2019 CADILLAC XT4 – TEST DRIVE WITH FEATURES DEMONSTRATION – SMAIL RIDE ALONG
Go on a test drive in the exciting new 2019 Cadillac XT4 around the streets of Greensburg PA! Along the way, our Smail sales consultant will demonstrate some of the impressive new features.
The exterior features front styling that looks athletic and sporty. The headlights are Cadillac’s new L Shaped ones. When you approach the car at night, the door handles will light up with certain models. The Sport model will remove the chrome around the vehicle, and it will be black instead. The rear wiper is hidden to give it a clean look as well. The hands free lift gate will be available in Premium, Luxury and Sports Trims.
It’s a smaller vehicle, but you have the same amount of legroom and three more inches of headroom than in the XT5 in the back. The panoramic sunroof lets a lot of light into the vehicle. The dashboard has nice clean, smooth lines and an attractive look. The piano key system holds all the controls to make things easier to find.
Steering wheel controls are similar to other Cadillac models. Instead of directional buttons, there is a roller wheel to scroll through for different settings. The center console has a storage compartment, along with USB connections for devices. The XT4 is the first vehicle with Cadillac’s new electronic shifter and features straight forward and back shifting, more like a traditional shifter. There is also a new rotary control system and some shortcut buttons for the radio and dashboard. The mode button will shift you through the tour, all wheel drive, and sport options.
The vehicle comes with a massage feature in the seats and four way lumbar support. The Sport also gives drivers adjustable side bolsters. You can adjust the seats to your own comfort levels with settings in the dashboard.
For a small vehicle, the XT4 is a lot wider than you would expect it to be. The vehicle comes with comfortable seats and everything is easy to get to on the dash. It’s a comfortable car to drive with heated seats. It has a tighter turning radius as well, since it’s a smaller vehicle.
This has auto stop technology and there is a button to deactivate it if you want to. The engine is a 2.0L turbo that is unique to the vehicle. The engine has been designed from scratch. In addition to the auto stop technology, it will give you a better torque curve than any other 2.0L turbos. The torque curve is between 1500 and 4500 RPM, which means more power and less turbo lag. When you give it gas, it is more of an instant power as opposed to traditional turbo engines that lag more. The gas mileage is impressive for an all wheel drive crossover vehicle. It gets 29 MPG highway, 22 MPG city, and 24 MPG combined.
Safety features include park assist, side blind zone, and rear cross traffic detection. There is a new high definition back up camera for 2019 to make it much clearer. Rear cross traffic will detect cars and anybody walking by, then alerting drivers with a feel in the seat and flashing icon on the dash. Another safety feature is lane keep assist. When the feature is activated, the steering wheel will nudge the vehicle back over if the car drifts. The forward collision detection can be adjusted for gap adjustment. The lights will be in the dashboard, with red flashing lights reflecting in the windshield to let you know you are getting too close. The lane change alert and side blind zone will pick up vehicles on the side, as well as vehicles behind you coming up.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 has four-year, 50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper protection and a six-year, 70,000 mile powertrain warranty.