Today, we arrive for some seat time in the 2019 Cadillac XT4. As usual, we invite readers to pen their questions, comments and concerns in the comment section below.
The XT4 is an important new vehicle for Cadillac, marking its first compact crossover ever. It also comes after rivals have had years to cement themselves as strongholds on the booming segment. We’ll put the 2019 Cadillac XT4 through its paces to see if it’s up to snuff with rivals.
Cadillac will have two XT4 variants to sample: the XT4 Luxury trim and XT4 Sport trim. Recall, the luxury crossover ushers in Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy. Buyers start with a base Luxury model and either select a Luxury or Sport path as he or she climbs up the trim hierarchy. Luxury models feature typical chrome and shiny bits with standard red taillights in the rear. Those who opt for the Sport model will find more blacked-out trim pieces and clear LED taillights. Base pricing for the 2019 XT4 starts at $35,790, though options can quickly turn the compact crossover into a mid-$50,000 vehicle.
The top-of-the-line Premium Luxury or Premium Sport trims start at $40,290. Luxury-trimmed models add leather seating, a suite of active safety features, and more. The Sport trim sees the same upgrades, but ditches chrome for black accents and a pair of clear LED taillights at the rear, as mentioned. All-wheel drive is a $2,500 option regardless of trim.
Packages to add to the top-of-the-line Premium Luxury model include a comfort and convenience package ($1,050), enhanced visibility package ($1,500), technology package ($1,650), driver assist package ($1,100), cold weather package ($850) and driver awareness package ($770). We’ll get as much experience with the added goodies as possible.
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Questions involving driving impressions will be answered on Monday, September 17, due to embargoes.