2019 Cadillac XT4: Cadillac Joins The Compact Luxury SUV Cage MatchApril 16, 2018
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is the GM luxury brand’s long overdue entry into the extremely crowded and hard-fought compact luxury SUV market. The XT4 is sized under Cadillac’s other SUVs. The current Cadillac SUV lineup consists of the two-row mid-size XT5 SUV, as well as the gigantic full-size-and-then-some Escalade and Escalade ESV three-row, body-on-frame SUVs.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be going up against some very well-established compact luxury SUVs, plus many others hoping for a piece of this high-volume segment. They include:
- Acura RDX
- Alfa Romeo Stelvio
- Audi Q5
- BMW X3
- Infiniti QX50
- Jaguar E-Pace
- Land Rover Discovery
- Lexus NX
- Lincoln MKC
- Mercedes-Benz GLC
- Porsche Macan
- Volvo XC40
In the face of all this competition, let’s see what the new Cadillac XT4 will be bringing to the fight.
Exterior Styling And Design
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 makes the most of its compact footprint, with blocky, angular front-end styling that is definitely Cadillac. The large front grille on the XT4 is flanked by LED headlights and light blades. The side profile is also unmistakably Cadillac, with a deep horizontal groove running across the doors, and the characteristic sloping rear roof pillar. The rear features taillights that go from the tailgate up to the roof, similar to those of a Volvo. This is an interesting touch, and is something new for Cadillac.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 was designed to provide excellent interior space, particularly in terms of rear seat legroom. Cargo space with the rear seats folded is 48.9 cu. ft. Interior furnishings include a thick, three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel; bolstered sport seats with available massage function; and available white ambient lighting.
Three XT4 trim levels will be offered: Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport.
Technology Features In The 2019 Cadillac XT4
The XT4’s technology integration includes Cadillac’s first rotary controller for the CUE infotainment system. The new controller includes volume and seek controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps; and a large center dial to operate those apps’ primary features, scroll menus and lists. Other technology features include:
- An 8” screen with 768p HD resolution
- Near-field communication, for easier phone pairing
- Faster, next-generation 15-watt wireless charging
- Four standard USB ports and three 12-volt accessory power outlets
- An SD memory card reader, with the available navigation radio
Standard XT4 driver assistance features include rear park assist and the teen driver system. Available are lane change alert with side blind zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, safety alert seat, surround vision system, and a rear camera mirror.
Engine, Transmission, And Drive Options
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder, turbocharged engine with an output of 237 horsepower. It is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.
Should You Lease A 2019 Cadillac XT4?
Leasing is the perfect way to get behind the wheel of this new Cadillac SUV! The compact luxury SUV segment is very large, with some heavy competition when it comes to leasing. This means that 2019 Cadillac XT4 lease deals will need to be just as good, if not better, than those of its twelve current rivals.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790, including destination charge, and goes on sale in the fall of 2018. Participating US Cadillac dealers nationwide are taking pre-orders now.