2024 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2023 Ford Explorer Review

Picture of the 2024 Cadillac XT5

2024 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $43,895 to $56,795
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Picture of the 2023 Ford Explorer

2023 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $36,760 to $56,525
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MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 18 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 87.8 ft3
Engine
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 310 hp 300 - 400 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 5,000 - 5,600 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 198.8 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 78.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in

*MSRP 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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Cadillac XT5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Cadillac XT5 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac XT5 is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Cadillac XT5 is slightly shorter than the Ford Explorer, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT5 has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac XT5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Cadillac XT5 has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Cadillac XT5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.