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2021 Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $35,795
2021 Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,295
2021 Premium Luxury 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,795
2021 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $39,995
2021 Premium Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,295
2021 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,495
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

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What's New

The 2021 Cadillac XT4 serves as the brand's entry-level crossover, offering premium looks and appointments in a tidy package. For the XT4's third year on the market, the base Luxury trim gains a standard power liftgate and optional leather upholstery. The other trims feature redesigned side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Red-painted brake calipers are new to the Sport model.

Choosing Your Cadillac XT4

The Cadillac XT4 is available in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. Pricing starts at $36,790 including destination for the Luxury and goes to $40,990 for the Sport.

Engine Choices

Every XT4 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. All-wheel drive is available on all trims for $2,500.

The XT4 is EPA-rated at 24 miles gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 combined. With AWD, estimates ease to 22/29/24 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The XT4 can seat up to five passengers, but its modest dimensions really show with three in the back. We consider four adults to be the limit.

There's 22.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and 48.9 cubic feet with it folded. That's on par with other subcompact luxury crossovers, a class where hauling isn't a primary concern.

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Safety Features

The XT4 starts out with foward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and rear parking sensors. Upgrading to the Premium Luxury or Sport brings front parking sensors, lane change assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The Driver Awareness Package, now available on all trims for $470, adds a following distance indicator, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams.

The Premium Luxury and Sport are also eligible for the $1,100 Driver Assist Package, which tacks on adaptive cruise control and reverse automatic braking. With these features in place, buyers can add the Enhanced Visibility Package ($1,500) with rear pedestrian alert, a rearview camera mirror, a rear camera washer, a surround-view camera, and an automated parking system.

The XT4 earns a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.


The standard infotainment system for all trims includes an 8-inch touchscreen, seven audio speakers, wi-fi capability, satellite radio, two front and two rear USB ports, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The optional infotainment system ($1,500) adds navigation and a 13-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround-sound system. Wireless device charging is a $295 standalone option on the Luxury. It's available on the other trims in the Technology Package ($1,400 to $1,650), along with a head-up display and other upgrades.

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Luxury - From $36,790

The Luxury trim offers luxury-car basics like dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, remote start, proximity keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The outside gets 18-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, and LED headlights and taillights.

The Cold Weather Package ($850) adds a heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats. With this bundle in place, buyers can add genuine leather seats for $1,500. A dual-pane sunroof is available for $1,700.

Premium Luxury - From $40,790

The Premium Luxury features a leather interior with wood or aluminum trim, ambient lighting, a cargo cover, and memory settings for the driver's seat, side mirrors, and steering wheel. The exterior receives nickel-finish wheels and satin-finish roof rails and bodyside moldings. Rain-sensing wipers and a hands-free power liftgate are also standard.

The Comfort and Convenience Package ($950) provides ventilated front seats with lumbar adjustments and massage capability.

Sport - From $40,990

The Sport is equipped like the Premium Luxury, but with black exterior trim, red brake calipers, cornering headlights, a unique grille, a sport steering wheel, alloy pedals, and standard leatherette upholstery.

The Comfort and Convenience packed is priced at $2,350 because it adds leather seating. Exclusive to the Sport is an adaptive sport suspension, priced at $700.

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The 2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury trim offers more options than before, but it still lacks availability of safety features that are on standard on many competitors. That leaves the similarly priced Premium Luxury and Sport, the difference between which is mainly a matter of style.

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Expert Review

  • Handsome styling
  • Some trims offer good value
  • Comfortable ride
  • Punchy turbocharged engine
  • Gets pricey quickly
  • Safety tech can add up
  • Short on space
Expert Rating
3.3 (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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Eye-catching design. The 2021 Cadillac XT4 may not have the same on-road presence as the Escalade, but the subcompact SUV has sharp exterior styling that wouldn’t look out of place on a larger, more expensive vehicle. The sharp headlights are the SUV’s more distinctive elements at the front, while the extended taillights that start at the top of the liftgate are standout features.

The entry-level XT4 Luxury trim only comes in one paint color – Radiant Silver Metallic – as a no-cost. The majority of other colors cost $625, while a few, like Infrared Tintcoat and Crystal White Tricoat, are priced at $1,225. It’s a shame, because Cadillac’s paint schemes are bright and bring out the XT4’s sharp lines. The exterior colors are well worth the price.

