2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

Picture of the 2021 Cadillac XT5

2021 Cadillac
XT5

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2021 Lexus NX 300h

2021 Lexus
NX 300h

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$43,995 to $55,095
Get Your Price
$40,160 to $46,910
Invoice* $41,795 to $52,340 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City 18 - 22 33
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle 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.

*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
The Cadillac XT5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus NX 300h. The Lexus NX 300h offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 Lexus NX 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac XT5 is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300h.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Cadillac XT5, which is slightly longer than the Lexus NX 300h.

Drivetrain
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 Lexus NX 300h.

Handling
The Cadillac XT5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus NX 300h is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT5 greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus NX 300h. The Cadillac XT5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The Cadillac XT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300h.