2019 Cadillac XT4 ‘Baby’ SUV Debuts With Turbo Power And Affordable Price

Cadillac’s sedan-focused lineup is finally getting some much needed relief as the company has taken the wraps off the 2019 XT4.

Looking like a shrunken down version of the XT5, the XT4 has a familiar design as it adopts a wide grille which is flanked by drooping LED headlights. The crossover also has a bulging hood, streamlined bodywork and black plastic body cladding.

Three trim levels with unique styling

Three different versions will be available and each model will have distinctive styling inside and out. The entry-level XT4 Luxury starts at $35,790 and features satin aluminum exterior trim and 18-inch alloy wheels with a bright silver finish.

Inside, the model has power front seats, aluminum trim and leatherette upholstery. Drivers will also find a dual-zone automatic climate control system and four USB ports.

The Luxury model

The XT4 Premium Luxury goes one step further as it has satin aluminum roof rails, illuminated door handles and 18-inch wheels with a pearl nickel finish. The crossover also comes equipped with a power liftgate and an assortment of driver assistance features such as Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

Drivers will find a more luxurious interior as the model has leather seats, ambient lighting and wood or aluminum trim. Other niceties include an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a memory function for the driver’s seat.

Of course, there’s a Sport edition

Lastly, the XT4 Sport is the most distinctive of the bunch as it has gloss black exterior accents, unique taillights and special 18-inch alloy wheels. The sporty theme continues in the cabin as the model has a sport steering wheel, unique leatherette upholstery and carbon fiber or wood trim.

A spacious and comfortable cabin

Regardless of which trim level is selected, all XT4s offer a spacious and upscale cabin with 39.5 inches (1,004 mm) of rear legroom and 48.9 cubic feet (1,385 liters) of cargo capacity when the rear seats are folded down.

Other highlights include a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel and an all-new eight-inch infotainment system that offers improved voice recognition technology and NFC connectivity. The model also has a new infotainment controller with dedicated shortcut buttons for frequently used screens such as the home, audio, phone and navigation panels.

An assortment of different options will be available including a wireless smartphone charger, an air ionizer and a Bose audio system. Customers can also order heated front seats and an Active Sport Suspension with continuous damping control on the XT4 Sport.

There’s only one engine for now

Power is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which enables the model to return an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive is standard but a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system will also be available.

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will go up for order later this month and the model will spearhead a “dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range.” As part of this initiative, Cadillac plans to introduce a new model once every six months through 2021.

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  • baofe

    Get ready to see this and the UX everywhere on the road.
    Not that I’m complaining

    • Zandit75

      This is 100% better than the UX *Shudders*

    • Merc1

      And they’re both going to make it difficult for the GLA and the Q3 which are toast now.

      M

      • botornot387

        There is a new Q3 on the horizon, and the GLA should be right around the corner. They won’t make it that much harder unless they lease out for cheaper. They are both new comers to the establishment, and it is yet to be seen how they drive. The Q3 in particular jumping to the MQB platform and benefiting from Audi’s infotainment system make it hard to beat. Add to that the rumors of the Inline 5 cylinder arriving to form the SQ3 and RSQ3 in the US market, and you have a very effective formula. These two will have a hard enough time eating the good X1 and X2’s lunch, let alone the XC40 from Volvo.

        • Merc1

          Yes I know that, and the new GLA and Q3 can’t come soon enough.

          M

  • caddy45

    It looks good in the gray, interior is nice too. I was expecting a home run but this is more like a solid double. I was expecting Cadillac to not play it safe like they usually do, but this lands somewhere in between playing it safe and taking a design risk. It’ll sell well at the price point though.

    Also – why show it in orange? That’s not a flattering color.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Kinda like the orange – more of a bronze, really.

  • IFDU

    Looks a hell of a lot better than the UX.

    • Dennis Scipio

      Well, that’s your opinion.

      • IFDU

        Yeah that’s why I stated it…never said it was a fact.

