2022 Cadillac XT4 - Refreshed
Think of Cadillac cars and the image of a large, powerful, all-American sedan might spring to mind. However, there's much more to the modern Caddy range than that. The company also makes premium SUVs in a range of sizes, and with the XT4 they carve out their own space in the high-end compact crossover market. What does the latest model in the lineup offer for demanding drivers? Read our 2022 Cadillac XT4 review to find out.
Powertrain and Performance
Every trim in the 2022 XT4 lineup is built around a 2.0L turbo inline-four engine making an impressive 235 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and your preference of front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
The drive feel is peppy and responsive, particularly under stop-start urban driving conditions, although the XT4 is more than capable of stretching its legs for smooth highway passing and merging. And to complete the reassuring handling, the ultra-firm brakes can bring the car from 110kmh to a complete halt in under 53 metres.
Despite its generous engine output, the 2022 XT4 won't cost you a fortune at the gas pump. The official highway economy rating is an attractive 7.8L / 100km, and while the city performance isn't quite as attention-grabbing, it's still a highly admirable 10.0L / 100km.
Premium Interior and Infotainment Technology
The premium status of the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is reflected in its interior, which has plenty of leather-effect surfacing to go alongside the spacious comfort and generous cargo capacity. Leg space in the front row extends to fully 102.6cm with 100cm in the rear, while the maximum cargo capacity of 1,385L is ample for a compact SUV.
Infotainment features are accessed through a crisp and clear 8" touchscreen display which is nicely integrated into the dash rather than perched in front. Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot facility, and a seven-speaker sound system.
Optional upgrades can take the tech to an even higher level, with navigation sitting alongside a digital gauge cluster, wireless smartphone charging, a digital rear view mirror, and a head-up display. And lastly in the multimedia arena, dedicated audio fans can upgrade the sound system to a premium 13-speaker Bose rig.
Active Safety and Driver Assist Technology
Every car in the 2022 Cadillac XT4 lineup boasts automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings as standard. Many more advanced features are available in the higher trims, with highlights including:
- 360-degree camera system.
- Cross-traffic alerts.
- Blind spot monitoring.
- Lane keep assist.
- Adaptive cruise control.
- Front and rear parking sensors.
And as the icing on the safety cake, the Cadillac XT4 is fitted with a full complement of air bags covering front, side, and head for driver and passengers alike.
2022 Cadillac XT4 Review: Conclusion
With its combination of premium comfort, punchy powertrain, and advanced interior technology, the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is an appetizing prospect for anyone looking to experience the Caddy cachet in a compact crossover format. Call us now to arrange a test drive, and discover the unique XT4 qualities for yourself.