After a shadowy tease, we’ve finally seen the new Cadillac XT4 in all its glory. No surprise, it looks like a smaller version of the XT5, which is not a bad thing in the least. Melting away are all those crazy geometric shapes and overly busy designs – Honda’s carrying that torch now. We owe this reveal to the New York International Auto Show, in case you weren’t aware that was happening.
Personally, I think the price of the XT4 is one of the best parts of the reveal. This luxury crossover starts at $35,790, because not everyone enjoys driving their retirement down the road. That’s for the lowest trim, called Luxury. The other two trims are Premium Luxury and Sport.
Naturally, you can get some nice features, depending on the trim you select. Wireless charging pads are filtering in to mainstream vehicles, but Cadillac ups the ante with an optional in-cabin air ionizer, something usually reserved for flagship vehicles. Near-Field Communication is in the mix, too. You can also get a rotary controller for the infotainment system, which hopefully improves that hot mess.
Engine-wise, the all-new turbocharged 2.0-liter is rated at 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. It pairs with a 9-speed transmission. That combo is good for 30 mpg on the highway. If you get the Sport, you can add a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system. The driver can disconnect the rear axle for better fuel efficiency.
You’ll see the XT4 at Cadillac dealers starting in the fall.