2024 Cadillac XT4: Here’s a Closer Look Including Pricing Details

Detroit, Michigan—Cadillac designers and engineers have successfully transformed the brand’s image and the way it’s perceived by consumers since the start of the 21st century, especially with sporty V-series and ultra-high-performance Blackwing models, not to mention a quartet of SUVs and crossovers.

Of course, the first name that comes to mind is the Escalade, the full-size SUV/status symbol that will soon add an all-electric variant called Escalade IQ. More mainstream products also play a role, including the XT4.

Initially introduced for 2019, this small luxury crossover is getting a significant refresh for 2024. Styling is familiar, mind you. Cadillac’s PR reps in Michigan told us the first units will arrive in dealerships any day now.  

Subtle but Key Design Tweaks

While it may not look much different from the model that debuted five years ago, the 2024 Cadillac XT4 features a redesigned front fascia complete with new-look headlights and daytime running lights in a vertical arrangement. The grille has also been revised to fit into the more aggressive appearance. The hood, lower bumper and front fenders boast subtle tweaks, too.

New 18- and 20-inch wheel designs highlight the side view. In the rear, the bumper and corner lights have a new look, while the shape of the exhaust tips is slightly different.

Premium Luxury models continue to stand out with various chrome accents, while Sport models feature dark finishes all around. Oh, and there are three new exterior colours to choose from: Emerald Lake Metallic, Midnight Sky Metallic and Deep Sea Metallic.

More Technologically Advanced

More than the exterior perhaps, the cabin of the 2024 Cadillac XT4 shows a notable evolution. The dashboard design takes a page from the company’s latest models, starting with that 33-inch curved display in 9K resolution. It’s the same one found in the LYRIQ electric crossover, and you can bet we’ll see it in more Cadillacs in the future.

The XT4’s infotainment system now features Google built-in. Need to find and get to a destination or adjust cabin temperature? It’s just as easy as saying “OK Google.” At least we think. A proper test drive will validate that claim.

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The problem is that users will have to pay to continue using the various Google-based services after the three-year trial—except for a few basic functionalities, Cadillac insists. Then again, other automakers are doing the same thing, so it’s not really surprising. XT4 drivers will always have Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to play with.

New 5G Wi-Fi hotspot capability is offered on top of that, while all XT4 models can be equipped with a new 13-speaker AKG Studio sound system providing an immersive listening experience. Let’s not forget Amazon Alexa.

Staying Put Under the Hood

The presentation we attended was merely static and didn’t include any kind of test drive. The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine under the hood returns for 2024, still producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. No changes there.

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Likewise, the transmission is a nine-speed unit. All-wheel drive remains optional with the base Luxury model but is standard across the rest of the lineup. Expect performance and driving dynamics to be identical to those of previous XT4s.

No Super Cruise?

Technology is extremely important nowadays to attract and convince potential customers. The 2024 Cadillac XT4 definitely raises the bar with heated/cooled/massaging front seats, heated rear seats, a power rear liftgate, head-up display and wireless smartphone charging. What’s more, the available Active Safety Package has been enhanced with new Intersection Automatic Emergency Braking, Speed Limit Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition.

However, there’s one big omission: Super Cruise. The folks at Cadillac say the XT4 is more urban-oriented and therefore doesn’t really need a hands-free semi-autonomous driving system. Please. The XT4 is more than capable of stretching its legs on the highway, so why not just make it an option? 

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It’ll Cost You More

Canadian pricing details for the 2024 Cadillac XT4 are out, and we can tell you it’s more expensive than in the past. Base Luxury FWD models now start at $44,798 instead of $41,097, excluding freight, PDI and tax. As mentioned up top, look for the first units to arrive in dealerships later this month.

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