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Cadillac XT4 Overview


Cadillac is going through rapid change and with that comes redesigned vehicles and the XT4 does this exceptionally well. This might be in part thanks to a group of young designers and the rest of Cadillac's line up currently. Concepts like the Elmiraj showcase how ambitious they were at the very start, now what we see in production form from an SUV is a high degree of sculpture, confidence, poise, boldness, and overall a youthful design mean to attract a demographic that directly reflects this new move. Distinctive styling cues and trim finishes mentioned below further contribute to this uniqueness in ways other car makers haven't entirely. Overall, the XT4 is a winner in our books, so far.

A team of young designers representing the heart of the XT4’s target customer demographic helmed the design, penning an expressive SUV that injects a higher degree of sculpture into Cadillac’s lineup — and today’s vehicle is very close to their original visions for the exterior and interior.

“The XT4 has a great presence that is confident and poised,” said Therese Pinazzo, exterior design manager. “It exudes Cadillac’s DNA, but with a new boldness that speaks to the youthfulness of its team and its customers.”

In keeping with Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy, the Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models offer distinctive styling cues and trim finishes to create unique personas and greater choice for customers. XT4 Sport models feature a gloss black mesh grille inspired by Cadillac’s high-performance V-Series models, gloss black window moldings and specific Sport alloy wheel choices. Luxury and Premium Luxury models feature grilles with bright metallic accents, satin aluminum window moldings and satin chrome-accented door handles.

All models feature advanced LED lighting technology front and rear, with front LED low and high beams and an LED-illuminated light blade for the daytime running lamps. Cadillac’s vertical L-shaped lighting signature is stretched horizontally, emphasizing the XT4’s width and confident stance.

Standard LED taillights are housed in traditional red lenses on Luxury and Premium Luxury, while the Sport model receives tinted neutral-density (clear) lenses that complement the generally darker exterior color choices.

Eight exterior colors will be offered on the 2019 XT4 at launch: Atlantic Metallic, Autumn Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Twilight Blue Metallic, Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Stellar Black Metallic and Radiant Silver Metallic.
- Cadillac USA


On the inside yon can find the same design philosophy offered to a degree with its own unique twist. Here you can find design elements that are sophisticated, modern, bold, youthful, athletic, and overall next-generation compared to what Cadillac and other car makers have offered up till now. To achieve this Cadillac simplified what Cadillac design meant to them and conveyed that into a simpler, bolder and most important, sportier design. Practically is met with generous rear occupant space that is said to be segment leading. Broken down into numbers that is 39.5 inches (1,004 mm) of legroom and 48.9 cubic feet (1,385 liters) of maximum cargo volume.

Echoing the exterior design themes, the new XT4’s cabin conveys boldness and strength with youthful athleticism. Sweeping arcs and tapered lines enhance the feeling of spaciousness and give it a taut, tightly wrapped appearance.

The interior elements come together in a sophisticated and modern design. Intuitive technology includes available next-generation wireless device charging and an in-cabin air ionizer.

“With the XT4’s interior, we distilled Cadillac to its essence,” said Phillip Kucera, Interior Design manager. “We’ve been able to be simpler and bolder than we have ever been before, giving the SUV attitude and a sporty connotation.”

The all-new XT4 offers exceptional space for a compact luxury SUV, particularly for rear-seat passengers. It is expected to lead the segment in rear-seat roominess, with 39.5 inches (1,004 mm) of legroom. The XT4 also offers 48.9 cubic feet (1,385 liters) of maximum cargo volume with the rear seat folded.

"The XT4 was envisioned holistically to deliver a dynamic sporty exterior without compromising comfort and functionality for passengers,” said Cadillac Exterior Design Director Jim Fleming, who helped create the vehicle’s architecture.

“It’s a great balance that delivers style and comfort on long drives such as a weekend getaway to a favorite ski slope, while still offering excellent cargo room for that ski trip’s gear.”

