The forthcoming 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a compact crossover SUV that will ride on a unique platform and it will get a new engine. While behind its rivals, Cadillac opted for a new strategy in order to stay competitive. That includes plenty of new models and we already saw CT6 sedan and XT5 crossover.
The XT4 made a debut this year and the first impressions are good. However, looking good is not enough in order to compete against the likes of BMW X3 or Audi Q5.
2019 Cadillac XT4 design and colors
As many of car experts predicted, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 will take a lot of styling cues from the XT5 crossover model. There are plenty of similarities between those two, and some of the cues are exactly the same. Headlights are swept-back and running lights are vertical. The trapezoidal grille is slightly larger on the XT4 model and bumper is exactly the same. You can feel the presence of sportiness and ruggedness at the same time and XT4 is also taking some styling cues from the CT6 sedan model.
The side intakes are higher in the fascia while the LED strips are placed vertically. The hood sits low and V-shaped honeycomb mesh gives the front end a very aggressive look. The rear end will also combine the design of the Cadillac’s crossover and sedan models. LED taillights are all-new while the tailgate and the rear bumper are the same as on the XT5 model. The colors that will be available in this year model are:
- Atlantic Metallic
- Red Horizon Tintcoat
- Radiant Silver Metallic
- Stellar Black Metallic
- Autumn Metallic (Orange)
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Shadow Metallic
- Twilight Blue Metallic
The upcoming model 2019 Cadillac XT4 will keep the same dimension as in the current one. It comes with the dimension of 181.1 inches length and 109.4-inch wheelbase. The XT4 is significantly larger than model BMW X1 and less than 2019 BMW X3. However, with the same dimensionally are models Audi Q5 and the Lexus NX. The new SUV has around 3.1-inch-shorter wheelbase and is 8.4 inches shorter overall than big brother model XT5. The base curb weight is 3691 lbs.
2019 Cadillac XT4 cabin is unique and good looking
The interior also sports a couple of familiar shapes and amenities. On the other hand, there are a few unique elements inside the 2019 Cadillac XT4. The dashboard holds a multi-tier design and an 8-inch infotainment display. A/C vents are placed in the corners and some black-trims are looking good. On top of that, the vents are so beautifully designed as they are getting slimmer toward the driver’s side window. The steering wheel is a three-spoke and is new as well, it comes with great grip handles and is looking sporty.
The comfort for the driver’s hands is improved thanks to the leather wraps. The seats are offering a side bolstering and massage feature that is optional. Cabin’s look is astonishing when you turn on a white ambient lighting. The new infotainment system is in the offer, just like the new rotary controller and wireless charging pad.
The interior color that will be in offered for the 2019 Cadillac XT4 include Light Platinum/Jet Black w/leatherette seating surfaces [Gray]. At this moment there are no other choices only this one. However, there is speculation that manufacturer maybe adds some at the final version of the model.
2019 Cadillac XT4 engine specs
The similarities between the XT4 and XT5 models stops here as the forthcoming 2019 Cadillac XT4 will use a unique drivetrain. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will power the upcoming model. This unit is new and it offers systems such as cylinder deactivation and Active Fuel Management. In that way, the fuel economy is improved, and Cadillac claims that the economy is rated at 30 mpg.
This turbocharged drivetrain generates 237 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are in line with XT4’s competitors BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. A four-cylinder engine comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive configuration.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is very safe SUV. It comes with plenty of new features if we compare it with the predecessor. Some of the standard ones include active panic brake assist, stability control system with traction control, StabiliTrak, front and rear park assist, front and rear roof-rail with rollover protection, automatic parking assist with braking (only in enhanced visibility package), side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, airbags and child restraints.
2019 Cadillac XT4 price and launch date
The upcoming 2019 Cadillac XT4 is priced at $36,000. This could be a huge win for the American carmaker as the BMW X3 costs around $40,000 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 41,500. This compact SUV will hit the dealerships later this year.