        • Dennis Scipio

          well excuse me.

          • Six Thousand Times

            He has a point, he is free to state his opinion.

          • Dennis Scipio

            Okay, you’re right, I apologize.

          • Mill0048

            I lol’d!

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      A sewerage plant looks a whole lot better than the UX.

  • Alter Ego

    I hope this thing sells like hotcakes because it’s beautiful inside and out.

    • BlackPegasus

      Hot fast are hotcakes selling? Is there a quarterly earnings report? 😜

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    This is for UX or NX ?

    • Leconte Dave

      UX

  • Ishliss

    That looks great! I see the XT5 everywhere in my area, i’m sure i will see a lot of these as well. That interior is major step forward for Cadillac.

    • Moveon Libtards

      And when you see the lighter colors like saddle tan it will look even better.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Apart from the black plastic trim going around the car, it looks great.

  • Navy ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The first-ever Cadillac XT4 looks promising, alongside with its power-plant mill that may produce 235 horsepower from a 2.0T and will offer continuously controlled dampening adaptive suspension to soak up those rough riding roads, but I don’t know how I fell about the rear-end, though. It is something that is not new to the market and mimics Volvo styling directions like how Hyundai-Kia copy automaker’s styling. The interior is really a step above than most vehicles in this vehicle’s class, but it would be fair to the competition who has been in this market for years ahead then Cadillac, but what a good-looking interior.

  • john1168

    It looks good inside and out but the lower front facia could use some more detail work. It looks like a sea of cheap black plastic.

  • Jay

    The rear can be the new Volvo XC20. LOL

    • lagunas3ca

      Exactly. First thing that came to mind. A 15-year-old design. Typical for Cadillac.

  • Zandit75

    Looks good, just a shame we will never see it here in Australia.
    Not sure how that central screen is going to go with glare. Seems a little exposed to me.

  • Maher

    What’s up with the screen facing the roof?

    • KareKakk

      The camera sits barely at window level… any screen face the roof from that angle.

  • no25

    That is quite the ‘happy’ rear end…not a fan.

  • Spideymanz

    Nice looking Ford Edge!

  • Patrick

    the screen will come up when started

  • ErnieB

    Choices choices

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    It’s nice but somewhat underwhelming like I knew it would be after all the camouflage stupidity

  • An Existing Person

    Not too bad, but i’m not feeling that rear end. I think out of the non-German alternatives, the Infiniti QX50 would be my choice over this and the Lexus UX.

  • Love the rear taillights.

  • from some angles it’s awesome looking, very bad from others… strange 😮

  • Merc1

    Kinda cheap and ugly looking overall, especially that steering wheel. The interior does have some nice details though. It should sell.

    M

  • javier

    needs a hipo version

    • Six Thousand Times

      A hippo version? A HEPA version? Not a hipster version, surely?

      • Matt

        High Performance?

        • Six Thousand Times

          Ahhh, a Hi-Po version as in high power. Or maybe a hypo version for people into needles?

          • LWOAP

            Needs a hypo-allergenic version because I’m very miserable when summer rolls around.

          • +1 Made my day

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hmmm, looks OK. Caddy, while it’s a crying shame, needs more crossovers. This bad boy is one and not a terrible one.

  • MarkoS

    Nicely proportioned headlights compared to other models and I really like the taillight treatment. It also appears Cadillac has made some strides in interior fit and finish. This should do very well. This should bode well for the upcoming new sedan.

  • Craig

    Very nice. I just wish the seats looked more comfy and inviting.

  • Grumpy

    is this based on the terrain/equinox? Looks good.

    • Harry_Wild

      Own Cadillac platform!

  • Status

    The rear wiper is hidden quite well.

    • eb110americana

      Good eye.

    • Matt

      Like a Land Rover…

  • Harry_Wild

    Much better design then the XT5! I kind of think it more Ford Edge ST looking to me!

  • Kash

    I wonder if they’ll give the XT5 a similar style of tail lights with it’s update.

