The New 2019 Cadillac XT4
The new Cadillac XT4 debuts fall of 2018. There are iconic brands that are automatically associated with quality, luxury, and a premium lifestyle. Names like Tiffany, Rolex, and Gucci are a few. Ever since the first was one introduced in 1902 for $850, Cadillac has been a standard bearer for premium automobile brands in the industry. So when a brand this significant introduces a “first-time ever”, it is news. In the Fall of 2018, the first-time ever Cadillac XT4 makes its debut. This is Cadillac’s move into the luxury compact crossover segment and here’s what you should know.
Built to Break Boundaries
While the Cadillac brand has been known to be somewhat conservative, this XT4 crossover from the legendary automaker is built to turn heads and break boundaries. It is engineered with a five-door, five-passenger configuration that is generous on interior space. Outside, it has an aggressive stance and appearance with interesting elements like uniquely-styled LED headlamps, deeply sculpted body side panels, and Cadillac signature LED rear light blades. It is compact in size but big on features.
You can choose from one of three trim packages:
- Luxury – Features included in this trim package include; Rear Park Assist and Rear Vision Camera, the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system with rotary controller and eight-inchtouchscreen, selectable drive modes along with phone integration with Apple® CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility.
- Premium Luxury – Step up to another layer of comfort and amenities that include everything in the Luxury trim package plus; Front and Rear Park Assist, leather seat surfaces, power lift-gate, ambient interior lighting, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.
- Sport – The Sport trim package includes everything in the Luxury package plus features like; Stylish 18″ 10-spoke alloy wheels with a Diamond-Cut/Argent Metallic finish, Leatherette trim with Sport accents, a choice of carbon fiber or a wood interior trim, a Sport steering wheel along with a glossy black finish on the front grille, roof rails and window surrounds.
Whichever model you choose, you’ll enjoy 22.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats with that total expanding to 48.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The XT4 has it all including luxury, versatility, comfort, technology, and some pretty bold styling. But what is powering this “first-ever” Cadillac?
Under the Hood
Here, you’ll find a 237 horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter, cast aluminum engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-drive. An all-wheel drive edition is optional for those who may spend time in snowy weather or for those with a desire to challenged this crossover’s utility vehicle capabilities. The Sport Model also has an adaptive suspension available. This power is more than ample to provide this 3600 lb. vehicle with enough strength to earn a 3500 lb. towing capacity (when so equipped).
The 2019 XT4 is expected to provide about 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg highway with a 27 combined mpg. When it comes to fuel mileage, Cadillac has never had too much room to brag. This too may be a “first-ever” for the automaker.
Full of Surprises?
The new 2019 Cadillac XT4 may not be full of surprises but it certainly has its share of them. Dynamic, contemporary styling is one. So is its generous interior space, especially for a compact crossover. Many will be pleasantly surprised at how efficient it is on fuel. You may even be taken back a bit at its rather modest $35,000 expected MSRP. You likely won’t be surprised by the amenities and comforts the XT4 provides, however. It is, after all, a Cadillac. It has a reputation to uphold.