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2021 Cadillac XT4 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: August 29, 2020
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Cadillac is one of the oldest brands and considered a symbol of automobile luxury and innovation. The XT4 is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV first introduced in the 2018 New York Auto Show.

The XT4 received few tweaks to the standard equipment list in 2020. Since the model is still new, the 2021 Cadillac XT4 will be a carryover model with no notable changes. The prices for the 2021 Cadillac XT4 will also remain close to the 2020 model, starting close to a starting price of $36,690.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Great cargo capacity

Quick and intuitive infotainment system

AWD option offered on all the trims

Cons

Not as engaging to drive as some other rivals

Using some controls can get confusing at times

What's New?

The car remains unchanged for the year 2021.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2021 Cadillac XT4 Interior video

Styles

2021 Cadillac XT4 in Autumn Metallic color 2021 Cadillac XT4 in Crystal White Tricoat color 2021 Cadillac XT4 in Red Horizon Tintcoat color
Autumn Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.4

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.9

Competition

6.7

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Cadillac XT4 Luxury

Luxury

power
237 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$36,790 - $39,290


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $36,790 MSRP (24/24/30) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled front wheel drive 5
Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $39,290 MSRP (22/24/29) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled all wheel drive 5

2021 Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury

Premium Luxury

power
237 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$40,790 - $43,290


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium Luxury 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,790 MSRP (24/24/30) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled front wheel drive 5
Premium Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $43,290 MSRP (22/24/29) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled all wheel drive 5

2021 Cadillac XT4 Sport

Sport

power
237 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$40,990 - $43,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,990 MSRP (24/24/30) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled all wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $43,490 MSRP (22/24/29) 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic electronically-controlled all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2021 Cadillac XT4 will get the same powertrain setup as the 2020 Cadillac XT4. This implies that the 2021 XT4 will get a 2L turbocharged inline-4 engine. There’d be no other available engine options.

The XT4 faces stiff competition from the likes of Volvo XC40, Toyota RAV4 and GMC Terrain. Here’s our take on the 2021 Cadillac XT4 that is soon going to be on sale in the market.

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Front View
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Rear View

8.4/10
Features

 
 
 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.9/10
Interior

 
 
 

6.7/10
Competition

 
 

2021 Cadillac XT4 Features

8.4/10

The 2021 Cadillac XT4’s trim lineup remains unchanged from the 2020 model year. This implies that the 2021 Cadillac XT4 will be available in a total of 3 trims, namely - Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The prices for the 2021 Cadillac XT4 will initiate close to the $36,600 mark and will max-out close to $43,300 for the top-spec Sport trim.

All the trims are mechanically the same with some enhancement in the features. The Drivetrain is offered in FWD and AWD. If you want to have the AWD drive you need to spend an extra $3000 over the base msrp of the selected trim. 

Trim

Luxury

Premium Luxury

Sport

MSRP(FWD)

$36,790

$40,790

$40,990

MSRP(AWD)

$39,290

$43,290

$43,490

Key Features

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

In addition to or replaces Luxury trim features with:

In addition to or replaces Sport trim features with:

 

Rear park assist

Front and rear park assist

Four-way power lumbar front seats

 

LED headlights

Hands-free power liftgate

Trim specific 18-inch alloy wheels

 

Automatic emergency braking

Lane change alert with a blind-zone warning

Sports steering wheel

 

Wifi Hotspot

Rear cross-traffic alert

Alloy pedals

 

Premium Sound System

Leather seats

Sporty interior trim

The Luxury trim offers features like Premium Sound System powered by Bose, Wifi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Safety features like Automatic Emergency braking with rear park assist.

The Premium Luxury is the next trim of the lineup which offers plenty of decent features including Lane Change alert with a blind-zone warning, Rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assists, and comfortable leather seats.

The Top trim of the XT4 lineup is Sport which offers standard features such as Four-way power lumbar front seat, Alloy pedals. It offers sport interior trim and sports steering wheel.

