If you’re shopping for a new subcompact SUV to drive around Thornhill, North York, Markham, Richmond Hill, and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area and a luxury model is what you really want, the 2024 Cadillac XT4 is a fantastic option that also represents excellent value for money. The XT4 looks sensational, drives great, and checks all luxury boxes. The only things the XT4 doesn’t have are excessive bulk and dreadful fuel economy, which is probably why you’re looking at a subcompact model in the first place.
The 2024 Cadillac XT4 family is as compact and straightforward as the vehicle itself, but the lineup isn’t as conventional as some might expect. Although there are just three trim levels of Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport, they don’t conform to the usual convention of the base, mid-level, and range-topping models. The XT4 Luxury is an entry-level offering, but one that’s far too well specified and desirable ever to be called a “base” model. However, things are a little unusual with the Premium Luxury and Sport versions of the XT4 as they share range-topping status and a common starting MSRP. The clue to the difference between them is in the names. The Premium Luxury concentrates on comfort and luxury, while the Sport model emphasizes sportiness.
Even though it was already one of the most modern and recognizable models in its class, the XT4 is refreshed for the new model year with a redesigned front and rear, new LED signature lighting, even more stylish interiors, and significant upgrades to the onboard tech and features.
The highly straightforward nature of the 2024 Cadillac XT4 continues with the powertrain, as all three models feature the same unit. The only notable variation comes with the entry-level XT4 Luxury, which is front-drive in its standard form. All-wheel-drive is available for the XT4 Luxury, but the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels are exclusively all-wheel-drive.
All three trim levels feature a 2.0-litre turbo-four engine that develops 235 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque which gets sent to the wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. However, even the AWD models have a front-wheel-drive mode that helps to deliver better fuel economy when the extra capability of all-wheel-drive isn’t required.
Despite its subcompact exterior proportions, rear-seat passengers in the XT4 get a generous 39.5 inches of legroom, and those in the front get an impressive 44 inches of legroom. The interior is nicely designed and well laid out, and the quality of materials is as high as you’d expect from a Cadillac. The XT4 comes loaded with advanced safety features, as all models come with standard automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, tire pressure monitors, and a host of airbags.
The Sport and Premium Luxury models have an extremely impressive list of standard features and equipment. One area where these co-headline models differ is the suspension, with the 2024 XT4 Sport the only model available with Active Sport Suspension. Although the new interior colour and décor choices that include authentic wood, aluminum, carbon fibre and more will catch the eye, the biggest WOW factor is a new display. We’re talking about a stunning all-new, 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display that’s inspired by the brand’s all-electric SUV and is capable of a stunning 9K resolution. Other notable upgrades for 2024 include an available 13-speaker AKG sound system, 5G hotspot capability, and upgraded standard and available driver assistance technologies.
If you are considering a top-of-the-range non-luxury subcompact SUV, think again and look closely at the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4 instead. The standard specification is impressive at every level, and the price could come as a pleasant surprise. Especially when you see what you get for the money. Give yourself a treat by coming for a test drive in the new XT4 with Roy Foss Cadillac at 7200 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, or call us at (905) 709-7640 to book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.