Cadillac XT5 Vs. Lexus RX 350 Comparison

2019 Cadillac XT5



2019 Lexus RX 350

2021 LEXUS RX 350


The time to explore the Cadillac XT5 vs. the Lexus RX350 is right now. Shopping for luxury SUVs puts a wealth of choices on your radar. We’re here to say that we believe the Cadillac XT5 SUV is the ideal model in comparison to the Lexus RX 350–-from comfort to specifications. For good measure, you can explore the incredible builds on our current inventory of pre-owned XT5 models in the Lexington area. When you are ready to roll, have a look at our honest review of these two high-end SUVs below.

To Choose a Cadillac SUV or Not––That Is the Question

Starting with convenience, it appears that both the Lexus RX350 and the XT5 Cadillac offer similar estimated EPA ratings. With either option, you can access a considerable amount of reliability on the highway.

Next on our list, we have the XT5 price comparison. When all is said and done, both models sit around the same MSRP. What does this mean for you as a consumer? Financing a new XT5 vehicle is not necessarily more expensive than owning a new Lexus RX350. What makes it worth it, is the wealth of features you get for the price point, which the Lexus vehicle probably cannot compete with.

Before you jump the gun and commit to an auto finance center near Louisville, take a look at some additional comparisons we made between the Lexus SUV and ours:

Comparison 2021 Cadillac XT5 2021 Lexus RX 350
Estimated Starting Price $43,995 to $55,095 MSRP 1 $45,070 to $52,350 MSRP 2
Engine Options Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity Up to 5 passengers Up to 5 passengers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Rate 5 Star Overall Safety Rating2 Not Yet Rated
Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

Comparable Safety Features

So, we’ve broken down some of the key specs for a full overview of the Cadillac XT5 vs. the Lexus RX350. You’ve probably gathered that while these models are evenly matched in warranty options, there are still some areas where the new Cadillac XT5 reigns supreme. We’re not going to say that the Lexus RX350 price is not a factor, because it is. However, thinking about what you get for the price is always important to note.

Not only does the new Cadillac SUV option offer a full set of NHTSA ratings, but it also has a better selection of engine choices. If you want to go fast, you’ll have a better chance in our pick. Safety-wise, the new XT5 offers a great selection of driver assistance features, such as:

  • Optional reverse automatic braking
  • Front and side view cameras
  • Optional pre-crash front seatbelts with automatic tightening features

The Cost of Luxury SUV Ownership

We know that the cost of ownership will continuously be a factor as you consider vehicle options like the Lexus RX350. Everyone wants to drive a vehicle that has longevity on its side. Part of buying a car that will last for years is getting the low-down on the types of parts used and whether or not the vehicle is known for reliability. If you’re ever unsure about the background of a model that interests you, contact our dealership in Kentucky. We’ll happily help you explore the cost of ownership for each model on our lot, making it easy for you to make an informed buying decision.

With a warranty lasting four years or 50,000 miles, you will have the peace of mind of scheduled maintenance intervals. Such a warranty can cover all of the essentials that pop up when you drive a vehicle for an extended amount of time, such as an air filter check and tire rotations. We highly recommend discussing the benefits that come with owning a new Cadillac SUV––there are many.

Just know that when you’re ready to enjoy the new Cadillac XT5, our associates will be right here. We’re ready to help you into a luxury vehicle that makes sense for your everyday drive. Whenever you’re ready, we’re ready.

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Disclosure: 1MSRP 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.

2Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.


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