Jerry Reynolds Test Drives the 2019 Cadillac XT5
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, the Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week as well as other auto industry news.
This week Jerry Reynolds was driving the 2019 Cadillac XT5 5-passenger version, the predecessor to the Cadillac SRX. He explained that this design had lots of improvements made to it in the 2017 model, and that it has not changed a lot since then. They have added features such as Apple Car Play and Android Auto, as well as added a 4G LTE wifi hotspot that Reynolds says works very well. The XT5 drives well, has 310 horses, gets good gas mileage on the highway, and has lots of cargo room in the back. The only thing Jerry does not like is the mandatory start-stop system. "If there's anything about this thing that I do not like, it is the fact that it's got the start-stop system, and you cannot disable it, and so you're stuck with it. And boy I'll tell you what, it really gets annoying," Jerry explained, going on to say, "For me, as much as I like this thing, that would be a deal killer." Seeing as the 2017 model had a start-stop system that could be manually disabled, Jerry recommends a used 2017 model for anyone who has concerns.
The Car Pro also talked about his website carprousa.com, this week featuring a story about the Chevy Silverado. Chevy has just released the EPA estimate on the gas mileage, which Jerry was not impressed with. The half ton Silverado has a 4 cylinder engine, gets 20 miles to the gallon in the city, and 23 on the highway, which Jerry called mediocre.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and watch the full interview in the video above.