Introduced just three years ago, the Cadillac XT4 is the smallest crossover in the range, with a premium interior, sporty performance and plenty of new safety and convenience technology.
The cabin is surprisingly comfortable, with room for up to five people, but like others in the class more suitable for four people. The ample legroom in the rear is one of the plus points.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 235 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque, helps make the XT4 fun to drive.
This engine is used in all three trim levels and is mated to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission. There are three driver-selectable drive modes – Tour, Sport and Snow/Ice – allowing the XT4 to adapt to different road conditions and driver preferences.
Trim levels will be offered for 2022, with front-wheel drive as standard. Four-wheel drive is available across the board for an additional $2,500.
These are the Luxury model ($35,795; Sport ($39,395) and Premium Luxury ($39,595)) Freight adds $1,195 to the sticker price of all trims.
Our tester for this report was the all-wheel-drive Sport model, which has a base price of $41,895 plus freight.
The test vehicle the same in the premium Stellar Black Metallic exterior color, which came at a cost of $625.
Oddly enough, leather upholstery costs extra on our XT4. Our tester came with the Comfort Package ($2,050), which brought 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.