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3.1 (Good)

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2020 Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $35,695
2020 Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,195
2020 Premium Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,795
2020 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,795
2020 Premium Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,295
2020 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,295

Overview

It has taken Cadillac longer than its competitors to expand its utility vehicle offerings to match consumer demand, but it's since rectified this shortcoming by introducing new and updated models. The 2020 Cadillac XT4, introduced just last year, is one of a new breed of luxury crossovers, the smallest model in the marque’s roster.

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Choosing Your Cadillac XT4

The Cadillac XT4 is available in three trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. Pricing starts at $36,690 including destination for the Luxury to $40,790 for either the Premium Luxury or Sport. The XT4’s two top trims carry identical prices, with each taking a separate styling direction.

Engine Choices

All XT4 models share the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission comes standard across the model line.

All-wheel drive is available for $2,500 on each trim. The AWD system is a part-time arrangement, requiring the driver to engage with a double button tap. Competing models such as the Volvo XC60 offer automatic systems.

When equipped with the optional Trailering Package ($300), the XT4 pulls a respectable 3,500 pounds, which is the same as the larger Cadillac XT5.

Passenger & Cargo Capacity

The XT4 is the smallest of all three Cadillac crossovers. It can seat five, but it's really ideal for four passengers. A fifth individual can fit in a pinch, provided you don’t mind rubbing shoulders with the outboard seating passengers.

Cargo space measures 22.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 48.9 cubic feet with that seat folded.

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Safety Features

All Cadillac XT4 models come standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and rear park assist. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front park assist come standard on the Premium Luxury and Sport.

Getting any more active safety features requires moving up to the Premium Luxury or Sport, and even there they cost extra. Lane keeping assist and lane departure warning require the Driver Awareness Package ($470); adaptive cruise control comes with the Driver Assist Package ($1,100) that also adds enhanced automatic emergency braking; the Enhanced Visibility Package ($1,500) adds a surround-view camera, automatic park assist, and rear pedestrian alert.

It's unfortunate that buyers have to pay more on a luxury model, as even mainstream brands such as Toyota include many of these features as standard equipment.

The Cadillac XT4 has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

Although weak in standard safety tech, the Cadillac XT4 delivers decent in-cabin technologies, beginning with a standard 8-inch touchscreen display. Other features include a 4.2-inch driver information display, a seven-speaker audio system, front and rear USB charging ports, wi-fi hotspot capability, and OnStar connected services.

If you’re an audiophile, an exquisite 13-speaker Bose Centerpointe audio system is an $875 upgrade. Separately, you can add the Cadillac User Experience suite for $1,500 which includes navigation through compatible phones. This is where Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity show up.

Cadillac XT4

Luxury - From $36,690

The standard Luxury trim comes with a decent level of standard features. You’ll find LED headlights and taillights, automatic light control, power-controlled and heated side mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Interiors supply imitation leather seats, power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Keyless entry with push-button start is also standard.

Premium Luxury - From $40,790

The Premium Luxury includes enhanced exterior style with its active aero shutters, silver metallic body side molding, roof rails, and a hands-free power liftgate. Inside, this model has leather seating surfaces, ambient lighting, memory for the driver's seat, wood or aluminum trim, and a cargo security cover. Rain-sensing windshield wipers are also standard.

Wireless charging is available through the Technology Package ($1,650), which also included an 8-inch driver information display, a head-up display, and a cabin air ionizer.

Sport - From $40,790

Similarly equipped as the Premium Luxury trim, the Sport also adds some unique design touches. These include a unique grille and black window surround moldings, roof rails, and a lower fascia accent. On the inside, it is distinguished by a sport steering wheel, sport alloy pedals, 4-way power lumbar front seats, and power front seatback bolsters.

An active sport suspension is available in the $2,300 Sport Dynamics Package alongside 20-inch wheels.

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Either the Premium Luxury or the Sport are the place to start shopping for a 2020 Cadillac XT4. The $3,600 price premium over the base model is well worth the many included upgrades.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Great looks
  • Potent four-cylinder engine
  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Smooth ride
Cons
  • Advanced safety tech costs extra
  • Finicky all-wheel drive
  • Tiny cargo area
Expert Rating
3.1 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Small platform, big style. With the 2020 Cadillac XT4, the automaker finally has a compact crossover capable of competing with the big dogs. This small-people hauler that was introduced last year may have one of the lowest prices in its class, but it also boasts most of the key tech features buyers need and plenty of pop from its standard engine. But it’s far from perfection with a glaring hole in safety tech that may push some buyers away.

