Review, price and specifications of the 2024 Cadillac XT4
The Cadillac Escalade is a long-standing SUV star with more social capital than the brand itself, but the 2024 XT4 small car doesn’t live up to the lofty expectations set by its superior sibling. The XT4’s exterior looks sharp and its interior is more spacious than competitors like the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA250. However, the little Caddy’s 235-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine — the only engine available — isn’t as refined as similar engines in its top SUV competitors. Likewise, the XT4’s road manners aren’t up to par with the competition, and despite its solid ride, it’s not particularly satisfying when the road turns twisty. If you like long seats, know that the XT4 offers a higher driving position than most small luxury crossovers — but the Volvo XC40 does, too, and has a more premium cabin, too.
What’s new for 2024?
Although the XT4 only joined Cadillac’s lineup yesterday, 2024 marks its sixth model year, so it’s time for a refresh. I got one. Cadillac has given the XT4’s exterior design a refresh with a new front fascia and reworked LED lighting elements, giving it a face that closely resembles that of the larger XT6 SUV and the bold-looking Lyriq electric SUV. The result looks very good. In addition to the styling changes up front, there are also new wheel designs and some tweaks to the rear of the XT4. Inside, the XT4 adopts a 33.0-inch Lyriq infotainment display, which extends from in front of the driver to the passenger-side edge of the dashboard. The system runs Cadillac’s latest infotainment interface — which is based on Google’s Android Automotive software — and features wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers can now specify a 13-speaker AKG stereo system as an option, and the XT4’s onboard Wi-Fi hotspot has been upgraded to 5G.
Pricing and which one to buy
Pricing for the 2024 Cadillac XT4 starts at $39,090 and goes up to $43,190 depending on trim and options.
The Premium Luxury and Sport models cost about the same, but since the former doesn’t live up to its name and the latter is better to drive, we recommend the XT4 Sport. It features unique wheel designs, black exterior trim and exclusive interior accents. The Sport model also has a suspension with adaptive dampers and better bolstered front seats.
Engine, transmission and performance
Under the hood of all XT4s is a 235-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. The 2019 XT4 Sport we tested It made its way to 60 mph in a lackluster 7.8 seconds. Despite this, the XT4 felt energetic around town and when merging onto the freeway. Ignore Cadillac’s emphasis on sportiness with the XT4. It’s more of a boulevard car than a sporty SUV. The ride is reasonable as long as the road is relatively smooth but bumpy stretches of asphalt mean a lot Vibrations and severe impacts In the cabin – especially when riding on the optional 20-inch wheels. The steering is similarly disappointing and is neither sensitive nor direct in its action. The XT4’s only critical control is the brakes, which brought our test car down from 70 mph in a 172-foot emergency stop test with one of the firmest brake pedals we’ve encountered.
Real-world fuel economy and MPG
Despite its ability to deactivate cylinders and save fuel, the XT4 gets average EPA fuel economy estimates, with front-wheel-drive variants getting 30 mpg highway. In real-world highway fuel economy testing, our all-wheel-drive test car managed just 27 mpg out of an EPA-estimated 29 mpg. For more information about the XT4’s fuel economy, visit Environmental Protection Agency website.
Interior, comfort and charging
Although the XT4’s interior is comfortable and spacious, it’s not as upscale as we expect in this luxury segment. The dashboard and upper door panels are covered in faux leather, but at the bottom of the doors and center console, the cheaper, sharp-edged plastic remains. The buttons and switches look as if they’re likely to be shared with less expensive offerings in GM’s lineup. Space is great for front seat passengers and adequate in the back seat as well. As with the passenger cabin, the XT4’s luggage room is spacious. Behind the XT4’s back seat, we placed six carry-ons, and with the seatbacks folded flat, we were able to fit 18, a bit more than smaller competitors like Mini Cooper Countryman. If you’re looking for a small SUV that can haul cargo as well as a larger car, Volvo XC40– which contains 23 handbags – is worth seeing.
Information, entertainment and communication
All XT4 models come with a 33.0-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The touchscreen looks crisp, stretches across two-thirds of the dashboard, and features rounded edges that nicely complement the XT4’s interior. The interface is reasonably easy to use too, and in addition to touching the screen, the user can also interact via a controller-mounted handle. An on-board Wi-Fi hotspot that provides internet access via a 5G connection is standard, as is a seven-speaker stereo and in-dash navigation; Optional 13-speaker AKG stereo.
Safety and driver assistance features
Cadillac XT4 offers a large number of Driver assistance features, but not all of them are standard fare. For more information about the XT4’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).) sites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
- Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Cadillac’s warranty outperforms many of its competitors by covering the powertrain for six years or 70,000 miles. Cadillac offers one free maintenance visit with the purchase of any 2023 model.
- The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers six years or 70,000 miles
- Free maintenance is covered for one year or 12,000 miles
2019 Cadillac XT4 Sport four-wheel drive
Type of car: Front-engine, front-wheel drive/all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
Price as tested: $56,835 (base price: $42,790)
Engine type: Turbocharged and intercooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 4-valve, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
displacement: 122 cu.in., 1998 cc
power: 237 hp at 5000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft at 1,500 rpm
moving in: 9-speed automatic with manual shift mode
Suspension (F/R): Control arms/multi-link
Brakes (F/R): 12.6″ ventilated disc / 12.4″ ventilated disc
Tires: Continental ProContact TX, 245/45R-20 99H M+S
Wheelbase: 109.4 inches
Height: 181.1 inches
Width: 74.1 inches
Height: 64.1 inches
Passenger volume: 98 cubic feet
Cargo volume, front/rear: 49/23 feet3
Empty weight: 3,980 lbs
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Zero to 60 mph: 7.8 seconds
Zero to 100 mph: 23.0 seconds
Zero to 120 mph: 40.9 seconds
Roll start, 5-60 mph: 8.2 seconds
Top speed, 30-50 mph: 4.2 seconds
Top speed, 50-70 mph: 5.4 seconds
Stop ¼ mile: 16.1 seconds at 87 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 132 mph
Braking, 0-70 mph: 172 ft
Road Hold, 300′ Skid Pad: 0.89 g
grandfather Fuel economy
Note: 19 mpg
EPA fuel economy.
Combined/city/highway: 24/22/29 mpg
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