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2019 Cadillac XT4: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - April 04, 2018

Model Preview

After plenty of speculation, Cadillac has finally pulled the veil from the 2019 XT4, its newest small crossover. While it shows some clear influences from the larger XT5, it is surprisingly unique in its details.

The XT4’s general shape is similar to the XT5, but its headlights feature a distinct signature, the front end has more air inlets, giving it a sportier look, and its taillights have long vertical bulbs that run up each side of the liftgate. Cadillac went above and beyond to make sure the XT4 stands on its own rather than being just a downsized XT5.

Inside, the XT4 shares the same corporate styling as other Cadillacs. The dashboard is raked forward, and the lines seem to blend smoothly, giving it a sporty look. The infotainment screen is pulled outward a bit, making it almost flush and smoothing the dash even more. Despite being the smaller of the Caddy crossovers, the XT4 will offer plenty of rear leg room at 39.5 inches, and it will haul a respectable 48.9 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded.

2019 Cadillac XT4

Inside, buyers will enjoy four standard USB ports, three 12-volt outlets, an 8-inch HD infotainment screen, and more. Other available features will include next-gen 15-watt wireless charging, near-field communication, and an SD card reader.

Powering the XT4 will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that injects 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine will push the power through a nine-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels, but there will be an available twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system. Cadillac expects the XT4 to deliver up to 25 miles per gallon city, 30 highway, and 27 combined.

There is no mention of all the 2019 XT4’s safety equipment, but Cadillac does highlight the fact that this new crossover will have a surround-view camera and second-generation rear camera mirror available. We also expect to see automatic emergency braking as an available feature, so the XT4 may end up as an IIHS Top Safety Pick or better.

Pricing & Release Date

Cadillac expects the new XT4 to arrive in showrooms this fall.

The vehicle will come in three trims: Premium, Premium Luxury, and Sport, each with distinct styling. Pricing will start from $35,790 (destination fees included), putting it just below the $41,590 XT5.

The Cadillac XT4’s competition will include the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Audi Q5.

Learn about the current Cadillac line-up »

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Pictured: 2019 XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4

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