XT5 powertrain will be inconsequential to the model’s towing capacity. The two main factors are upgrading to the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and choosing the Smart Towing package, which we’ll cover below.
However, if you choose the V-6 but not the Smart Towing package, the Cadillac XT5 towing capacity will remain at 1,000 pounds.1
So how does that V-6 engine let you tow more than triple the turbo engine? This is a matter of power. The V-6 makes more torque than the turbo engine and makes that torque at lower RPMs; this lets the Cadillac XT5 get heavier loads moving. When combined with the Smart Towing package, the strength and optimal drivetrain cooling let you tow the most.
Regardless, your new Cadillac XT5 can fit 30 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats occupied or up to 63 cubic feet of cargo if you fold down the rear seats.
The Cadillac XT5 towing package is necessary if you want to tow up to 3,500 pounds.1 Known as the Smart Towing package, the following upgrades included in this package will boost the Cadillac XT5 towing capacity:
While features like Hitch View make towing a much more confident and convenient experience, features like the upgraded cooling system and alternator make the biggest difference capacity-wise.
Why? Towing puts a lot more stress on the drivetrain, generating more heat. More cooling means that you can tow more without worrying about transmission meltdowns. Plus, the beefier alternator is there to keep your battery powered under the increased electrical drain caused by a wired-up trailer.
Contact us to see how you can find this package when exploring new Cadillac XT5 SUVs at our dealership.
With the Cadillac XT5 interior lined with luxury features and advanced safety technology, towing is now more enjoyable. If you’re interested in learning more about this model or want to compare the Cadillac XT5 vs. XT4, visit us today to immerse yourself in the world of Cadillac vehicles and their capabilities.
With this luxury model ready to tow, your on-road life will be enhanced to new heights. We can introduce you to our current Cadillac XT5 inventory, give you one-on-one tours of each trim, and get you set up with a test drive so that you can feel this premium model on the road for yourself.
The Cadillac XT5 towing capacity lbs. rating will vary by engine. For 2024 Cadillac XT5 models with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, expect to have a towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.1 With the 3.6-liter V-6 and Smart Towing package, the Cadillac XT5 will treat you to a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.1
If your pop-up camper weighs under 3,500 pounds, the Cadillac XT5 may be able to pull it when configured with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine and Smart Towing package. This configuration boosts the Cadillac XT5 towing capacity to its maximum of 3,500 pounds.1 Other configurations of the 2024 Cadillac XT5 can tow 1,000 pounds.1
The Cadillac XT5 towing capacity can be as high as 3,500 pounds,1 which may be enough for your small fiberglass-hull boat on a lightweight trailer. Always confirm the weight of your boat and trailer and the towing capacity of your current vehicle before attempting to tow. Keep in mind that additional weight inside your vehicle will affect its towing capacity.
The Cadillac XT5 has an available tow hitch as part of its Smart Towing package, which is necessary to get the maximum Cadillac XT5 towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.1 The available Smart Towing package includes:
1Requires Heavy Duty Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2Based on EPA city estimate 22 MPG / hwy estimate 29 MPG / combined 24 MPG for 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, FWD, and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.
3Based on EPA city estimate 18 MPG / hwy estimate 26 MPG / combined 21 MPG for 3.6-liter V-6 engine, AWD, and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.