Additional interior features and highlights include:
  • The thick, three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel is all new and was developed to enhance the sporty feel of the vehicle while maintaining driver comfort on long drives.
  • Sport-inspired seating with prominent seat-bottom and seatback bolsters balances comfort with the kind of support typically found in sports sedans. A massage feature is available.
  • Available white ambient lighting casts a sophisticated glow and highlights important features.
  • Technology integration includes Cadillac’s first rotary controller for the Cadillac user experience and other vehicle features (see below for more information), along with streamlined vehicle controls for easier, more intuitive use.
  • At launch, the 2019 XT4 will be offered in seven interior environments, based on Luxury, Premium Luxury or Sport trims:
  • XT4 Luxury — Light Platinum/Jet Black with Aluminum Metallized decor trim
  • XT4 Premium Luxury — Jet Black with Diamond-Cut Aluminum, Light Platinum/Jet Black with Linear Galaxy High-Gloss Wood, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood
  • XT4 Sport — Jet Black with Cinnamon Accents with Twenty-Two High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Light Wheat/Jet Black with Red Accents and Morello Red High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood.
- Cadillac USA


In-car tech has grown to become a vital part of the automotive experience these days and Cadillac's advanced interface ensures owners won't be left behind. What we get is an 8-inch screen with 768p HD resolution, NFC(Near-Field Communication), 15-watt wireless charging (with faster charging times), four standard USB Ports, three 12-volt accessory power outlets, a full suite of active safety features, 4G LTE, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store, a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system, and many more.

Led by the latest Cadillac user experience, the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface, the XT4 offers a connected environment.

The Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition that can be updated over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs. It leverages the cloud and available embedded 4G LTE connection to enable personalization, available connected navigation and news, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store and a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system.

The new controller includes volume and seek forward/back controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a large center dial to operate primary features of the most frequently used apps, scroll menus and lists and select other apps to be displayed.

Additional XT4 technologies include:
  • The 8-inch Cadillac user experience interface screen has 768p HD resolution
  • Near-Field Communication, a Cadillac-first integration, greatly improves the process of pairing a phone (if compatible) with Cadillac user experience.
  • Next-generation, 15-watt wireless charging is available and offers faster charging times.
  • There are four standard USB Ports and three 12-volt accessory power outlets. Models equipped with the available navigation radio also receive an SD memory card reader in the center console.
  • The full suite of active safety features includes Surround Vision and second-generation Rear Camera Mirror (available)
- Cadillac USA

Driving Dynamics

Backing up the XT4's youthful, bold and athletic design inside and out are driving characteristics that Cadillac suggests complements this. At the forefront of this is their all-new 2.0L Turbo engine that produces 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm). The most important here is torque which the XT4 has plenty and with a flat torque curve get-up-and-go should be plenty. Making that power available is a nine-speed automatic transmission that when paired with the available twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system makes throwing around the XT4 even easier regardless of user experience. Taking driving dynamics to a higher degree is Continuous Damping Control that makes adjustments every 2 milliseconds.

The new Cadillac XT4’s confident, athletic appearance is complemented by great agility. It is characteristically Cadillac in refinement and responsiveness, but with a youthful edginess derived from the brand’s critically acclaimed sports sedans.

It starts with an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine. This advanced, power-dense inline-four-cylinder — 118.5 hp per liter — features an industry-first tripower system. The system is designed to optimize performance and efficiency by having three distinct operating modes, including high and low valve lift and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).

The engine also features a twin-scroll turbocharger to enhance torque production at lower speeds, as well as direct injection, active thermal management and stop/start technologies. Output is SAE-certified at 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm). A nearly flat torque curve gives the XT4 surprising responsiveness throughout the engine’s RPM range.

A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with the new engine, helping the XT4 offer an EPA-estimated 30mpg in highway driving[4]. The vehicle also features the next generation of electronic precision shift, which features an intuitive shifting sequence.

When it comes to channeling the XT4’s power to the pavement, a strut-type front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension are tuned to balance refinement with responsiveness. The standard Driver Select Mode allows that tuning to be adjusted on demand for different driving styles and road conditions.

A twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system is available and offers the convenience of decoupling entirely from the rear wheels when the driver chooses, eliminating drivetrain friction.

XT4 Sport’s available Active Sport Suspension features Continuous Damping Control and takes driving dynamics and control to a higher threshold, using electronic sensors to monitor the road in real time and making damping adjustments every 2 milliseconds.

The XT4 is also the first Cadillac to introduce electro-hydraulic braking assist, which supplants the traditional vacuum-assisted power braking system with an electro-hydraulic system that enhances fuel economy and takes up less space under the hood.
- Cadillac USA

Features & Specifications

Coming fall 2019 with no pricing mentioned yet for the various trims listed below, what is included in Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trims should give you an idea of where the XT4 sits among its rivals from brands like BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Mercedes and Audi. Already we can see how well equipped it is with just standard features like LED headlamps and tail lamps, 18-inch wheels, leatherette trim, Cadillac User Experience, and more. At the same time it isn't too much to the point Cadillac can't price themselves aggressively. Owners looking for more can opt for features like all-wheel-drive, 20-inch Luxury wheels, a Driver Awareness Package, Visibility Package, Driver Assist Package, Technology Package, Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control and more.

