When buyers think about American luxury vehicles, they typically think of Cadillac. The XT4 is this brand's contribution to the heavily populated small SUV market. Having debuted in 2019, this is a vehicle still looking to make its mark. That said, it already is developing a strong fanbase thanks to its sleek appearance and upscale cabin. The 2021 Cadillac XT4 adds more standard equipment, making it a more appealing choice than ever before.
What's New for the 2021 XT4?
The XT4 adds wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to its list of standard equipment in 2021. The entry-level Luxury trim level now has a power liftgate and the option of adding the Driver Awareness package. Included in the package are safety-enhancing features such as lane-keep assist and automatic high beams.
Both the Sport and Premium Luxury trim levels get a new design for their side mirrors, which now includes integrated turn signals. Also new for the Sport trim are red brake calipers. Finally, buyers now have two new paint colors to consider. They are known as Wave Metallic and Infrared Tintcoat.
Although there are three different trim levels for the 2021 XT4, there is only one engine. The turbo 2.0L four-cylinder has the ability to churn out 237-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission provides the SUV with responsive shifting. All three of the trims get front-wheel drive standard and the ability to upgrade to all-wheel drive if preferred.
The XT4 comes standard with advanced cylinder-deactivation technology. This helps it return very respectable fuel economy numbers. With front-wheel drive, this small SUV gets an EPA estimated 24mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. Going with all-wheel drive will mean getting 22mpg city and 29mpg highway in the XT4.
Choosing the 2021 XT4 will mean getting forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. This likely helped the SUV earn its five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Premium Luxury model gets rain-sensing windshield wipers to help take the pressure of the driver when conditions start to deteriorate. This model also adds blind-spot monitoring as well as rear cross-traffic alert.
The available Driver Assistance package, which requires the Driver Awareness package to be added, gives the XT4 adaptive cruise control. Also included here is reverse automatic emergency braking. There is also an Enhanced Visibility package, which has advanced features such as rear pedestrian alert, a surround-view parking camera system, and a digital rearview mirror. It even has an automatic parking assist that can do all of the steering when parking the XT4.
With names like Premium, Premium Luxury, and Sport, Cadillac lets drivers know right away that the XT4 is a sophisticated choice. The entry-level Premium is equipped with things such as LED headlights and a power liftgate. Inside the cabin, this model has dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, power-adjustment for the front seats, and much more.
The Premium Luxury adds memory settings for the driver's seat, a handy feature for those who share the XT4 with another driver. The top-of-the-line Sport trim is equipped very similarly but adds athletic touches. Highlights include a sport steering wheel and seats with adjustable side bolsters.
Technology has become the way to many driver's hearts. The XT4 does not disappoint, coming equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen and wireless smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. All models are also equipped with an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Technology package is available for the Premium Luxury and Sport trims. It includes multiple upscale additions for the XT4, including a head-up display, air ionizer, and wireless phone charging. A power-adjustable steering wheel is also included.
Buyers on a quest for as much cargo space as they can get from a compact SUV will love the XT4. With the second-row up, this vehicle offers 22.5 cubic feet. The XT4 comes with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. When folded down, there are nearly 49 cubic feet. These are excellent numbers for this vehicle class.
The XT4 is a two-row SUV with plenty of room to stretch out in. It has more rearseat legroom than many of its rivals, making it a great choice for those with older children. The driver's seat offers a great deal of support and excellent forward visibility. Thanks to standard active noise cancellation, the XT4 has a relaxing cabin that is enjoyable to ride in.
When its power, practicality, and luxury are all factored in, the 2021 Cadillac XT4 becomes an obvious choice for a broad range of drivers.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Cadillac XT4 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.