New Cadillac XT4: Time To Find Out If The Compact SUV Was Worth The Wait

Cadillac has finally launched the XT4 in the market, entering a rather crowded segment brimmed with premium small SUVs that includes strong rivals like the BMW X1, the Audi Q3, the Volvo XC40 and the list goes on.

The new Cadillac XT4’s design strikes a nice balance, as it manages to look more interesting that the company’s bigger and more conservative SUVs but still being identified as a member of the Cadillac family.

The drooping LED headlights might not suit everyone’s tastes but the rest of the body looks fresh and premium enough for the segment it competes in.

Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 237 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque and is connected to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac offers an all-wheel drive option in addition to the standard front-wheel drive model.

The cabin looks like a modern and expensive place to sit in, featuring good-quality materials and a wide range of trim options. The new infotainment system comes with an eight-inch touchscreen display, an improved voice recognition system and NFC connectivity. Super Cruise is also on its way.

On paper, the new Cadillac XT4 has everything it needs to rival the best in the class but does it? Let’s find out what Kelley Blue Book has to say in the video linked below.

 

  • mick

    coarse engine, wonky brakes, jouncy ride and sticker price that rapidly “escalades.” sounds like a winner to me! /s

    • :/ Yurr

      It’s actually quick enough, brakes are good, the ride is smooth and the price undercuts most in its class.

  • Six_Tymes

    they did a good job on styling inside and out.

  • SteersUright

    Pathetic engine, pathetic design, jeeeeeeezus Cadillac. Cant you put out one awesome car??

    • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

      Couldn’t your father squeeze out one awesome sperm? Why did you have to be the one to break the egg?

  • Greg Richards

    The design at the front is hideous. It looks like a badly designed Chinese or Korean car not an American one.

  • FunctionForm

    I saw one in person and actually thought it was really good looking. If it’s a decent vehicle there’s no reason it couldn’t become best in class.

    • paulgdeaton

      It looks like a decent looking Mazda… although the “real” Mazda has a much better-integrated front end…

      • :/ Yurr

        It definitely looks nothing like a Mazda…

      • Danny Boy

        Don’t insult Mazda that way…

      • dumblikeyou2

        Honestly, Mazda is not the first thing the world thinks of in terms of anything for comparison. Tiny little company they are.

  • dumblikeyou2

    People with your chance to bash a GM product, these are car in a segment designed for morons that follow the leader. It will sell well because everything you’re complaining about cancels out due to those moron’s sh+tty driving abilities. It’s all moot.

  • Danny Boy

    237 hp? Why not lead/dominate in your segment? Open up at 260 hp and butch the exterior up some. Make it a must have!This isn’t rocket science.

    • DMax

      I wonder why Cadillac still hasn’t hired you, you’re such a smart boy.

      • Danny Boy

        You know how us boyz do it Max!

    • TheAmerican

      I know. Cadillac is supposed to be big and luxurious. Not tiny and covered in plastic.

      • Danny Boy

        I don’t mind the compact aspect, just more aggressive in appearance and not so girly. And def bump the plastic!

    • Bullitt2605

      My Explorer Sport has 365 hp looks better and most likely costs less than this. No thanks.

      • Danny Boy

        Your Explorer would compete more with the XT5, tho it too definitely can’t hang with 365 beastness! Nor at your EX Sports price point. Now if they go into V mode and price is no factor, you gone have problems! Ha
        I will say, not to into the ’19 EX design update. Too much chrome!

  • TheBelltower

    I finally saw one of these in “the flesh” on the streets in NY. It was this exact copper color/wheel combination. From the pictures online, I was inclined to hate it because some of the design elements appeared to be very exaggerated. Though in person I must say, it looks really good. The design is more Italian than Detroit. And more substantial looking than the Korean, German or Japanese blobs… thankfully. The only other small SUV that might be as attractive would be the Evoque. But the Cadillac probably won’t break down nearly as much.

    • uS’gedlemba

      “The design is more Italian than Detroit. And more substantial looking
      than the Korean, German or Japanese blobs… thankfully. The only other
      small SUV that might be as attractive would be the Evoque. But the
      Cadillac probably won’t break down nearly as much”

      You must have come from a parallel universe.

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        Why? Your opinion trumps his? I bet you haven’t even seen one in the metal.

        • uS’gedlemba

          Why are you so emotional?

  • Richard Taylor

    I’m not often a fan of designs that come from US manufacturers, but this one is a pretty. I’d be happy to seeing this roaming the streets near me. Distinct without being quirky, detailed without being too fussy. Why does the dash need so many buttons, though?

  • S3XY

    Lol

  • SteersUright

    Ugly, slow, underpowered, a marginal effort and 2nd rate product…a modern Cadillac.

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