2021 Cadillac XT4 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The Sub Compact SUV is a good car, not a great car to say. It has been ranked 6 in terms of subcompact SUVs because the market is flooded with similar-looking SUVs with a spacious interior. Many cars within the same range offer plenty of decent features but despite this, Cadillac is good considering its reliability, performance, and warranty terms. 

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Though there are a number of ways and techniques for deriving the actual reliability and ownership experience of a vehicle, one of the most trusted ways is to call attention to what the JD Power says about it. The JD Power Report gives ratings to vehicles on certain parameters like the Quality, Driving experience, resale value, etc. The ratings are mainly based on reviews by car-owners. 

Speaking of this baby-SUV from Caddi, the 2020 Cadillac XT4 bagged a total score of 82 out of a maximum 100, which happens to be a pretty impressive score. Below is a further breakdown of this score:

  • Quality and reliability: 87 out of 100
  • Driving Experience: 77 out of 100
  • Resale: 75 out of 100
  • Dealership Experience: 86 out of 100

Since the 2021 Cadillac XT4 will be a carryover model, we expect the same score to imply on the new model as well.

The 2020 Cadillac XT4 on average costs about $36,935. The people from California, Missouri, Florida, New Hampshire, and New Jersey enjoy the lowest prices as they have been exempted from sales taxes.

Cadillac XT4 has no bad customer reviews and has no recall by NHTSA. The Cadillac XT4 is best in this term as no recall has been recorded for three years. Being a carryover model it is expected to have no recall in the 2021 Cadillac XT4.

In terms of ownership cost, it cost around $48,000 in the first 5 years of purchase. This amount includes a number of costs such as insurance, taxes and dealership charges, depreciation, repairs, fuel, financing, etc.

Warranty

With respect to the segment standards, the warranty package on offer with the 2021 Cadillac XT4 is pretty impressive and satisfactory. The 2021 Cadillac XT4 will come along with a limited warranty of 4 years/50,000.

It also offers a Powertrain warranty which is valid till 6 years/70,000 miles and Roadside assistance warranty of 6 years with no miles limit. Complementary 1-year maintenance schedule is offered along with a 6-year corrosion warranty.

Criteria

Period

Limited Warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain Warranty

6 years/ 70,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

6 years/ unlimited miles; whichever is earlier

Comparing the warranty with its rivals we get to apprehend that the limited warranty offered in all the opponents is the same just in terms of Powertrain warranty, Cadillac XT4 offers the best. Volvo presents best in terms of complimentary maintenance, which is valid until 3 years.

Miles Per Dollar

A gallon costs near about 2 USD on average. The car will nearly average about 26 miles per gallon, it runs you about 13 miles per dollar.

2021 Cadillac XT4 Buying Advice

Since all the trims of the 2021 Cadillac XT4 get identical powertrain setup, we’d suggest you save some bucks and go for the base Luxury model. Despite being the base variant, the Luxury trim gets a wide array of standard features. 

Is buying a used Cadillac XT4 SUV car a good idea?

Yes, buying a used Cadillac XT4 SUV is a good idea considering its engine performance, fuel economy, simple and attractive interior as well as exterior. The important aspect to buying used Cadillac is its depreciation cost and maintenance. 

It has a low depreciation cost of nearly 10% in the first year and has low maintenance and repair cost of $700 for the first five years of purchase. In terms of reliability, it is decent too with better warranty tenure.

2021 Cadillac XT4 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Under the hood of the 2021 Cadillac XT4 sits a 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine which produces 237 horsepower and 258lb-ft torque - the same as the 2020 Cadillac XT4. All the trims of the 2021 Cadillac XT4 get the same powertrain setup as there are no other engine options on offer. 

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Engine Bay

The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission that offers an optimal balance of fuel economy, better performance, and handling. The XT4 gets a FWD standard drivetrain. However, AWD configuration can be opted for on all the trims for an additional cost of $3000. 

