There are certain aspects of the interior that we adore, but it's let down by substandard quality. There are two positive attributes worth mentioning. There's loads of interior space, and the minimalist approach is sleek. It's also worth noting that the XT4 has loads of standard features, even on the base model, which is something we appreciate on a luxury vehicle like the XT4.
The base Luxury trim has an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, active noise canceling, and a beautiful touchscreen display. Premium Luxury and Sport models add ambient interior lighting and auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors. The Sport model adds some sporty kit on the inside, including alloy pedals, four-way power lumbar support for front-seat passengers, and power seatback bolsters for both front seats.
The amount of interior space is one of the XT's unique selling points. Unlike most compact crossovers, the Cadillac XT4 is a small SUV that will easily fit five passengers. The front seats are power-adjustable from the base level, making it easy for front passengers to find a comfortable seating position. Higher up in the range, you also get power lumbar support for the ultimate in comfort.
Legroom in the front is 40.4 inches, while rear passengers get 39.5 inches. Headroom is 39.4 inches in the front and 38.3 inches in the rear. Those seated at the back will appreciate the added legroom, and although you'd probably have a few complaints if you had three adults abreast in the rear seat, kids will be quite happy there. To put it in perspective, the Audi Q3 only offers 36.1 inches of rear legroom, while the X1 offers 37 inches.
|Cadillac XT4 Trims||Luxury||Sport||Premium Luxury|
|Headroom Front Seat||39.4 in.||39.4 in.||39.4 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||38.3 in.||38.3 in.||38.3 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||40.4 in.||40.4 in.||40.4 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||39.5 in.||39.5 in.||39.5 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||57 in.||57 in.||57 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||55.1 in.||55.1 in.||55.1 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||54.5 in.||54.5 in.||54.5 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||49.8 in.||49.8 in.||49.8 in.|
We like the XT4's minimalist interior. It's more appealing to the eye than the Acura RDX interior, which is extremely busy and confusing with the large center dial. The Cadillac struggles against its European rivals when it comes to interior quality, however. Cadillac made an effort to disguise the low-quality plastics, and the upper door panels and dash are wrapped in fake leather, but lower down it's still hard, scratchy plastic. Not what you want to feel when you consider the premium pricing.
Luxury and Premium models have a leather steering wheel and shifter, while the Sport comes with a few model-specific touches for a sportier interior ambiance. The base Luxury trim comes with Light Platinum or Jet Black leatherette, but you can upgrade to leather in the same color schemes by adding specific packages. The Premium Luxury model has a total of five upholstery options to choose from, including Jet Black leather, a combination of Light Platinum/Jet Black leather, perforated leather in the same two schemes, or Sedona/Jet Black with perforated inserts. The Sport model has four upholstery options, with Cinnamon-accented Jet Black in leather or leather with perforated inserts, or Light Wheat/Jet Black with Red accents, or the Sedona/Jet Black combination from the previous trim.
When it comes to cargo space, a spacious interior usually results in a compromised cargo volume, but the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is an SUV that, whilst smaller in size, manages to offer both quite comfortably. There's 22.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, which is more than enough for the monthly grocery shop. Fold the rear seats flat in a 60/40 split, and the cargo capacity grows to 48.9 cubes. The Audi Q3 has less space with the seats folded away, but only by about one cubic foot.
Interior storage consists of dual cupholders up front, seatback pockets on both sides, and a lockable glove box. There is also an overhead storage compartment for your sunglasses.
Cadillac is known for its generosity when it comes to standard features. The Premium Luxury and Sport trims get heated, power-adjustable, power-folding, and driver's side auto-dimming side mirrors. All models boast a power liftgate, too.
The base model gets dual-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, drive-mode selector, keyless entry, remote engine start, and forward-collision alert. Active noise cancellation and an HD rearview camera are also standard.
In the middle of the range, the Premium Luxury model adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, lane-change alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park assist, and ambient lighting. There are also memory settings for the driver's seats, mirrors, and steering column.
Finally, the Sport trim offers more lumbar settings for the front seats, power adjustment for the side bolsters, and front seatback bolsters. It also boasts alloy sport pedals. Additional driver assistance features are unlocked when you add the optional safety packages.
The Caddy already had an impressive eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and SiriusXM. Since last year, Cadillac has included wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard across the range. A seven-speaker sound system is standard, but a 13-speaker Bose surround sound system is available across the range. The 4.2-inch color driver information system in the instrument cluster can also be upgraded to an eight-inch display.