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Cadillac XT5 Earns Spot Next to Lexus With New Rear View Mirror

  • John Goreham


    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    Let's be completely honest. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has the Lexus RX squarely in its sights. The outgoing SRX was no slouch and has basically become the Cadillac brand as the company's sedan sales go down the drain. The new XT5 has just earned a spot on the same awards list as the 2016 Lexus RX. WardsAuto named the new XT5 to the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list because its interior rocks. More specifically, the new five-passenger crossover has "first-rate materials." That wasn't the real tipping point, though. Rather, it was the cool rear-view camera integrated into the XT5's mirror.


Cadillac says that the streaming video mirror improves field of vision by an estimated 300 percent, or roughly four times greater than a standard rearview mirror. A couple years back we tested a Tesla Model S and its rear-view backup camera was obscured by rain, rendering it useless. Chevrolet tackled that by adding A water-shedding hydrophobic coating applied to the camera to keep it clean to maintain visibility regardless of the driving conditions. If for any reason the driver prefers a "normal" rear view mirror she can simply flip a toggle and the mirror becomes a traditional mirror.

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