Models

2021 Cadillac XT4 (Expected)

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 GMC Terrain Denali

MSRP

$36,690

$34,695

$35,600

$39,495

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Gas I4

2.0L Intercooled Turbo I-4

2.5L I-4

2.0L Turbocharged I4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power

237hp @5000rpm

187hp@4700rpm

203hp@6600rpm

252hp@6000rpm

Torque

258lb-ft@1500rpm

221lb-ft@1400rpm

184lb-ft@5000rpm

260b-ft@2500rpm

Considering power and torque output the GMC Terrain is best among its rivals. Cadillac XT4 competes well enough and tallies to the next position after GMC. The least power is offered by Volvo XC40 while the least torque is shown by Toyota RAV4 Limited.

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Acceleration And Braking Performance

2021 Cadillac XT4 clocked 0-60MPH in just 7.5 seconds and quarter miles in 15.8 seconds. The top speed attained by the car is 126 MPH. 

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Accelerate 0-60 MPH in 7.5 sec

The Cadillac XT4 performs well in the braking department as well. The SUV’s braking setup inspires confidence and doesn’t exhibit any signs of sway or nosedive under panic braking conditions. The Cadillac XT4 can decelerate from 60-0 mph in a distance of 126 feet. 

Models

2021 Cadillac XT4 (Expected)

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 GMC Terrain Denali

0-60 MPH

7.5 secs

6.7 secs

7.8 secs

9.3 secs

Quarter-Mile

15.8 secs

15.1 secs

15.2 secs

17.2 secs

Top-Speed

126 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

NA

60-0 MPH

126 ft

125 ft

131 ft

130 ft

Volvo XC40 is the fastest SUV among the rivals, followed by Cadillac XT4. The Toyota also impresses in terms of acceleration while GMC takes the maximum time to heap 0-60MPH. The best braking performance is offered by Volvo XC40.

2021 Cadillac XT4 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Cadillac XT4, with its standard FWD drivetrain can go a distance of 24 city miles or 30 expressway miles on a single gallon, thus summing the combined mpg to somewhere around 26 miles per gallon.

Swap the standard FWD drivetrain with the optional AWD configuration and the city/highway/combined mpg figures alter to 22/29/25. The Cadillac XT4 gets a fuel tank capacity of 15.9 gallons, which is the best in class. 

Models

2021 Cadillac XT4 (Expected)

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 GMC Terrain Denali

MPG(City)

24

23

26

22

MPG(Highway)

30

33

35

28

MPG (Combined)

26

27

30

24

Fuel Capacity 

15.9 gallons

14.2 gallons

14.5 gallons

14.9 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

381.6/477/410 miles

326.6/468.6/NA miles

377/507/NA miles

327.8/417.2/360 miles

2021 Cadillac XT4 Interior

7.9/10

2021 Cadillac XT4’s interior is simple and attractive but doesn't impart the premium feel that you expect from a Caddi. The vehicle is spacious and impressive and loaded with basic infotainment if you opt for the base trim, but as you go higher you will get ambient lighting that makes the interior appealing. It also offers various standard comfort specs like eight-way power-adjustable driver seats as well as a 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat in the base trim and top trim you will get 4-way power lumbar driver and passenger seats. 

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Cockpit Area

Cadillac XT4 offers can accommodate up to 5 passengers with the utmost ease. The trunk capacity is decent too, i.e. 22.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Small Storage offered such as a set of cupholders up front, seatback pockets, and lockable glove box.

Models

2021 Cadillac XT4 (Expected)

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 GMC Terrain Denali

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.4/57/40.4

39/56.7/40.9

37.7/57.8/41

40/57.2/40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/55.1/39.5

39.1/56.3/36.1

37.7/56.4/37.8

38.5/55.6/39.7

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

22.5

20.7

37.5

29.6

GMC Terrain Denali is the best among the rivals in terms of volume in the front and rear half. Volvo XC40 also offers a spacious cabin while Toyota disappoints with less space.

How’s the 2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV infotainment system?

