2019 Cadillac XT4

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of the 2019 Cadillac XT4. Base trim shown.

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive

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Joe Wiesenfelder

The first thing I'm reminded of while driving the 2019 XT4, Cadillac's new compact SUV, is how good Cadillac has become at making vehicles that drive really nicely. While people weren't paying attention, perhaps lulled by marketing campaigns etched into their subconscious over the course of decades, BMW started building vehicles that aren't always ultimate in the driving sense, and companies like Alfa Romeo and Cadillac have taken the mantle. If I had forgotten this myself, it's probably because the XT4's big brother, the XT5, hasn't been sprinkled with the same magic dust, as we learned in our Luxury Compact SUV Challenge. The XT4 is a different story.

Like the XT5, which competes pricewise with what we consider compact SUVs but is arguably in the middle-size class, the XT4 starts (key word starts) at the top of the subcompact price range at $35,790 including destination charges, and it's likewise on the higher end of this class regarding size and roominess, along with the BMW X1.

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Benefitting from the rare opportunity to spec out a platform from scratch for this body style (it is not shared with the XT5 or Chevrolet Equinox), the XT4's engineers built a model that feels tight — not in the snug sense, but rather in the solid, nimble sense. I don't want to give the impression that the XT4 I drove is a visceral, sporty car that begs to be driven h... Read More


2019 XT4 Video

For luxury compact SUVs, the iron's been hot for some time now, and Cadillac is finally striking it with the XT4, a new model that slots below the XT5 to make Cadillac's third SUV.

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Consumer Reviews

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Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Better than I expected

by Jimbo from Chicago, IL on October 15, 2018

Ever since this car was announced, I have been interested. It simply has a style that is very appealing. I purchased as soon as one was available. It drives well and while the technology is advanced, ... Read full review

(5.0)

Very beautiful car.

by Virginia from Snellville, GA on May 22, 2018

This car met all of my needs. I was looking for all of the new safety features offered on the new vehicles today, a luxury ride and getting good gas mileage. I believe I got all of these things in my ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XT4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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