Great styling, but color matters. The Cadillac XT4 rolls in rocking an incredible new styling direction for the brand with some classic touches. Like its big brother, the Cadillac Escalade, the XT4’s standard LED headlights dive deep into the fenders, creating a striking and familiar lighting signature, but they also shoot downward into the bumper, creating Cadillac’s classic vertical LED strip.

Rounding out the XT4’s stunning good looks is an angular grille with the bold Cadillac badge and striking body lines that are sure to attract a stare or two. While this outward styling is sharp, it looks best in warm tones, like orange or red. Unfortunately, most dealers stock it in various shades of black and gray, which makes it tough to find a color that maximizes all Cadillac’s hard work in the design room.

Short of the sharp Audi Q3, there isn’t much that can compete with the outward good looks of the XT4.

Inside, the XT4 is stylish with its lighter tones. Like any true luxury model, even the base model looks and feels great with its convincing leatherette upholstery, power seats, and more.

Tech-heads will also be happy to find a standard 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is more than we can say for the BMW X1 and its standard 6.5-inch screen infotainment with $80-per-year Apple CarPlay.

While its fun technology bits are included, advanced safety technology is costly. Unlike virtually every other crossover in its class, the XT4 wants you to pay top dollar for advanced safety equipment like automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and more.

Not only do you have to move into the Premium Luxury trim to gain access to the advanced safety features, you then have to pay $1,100 for the Driver Assist Package to get adaptive cruise and automatic emergency braking.


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Potent powertrain with a funky all-wheel-drive system. The Cadillac XT4’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine may seem familiar, but it's actually new for this model and performs well.

It delivers 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and zips off the line with limited turbo lag. The standard nine-speed automatic transmission pops off shifts with confidence and always seems to find the right gear for the situation.

Front-wheel drive is standard, but buyers can opt for all-wheel drive. The downside to this system is it's a part-time setup that switches to front-wheel drive to save fuel and requires the driver to put it back into all-weather mode. This is easy to forget about when driving – until you hit that snowy hill and start slipping.

For buyers who must have more power, the Acura RDX’s Civic Type R-scavenged 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 272 horsepower. For those seeking a more advanced all-wheel-drive system, you can’t go wrong with the Audi Q3 and its quattro system.

A chassis for every driver. The Cadillac XT4 comes in a trio of trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The Sport trim is more than just a name. While its pricing is the same as the Premium Luxury model, Cadillac gives it a sportier look and adds available active dampers. Without the adaptive dampers, the chassis still does a great job absorbing bumps in the road, though you lose some stability in the corners and at higher speeds.

Cadillac got a little too cute in the brake department. To limit strain on the engine and enhance fuel economy, they installed an electronic braking system. While this is innovative and certainly boosts thriftiness, its unnatural brake feel can lead to some harshness in stop-and-go traffic.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Cadillac XT4 is among the smallest and cheapest crossovers in its class, but it doesn’t feel like it with its array of standard features, sharp looks, and a potent four-cylinder engine.

It's also family-friendly with over 39 inches of rear leg room, but it comes up short in cargo room with just 22.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats upright. As long as you’re not big on cargo hauling, this Caddy is a great option. If cargo hauling is a must, the Acura RDX crushes the XT4 with 29.5 cubic feet with the seats up and 58.9 cubes with the rear seats lowered.

Don’t want to pay extra for advanced safety gear? Virtually any other luxury showroom has a compact crossover with at least some of these features standard.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 237 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 237 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact / Steel
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
48.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
181.1 "
Exterior Width
76.7 "
Exterior Height
64.1 "
Front Headroom
39.4 " / 38.2 "
Rear Headroom
38.3 " / 38.0 "
Front Legroom
44.1 "
Rear Legroom
39.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,660 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 20.0 " Gray Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Silver / Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
7 / 13 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Alert With Automatic Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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