2021 Cadillac XT4

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

181.1” x 64.1”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Small exterior, roomy interior
  • No-nonsense controls
  • Backseat space
  • Rearview camera mirror available
  • Smartphone charging pad design

The bad:

  • Brake pedal feel
  • No lane-centering steering
  • Angled touchscreen reflects glare
  • Front seats need thigh extension
  • Gets expensive quickly with options

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Cadillac XT4 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard
  • Five-seat small SUV
  • Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder standard
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension available

2021 Cadillac XT4 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Cadillac XT4?

The Cadillac XT4 is a five-seat, small luxury SUV that competes with the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Volvo XC40. All XT4s are powered by a 237-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are available, as is an adaptive suspension. 

What’s New on the 2021 Cadillac XT4?

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and a power liftgate are now standard. Sport trim levels now have red brake calipers, and Premium Luxury and Sport models add heated, power-folding side mirrors with an auto-dimming feature for the driver’s mirror. 

What Features in the 2021 Cadillac XT4 Are Most Important?

  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after trial)
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Available wireless device charging 
  • Available dual-pane panoramic moonroof
  • Available lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control  

Should I Buy the 2021 Cadillac XT4?

Despite its small footprint, the XT4’s interior is roomy and benefits from easy-to-understand controls. However, brake-pedal feel isn’t the best, and the front seat cushions could be longer. The competition in this corner of the market is strong, so it’s worth checking them out before making a purchase.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.4
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Most recent consumer reviews


At Least It's American

Greeted with several disappointments coming from an Audi. Regardless, my next vehicle will be another Cadillac or Lincoln. I my opinion the XT4 is the best looking compact suv.


Compared to European competition it falls short.

This car is fun to own but it is very light & I feel it in its handling. I like it’s styling, interior & exterior & stereo.


Meets all expectations

What I hoped it would be. Owned cadillacs since I was 29 yrs old. Love them ! The XT$ is fun stylish and very comfortable.

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Based on the 2021 Cadillac XT4 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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