2019 Cadillac XT4

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The company’s smallest SUV yet goes against the BMW X3

A few years ago, Cadillac finally admitted that it’s way behind its competitors in the premium market and hired Johan de Nysschen, who devised a new strategy for America’s iconic luxury brand. The new plans includes a host of new models, of which the range-topping CT6 sedan and the XT5 crossover have already been launched. Come 2018 and Cadillac launched the XT4, an even smaller crossover that competes against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Spotted testing on public roads since early 2017, the XT4 made its public debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Cadillac’s smallest crossover to date, the XT4 rides on a new platform and uses a brand-new, small-displacement engine. While the larger XT5 is a replacement for the dated SRX and aims at the midsize luxury crossover market, the XT4 is actually a brand-new entry. And it’s not surprising that Cadillac wants a piece of the compact market, as this is where a lot of car makers are making huge profits. Having missed out on sales for so many years, Caddy is finally trying to catch up. The question is, will the XT4 be good enough to give the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 a run for their money? Let’s find out in the review below.

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10 Best Handling Crossovers on the Market

10 Best Handling Crossovers on the Market

Off-road looks with on-road fun

Crossovers are vehicles designed to look like they can go off-road, but really be at their best on the road. Sure, some can do light off-roading, but realistically you won’t want to stray too far from the blacktop or the occasional bumpy gravel backroad.

To this end it’s not trivial to know which of these 4x4-aping high riders are best out on the open (and sometimes twisty) road, since it’s where they will spend most of their time. But don’t go thinking that they are on par with more conventional car shapes, because their higher center of gravity and usually higher mass will affect handling.

Safety is at the top of buyers’ lists these days, but what many don’t think about when browsing lists of cars rated with safety stars is that good, predictable road manners and sharp handling are one of the biggest safety features a car can have, since they allow the driver to avoid crashing in the first place.

And while crossovers may give occupants a feeling of extra safety when they’re on board, their poor road manners bring this into question.

Here’s a list of the 10 best handling high-riding vehicles ever made.

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The Best 2019 Luxury SUVs Under $40,000

The Best 2019 Luxury SUVs Under $40,000

Seven Luxury Crossovers For You To Choose From

Can you buy luxury for less than $40k? Consider these seven SUVs produced by companies who are focused on bringing better than average quality, more engaging driving characteristics, and better reliability than others. All of the SUVs here are residing in the compact SUV segment, but that shouldn’t deter you from choosing one of them as each one gives a unique take on what is basically the most popular segment today.

All of the crossovers listed here are of unibody construction, basically taking technology and the driving feel from smaller cars and adapting it for SUV/Crossover lovers. They are the pinnacle of compact SUV design.

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2019 Cadillac XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4

The company’s smallest SUV yet goes against the BMW X3

A few years ago, Cadillac finally admitted that it’s way behind its competitors in the premium market and hired Johan de Nysschen, who devised a new strategy for America’s iconic luxury brand. The new plans includes a host of new models, of which the range-topping CT6 sedan and the XT5 crossover have already been launched. Come 2018 and Cadillac launched the XT4, an even smaller crossover that competes against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Spotted testing on public roads since early 2017, the XT4 made its public debut at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

Cadillac’s smallest crossover to date, the XT4 rides on a new platform and uses a brand-new, small-displacement engine. While the larger XT5 is a replacement for the dated SRX and aims at the midsize luxury crossover market, the XT4 is actually a brand-new entry. And it’s not surprising that Cadillac wants a piece of the compact market, as this is where a lot of car makers are making huge profits. Having missed out on sales for so many years, Caddy is finally trying to catch up. The question is, will the XT4 be good enough to give the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 a run for their money? Let’s find out in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Cadillac XT4.

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Those Cool Lights on the Cadillac XT4 - They Were the Hardest Part of the SUV to Design and Engineer

Those Cool Lights on the Cadillac XT4 - They Were the Hardest Part of the SUV to Design and Engineer

It worked out well for Cadillac because everyone loved how they came out

As much as we liked the design of the Cadillac XT4, not everyone was onboard with its style. Some liked it while some didn’t. But everyone seems to agree that the XT4’s lighting signature was its best feature. As it turns out, there was good reason for that. The SUV’s exterior design manager, Therese Pinazzo, admitted to Autoguide that the company put particular importance in developing the XT4’s lighting structure to make it look high-end without having to spend too much in costs.

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The Cadillac XT4 Sends a Warning to BMW, Mercedes, and Audi

The Cadillac XT4 Sends a Warning to BMW, Mercedes, and Audi

Fresh looks, premium interior, affordable price

Cadillac just entered a brand-new market by unveiling the XT4 crossover at the 2018 New York Auto Show. An all-new nameplate, the XT4 is a compact luxury crossover that slots under the already familiar XT5. The XT4 is also Cadillac’s smallest SUV yet. The crossover will compete against some of the industry’s best selling premium SUVs, like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.

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Cadillac XT4 Shows That Caddy Is Finally Designing its SUVs The Right Way

Cadillac XT4 Shows That Caddy Is Finally Designing its SUVs The Right Way

It’s essentially a sleeker version of the XT5, and that’s not a bad thing

Cadillac is finally getting its design groove on with the launch of the XT4 crossover. The new addition to Caddy’s crossover and SUV lineup was just unveiled at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and it’s packing the kind of design that should attract its share of attention. The XT4’s positioning as a smaller and cheaper alternative to the XT5 also opens the door for the luxury automaker to become a player in this specific segment. It’s been said that the best way to a consumer’s heart is to make a lasting first impression. As far as its design goes, the Cadillac XT4 did just that.

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Cadillac Takes its Place at the Oscars Yet Again; Teases the XT4 in the Process

Cadillac Takes its Place at the Oscars Yet Again; Teases the XT4 in the Process

The Cadillac XT4 has been a sure thing for quite some time, being spotted as far back mid-2017 in heavy camo. We’ve neither seen nor heard much since then aside from a few by shots earlier this year. Now, Cadillac has finally confirmed that the new, compact XT4 will make its long-awaited debut at the New York Auto Show. Along with this announcement came a few teaser images, along with Cadillac’s round of commercials for the Oscars. That’s right; the all-new XT4 will star in its very own commercial during the Oscars.

Keep in mind that the XT4 is a big deal for Caddy. It’s an actually all-new model, meaning it doesn’t replace any model from the old lineup. It’s Caddy’s first big step into the compact crossover\SUV market, and it will compete against models like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 – a tall order to say the least. It’ll be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo mill with some 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Built on the D2XX platform, the XT4 will undoubtedly be front-wheel drive, with an optional AWD system available if you’re willing to pay for it.

The good news is that it’s on its way, and it looks like, based on the teaser, that it will practically print money for Cadillac. All three Oscar commercials will be played on Sunday, but to sweeten the deal we’ve included all three Cadillac commercials down below.

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