Cadillac launched its all-new XT5 at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The XT5 takes over from the SRX in the Cadillac lineup, but comes out as a completely new vehicle.

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Cadillac's latest styling language softens its formerly sharp edges.

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LED headlights are available on the XT5.

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This five-passenger SUV doesn't have an option for a third row.

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A new chassis means the XT5 is lighter and offers more interior space than the outgoing SRX, while retaining similar exterior dimensions.

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All-wheel drive is an option on the XT5.

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There is no air suspension, but the adaptive dampers react to the road, improving handling.

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With the XT5, Cadillac clearly has the BMW X5 in its sights.

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The all-wheel-drive system includes torque vectoring, which sends more power to the outside rear wheel in a turn.

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The rear of the XT5 holds 30 cubic feet of cargo, and over twice that with the rear seat down.

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The only engine available for the XT5 in the US is a 3.6-liter V-6 making 310 horsepower.

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The XT5 tends toward a firm ride that emphasizes handling in the turns, rather than a soft ride.

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Comfortable leather seats include light bolstering.

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The rear seat, a simple bench, isn't terribly comfortable.

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A panoramic sunroof gives everyone a nice view.

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Cadillac keeps its dashboard design very clean, with minimal buttons.

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A suedelike material covers the front of the dashboard.

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Electric power steering is well weighted for a natural feel.

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While retaining analog gauges, the center of the instrument panel is a large LCD.

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This shifter looks very similar to those used by BMW.

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This Rear Camera Mirror system uses a rear video camera, so that nothing in the car can block your rear view.

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The surround-view camera makes parking safe and easy.

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This touchscreen infotainment system, the Cadillac User Experience, works very well, with quick response times.

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The maps in the navigation system show good detail and textures.

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When you put your hand near the screen, a sensor causes onscreen controls to materialize.

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The XT5 includes typical audio sources, such as USB ports, satellite radio and Bluetooth streaming.

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The audio interface is easy to read and clean.

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Cadillac's infotainment system also shows the weather.

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The XT5 also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This CarPlay screen becomes available when you plug an iPhone into the car.

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Apple Maps doesn't look as good as the maps built into the XT5, but the app includes online destination search.

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Apple CarPlay presents a slightly different interface for the music library than the car's own system.

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The CarPlay audio screen includes large control buttons.

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