The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a brand new model to this venerable automaker’s compact luxury SUV line up. The XT4 is an affordable entry into this class and is one of the most intriguing new vehicles in years. You have three trim levels available with the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trims which each give you some options in terms of features. The Luxury trim, given the name, is not as fully equipped as you would think. It does come with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay. The Premium Luxury packages add auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, and blind spot monitoring among other features. The Sport package adds sporty front seats and leather upholstery.
In general one of the more disappointing developments to this automobile is how many seemingly standard luxury options are optional and only available on a premium upgrade. There are some other minor complaints, the design and material composition of the interior are fine, but it is not class-leading by any means. In terms of tow package, at 3,500 pounds the XT4 beats out the Lexus NX but falls short of other luxury SUV competitors, most notably the German-built models in the class. Lastly, when it comes to cargo space, the XT4 is merely middle of the pack, so those looking for lots of room to haul things may want to look elsewhere. Beyond these small cons, this vehicle is an overall win both for Cadillac and for drivers.
It is pretty powerful for a luxury SUV, sporting a 237 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine. It has optional adaptive suspension that offers incredibly engaging handling; however, it is only available with the Sport trim which also features 20-inch wheels. In terms of comfort, the 2019 XT4 has some of the roomiest rear legroom space in its class. It also has seats with power lumbar support and massage functions. This vehicle also has Apple CarPlay compatibility and Android Auto available which is now standard on most new cars. That said, this is a beautiful new addition to the luxury SUV class for Cadillac.
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It is a relatively affordable automobile as well, and the base package starts at just under $34,800. The most premium trim is around $41,800, meaning that regardless of which option you pick this will not be an expensive foray into the luxury SUV world. Along with a simplified yet potent engine, roomy backseat, integrated technology, and the fantastic price points of all three trims the 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a remarkable vehicle that offers outstanding value. The fact that many of the luxury features you expect to come with this class of automobile are not always standard, or that the towing capacity is not as good as some of the higher end vehicles in its class is a bit of a negative. That said, given the value, you get with this SUV, those cons are not so significant that they take away from the XT4. It is an automobile worth checking out if you want a luxury SUV without the pretense of a luxury SUV.