The XT4’s interior isn’t nearly as daring or as sharp, but it’s different enough to where Cadillac’s subcompact stands out in the segment. The way the dashboard rises as it reaches the steering wheel and the infotainment system, which is perched on the center console gives the XT4 its interesting interior design.

Tiny, yet luxurious. If you’re so inclined, you can option an XT4 that costs more than $50,000. But you don’t have to get a fully-loaded model to get an agreeable model. Even the entry-level trim comes with a few upscale features for the subcompact segment.

The base Luxury trim comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, seven audio speakers, smartphone compatibility, Wi-Fi hot spot, dual-zone automatic climate control, and synthetic leather upholstery as standard. Power-adjustable front seats, remote start, a 4.2-inch display in the instrument cluster, and keyless entry are also standard. For a luxury vehicle that’s priced at $36,790, this is a strong list of standard equipment.

Going with the Premium Luxury, which is the most value-packed trim, brings the ability to add more upscale features. The available Comfort and Convenience Package brings leather upholstery, massaging front seats, as well as heated and ventilated front seats. These features are rare for the subcompact segment and are well worth the cost of entry.

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Old-school comfort. Cadillac’s of old were known for putting comfort and luxury above all else. While that’s not the case with modern Cadillacs, which are starting to blend performance and comfort, the XT4 is a good blend of both. On the inside, the XT4 nearly matches Cadillac’s larger SUVs when it comes to material quality, as well as fit and finish.

With 40.4 inches of front legroom and 39.5 inches of rear legroom, the XT4 is the kind of subcompact SUV where passengers can stretch out. The main factor with being able to seat up to five passengers is the small amount of rear hip room. Still, the XT4 can accommodate four passengers comfortably.

The XT4’s cargo capacity is a mixed bag. With the rear seats in place, the subcompact SUV has 22.5 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s a great amount for the class. Fold the rear seats down, and you’re looking at 48.9 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s below average for the segment.

Peppy turbo engine. Instead of offering multiple engines in the XT4, Cadillac simplifies things by offering one engine in the subcompact SUV. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s a peppy engine that helps the XT4 scamper around town with little lag. The standard nine-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox and manages to shift quickly, while regularly finding the engine’s sweet spot.

If there’s one downside to the XT4’s powertrain it’s the available all-wheel-drive system. Front-wheel drive is standard, but drivers can get all-wheel drive as an option. The all-wheel-drive system is a part-time setup, which means it switches to front-wheel drive to save fuel. In day-to-day driving, this isn’t an issue. But in winter when you’re going through inclement weather, it means you won’t get all-weather capability until the last second.

While the XT4’s engine has plenty of power, the SUV’s ride struggles to be comfortable or sporty. A rough stretch of tarmac results in sharp impacts and numerous vibrations on the inside. The steering wheel fails to provide drivers with a decent amount of feedback, meaning the XT4 isn’t the most thrilling SUV to drive.

Final thoughts. Based on numbers, the 2021 Cadillac XT4 is one of the most affordable and smallest SUVs in the segment. While numbers usually don’t lie, the XT4 feels far more upscale and larger than its numbers let on. It comes with a long list of standard features, a powerful turbocharged engine, and a razor-sharp design.

The XT4 can be fitted with the latest safety features, but many of them are optional. A few competitors offer longer lists of standard safety features. Few consumers live in areas of the U.S. that have smooth tarmac. Unfortunately, that means the XT4’s rough ride could be a major drawback to some.

The Volvo XC40 has a similarly unique design, but its boxier. Volvo’s SUV comes with more standard safety features, has a more upscale cabin, and is more fuel efficient, but isn’t as powerful. The BMW X1 is far more agile than the XT4 and is more enjoyable to drive. It has a larger infotainment screen, more total cargo space, and a more high-end cabin.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 235 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 235 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 30 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Steel / Compact
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
48.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
101 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
181.1 "
Exterior Width
76.7 "
Exterior Height
63.2 " / 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
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 20.0 " Gray Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Silver / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
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
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
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
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
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
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
Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
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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