2021 Cadillac XT4

American luxury still holding true

Prices start at $35,795.00.

Is the Cadillac XT4 all new for 2021?

No. Cadillac’s entry to the subcompact crossover segment happened with the XT4 in 2019. 2021 brings some minor changes to the XT4. Now the base luxury trim receives a new standard power rear liftgate and the option of leather upholstery. Driver Awareness Package that includes automatic high-beam headlamps and lane-keeping assist has also been added to the Luxury trim as an option. The Sport trim receives red-painted brake calipers, Sport trim and Premium Luxury model come with new exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals. Two new colors are now available: Infrared Tintcoat and Wave Metallic.

XT4 Trim levels

The XT4 is offered in three trim levels:

  • Luxury
  • Premium Luxury (as tested)
  • Sport
As tested with MSRP of $48,440.00, not including destination charge

Premium Sport is nicely equipped. With most features you would expect in a luxury vehicle.

What is the Cadillac XT4 warranty?

  • 4 Year/50,000 mile Bumper-to- Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 6 Year/70,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty

What engine comes with Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury?

2.0L Inline-4 Cylinder Turbo Engine

All trim levels are powered the same, 237 Horsepower and 258 lb-ft of Torque. Engine is mated to a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission.

What are the interior features of the Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury?

Large spacious cabin with classic and simple styling. It has an easy straightforward feel to it, not overwhelming with functions…although it had it all and some! My car was finished in Jet Black interior. I was surprised to find it was not equipped with a sunroof or pano roof, which I must admit I don’t mind at all. The rear passenger area was spacious for my kids (in carseats) and the cargo area was much larger than what I thought it had to offer.

All XT4’s come with an 8.0-inch infotainment system. The interface on this Cadillac was much more attractive to me than some older Cadillac’s I have experienced in the past. The user experience was different than other cars, but I immediately picked up on it. In addition to touch screen navigating, you 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; navigation is optional, as is a 13-speaker Bose audio system. Selecting the available Technology package (Premium Luxury and Sport models only) adds a digital gauge cluster, a head-up display, and a wireless charging pad for your phone…one of my favorite options.

How does the Cadillac XT4 Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, I always ask myself, Is this car going to accomplish everything I need to do as a modern driver, father, and commuter living in a busy metropolitan city? In this case, yes and it does it well in my option. It’s a comfortable car for all with all the necessary technology amenities we need today. My favorite (and my pregnant wife’s) part was lumbar massages on demand!

As a car enthusiast, I love the styling of the car, it’s bold. It screams more than entry level luxury to me and much more masculine than some competitors. You know a car is good looking when it’s easy to photograph. I also like the engine feel and response. 2.0L Turbo engines seem to be a popular choice for the segment, but it works for this size vehicle. It has a sporty feel!

Final thoughts

In my industry when a car drives nice we say “it drives like a Cadillac”. Classic Cadillacs are synonymous with being being very easy, soft and very comfortable cars. I sat in the car for the first time with high expectations for these characteristics and I found them. I must say I enjoyed driving the car for the whole week. I believe it to be a strong competitor in the segment and competitively priced.

XT4 Premium Luxury Features

XT4 Performance Basics

  • First year maintenance included
  • Front wheel drive with driver mode selector
  • Stabilitrak – stability control includes traction control
  • 18″ Wheels


  • 8″ display
  • Android, Auto & Apple Carplay Capable
  • Onstar services and 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Adaptive remote start
  • Power lift gate
  • Driver and passenger lumbar support


  • Forward collision alert
  • front and rear park assist
  • Front pedestrian breaking
  • HD rear camera
  • Lane change alert with side blind zone alert
  • Teen driver

*Features available with Premium Luxury trim

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