2023 Cadillac XT4 Offers More Upscale Cabin


If you’re seeking a small premium SUV that offers sharp styling, well-equipped cabin, and plenty of room, then the 2023 Cadillac XT4 is worth a look. Like the model before, the forthcoming XT4 model is one of the roomier options among many SUVs in the class. This model offers rear legroom of 39.5 inches, and headroom of 38.3 inches, which is enough for a 6-footer to feel comfortable.

On top of that, the cabin is equipped with many upscale materials and technology we saw on more expensive models. As the outgoing model, the new XT4 is powered by the same proven 235-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, which performs very well.

2023 Cadillac XT4 side

2023 Cadillac XT4 Design

The 2023 Cadillac XT4 is a small attractive SUV with upscale outward appearance. It’s also compact, and it has arguably interesting shapes.

However, even the entry-level model is quite well-equipped with LED headlights/daytime running lights/taillights, powered tailgate, heated side mirrors, and stylish 18-inch alloy wheels. Furthermore, the Sport trim is the most favorite thanks to a black finish grille, roof rails, lower fasciae at both ends, and side window surrounds.

What’s New In the Cabin?

The new 2023 Cadillac XT4 is pretty roomy for an almost-subcompact crossover. According to Cadillac, this small SUV comes with a rear legroom of 39.5 inches, and headroom of 38.3 inches. We calculated that XT4 can easily fit a 6-footer behind to feel comfortable, as long as there isn’t another 6-footer up front. The luggage area is also acceptable, and there is behind 22.5 cubic feet or a total of 48.9 cubic feet with folded rear seats down.

Inside, as standard equipment, you’ll find an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Wi-Fi, satellite radio, natural voice recognition, one USB-A port, one USB-C port, and more. Like all other Cadillac models, the XT4 comes standard with the Smart System safety suite. The package includes a forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, rear park assists, and Safety Alert Seats.

2023 Cadillac XT4 interior

2023 Cadillac XT4 Powertrain Specs

Unfortunately, there is nothing new regarding the engine of the Cadillac XT4. As before, the new one will use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine is very potent, providing useful 237 horsepower.

Just for comparison, this amount of horsepower will outbreak rivals like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and the Mercedes-Benz GLB. Front-wheel drive is the basic configuration, while all-wheel drive is optional as on many other models. Despite its fuel-saving stop/restart function, the XT4 offers an average EPA fuel-economy estimates of 30 mpg on the highway.

2023 Cadillac XT4 rear

2023 Cadillac XT4 Price, Release Date

Based on many reports, the price of the new 2023 Cadillac XT4 will remain unchanged. That means we can expect Luxury trim and with front-wheel drive to start at $35,800, plus a destination charge. All-wheel drive costs extra $2,500 across the board. The XT4 Sport trim, which comes standard with all-wheel drive, is $42,400.

How Does the XT4 Stands with Competitions?

In the same pricing range is the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, with a starting price of $36k. However, the front-drive Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class costs a little higher at $38k, while the Lexus UX is the most affordable model with a price of $34k.

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