Cadillac’s SUV problem was a clear one: it just hasn’t had enough of them. Similarly, the 2019 Cadillac XT4’s importance to the automaker is equally clear. The two-row, five-seat luxury crossover is more attainable than the strongly-selling XT5 but just as distinctive.
Cadillac’s now familiar design language is clear from the get-go, and it’s not hard to see that the 2019 XT4 is a clear sibling to the XT5 (and the big daddy Escalade above that). Still, stare at the details a little longer, and all the ways the XT4 differentiates itself start to become clearer.
At the front, the grille is a little less ostentatious, though the leading top lip of the hood, where it extends above the mesh, gives the XT4 a leaning, purposeful edge. Caddy’s neon-esque headlamps have never looked better, the daytime running lights like folded glowing cords. They cut deeply into the side wings, and emphasize width on what’s actually a compact SUV.
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