Cadillac XT4 2019

Cadillac XT4 2019

Engine: turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline-4
Transmission/drive: 9-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 9T50
Fuel economy: 25/30 mpg city/highway
Alternative: BMW X1, Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Volvo XC40

Apperances/exterrior

The new 5-passenger SUV Cadillac XT4 is another very stylish new product from the Cadillac brand. Its external and internal design looks much more attractive than in the previous models.

Compact crossover is made in a modern style. The “humpback” hood and the creative shape of the headlamps are most striking - they seem to “flow down”. This “running off” effect results from the long glowing LED strip reaching the bumper itself. Running lights are also built into this design.

The curved grille has a shiny chrome edging, and its central part is made of black net. In its center a bright brand emblem is placed.

In general, it should be noted that there are very few chrome parts in the exterior of the car. All items that are usually chrome plated are either painted in body color, or in black.

The front bumper has plastic protection at the bottom.

The problem of some bias that occurred in previous models, solved by installing gas shock absorbers on both sides of the hood.

Windshield of Cadillac XT4 has a completely new shape and a light tint. The bottom of the window is heated in the wiper’s parking area. Top version windows are heated around the whole perimeter.

The body can be of eight different colors.

Interior

The interior of the new crossover looks very stylish and impressive. The particularity of the style is emphasized by the main display Cadillac XT4. It is made in the form of a tablet. Directly above it there are two air ducts, and around the display there are the control buttons for the most important functions.

Below the display is a number of buttons, which is very convenient. In the first row we see the buttons for controlling the climate control and air supply. The second row of buttons is the control of safety and comfort systems. The third row of buttons is the control of heating seats and some additional safety features.

The central tunnel contains a USB charging panel, 12V sockets, an AUX connector for audio devices, Qi standard wireless charging. Also in the tunnel capholders, automatic transmission lever and a set of control buttons selector suspension modes are mounted. The tunnel ends with a small armrest in which two USB ports and air ducts are installed. In the top models there is also a refrigerator, and an compartment for storing small things.

The seats in the 5-passenger SUV are wide, created for massive people with tall stature. They provide convenient lateral support, they can be adjusted in height and angle of inclination, besides they have a memory for three modes.

Only leather trim is used in the interior, and in the top versions, we see a combination of leather and Alcantara. Designers offer 5 different color choices.

Performance/Driving

The standard version of the crossover has a front-wheel drive, but for an additional charge you can install all-wheel drive.

The car uses the GM E2 platform with a entirely updated architecture. A suspension McPherson is mounted in front. It is compact, has a relatively small mass, and has a high margin of safety. The rear suspension is a multi-link suspension.

The car has a disc brake system with an electro-hydraulic amplifier. Optionally, you can install Active Sport Suspension, which allows you to control the suspension.

The power of the two-liter engine is 237 horsepower and the torque is 258 lb-ft. It provides fast and smooth acceleration.

The abundance of all sorts of assistants and a well-thought-out safety system makes driving easy and enjoyable in any weather and road conditions. Additionally, you can install special packages for city driving, cross country driving and sports package.

Tech

The car has a Wi-Fi access point and 4G LTE mobile connection.

The central part of the dashboard is occupied by a large multimedia system control touch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available to the driver and passengers, and soon MirrorLink will also be added to this set.

In the basic version, the instrument cluster panel has round dial gauges and a color display. Top version have a fully digital instrument panel. It has several ready-made options for settings, and the driver himself can make individual settings.

The steering column can be adjusted in height and depth. It is equipped with electric drive, loose fit function and memory for two modes.

Side mirrors are located on the door panel. They are equipped with electric adjustment and automatic folding system. Top versions have automatic adjustment of mirrors when backing run.

Also, the Cadillac XT4 is equipped with all modern active safety and comfort systems: airbags and curtains; front and rear parking sensors; many sensors (rain, snow, tire pressure, etc.); video monitoring; cruise control; control using a smartphone; remote access and many other features.

Cargo

Rear LED brake lights partly take over the trunk lid. The upper part of the cover is decorated with LED brake light repeaters and a small sports spoiler.
The trunk lid seems small, but it is very convenient to load even large items into the car. Just press the button, and the back of the car is slightly lowered. As soon as the boot lid closes, the car's suspension automatically returns to its original position.

You can open and close the trunk using traditional controls, a remote control, a sensor under the rear bumper.

Additional car roof rack can be installed on the roof with the help of roof rails, which are included in the standard package.

Trunk volume 637 liters, and if you fold the rear seats, it increases to 1385 liters.

The verdict

The new Cadillac XT4 is a compact 5-passenger SUV that is ideal for urban and country roads. This crossover has an impressive appearance, modern comfort, a large number of useful features and an outstanding safety system.