Comparison - Buick Envision Essence 2018 - vs - Cadillac XT5 Luxury 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
39,570
Updated: 
20 Feb 2018
48,495
Updated: 
19 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.30gals
21.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Midnight Amethyst Metallic
#27222B
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Crystal White Tricoat
#EFEFEF
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#3E495D
Dark Granite Metallic
#636365
Radiant Silver Metallic
#A3A7AA
Stellar Black Metallic
#302C2D
Silver Coast Metallic
#B1AAA0
Red Passion Tintcoat
#922028

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Buick Envision is a comfortable, roomy five-seat crossover that may not be the best in its class but is still worth a look.

Pros
Pleasant styling
Very quiet
Comfortable ride
Good value at bottom end

Cons
Price escalates fast
Oddball Preferred trim level
Safety tech only on top models
A little narrow

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Buick Envision ranked #11 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Peppy optional turbocharged engine
Comfortable, roomy seats
Lots of tech features

Cons
Underwhelming base engine
Numb handling
Less interior opulence than luxury rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Among small luxury crossover SUVs, the 2018 Buick Envision might be worth your attention. Though its exterior styling is generic, it comes with a generous amount of features for the price and has an attractive interior trimmed in high-quality materials. It slots between the compact Encore and larger Enclave in Buick's portfolio. As such, it's pretty easy to maneuver around town but still has a decent amount of interior and cargo space.

Pros
The cabin is quiet at highway speeds
You get a lot of features for the money

Cons
Weak acceleration with base engine
Unsettled ride quality at times
Cargo capacity is below average for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 ranked #19 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Cadillac XT5 has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
High-class cabin styling and materials
Composed highway cruiser
Extensive list of advanced safety features available

Cons
No meaty engines available
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

Cadillac has changed next to nothing for 2018, introducing only a new optional exterior color: Harbor Blue Metallic (all of the XT5’s available paint colors, save for Radiant Silver Metallic, cost an additional $625 to $1225). The EPA has reduced highway fuel-efficiency ratings for both front- and all-wheel-drive variants, but there have been no actual mechanical updates. On the warranty front, last year’s four-year or 50,000-mile complimentary scheduled maintenance plan has been reduced to three years or 36,000 miles of coverage.

Pros
Quiet interior,
distinctive exterior styling,
spacious cargo bay.

Cons
Somewhat gruff V-6 powertrain,
muddled driving dynamics,
busy interior design.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a solid luxury crossover, but so are its rivals. Shop carefully.

Pros
Luxurious ride
Strong V-6 engine
Quality feel inside and out
Good value at low end

Cons
Gets expensive fast
Forgettable personality
Front-wheel-drive dynamics occasionally show through
Some frustrating controls

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
270ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
Horsepower: 
197hp
at 6 300rpm
310hp
at 6 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.70in
189.50in
Width: 
72.40in
75.00in
Height: 
66.80in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.80in
Front Track: 
62.90in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
62.10in
64.40in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
36.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
37.50in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
56.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
54.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
56.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
63.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
30.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3929.00lbs
4257.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Leather
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand stero system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
8 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18-In
18 x 8.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear door child safety locks
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Emergency Service*
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Active Package
Hit The Road Package
Road Trip Package
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Convenience Package
Sport Package
Advanced Security Package
Driver Awareness Package
Exterior Options: 
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
Roof Rack Cross Rails
19" Midnight Silver Wheel Package
Bright Surround Grille W/Black Chrome Mesh
Clear Tail Lamps
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Bracket
Stainless Assist Steps
Black Chrome Bodyside Moldings
Black Molded Splash Guards
Black Chrome Liftgate Trim
Compact Spare Tire
Molded Trailer Hitch Cover
Wheel Locks
20" Ultra-Bright Machined Pearl Nickel Wheels
20" Slurry Polished Wheels
Trailering Package
Led Headlamps
Interior Options: 
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
All-Weather Floor Liners
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Premium Carpet Cargo Mat
All-Weather Cargo Tray
All-Weather Floor Mats
Odor/Particulate Cabin Filter
Powered Universal Tablet Holder
Smoker's Package
Illuminated Cargo Sill Plate
Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates
Sport Pedal Cover Set
Universal Tablet Holder
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Net
Cargo Flex Divider
Floor Mounted Cargo Net
Cargo Tie Downs
Cue W/Embedded Navigation
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Neutral w/Ebony Interior Accents, leatherette/cloth
#A08E72
Color: 
Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents, leatherette
#A2978A