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2019 Cadillac XT4: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - December 15, 2017

Model Preview

As Cadillac works toward competing in every luxury segment, it needs to turn some focus to the hottest of segments: the subcompact luxury crossover. It will do just that with the upcoming release of the 2019 Cadillac XT4.

In terms of its appearance, the jury is still out. But logic tells us to expect the Cadillac XT4 to pull heavily from its larger sibling, the XT5 (pictured). Of course, everything will be on a smaller scale on the XT4, meaning some details may need to be tweaked to avoid odd-looking proportions, but we suspect the major areas, like the fascias, headlights, and exhaust tips, will all closely resemble the larger crossover. Inside, we anticipate the same XT5-like looks, but just scaled down a touch.

According to reports, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will ride on the same platform as the Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain, leading us to expect it to have the same engine options. Look for the tiny Caddy to arrive with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces at least 252 horsepower. We may also see a hybrid version of this small people hauler at some point. We expect this engine to pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

IIHS testing is not yet complete on the 2018 Equinox, so we have nothing to base expected safety ratings for the XT4 on. That said, given these are brand-new models with the latest and greatest features and construction, we anticipate nothing less than a Top Safety Pick designation once the 2019 XT4 hits showrooms.

Stay tuned for updates.

Pricing & Release Date

It’s hard to say exactly when the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will hit showrooms, but we assume it’ll be sometime in late-2018.

Pricing will likely land somewhere in the $30,000 range, making it competitive in this class.

The 2019 XT4’s competition will include the BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

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Pictured: 2018 XT5

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