10 Things I Love About the Cadillac XT4
The all-new Cadillac XT4 is marketed as a compact crossover perfect for a small family or a city dweller who wants the height and safety of an SUV without the typical size.
But does it deliver on this promise? I was lucky enough to try out the XT4 recently, and here’s what I loved about it.
1.The Rear View
For me, there’s just something about large rear tires. And a compact crossover with this view makes it look sporty and fun, not just functional. I also love the wide stance and Cadillac's signature tall tail lights, which give it an elegant yet vibrant appearance.
2. The Front Grille and Headlights
Standard LED headlights on the Cadillac XT4 along with the black diamond grille gives this model a classic look. The overall lines are sleek and compact, and further evidence that this is luxury, baby.
3. The Simple-to-Use Touchscreen
Oh, man did I appreciate the intuitive dashboard and infotainment controls. In some vehicles, multiple screens and far too many buttons, touchpads and joysticks over-complicate things. The Cadillac dash and infotainment system, on the other hand, keeps everything neat, tidy and easily within reach while driving.
4. The Huge Moonroof/sunroof
The giant moonroof lets in a lot of light within the cabin, making the car feel even larger than it is—and this extends all the way to the back seat.
5. The Interior color
The white (Wheat) leather in the vehicle I tested was just beautiful. There are actually three interior colors to choose fromJet—Black, Sedona (a rich brown) and Wheat—all modern and elegant.
6. The Sleek Exterior Lines
The lines on the XT4 are refined and simple, and really read “classic Cadillac” with just a hint of SUV.
7. The Simple Steering Wheel controls
Similar to the touchscreen and infotainment centers, the steering wheel controls are also simple to use and include music, dash settings, cruise control and phone calls.
8. The Robust Shoulder-Check View
As you can see in this photo, a shoulder-check to the right gives you a broad and open view out of the back and side of the vehicle. The rear side windows have extra panels to add even more visibility.
9. The Roomy Cargo
There is plenty of space throughout the XT4, including legroom for all passengers and the driver. There’s also ample space for car seats, yet the LATCH clips are hidden under the leather overlay.
10. The Overall Modern Luxury
This guy may not be enormous, but that’s the point. There aren't very many compact crossovers on the market yet, and even fewer if you want to go high-end. The XT4 has it all: space, simplicity and luxury.