As far as infotainment is concerned, Cadillac XT4 has a well diverse infotainment. It gets an 8-inch infotainment display with GUE software as standard. The dashboard of Cadillac XT4 is very engaging as it includes the display screen with knob and buttons. It also offers an optional infotainment system which includes 13 speakers bose audio system and 8-inch diagonal color driver infotainment system.

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Infotainment System

Some of the most prominent standard infotainment features offered inside the vehicle include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM
  • 4G LTE Wifi Hotspot
  • 4.2-inch diagonal color diver infotainment center
  • Standard 7-speakers audio system
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Interior Image

2021 Cadillac XT4 Exterior

2021 Cadillac XT4 maintains its legacy with its exterior styling and design. Its design reminds of typical SUVs that one desires to have. In the front, it has a massive grille with Galvano finish. From the side, it looks like a sports SUV. It includes automatic on/off headlights and dual exhaust in the back. It also offers hands-free power liftgate with a power sunroof. The Subcompact SUV runs on 18-inch alloy wheels; you can also opt for 20-inch alloy wheels with 9-spokes for a better driving experience.

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV 

The Cadillac XT4 is 181.1 inches in length, 76.7 inches in width, and in terms of height it is 64.1 inches long, It offers a ground clearance of 6.7 inches and a wheelbase of 109.4 inches.

Models

2021 Cadillac XT4 (Expected)

2020 Volvo XC40

2020 Toyota RAV4 Limited

2020 GMC Terrain Denali

Curb Weight

3660 lbs

3564 lbs

3485 lbs

3635 lbs

Length 

181.1”

174.2”

180.9”

182.3”

Width

76.7”

73.3”

73”

72.4”

Height

64.1”

65.3”

67.2”

65.4”

Ground Clearance

6.7”

8.3”

8.6”

7.9”

Wheelbase

109.4”

106.4”

105.9”

107.3”

Cadillac XT4 is not the largest vehicle of the lot, GMC Terrain is the largest. The Toyota RAV4 is the longest in terms of height and width as compared to its rivals. Best in class ground clearance is offered by Toyota RAV4 that makes the car most effective in occasional mild off-roading expeditions.

2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Exterior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Exterior Image
2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Exterior Image
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2021 Cadillac XT4 SUV Exterior Image
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2021 Cadillac XT4 Safety

Cadillac XT4 is pretty impressive in terms of the safety and driver-assist features offered as standard. It has been rated good almost in all aspects except the Frontal Barrier crash rating by NHTSA. Now lets us look at the key safety features offered by the Cadillac XT4 that make the car have an overall 5-star rating. 

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • HD rear vision camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • LED headlamps
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Side blind zone alert
  • Lane Change Alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Automatic on/off headlamps

2021 Cadillac XT4 Competition

6.7/10

2021 Cadillac XT4 Vs Volvo XC40

Volvo XC40 is a stiff competitor. It is faster than Cadillac and has better braking performance too. It also offers a better fuel economy as compared to Cadillac XT4. Both have similar interior space with an attractive exterior. Cadillac is more reliable and has better safety features as compared to XC40. Taking note of its reliability rating by J.D. Power, the Cadillac XT4 is the best option over here.

Volvo XC40

2021 Cadillac XT4 Vs Toyota RAV4 Limited

Cadillac XT4 performs outstandingly in almost all features except fuel economy and cargo space. Cadillac XT4 offers better power figures and performance and is faster with decent braking performance. The interior is more diverse and spacious in XT4 while Toyota RAV4 offers better trunk space. Both cars have decent styling. In terms of reliability, both cars are good with better safety features.

Toyota RAV4

 

2021 Cadillac XT4 Final Verdict

Cadillac XT4 is definitely the best choice available here. It has a decent engine performance with better acceleration and braking stats. It is also best in terms of fuel economy and has a spacious and comfortable interior. The exterior of the SUV is attractive with elegant styling. In terms of overall safety, it has been rated 5 stars by NHTSA and is the best reliable car on the market with no customer complaints.

Used Cadillac XT4 for Sale


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