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2020 Cadillac XT4

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Pros

  • Distinctive design
  • Roomy back seat for the class
  • Simple infotainment system

Cons

  • Lacks refinement
  • Expected features are not standard
  • Some controls are confusing

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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The 2020 Cadillac XT4 has upscale looks but needs more refinement

The 2020 Cadillac XT4 is an entry-level luxury crossover SUV, with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering either the front or all four wheels. Though small, the XT4 seats five people and offers a roomy back seat, and there’s decent cargo space behind the rear seats as well.

For 2020, the XT4 comes in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels. New standard driver-assist features were added, and the infotainment controls gained more functionality. In addition, the adaptive sport suspension is more widely available. An Off-Road driving mode helps with traction, but the 6.7 inches of ground clearance isn’t very much.

Every 2020 XT4 has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and subscription access to connected services like a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information. Most driver-assist features are either optional or only available on higher trims, including blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera.

The XT4’s biggest drawback is that it’s less refined than rivals like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes GLA.

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What is new for the 2020 Cadillac XT4?

  • XT4 trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s) and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Cadillac XT4 trims

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Luxury:

Premium Luxury:

Sport:

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What We Like

Design, inside and out: Cadillacs have a distinctive look, and that’s true of the XT4, which looks like it has seen the hot end of an iron more than once. All sharp angles and tailored creases, it is well proportioned and looks upscale. That’s true of the interior, too, which has a clean look and available high-end seating materials.

Roomy interior: Thanks to a low, flat dashboard and seats you can position high in the SUV, the XT4 feels larger inside than you might expect. That’s especially true of the rear seat, which offers a surprising amount of legroom for the small luxury SUV class. Cargo space isn’t quite as impressive, but it's nevertheless useful and more accommodating than some of the XT4’s rivals.

Infotainment system: In addition to providing a long list of standard and desirable features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and access to a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (a paid subscription is necessary),

the XT4’s infotainment system is simple and easy to use. You can control the system using the touchscreen, the improved-for-2020 controls on the center console, or voice commands. If you’re familiar with how a smartphone works, the XT4’s infotainment system should pose no challenges.

What Needs Improvement

Overall refinement: The Cadillac XT4 lacks refinement. The engine is loud, and when you’re driving this SUV, too much road and suspension noise makes its way into the cabin. Plus, the XT4 rides firmly, lacking the smoothness you might expect from a luxury model. The interior looks good and, especially in the Premium Luxury or Sport trim level, features quality materials in spots, but overall it comes across as inexpensively outfitted.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

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Cadillac XT4 features and specs

Luxury 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

237

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

109.4"

Overall length

181.1"

Width

76.7"

Leg room

F 44.1"/R 39.5"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 38.3"

Front tires

P235/60R18

Rear tires

P235/60R18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

250/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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