2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover

2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover
2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover

2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Gas V6, 310 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The XT5 is a mid-sized crossover vehicle starting at just under $39,000. At this price point it competes with other luxury crossovers such as the BMW X5 and Audi Q5, both of which it handily undercuts in price. The Cadillac XT5 creates a refined driving atmosphere with its swanky interior and smooth-revving V6 engine. Looking as expensive as cars costing far more, the XT5 is a fantastic value for those needing both space and luxury with a little more ground clearance than what a traditional luxury car can provide.

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What's New For 2018

Following its debut in 2017, the Cadillac XT5 is largely unchanged for 2018, though all-wheel drive is now available on the base trim.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Rear Park Assist
    • Electric Parking Brake
    • Traction control, full-range, powertrain and brake modulated
    • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
    • Air bags, driver and front passenger frontal (dual stage for passenger), front and rear head curtain, driver side knee (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Rear Seat Reminder
    • OnStar and Cadillac connected services capable EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
    • Cadillac Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Cadillac Smart Driver, Marketplace and more EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Cadillac vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Horn, dual note tone
  • Entertainment Features
    • Cadillac 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2018 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • USB ports, 4, plus 2 auxiliary power outlets
    • Wireless Charging (The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn.)
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system
    • Antenna, roof-mounted
    • Cadillac user experience, AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, four USB ports, two auxiliary power outlets, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for compatible phone
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) multi-spoke aluminum with Blade Silver painted finish
    • Tires, P235/65R18 all-season, H-rated, blackwall
    • Tire inflation kit (Deleted when (ZCD) compact spare tire is ordered.)
    • Roof rails, bright brushed aluminum
    • Spoiler, rear
    • Headlamps, automatic on/off
    • Headlamps, halogen
    • Side-mounted lamps
    • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
    • Windshield, acoustic laminated, windshield and front door glass
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
    • Door handles, with galvano accents
    • Liftgate, rear power with memory height
    • Fueling system, capless
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket includes 8-way power driver seat adjuster
    • Seat, second row, 40/20/40 sliding and reclining with cargo area fold-down release
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger, 6-way power
    • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescoping
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
    • Adaptive Remote Start
    • Compass display
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Door locks, power programmable includes lockout protection and delayed locking
    • Gauge cluster, 5.7" color Driver Information Center display includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Keyless Access
    • Sensor, cabin humidity
    • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
    • Windows, power front express-up and down rear express-down and comfort open (auto express down via key fob)
    • Climate control, dual-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger
    • Air filter, cabin
    • Air vents, rear
    • Defogger, rear-window electric with front and side window outlets for the driver and right-front passenger
    • Glovebox, lockable
    • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L V6, DI, VVT, with Automatic Stop/Start (310 hp [231 kW] @ 6600 rpm, 271 lb-ft of torque [366 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)
    • Transmission, 8-speed automatic
    • Automatic Stop/Start
    • Axle, 3.20 final drive ratio
    • Front-wheel drive
    • Alternator, 155 amps
    • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
    • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist
    • Brakes, active control
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel vented disc

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 63.0
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 30.0
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 155
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LGX
    • Engine Type - Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/222.6
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 310 @ 6600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 271 @ 5000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.5
    • Length, Overall (in) - 189.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.0
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66.0
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 64.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.8
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56.0
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.0
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.2
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.7
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Power Steering
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Cadillac XT5
    • Body Style - Sport Utility Vehicle
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - - TBD -
    • Suspension Type - Rear - - TBD -
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - - TBD -
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QMV
    • Front Tire Order Code - QNU
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QMV
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QNU
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZCD
    • Front Tire Size - P235/65R18
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/65R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55R20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - - TBD -
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MRC
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicles
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 4
    • EPA Air Pollution Score - - TBD -
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3985
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18" x 8.0"
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20" x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18" x 8.0"
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20" x - TBD -
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - - TBD -

2018 Cadillac XT5 Crossover Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Bronze Dune Metallic Crystal White Tricoat Dark Granite Metallic Deep Amethyst Metallic G1E G1W G35 G91 GAN GB8 GGA GMU GXG Harbor Blue Metallic Radiant Silver Metallic Red Passion Tintcoat Stellar Black Metallic
  • Bronze Dune Metallic
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Granite Metallic
  • Deep Amethyst Metallic
  • G1E
  • G1W
  • G35
  • G91
  • GAN
  • GB8
  • GGA
  • GMU
  • GXG
  • Harbor Blue Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Passion Tintcoat
  • Stellar Black Metallic

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The 2018 Cadillac XT5 carries over virtually unchanged from 2017. XT5 is Cadillac’s entry-level crossover, replacing the SRX model designation after the 2016 model year. Seating five while straddling the line between compact and midsize, the Cadillac XT5 is part of a highly competitive vehicle category.

Four trim levels are available: base XT5, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. Each is appropriately well-equipped for a luxury vehicle. Every XT5 has the same powertrain. A hands-free power liftgate and a rearview display in the mirror are among the options.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, working with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is standard on lower trim levels. All-wheel drive is optional, and standard with top Platinum trim. Like most crossovers in its segment, the XT5 isn’t meant for off-road treks.

