2022 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2022 Cadillac XT4 Comparison

Both the 2022 Cadillac XT5 and 2022 Cadillac XT4 offer decent passenger space and good looks. Apart from the size, they have some significant differences. Let’s compare them.

2022 Cadillac XT5

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Above average: Spacious cabin; choice of engines; optional four-wheel drive; modern design.

Under average: Floor cladding does not qualify for many extras; the base engine could be stronger.

Conformity: The 2022 Cadillac XT5 luxury crossover, with a size between compact and medium, offers comfort for five people and a choice of engines. The base engine is a bit weak and we recommend opting for a higher trim level.

2022 Cadillac XT4

2020 Cadillac XT4

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Above average: Spacious cabin; good standard features; sharp exterior design.

Under average: Choice of one engine; average trade-in value; engine noise; wind noise; ride quality.

Conformity: The 2022 Cadillac XT4, a luxury crossover on the border between subcompact and compact, offers plenty of space and a sleek appearance. The ride could use more refinement, and there is a lot of engine noise under hard acceleration.

XT5 versus XT4: compact comfort

Cadillac XT5

While not a true mid-size, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 has plenty of room for five passengers and their cargo. Not only does it offer comfortable, usable space, but the XT5 also has a sleek exterior, a modest grille and a high-quality interior. We also like the sliding rear seat that can be adjusted if needed for more legroom or more cargo space. With no one in the back, the cargo space is an impressive 63 cubic feet.

The base engine in the 2022 XT5 is a turbocharged four-cylinder, and while it’s adequate for getting around, we’d prefer it a little more powerful. We like the 3.6-litre V6, which in the Sport model also comes with standard four-wheel drive, a sportier suspension and stronger brakes. Base models have front-wheel drive, and both the Luxury and Premium Luxury versions can be specified with four-wheel drive for an additional $2,000.

Standard equipment is respectable, with keyless entry and ignition, heated and electrically adjustable front seats, leatherette upholstery, two-zone automatic climate control and a power tailgate. Infotainment comes from an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, satellite radio, four USB ports, Wi-Fi and a Bose audio system with 8 speakers.

Safety equipment comes from Cadillac’s Smart System suite, with forward collision warning, rear parking aid, a safety warning seat and a headway indicator.

We recommend switching to the Sport model for fun driving, or at least the Premium Luxury version, which can be equipped not only with the V6, but also with sport suspension, leather upholstery, a rear-view mirror, wireless charging of telephones, a sunroof and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic warning.

Cadillac XT4

Like its big brother the XT5, the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is not easy to classify, with a size that falls between compact and subcompact. That means it’s small and manoeuvrable, yet has plenty of room for cargo and passengers.

Inside, the XT4 offers decent space for passengers, with good head and legroom and a useful load area for its size. There’s a little more plastic in there than expected from a luxury nameplate, and unfortunately the cab can get quite loud, not only because of the engine noise when accelerating, but also because of the road and wind noise. More bad news comes in ride quality, which can be jittery and bumpy over uneven pavement.

There is only one engine choice in the XT4, connected to the front wheels or, optionally, all four. The turbocharged four-cylinder makes good power, but the XT4 isn’t fast, with a more relaxed level of acceleration. A 9-speed automatic transmission helps it reduce fuel consumption respectable.

Standard features are decent and include power front seats, simulated leather upholstery, various driving modes and an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Wi-Fi, satellite radio and two USB ports. Safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking system, rear parking assist, rear seat reminder and safety warning seat.


Striking styling; optional four-wheel drive; spacious cabins; Guarantee; NHTSA 5 star security.

2022 Cadillac XT5 Advantages

Choice of engines; cargo space; more refined; drive more smoothly.

2022 Cadillac XT4 Advantages

Lower price; fuel economy; easier to park.

Which one is right for me?

There’s a lot to like about the 2022 Cadillac XT5, from its luxurious equipment to its spacious cabin and choice of engines. If you want a comfortable small to mid-sized luxury SUV with an optional V6, the XT5 is worth checking out.

While certainly less expensive than its big brother, the 2022 Cadillac XT4 isn’t the best choice in its segment. While the XT5 offers refinement and comfort befitting a luxury vehicle, the XT4 falls short in almost every way.

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2022 Cadillac XT5 2022 Cadillac XT4
Popular powertrains
Engine 2.0-litre turbo I4 2.0-litre turbo I4
horsepower 237 hp @ 5,000 rpm 237 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Couple 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
Transfer 9-speed automatic 9-speed automatic
Fuel economy 24 mpg (21 city/29 highway) 26 mpg (24 city/30 highway)
Also available 3.6-liter V6; AWD AWD
Basic warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 6 years/70,000 miles
NHTSA General Safety Assessment 5 stars 5 stars
Maximum seating capacity 5 5
wheelbase 112.5 inches 109.4 inches
Total length 189.6 inches 181.1 inches
Width 74.9 inches 74.9 inches
Height 66.1 inches 64.1 inches
turning diameter: N/A 38.0 feet
Headroom, front 39.7 inches 39.4 inches
Headroom, rear 38.4 inches 38.3 inches
Legroom, front 41.2 inches 40.4 inches
Legroom, rear 39.0 inches 39.5 inches
Shoulder room, front 58.3 inches 57.0 inches
Shoulder room, rear 56.3 inches 55.1 inches
EPA passenger volume 104.5 cubic feet 100.6 cubic feet
EPA freight volume 30.2/63.0 cubic feet 22.5/48.9 cubic feet

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