- The Cadillac XT4 gets a long-awaited facelift that includes restyled front and rear fascias and updated LED running lights.
- The interior has also been updated and is designed around a 33-inch curved LED touchscreen display.
- The refresh also adds revised 18- and 20-inch wheel designs, as well as three new exterior paint colors. The 2024 XT4 is expected to go on sale this summer, with production taking place at GM’s Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas.
As the XT4 SUV comes around the corner on its sixth birthday, Cadillac is giving it a long-awaited facelift. The front of the car is new, with a redesigned grille and signature vertical running lights similar to those on other Cadillac models. Changes at the rear are more subtle, with Cadillac moving reflectors and reshaping the rear bumper.
Changes to the interior of the XT4 are highlighted by the 33-inch curved LED touchscreen display that stretches from the dashboard in front of the driver to the edge of the passenger side of the dashboard. Adopting the display directly from the Lyriq, the XT4 uses Cadillac’s latest infotainment interface – which is based on Google’s Android Automotive software – and features wireless connections for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Audiophiles and tech enthusiasts should be satisfied with the addition of a 13-speaker AKG stereo system as an optional extra, and the upgrade of the XT4’s on-board Wi-Fi hotspot to 5G.
A new range of 18- and 20-inch wheel designs are available, as well as three new exterior paint options: Emerald Lake Metallic, Midnight Sky Metallic and Deep Sea Metallic. Interior styling changes based on trim selected, ranging from piano black plastic in the Luxury trim, to carbon fiber, wood or aluminum in the Premium Luxury and Sport trims.
Mechanically, the 2024 XT4 remains unchanged. The little Caddy is powered by the same turbocharged four-cylinder producing 235 horsepower regardless of trim, and still paired with the same nine-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel-drive systems as the outgoing model. During our acceleration test on a 2019 XT4 Sport, the subcompact took a lackluster 7.8 seconds to reach 60 mph, leaving it well behind class rivals like the BMW X1 or Mercedes-Benz GLB250.
Cadillac hasn’t released pricing figures yet, but we expect a small bump from the current model to see the Luxury trim start at around $38,000 and the top two trims starting closer to the $42,000 mark. The new XT4 is expected to go on sale this summer, with production taking place at GM’s Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas.
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After a short stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more permanent way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and decided to pursue a career in car writing to follow. Chasing his college professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was able to travel Wisconsin looking for stories in the automotive world before landing his dream job. Car and Driver. His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.