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2021 Cadillac XT4

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Pros

  • Attractive styling
  • Comfortable seats
  • Intuitive infotainment

Cons

  • Unrefined in many ways
  • Luxury features are options
  • Confusing controls

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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With the 2021 Cadillac XT4, style is king, but not refinement

Cadillac’s entry-level luxury SUV is called the XT4. It is small in size but not small inside, where you’ll find more comfort and space than you might expect. Cargo volume ranges from 22.5 cubic feet behind the back seat to 48.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.

Every 2021 Cadillac XT4 has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 237 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive available. The 2021 XT4 comes in Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trim levels.

For 2021, the XT4 Sport gets red-painted brake calipers, while the Sport and XT4 Luxury add a power rear liftgate. Power-folding heated exterior mirrors are standard with the Sport and Premium Luxury trims for 2021. All XT4s also now boast wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Additional infotainment features include subscription-based connected services and 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. This small Cadillac SUV also has a basic package of standard driver-assist features. You’ll need to upgrade to get a blind-spot warning system, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera.

All Cadillac XT4 years

What is new for the 2021 Cadillac XT4?

  • XT4 trims have been upgraded with Front Seat Heaters, Lane Departure Warning, Panoramic Sunroof, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, and BOSE Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Air Conditioning, Running Boards, and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Luxury trim now comes with Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2021 Cadillac XT4 trims

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Luxury:

  • 237-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Mirrors
  • Side Airbags
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Premium Luxury:

Sport:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Cadillac XT4

What We Like

Exterior styling, interior design: Among small luxury SUVs, the XT4 has a distinctive sense of style and clearly conveys that it is a Cadillac. Especially when outfitted with larger wheels, this small SUV looks high-tech and upscale. Inside, clean design and appealing color combinations convey luxury, and quality materials are available, such as supple leather for the seats.

Comfortable cabin: Typically, small SUVs are, well, small inside. That’s also true of the Cadillac XT4, but it somehow feels larger than expected. The low and flat dashboard contributes to the sensation, as do the comfortable front and rear seats and the generous legroom for the rear passengers. In addition, the available dual-pane sunroof helps to make the XT4 feel open and airy.

Simple infotainment system: We thought the XT4’s infotainment system was appealing before this model year, and now it's even better. For 2021, Cadillac adds wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, helping to cut cabin clutter when you use the popular smartphone connectivity platforms. In addition, the XT4 offers subscription-based connected services and access to a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

A navigation system is available, as well as a 13-speaker Bose® surround-sound system.

What Needs Improvement

Refinement is lacking: The 2021 Cadillac XT4 looks good, but it isn’t the most refined model in the small luxury crossover class. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is loud and underpowered, the ride is firm nearly to the point of being brittle, and plenty of road and suspension noise makes it into the SUV’s interior. Plus, there is quite a bit of hard plastic trim in this Cadillac, which detracts from the otherwise stylish passenger compartment.

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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
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • 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
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • 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 40.4"/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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