If you are in the market for a compact luxury SUV, consider the new 2020 Cadillac XT4. This American-made, family-friendly vehicle is ideal for people who need more space while retaining fuel efficiency.
Its roomy cabin can carry five passengers with 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back row. To gain access to the maximum cargo area, simply fold down the rear seats to expand the storage space to 48.9 cubic feet. That’s quite impressive for an SUV, even a compact one.
This new model is also loaded with nifty tech features like the user-friendly infotainment system and dual Bluetooth connectivity for device pairing. Whether you are taking the kids to school, running errands around the city, or heading off on a road trip adventure, the 2020 Cadillac XT4 will keep you entertained the entire way.
There are three trim levels to choose from, ranging from ultra-luxury to more sporty. Which one you opt for depends on what you’re looking for in a daily driver. Advanced safety features to help prevent accidents on the road are also included in this beauty. It scored a solid 5-star rating in crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. So, you can rest assured that you’re behind the wheel of a safe and reliable vehicle.
Deciding on which SUV to purchase is a difficult task. However, you can simplify the decision-making process by taking a closer look at the performance, interior features, and exterior styling elements.
Rumbling under the hood of the new 2020 Cadillac XT4 is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It comes equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel-drive or twin-clutch all-wheel-drive. This beauty has an outstanding fuel economy set at 27 mpg combined (24 city/30 highway).
To get the most out of your SUV, you can even choose from three selectable driving modes (Sport, Tour, and Ice/Snow) for better performance under specific road conditions. 4-wheel antilock disc brakes also come standard across all trims, which help maintain steering control on many slick surfaces and during hard braking. For exceptional handling in turns, the Sport trim offers Continuous Dampening Real-Time Control with Active Sport Suspension as an upgrade to ride like a dream.
Stepping inside the new 2020 Cadillac XT4 is an experience all on its own. Front lumbar massaging seats are available with heating and cooling features to keep you comfortable all year long. The front doors open wide to give you access to the spacious, airy cabin, and the driver’s seat is in an optimal position for enhanced driving visibility and line-of-sight. The XT4 is 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless music streaming, and USB/USB-C connections are provided for charging your mobile devices. If you don’t want cables cluttering up your cabin area, you can opt for the wireless charging pad.
Even though this is technically a compact SUV, there is still ample room for passengers are cargo. Front head room is 39.4 inches and leg room is 44.1 inches. The back row is where the space gets impressive. The head room is 38.3 inches and the leg room is best-in-class 39.5 inches. Even with all five seats being occupied, there is still 22.3 cubic feet of storage space for groceries, shopping bags, luggage, or sports gear. If you need more room for larger items, you can easily push down the 60/40 folding rear seat to grow the back area to 48.9 cubic feet.
Standard cargo area features include tie-downs, floor mats, and a USB charging-only port. Also available for the cargo section is a heavy-duty, non-skid cargo liner with a raised outer perimeter to trap dirt and spills. This surface protects the vehicle and minimizes the movement of items placed in the back.
Available packages include Cold Weather, Comfort and Technology Preferred, Driver Assist, Driver Awareness, Enhanced Visibility, and Comfort and Convenience. You can also add the Floor Liner package if you want all-weather floor mats.
Now to get into the nitty-gritty details, you should take a careful look at the three trim levels to decide which one is best for you.
The base Luxury model is anything but basic. With two 12-volt outlets in the front console and one located in the cargo area, you can hook up numerous devices. The Driver Information Center is displayed on a 4.2-inch monitor, and a 4G LTE Wifi hotspot is also available to keep you connected everywhere you go. Active noise cancellation keeps the cabin quiet, and you can listen to your favorite tunes through the 7-speaker stereo system. This version even offers dual-zone climate control and cruise control for optimized comfort. Safety features on this trim include an HD rearview camera, forward collision alert, rear park assist, and tire pressure monitoring. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and boasts audio controls and paddle shifter. Handy storage compartments include mini umbrella holders, cupholders, map pockets, and an overhead sunglasses holder.
Next is the Sport trim level that includes athletic styling elements such as alloy pedals, ambient interior lighting, and assist handles located throughout the cabin. The rearview auto-dimming mirror senses bright lights from behind and automatically dims for visibility. Once the lights are out from behind you, the mirror will return to normal. All of the aforementioned safety features are including on this model as well as rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning.
The top-of-the-line Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury is the cream of the crop. Its infotainment interface with navigation is displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen and can also be operated through the stylish rotary controller. Leather seating throughout with ambient lighting gives the cabin a sophisticated look and feel. This model also comes with all of the previously mentioned safety features along with blindspot monitoring and Head-Up Display. This system projects key information onto the windshield so that you never have to take your eyes off the road. Each trim is also able to be upgraded to a Bose Centerpoint surround sound audio system with 13 speakers for optimal entertainment luxury.
The 2020 Cadillac XT4 is available in 8 or 9 paint colors depending on the trim level. The Luxury comes in Radiant Silver Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Shadow Metallic, Autumn Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Twilight Blue Metallic, Garnet Metallic, or Stellar Black Metallic. Stepping up to the Sport and Premium Luxury models will add one more paint option - Silver Dusk Metallic.
All-season tires are standard across all trims. Other standards exterior styling elements include LED lights and rear privacy glass with a rear windshield wiper.
The Luxury version rides on 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels finished in Bright Silver. The back lower fascia is accented in black, and the body-colored door handles are finished with satin chrome accents. The body-colored side mirrors are heated, and the liftgate is manual.
The Sport rolls on 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a metallic finish. Active aero shutter located on the front fascia open and close to increase aerodynamics and help cool the engine compartment. Body-colored door handles and heated/power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors have also been added. The hands-free liftgate makes it easy to load up the back, and the added roof rails provide additional storage space for oddly shaped items. The lower front fascia, grille, and window side moldings are accented in a glossy black finish for a sportier look, and rain-sensing wipers come on automatically during inclement weather.
Rolling on 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with a pearl nickel finish, the top-tier Premium Luxury trim level boasts many of the aforementioned features along with illuminated door handles, a silver metallic lower front fascia, stylish alumni roof rails.
As for the exterior dimensions, the wheelbase of the 2020 Cadillac XT4 is 109.4 inches (9.1 ft), and the overall length is measured at 181.1 inches (15.1 ft). The vehicle stands 64.1 inches (5.3 ft) tall and has a width, including the side mirrors, of 76.7 inches (6.4 ft). The minimum ground clearance is measured at 6.77 inches.