Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Cadillac XLR comes with twin front and side airbags, anti-lock brakes and ESP traction control as standard, which is what you’d expect of a car in this class. Where the it exceeds expectations is with its head-up display to reduce the amount of time the driver’s eyes are taken away from the road ahead. The adaptive cruise control maintains a pre-set distance from the car in front and will automatically slow itself if the car ahead reduces its speed and comes within that pre-programmed safe distance.

Keep the roof over your head in the XLR and it has a decent boot, although it’s still quite small compared to many coupes and other sports cars’. Opt for open-top thrills and you kiss goodbye to almost all of the boot space as the roof design swallows up the luggage compartment, which is largely due to Cadillac using a more basic roof design than most of the competition.

There’s little in the way of storage inside the cabin either. At least parking the XLR is easy thanks to standard rear parking sensors that help make the car’s expansive width more manageable.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Cadillac XLR (05-06).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available