2020 Cadillac XT4: Premium Crossover aims High

By Autoreviewman

Cadillac is on is journey of continuous improvement and refinement.  Point in case in the new 2020 Cadillac XT 4, a compact, five – seater crossover built to take on the world’s best. In the flesh, the new XT4 is certainly a most handsome vehicle. Athletic, lithe, and taut-looking, the XT4 works as an example of the softer, less brash approach to styling for Cadillac; Engine wise, there is a 2.0-litre turbo I-4- 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-saving technology such as a cylinder deactivation – and an automatic engine stop/start function is also fitted. The transmission is a new nine-speed automatic unit with either FWD or AWD.

Cadillac is offering different three different XT4 model trims in Canada. The base Luxury model at $35,298 offers as standard: Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system, with a rotary controller, Rear Park Assist, Haptic safety alert seats, Selectable drive modes, Forward Collision Alert, Front pedestrian braking and; low speed braking. The Premium Luxury trim ($43,298) ads: leather seats, forward and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change and Blind Side Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, interior ambient lighting and hands free tailgate. The Sport model ($43,298) comes with: a unique gloss black grille, gloss black window trim and roof rail accents. Also included are 18 -inch metallic finished wheels, interior carbon fiber or genuine wood decor and a sports steering wheel. The spacious upscale design of the XT4 cabin features a sleek dash design, a nice chunky three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a new rotary infotainment controller. I liked the details such as the carbon fibre inserts on the doors. Plenty of technology features abound – in a quest to attract a younger breed of buyers to the Cadillac brand. There is: fast wireless device charging, four USB ports, a built-in 4G LTE WI-Fi hotspot Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smart phone capability. An eight-inch touchscreen is well integrated into the dashboard design to display Cadillac’s excellent CUE infotainment system. Downsides are few, the XT4 is not as fast as some of its rivals, but all in all- is a very good   premium Crossover. The equipment list and entry level price is very tempting!  The pleasant road manners will satisfy both dyed in the wool Cadillac fans looking to downsize, and those new to the brand, who are considering a Cadillac.  Highly impressive and well recommended. 

2020 Cadillac XT4 Priced from:$35,298. –  $43,298.  More info at Cadillac.ca