A brand new addition to the Cadillac Family, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a versatile, elegant and fun to drive subcompact luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle.
A five seater, it has enough room for small families or your group of friends, without the need of relying on exaggerated -and sometimes ineccesary- extra space.
Its dimensions make it perfect for tight parking spots, and it is also perfect to pass or changing lanes at the highway with little or no effort at all.
Its name is short for Crossover Touring 4, and its right below the Cadillac XT5, a midsize luxury SUV, successfully released in 2016 as a 2017 model-year.’She’ is a petite, gorgeous SUV, that should meet the needs for those looking for a fun, effortless drive, combined with a shape and beauty that can only come from a Cadillac car.
A wallet-friendly beauty
With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $34,795 dollars, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a wallet-friendly, seamlessly way to get into the world of luxury compact SUVs.
But it should be noted that while its base model is fairly equipped, you’ll find nicer accessories in the subsequent models -more on that in a few lines below.
On the outside, it offers a clean, contemporary design, that just stands out among segment competitors.
Modern looking front lights, a wide grille and a perfectly shaped, well design windshield are the cherry on top of this petite, fun car’s design.
Regarding to its power train, any trim level is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, that reaches 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
This engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, and while front-wheel drive is standard in any version, all-wheel drive is optional.
With the 2019 Cadillac XT4, there is a trio of trim levels to choose from: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport. As I noted before, you should get de base model, the Luxury, as a nice welcome to this segment; but if you are going the whole nine yards, check out the other two versions.
The Luxury trim offers a fair amount of equipment. A seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio, 8-inch touchscreen, simulated leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, power-adjustable front seats, a dual-zone climate control, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are among its main features.
The second trim, the Premium Luxury trims, goes one step further in the safety front, with safety aides such as front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and a seat that vibrates to alert the driver.
This trim also gets accessories such as ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, auto-dimming mirrors, driver-seat memory settings, automatic wipers and more.
Last, but certainly not least, the Sport trim’s interior features simulated leather, a different steering wheel and sport front seats.
It also has LED turn signals and front cornering lamps; and, in the aesthetic front, black details stand out.
There is a bunch of optional packages for the second and third trims, in case you need features such as leather upholstery, wireless device charging or upgraded front, massaging seats; among other premium features.
A cloud in the road
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 has enough power to get through the highways with small or no effort at all.
Its 237 horsepower under its hood deliver an exciting, fun ride, that the whole family can enjoy.
If you want a gorgeous, fun to drive luxury crossover, but budget is an issue or concern, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 -base model- is perfect for you.
On the other hand, as I said before, it should be noted that upper trims are better equipped.