The interior of the Cadillac XT4 is a mixed bag. It has attractive styling and many technology features on board, and the analog gauges can optionally be exchanged for a digital gauge cluster. You also get the massive new 33-inch infotainment display as standard. The biggest issue we have is with the choice of materials used inside the XT4. The inside of lower-tier models makes use of too many brittle plastics that have no place in a crossover aiming for premium status, and a lot of the switchgear looks more mainstream Chevrolet than luxury Cadillac. Higher up, things are a bit better, and the leatherette stitching on the dashboard is convincing, but overall, the net effect is not premium enough at the price. On the upside, space is generous all around.
Making up somewhat for the jittery ride, the Cadillac XT's seats are very comfortable and offer plenty of support, especially in the lumbar region. The interior space is great, with the first row of seats offering exceptional head- and legroom. Seating comfort in the rear is good, too, and here you can see where the extra body length goes, as interior space is class-leading with 39.5 inches of legroom available and a competitive 38.3 inches of headroom, matching or beating most rivals. But if you're going to order the optional sunroof, try out a showroom car first with it fitted, because it may steal enough rear headroom to bother taller people, although Cadillac declines to list exactly how many inches are available with the sunroof fitted.
|Cadillac XT4 Trims||Luxury||Premium Luxury||Sport|
|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 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.|
There is a good choice of interior colors for the Cadillac XT4, regardless of trim, but the base Luxury doesn't really live up to its name. Inteluxe leatherette upholstery is used in a default Oxford Stone/Jet Black interior color scheme, with the former color used on the seats, the lower half of the interior, the pillars, and the headliner, while the upper dash and door panels are decked out in the dark shade. The dashtop is also covered in stitched leatherette, and aluminum-effect trim pieces are used. Leather upholstery is optional at $1,500, but requires the $850 Cold Weather package as well, which comes with a heated steering wheel and heated front and outboard rear seats, bringing the total outlay to $2,350. The leather options are available in Jet Black/Jet Black and Oxford Stone/Jet Black.
The Premium Luxury gets standard leather upholstery in the same two color choices as the Luxury's optional leather, in conjunction with diamond-cut genuine aluminum trim. When the optional ventilated front seats are ordered, perforated leather in the same hues is used, but this also requires the passenger seat to be upgraded from six-way to eight-way power adjustment and adds the Cold Weather package, for a total outlay of $1,800. This enables an additional color scheme: Sedona/Jet Black.
The Sport also makes use of Inteluxe leatherette, but it has slightly different color schemes: Black with Cinnamon accents and high-gloss genuine carbon-fiber trim. Upgrading to perforated leather automatically brings in an additional two color schemes - Sky Cool Gray/Jet Black and Sedona/Jet Black - in addition to $3,200 worth of compulsory extras.
The Cadillac XT4's cargo space is no more than average because the generous rear legroom comes at the expense of some trunk volume. The resultant 22.5 cubic feet behind the second row is around the middle of the class and beaten by various rivals, such as the X1 and Q3. With the 60/40-split rear seat folded, a maximum of 48.9 cu-ft is liberated.
Small-item storage space is ample, with an overhead sunglasses holder, cupholders in the center console, a lockable glovebox, a slot for your phone just ahead of the lidded center-console storage compartment (said phone slot doubles as its wireless charger when this option is ordered), front door pockets that will accept water bottles, front mini-umbrella holders, rear door pockets, seatback pocket in the front seats, and two rear-seat cupholders in the fold-down center armrest.
The equipment level across the lineup is quite generous, and all trims get keyless access, a manually tilting/telescoping steering column, two 12V power outlets, a color 4.2-inch digital driver-information display, an eight-way power driver's seat, active noise cancellation, cruise control, dual-zone climate control with rear-seat air vents, paddle shifters, and a universal home remote. Further up the XT4 pecking order, you get additional standard features such as a power passenger seat, ambient interior lighting, and leather upholstery. The basic safety suite comprises forward collision avoidance, rear park assist, an HD rearview camera, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Optional features included a heated steering wheel, heated front and outboard rear seats, ventilated front seats, an electrically adjustable steering column, enhanced automatic emergency braking, including intersection assist, HD surround vision, and adaptive cruise control.
Like the most premium models in the Caddy shack, every XT4 comes equipped with a massive 33-inch diagonal infotainment display, which runs almost the entire length of the dashboard. It plays host to numerous features, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, HD Radio, and SiriusXM. Multiple user profiles can be saved so that different drivers can access their favorite settings at the press of a button, and there are four USB ports to connect devices for charging. Onboard Wi-Fi is included, along with OnStar and Cadillac Connected services. A seven-speaker sound system is standard, but this can be upgraded to a 12-speaker Bose audio setup, and you can also add wireless charging and a head-up display.
The trunk holds 22.5 cu-ft with the second row in place and 48.9 cu-ft with it folded.
The XT4 can accommodate a maximum of five passengers in two rows.
There are two cupholders in the front center console and two in the rear fold-down armrest.