2023 Cadillac XT4 is a small premium crossover with all the rage of Modern American Engineers. And there is no reason to argue, why many drivers draw towards its upright driving position, practical cabins, and upscale images. The XT4’s one of the roomier options among these mini utes, which makes it stand over those who appreciate extra interior space. But its interior trappings fall just short of what you’ll find in rivals such as the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA- and GLB-class SUVs. All the models are powered by a 235-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a host of infotainment features are included across the range. The XT4 is well-performing, particularly the Sport trim, but if one is seeking a more playful option, then it’s better to consider the BMW X1, which is nearly as practical but offers more driving thrills.
Cadillac added three new exterior colors; Galactic Gray, Latte, and Rosewood for the 2023 XT4 lineup. The Sport model features red-painted brake calipers, and the turbocharged four-pot engine now pumps out 235-hp rather than 237, which is a bummer. Consumers will no longer receive the standard carpeted floor mats in addition to the optional premium carpet mats. Also, the SUVs will not have Near Field Communications wireless phone-pairing feature.
Engine & Performance
Under the hood lies a turbocharged four-pot engine that delivers 235 horsepower. The powerhouse is mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. The XT4 Sport upon testing sashayed its way to 60 mph in a lackluster 7.8 seconds, which is 1.5 seconds behind the X1. Despite the difference, the XT4 felt vigorous around town and also, when merging onto the highway. And, it would be better to Ignore Cadillac’s assertion of sportiness with the XT4. It’s more of a country club cruiser than a sports car. The ride is average, as long as the road is relatively smooth. Rough stretches of asphalt transfer plenty of vibrations and sharp impacts into the cabin, especially when floating on the optional 20-inch wheels. The steering accuracy is quite disappointing and is neither fearsome nor direct in its action.
|2023 Cadillac XT4 Mileage||City||Highway|
|Front-Wheel-Drive||26 mpg||30 mpg|
|All-Wheel-Drive||25 mpg||29 mpg|
Regardless of its fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation capability, the XT4 earns an average EPA fuel-economy estimates, reaching 30 mpg on the highway with front wheel drive. While the all-wheel-drive manages an EPA-rating of 29 mpg.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Cadillac XT4 Dimensions|
|Cargo volume||72 cu ft|
All XT4 variants feature an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Cadillac’s CUE software. The touchscreen is nice and crisp and is tucked slightly into the dashboard. The interface is easy to use, too, and in addition to touching the screen, the user can also interact via a console-mounted knob. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, and a seven-speaker audio system are all standard. While navigation and a 13-speaker Bose audio system are optional.
|2023 Cadillac XT4 Trims||Price (USD)|
The Premium Luxury and Sport models both cost almost the same, but the former doesn’t live up to its name. While the latter is even better to drive, we would recommend the XT4 Sport. It has unique wheel designs, blacked-out exterior trim, and exclusive interior accents. The Sport also has an exclusive active suspension with adaptive dampers and better-bolstered front seats.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Cadillac XT4 Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||7.8 sec|
|0-100 MPH||23.0 sec|
|1/4 Mile||16.1 sec|
|Top Speed||132 mph|