Other standard equipment includes LED headlights and taillights, an 8-inch Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system (more on that in a sec), four USB ports and front-wheel drive. All XT4 models will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, and Cadillac is estimating fuel economy numbers of 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. Any XT4 model can have an optional twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, which decouples the drivetrain from the rear wheels when AWD isn’t needed, resulting in better overall efficiency.
Front and center is an 8-inch touchscreen that houses the CUE infotainment system, and the XT4 is the first Cadillac to come with a rotary control knob in the center console. The XT4 can have 4G LTE Wi-Fi as well as 15-watt wireless smartphone charging. Pre-orders will start in the weeks following the XT4’s New York Auto Show debut. The 2019 XT4 will start at $35,790, a few thousand dollars cheaper than traditional midsize luxury-utes like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC300 and Volvo XC60.