Cadillac’s XT4 small crossover offers luxury turbo performance
Introduced just three years ago, the Cadillac XT4 is the smallest crossover in the lineup, offering premium interiors, sporty performance and plenty of new safety and convenience technologies.
The cabin is surprisingly comfortable, seating up to five people, but like others in the class, more suited to four. Rear legroom is one of its strengths.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which develops 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, helps make the XT4 fun to drive.
This engine is used in all three trim levels and is mated to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. There are three operator-selectable drive modes – Tour, Sport and Snow/Ice – allowing the XT4 to adapt to a variety of road conditions and driver preferences.
For 2022, trim levels are offered, with front-wheel drive standard. All-wheel drive is available across the line for an additional $2,500.
They are the Luxury ($35,795; Sport ($39,395); and Premium Luxury ($39,595). Freight adds $1,195 to the list price of all trims.
Our tester for this report was the all-wheel-drive Sport model, which had a base price of $41,895 plus freight.
The tester is identical in the premium Stellar Black Metallic exterior color, which resulted in an additional $625.
Curiously, leather upholstery costs more on our XT4. Our tester came with the Comfort Package ($2,050), which brought leather seating surfaces and an eight-way power front passenger seat. The driver’s seat comes standard with eight power adjustments, and both front seats have two-way power lumbar adjustment.