Compare 2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350

2021 Cadillac XT5
2021 Lexus RX 350

2021 Cadillac XT5


2021 Lexus RX 350

2.0L 4cyl Turbo


3.5L 6cyl
237 HP


295 HP
22 city / 29 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 27 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

The 2021 Cadillac XT5, which is available for you to try out at Cadillac Fort Walton Beach, is one of the most well-rounded and versatile luxury SUVs around. The Cadillac XT5 has many strengths that make it an appealing pick, including two powerful engines, a sleek exterior, and a feature-filled cabin with top-notch amenities and a spacious design. The Cadillac XT5 has more cargo space than most vehicles in its class, and it also has a generous volume of headroom and legroom for an all-around comfortable ride. The XT5 also adds wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay this year. The Cadillac has more power to offer than the 2021 Lexus RX 350, which is one of its competitors in a crowded field. The Cadillac also has more space in its interior and stands out for its refined and elegant style.

Performance and Handling

The Cadillac XT5 at Cadillac Fort Walton Beach has a strong base engine, and you can also order a second engine if you want even more power. The first engine, which powers the first two trim levels, is a turbo four-cylinder that has a total of 237 HP in power output. Its maximum torque is about 258 LB-FT. You also have the choice of getting a more powerful engine with the second trim, and it is standard on the Sport. This engine is a V6 with a displacement of 3.6 liters. Its power output jumps to 310 HP along with a torque increase of 271 LB-FT. The engines both have a nine-speed transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on the top trim and offered on the others. The Lexus RX 350 is limited to just one engine for all of its trim levels. The single engine for the 350 doesn’t match the power capacity of the Cadillac’s, with a maximum of 295 HP at most. Additionally, the Lexus has an eight-speed transmission.

Features and Amenities

Starting at the base trim level, the XT5 at Cadillac Fort Walton Beach has many impressive high-end features. A classy and connected interior begins with the Luxury at the base level. The Luxury trim features a tech-savvy cabin that gets four USB ports, including two USB-A ports and two USB-C ports. It also has a WiFi hotspot. An eight-inch touchscreen interface is included, and this year you will get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. At Cadillac Fort Walton Beach you can also learn more about the even more impressive upgrades that come with the higher-end trims, including a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, interior ambient lighting, and a wireless charging pad. Many upgrades are available too, including a 14-speaker Bose stereo, a digital instrument panel, navigation, and a leather-trimmed interior. The Lexus doesn’t have wireless Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. It’s also missing some of the base features found in the Cadillac, including a Bose sound system and multiple USB charging ports. Navigation and wireless charging, which are features that are included in the Cadillac, are only available on the Lexus through packages.


When you first set eyes on the Cadillac XT5 at Cadillac Fort Walton Beach, you’ll see that its exterior is just as luxurious and commanding as the interior. The 2021 Cadillac XT5 has LED headlights to start with, and the Luxury trim also has 18-inch wheels. Automatic wipers and folding side mirrors come with the next trim level. You’ll also get a hands-free liftgate. Those who want a slightly sportier look can get the Platinum package with 20-inch wheels and illuminated sill plates on the front. The Sport trim has its own 20-inch wheels, a sporty suspension, and more decorative features. Only one set of 20-inch wheels is available for the Lexus, and it doesn’t get power folding mirrors to start. The Lexus also lacks the option for premium finishing touches such as illuminated sill plates.

For more information on the Cadillac XT5 at Cadillac Fort Walton Beach, don’t hesitate to contact our dealership today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.