  • SgtBeavis

    That cockpit design is just phenomenal.

  • Moveon Libtards

    But it competes with the UX and shoppers will cross-shop since similar pricing.

    Lexus UX has a lot less power and cheaper interior and not as feature rich. The Lexus is just warmed over Toyota.

  • Navy ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’d rather have the Lincoln 2019 Lincoln MKC in my opinion, but I like the Caddy interior a lot better.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Cadillac will sell more than Lincoln, as always.

  • Ruel Lewis

    I think Cadillac beat Volvo and Lexus in creating the most desirable compact luxury crossover.

  • Nordschleife

    The worse color to display this model in. That is a not a luxury color. That is the Cobalt sedan special color. But it looks nice overall.

  • CADOX

    I think the vertical LED strip at the front is better resolved than on Peugeot’s 508 because here it’s a continuous strip of light as opposed to the interrupted effect on the Peugeot.

  • CADOX

    The digital screen angled upward might be a tad impractical to manage while driving

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Finally Cadillac left ugly vertical design elements behind

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    is this xc40/ux rival?

  • Auto

    It looks nicer than the XT5, and they finally have real buttons for volume instead of those awful CUE-controls which didn’t respond half the time.

  • lagunas3ca

    Fancy LEDs can’t hide that hideous design.

  • lagunas3ca

    Thought that was the Honda CR-V from behind.

  • For that price I need a 6-Cyl engine. Nice vehicle otherwise.

  • AstonMartin

    Cadillac has created a nice exterior design. The rear tail light mimic a certain Swedish company primarily because their effective at accident avoidance. The interior appears very nice also, although I hoped for a full digital cockpit offering. In lieu of the target audience for thia CUV, I feel it important that the press release should highlight more of the vehicles construction stregnth and safety features to see how it compares to competition from Europe and Scandinavia.

  • U8INIT

    Wonder what Infiniti will do with the QX30 now…

  • botornot387

    Not a fan of the CRV taillights, but this is a huge departure on the interior, at lease in photos. It looks much better than what is currently on offer, with a dedicated design language ready to move forward. Cadillac did a good job on this and the revised CT6.

  • SteersUright

    Holy crap that absolutely vomit-inducing appliance-like on the outside. It is sooo ugly and reeks of piecemeal mish-mash design cues rather than any singular design language.
    The interior is a huge step up, FOR A CHEVROLET! While definitely an improvement for Cadillac, if this was introduced on a new Audi, MB, or BMW it would be trashed as dowdy, downmarket, and befitting of a new Kia, not a new luxury brand.
    Why oh why cant GM every make Americans proud with an uncompromisingly beautiful product? Maybe its all that excessive executive pay and layers of make-us-feel-worthy-of-our-fat-salaries meetings and bureaucracy.

  • DM

    The orange with the plastic makes it look like a cheap Chevy entry level product.

  • SteersUright

    This looks like something I’d expect of Kia/Hyundai and NOT Cadillac. Shameful.

  • LOOKS LIKE CADILLAC AND GMC ARE SHARING THE PLASTIC GRILL CRAP BELOW THE LIGHTS.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41f09845603a3bc1dea42a07f4101117ffd6ee161dd0e4df6cfd880b7e9c361f.jpg

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Lovely

  • Kate E

    $34K is affordable? wow.

  • The front and back look cheap to me, doesn’t resonate that well with Caddy luxurious image.

    The interior looks good, but they should offer more engine in the future.

  • wait a minute

    would worry about a parking tap to the front headlight cluster.

  • Paul

    Damn that looks nice and a good price too.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is solid. Well done, Caddy. You’ve hit a hole in one. This is only the third mini luxury SUV that I’ve liked.

    None of them are a Lexus UX.

  • salamOOn

    very nice, especially front and interior.

    i would like to see something like the “AC strip” that is inside of this car also in volvos….right under the tablet…. and plus that rotary control for display as well. very nice and practical interior design.

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    Look like a Kia Niro

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