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I was reading articles on Cadillac's new XT5 crossover, and noticed the XT5 weighs a full 650 pounds less than a GLE.

Anyone else giving thought to the Cadillac?

 

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I read that the XT5 has some issues with rear head room for passengers, so there is pros and cons I suppose.

The panoramic glass roof, which Cadillac says will be featured on just about 95 percent of XT5 models, eats into backseat headroom -- to the point that anyone taller than 5 feet 9 inches is going to be uncomfortable sitting in back.
 

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5 feet 9 inches and over is every guy I know... It's a trade off at this point and which brand you like more but I'd rather not crush everyone in the back if I don't need to and those extra pounds are fine since the engine was designed to move the extra weight.
 

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There's much more to it than weight. The average buyer isn't looking at weight, maybe if it's something to think about with less than ideal MPG but it's just not something I would be concerned about.
 

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Weight doesn't really matter in a vehicle like the XT5 or GLE except for how it affects other things, like fuel economy or handling or acceleration.
 
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