When I first met the 2020 Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury at Sheehan Cadillac in Lighthouse Point, I was immediately drawn to the new-look nose that incorporates the new marque’s grill and headlight combination. The beautiful Stellar Black model was front wheel driven, but All Wheel Drive is an option.
That front end makes the 2020 Cadillac XT4 a handsome little crossover distinctively sized between two segments. This allows it to boast backseat space on par with larger SUVs while being a bit more park-able and fuel efficient. This makes the XT4’s perfect combination just right for those on the fence having to choose two or three rows of seats
After being an all-new model last year, Cadillac made several small changes to the 2020 XT4, which included new standard and optional features as well as small design tweaks. All XT4 models now have automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, front pedestrian detection, and a safety seat alert. The entire lineup receives a revised shifter, enhanced infotainment rotary controller, and new metallic paint colors In addition, the top two trims add a standard hands-free liftgate and rear pedestrian detection. The Sport model’s available Active Sport suspension can now be paired with 18-inch wheels (previously 20s only), and all-wheel-drive models get an off-road drive mode.
The XT4’s interior is comfortable and spacious. The dashboard and upper door panels are covered in a stitched, leather faux wrap. Space is great for the front-seat occupants and more than accommodating in the second row. The XT4’s cargo room is spacious and is great for a trip to a garden store with the seat backs folded flat.
The XT4 has a good bit of tech toys. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included with the standard 8-inch touchscreen and benefit from a pair of USB ports: one standard USB-A and the other a newer USB-C. Satellite radio and 4G LTE in-car WiFi are also included, while wireless charging is available as a standalone option. They went so far as to integrate a charging pad under the lip of the under-armrest bin. It helps keep your phone out of the way, but also close at hand.
The Cadillac warranty outdoes several of its rivals with powertrain coverage that lasts six years or 70,000 miles. Cadillac offers one free maintenance visit with the purchase of any 2020 model.
The 2020 Cadillac XT4 Premium Luxury model I drove made me feel very comfortable on the road. From the view behind the wheel to the smooth ride. The drive was smooth and responsive. It is a ride that is just as comfortable going to Whole Foods or heading to the Yacht Club. The 2020 Luxury Premium edition starts at $39,795, and my ride rolled up to $47,230 by including the sunroof, the racy Black surround grill with mesh, enhanced visibility package and a Driver Awareness package. Plus, with Sheehan Cadillac in the neighborhood you get great service in addition to the 70,000- mile warranty.
If you are looking for dependability and style, check out a 2020 Cadillac XT4.