To car enthusiasts, every year presents more speculation with a focus on new releases. As it is the norm, the new edition vehicles are an upgrade from the preceding years, and they portray a change in direction when it comes to auto-engineering. 2020 has a lot of releases lined up, with one of them being the 2020 Cadillac XT4. According to XT4’s Wikipedia page, the subcompact SUV debuted in the 2018 New York Auto Show. Below are ten things to know about the 2020 XT4 to give you a hint of what to expect when it hits the road.
1. Slick Exterior
Cadillac spares no effort when it comes to showing off the slickness of its models, and this remains constant for the new XT4. According to Car and Driver, the new 2020 XT4 is the smallest Cadillac SUV and has a lush feeling to it – looking at its exterior. It features a prominent grille, which is a common feature in most Cadillac SUVs. There are three primary metallic paint colors, which are silver, dust, and garnet. The headlights are distinct, and in the night, they look like glowing eyes and add a mystique essence to this car. Roof rails are available for transporting large luggage that may not fit in the cargo area.
2. Trim Levels
The XT4 comes in three trim levels that you can pick depending on your preference. They are the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The Luxury trim is the most affordable of the three, followed by the Premium Luxury then the Sport trim. The latter two have additional features that make them more comfortable and lush. The Sport, true to its tag, has some sporty components such as the wheels, steering wheel, and interior design.
3. Its Interior
The lush exterior of the XT4 prepares you for the niceties that await you in the inside. The interior is very spacious and comfortable, providing ample legroom and headspace for all the five passengers. There is also enough cargo room at the back, with the rear seats being foldable to create additional space. The front lumbar massaging seats give you a fulfilling driving experience, akin to a session at the spa. The leather material that features in the inside of the XT4 boosts its classiness, and is very durable.
On the road, the 2020 Cadillac XT4 brings its best, though it is milder when you compare it to its relative, the XT5. It is available in one powertrain, a two-liter 4-cylinder engine that works in tandem with a 9-speed automatic transmission unit. It is capable of a force of 237 horsepower and 258 pounds per feet of torque, decent values for a subcompact SUV. It is available as both an all-wheel drive and a front-wheel drive with a robust suspension, which translates to stable handling. When it comes to acceleration, it can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.6 seconds. Additionally, it has a tow limit of up to 3500 pounds.
5. Its Competition
Cadillac has been among the highly ranked car brands when it comes to the element of luxury. However, lately, new brands are making a name for themselves and sparing no effort while at it. The 2020 XT4 has fierce competition from several subcompact and compact SUVs. They include the BMW X1 and X2, Lexus UX, and the Volvo XC40. While it may take the top spot in luxury, the other models hold their feet firmly when it comes to performance and aesthetics.
6. Target Markets
Cadillac is an American brand, and for long, its target market has been its home country. However, for the XT4, it seems there has been a change of marketing tide, and the Chinese market takes the top spot. Both the 2018 and 2019 models sold more units in China than in the United States, with a significant difference between the values of each country. For the 2020 release, China will probably continue to provide a massive market for this Cadillac model.
When weighing the affordability of a car you want to buy, you also consider its fuel consumption and maintenance aside from its purchase price. The 2020 XT4 edition is not much of a guzzler judging by its figures of 24 mpg on city roads and 30 mpg on highways.
8. Driver Assistance Features
This 2020 release comes with a load of safety and driver assistance features to provide a smooth ride. Some of the features include adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, and forward collision warning, which help prevent accidents. Other features are blind-spot monitoring and a security alert seat.
The car has a sporty look; hence, it is easy to come up with a tuning plan. You can start with the color scheme if you are not a fan of the metallic hues that the cars spot in the showroom. You can add some 18-inch wheels with distinct rims to give it the attention it deserves. You can also add a custom luggage rack on its roof to give it your personal touch. The XT4 is a simple car, and you do not need to tune it a lot as it already has a classy look.
According to Cadillac’s website, the Luxury trim of the XT4 will sell at around $35695. The Premium Luxury will go for about $40240, while the Sport will have a price tag of $41040. You can pick the trim that you prefer with the knowledge that the lusher it is, the more it costs.
The 2020 Cadillac XT4 is one of the most awaited releases in 2020 among luxury car fanatics. It promises more comfort than its predecessor, though comparisons with the XT5 show it will still maintain a low profile on this element. The article looks at ten things to know about this new edition of the Cadillac before it graces the showroom. It is a convenient family car and has a touch of sophistication to boot.