Cadillac XT4 for 2023 has more standard technology, new colors

Cadillac’s XT4 small crossover utility returns for 2003 with only minor changes and a starting price of $36,295 (plus $1,195 freight) for the base front-wheel drive model.
At the center of the lineup is the Premium Luxury model with front-wheel drive for $40,195, followed by the Sport model for $40,795 with front-wheel drive.
Four-wheel drive is available on all three models for an additional $2,500. Our tester for this report was the all-wheel-drive Sport version, which cost $43,295 but came with a long list of extras that pushed the final sticker price up to $57,510.
New for 2023 are two exterior colors, Argent Silver Metallic and Radiant Red Tintcoat ($1,225 extra). Our tester had the Argent Silver Metallic paint, which came at no extra cost.

Also new for 2023 is the addition of Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, along with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as standard features.
The XT4 is the smallest crossover in the Cadillac range, and even with the base model it comes with a premium interior, sporty performance and plenty of safety, convenience, infotainment and connectivity technology.
While the cabin is surprisingly comfortable, with room for up to five people, the rear seat is best for two rather than three.
We made several trips with four adults on board, and no one complained about their seating. The generous legroom in the rear is one of the advantages of the XT4.

Under the hood of all three trim levels is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 235 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque.
It is mated to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission and there are three driver-selectable drive modes – Tour, Sport and Snow/Ice – allowing the XT4 to adapt to different road conditions and driver preferences.
Power was more than adequate for routine driving and the turbocharger kicked in with quick boosts of power with no noticeable lag.
While leather is standard on the mid-range Premium Luxury model, it costs extra on our XT4 Sport. It was included in the Comfort and Convenience Package ($2,350), which brought the leather seating surfaces and an eight-way power front passenger seat. The driver’s seat comes standard with eight-way power seats and both front seats have two-way power lumbar support.

Standard features included heated/electric folding door mirrors with turn signals; driver seat memory; a hands-free power tailgate with programmable height; passive access, with keyless start button and adaptive remote start; LED headlights and taillights; 60/40 folding rear backrest with folding center armrest with two cup holders; universal remote control for home; a rain-sensitive windshield wipers.
Other high-tech safety features include a forward collision warning, front pedestrian braking, a high-definition rear view camera, a safety warning seat and a teen driving feature.
The Driver Assist package ($1,100) gave us automatic reverse braking, improved automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
Sport models have additional seat reinforcement, but the sporty features are mostly cosmetic. They include a gloss black mesh grille inspired by Cadillac’s high-performance V Series models, gloss black window trims and specific Sport alloy wheels.

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