Standard and Available Features
(Premium Luxury and Sport content is in addition to or in place of Luxury content)

XT4 Luxury
  • 18-in. 10-spoke alloy wheels with Bright Silver finish
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Satin aluminum side glass moldings
  • Leatherette trim
  • 8-way driver/6-way passenger power front seats
  • Aluminum metallized interior decor
  • Rotary controller
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Teen Driver
  • Cadillac user experience
  • Four USB ports
  • 60/40-split rear seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Adaptive Remote Start
  • Cold weather package

  • Trailering package
  • All-wheel drive

  • 18-inch 10-spoke wheels with Pearl Nickel finish
  • Illuminated door handles with satin chrome accents
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Power-folding outside mirrors
  • Satin aluminum finish on roof rails
  • Leather seat surfaces
  • Ambient lighting
  • Wood or aluminum interior décor
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Safety Alert Seatiii
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Power liftgate
  • All wheel drive
  • Cold weather package

  • Sunroof
  • Trailering package
  • Navigation radio and Bose audio system
  • Comfort and Convenience package
  • 20-inch Luxury wheels
  • Driver Awareness Package
  • Visibility Package
  • Driver Assist Package
  • Technology Package

  • 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Argent Metallic finish
  • LED front turn signal and cornering lamps
  • Tinted neutral-density taillamp lenses
  • Gloss Black finish on the front grille, side glass moldings and roof rails
  • Body-color door handles
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Power-folding outside mirrors
  • Leatherette trim with sport accents
  • Ambient lighting
  • Carbon fiber or wood interior décor
  • Sport steering wheel and pedals
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Safety Alert Seatiii
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Power liftgate
  • All wheel drive
  • Cold weather package

  • Sunroof
  • Trailering package
  • Navigation radio and Bose audio system
  • Comfort and Convenience package
  • 20-inch Sport wheels
  • Driver Awareness Package
  • Visibility Package
  • Driver Assist Package
  • Technology Package
  • Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control
(North American specs, as of time of publication)

  • Model - 2019 Cadillac XT4
  • Body Style - 5 door, 5 passenger compact luxury SUV
  • Manufacturing location - Fairfax Assembly, Kansas City, Kansas

  • Wheelbase (in / mm) - 109.4 / 2779
  • Overall length (in / mm) - 181.1 / 4599
  • Overall width (in / mm) - 74.1 / 1881 (excluding outside rearview mirrors)
  • Overall height (in / mm) - 64.1 / 1627 (including roof rails)
  • Turning circle (feet) - 38.0
  • Ground clearance (in / mm) - 6.7 / 171

  • Seating capacity (front / rear) - 2 / 3
  • Headroom (in / mm) - 39.4 / 1000 (front), 38.3 / 973 (rear)
  • Legroom (in. / mm) - 40.4 / 1026 (front), 44.1 / 1121 (front, maximum), 39.5 / 1004 (rear)
  • Cargo volume (cu ft) - 22.5 (behind 1st row), 48.9 (behind 2nd row)

  • Curb weight (lbs / kg) -3660 / 1660 (FWD Luxury – est.)
  • Max. towing capacity (lbs) - 3500 (with available towing package)

  • City - 25 mpg
  • Highway - 30 mpg
  • Combined - 27 mpg

  • Type: 2.0L Turbocharged I4 DOHC with Active Fuel Management, direct injection and stop/start
  • Bore and stroke (in. / mm): 3.26 x 3.63 / 83 x 92.3
  • Block material: Cast aluminum
  • Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum
  • Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder with tripower system
  • Fuel delivery: Direct injection with electronic throttle control
  • Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 237 / 177 @ 5000 (SAE cert.)
  • Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm): 258 / 350 @ 1500-4000 (SAE cert.)

  • Type: Hydra-Matic 9T50 nine-speed electronically controlled automatic

  • Front Suspension: MacPherson strut with coil-over spring; direct-acting stabilizer bar. Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control (avail. on Sport)
  • Rear Suspension: Five-link independent with coil springs and fully isolated cradle
  • Steering Type: Electric variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
  • Brake Type: Four-wheel disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic assist
  • Wheel Size: 18-in. alloy (std.), 20-in. alloy (avail.)

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I cannot post a new thread but GM Insider has reported the first Cadillac XT4 sales:
"Cadillac XT4 sales totaled 212 units, representing the first sales of the small crossover"
GM Sales Numbers Third Quarter 2018 United States | GM Authority

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