Ride and handling of the Cadillac XT5 are reasonably good. While the cabin looks and feels luxurious, it doesn’t stand out in its category. Likely rivals include the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus RX, and Volvo XC60, as well as Lincoln’s MKC.

Somewhat surprisingly for a luxury automaker, Cadillac restricts advanced safety technology to upper trim levels. Low-speed automatic emergency braking, for example, is standard on Premium Luxury and Platinum trim levels, and optional for Premium. It’s not available at all on the base XT5. Automatic braking is part of a group that includes active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high-beam headlights.

For full-speed automatic emergency braking, the Driver Assist Package must be purchased, only for Premium Luxury and Platinum models. That option group also includes adaptive cruise control and reverse automatic braking. Some luxury competitors include such features on every trim level nowadays.

Crash-test scores have varied. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the all-wheel-drive XT5 a five-star overall rating, but only four stars for the frontal crash. With front-drive, the XT5 got only a four-star overall score. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the XT5 its Top Safety Pick rating, but only when equipped with automatic emergency braking. Headlights were rated Marginal on upper trim levels, and Poor otherwise.


Cadillac XT5 ($39,995) comes standard with front-wheel drive, 18-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, keyless ignition, power front seats, 8.0-inch display screen, Bose audio, satellite radio, wireless charging pad, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear parking assist, and GM’s OnStar concierge/safety service.

All-wheel drive is optional ($3,000). Front-wheel drive is standard. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge, taxes, cash allowances or discounts.)

XT5 Luxury ($45,995) includes a Driver Awareness Package, with forward collision warning, emergency braking, active lane control, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. Navigation is an option. All-wheel drive is optional ($2,500).

XT5 Premium Luxury ($52,495) comes with contents from two Luxury option packages, plus an adjustable suspension, LED headlights, and 20-inch alloy wheels. An optional Driver Assist Package adds adaptive cruise control and full-speed automatic braking. All-wheel drive is optional ($2,500).

XT5 AWD Platinum ($62,995) gets all-wheel drive, upgraded leather, a head-up display, heated rear seats, and a reconfigurable 8.0-inch display screen.


Even though it’s made up of crisp and clean body lines, the XT5 isn’t a memorable vehicle. Compared to some daring Cadillac designs of the past, it’s anonymous. While demonstrating Cadillac’s latest attempt to soften exterior appearance, the XT5 might be considered banal, or perhaps just about precisely average.

Little decorative detail work is evident on the rather stocky profile. In fact, it might be viewed as an example of restraint, a quality rarely found in Cadillac designs. Swept-back headlights look appealing, as do the LED strips that extend into the bumper. But they enclose a blandly-styled grille, far removed from some brashly elegant examples found on previous models.


Unlike its exterior, the XT5 cabin is stylish and nicely-fitted, if marred by an excess of familiar General Motors switchgear. Certain controls can be frustrating to use. In other respects, the XT5 looks and feels like what it is: a nicely upscale luxury crossover.

An 8.0-inch touchscreen sits high on the dashboard, with climate controls below. Capacitive-type buttons disappear from view when the XT5 is switched off. Genuine wood turns up here and there in the cabin.

Power-adjustable front seats are comfortable, supportive, and feel like high quality. Upper trim levels include full lumbar adjustment for front occupants.

Back seats are less enticing, with ample space for two adults, but not quite enough for a third to ride in comfort. An XT5 is a bit narrower than some competitors.

Synthetic leather upholstery in lesser models might be more wear-resistant, but it detracts from the upscale feel. Higher trim levels get real leather, stepping up to semi-aniline in the Platinum edition.

Cargo space ordinarily totals 30 cubic feet, but can be expanded by moving the 40/20/40-split folding rear bench forward. Maximum space reaches 63 cubic feet.

CUE, the Cadillac User Interface infotainment system, has its problems but functions well enough. An annoying capacitive-bar volume control takes the place of a simple knob.

Driving Impressions

Solid V6 power and luxurious ride quality blend with mildly athletic handling in the XT5, which also coddles its occupants pleasantly. While feeling lighter and more agile than its SRX predecessor, the XT5 is only a tad sportier. Electric power steering also feels light, but centers effectively. Sport mode improves its heft, but the difference is slight.

Available all-wheel drive enhances road grip even on dry pavement, boosting a sense of confidence. Despite sitting low, an XT5 is not intended for off-road journeys.

The fully independent suspension yields a firm, yet compliant, ride. Suspensions on top models continuously adjust damping, which is noticeable but helpful.

Developing robust energy, with barely a hint of torque steer (on front-drive models), the V6 works well with the 8-speed automatic transmission. On the darker side, Cadillac’s drive-by-wire gearshift is touchy and annoying.

Considering its available power, the XT5 is fairly fuel-efficient. Front-wheel-drive models are EPA-rated at 19/26 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive extracts only a mild penalty: to 18/25 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined. The standard stop/start system, which shuts the engine off at stoplights, is mostly unobtrusive.


Inside and out, an XT5 feels like quality, though it falls short in memorable character. It’s a solid luxury crossover – but that’s a category with quite a few contenders. Each XT5 trim level is nicely equipped. Best value comes at the lower end of the price scale, as the full cost of an option-laden upper model can reach a startling figure.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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