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What Are the Differences Between the Cadillac XT4 and XT5?

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2018 cadillac xt4 and xt5

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 and the 2018 Cadillac XT5 are both worthy contenders if you’re in the market for a luxury crossover. Although they might appear to be close siblings, a brief comparison reveals the unique qualities that each one boasts.* Discover which option would best suit your needs and preferences.


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Dimensions

Despite its shorter length, the 2019 XT4 has more room for passengers but less cargo room than the XT5. According to the brand, the 2019 Cadillac XT4 has an overall length of 181.1 inches. Headroom is 39.4 inches in front and 38.3 inches in the back. It yields 22.5 cubic feet of volume space behind the second row seats, which extends to 48.9 cubic feet when you collapse the second row seats.

Even though the 2018 Cadillac XT5 is a bit longer (189.4 inches), it offers less passenger space and more cargo space than the XT4. Head room is 38.4 inches in the front and 36.0 inches in the back. Cargo space is 30 cubic feet behind the second row seats, which extends to 63.0 cubic feet when you collapse the second row seats.

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2018 Cadillac XT5

Performance

Both models glean a maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds, when you choose the available towing package (XT4) or the available trailering package (XT5), respectively. The 2.0-liter engine of the XT4 outputs 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and achieves an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway.

When equipped with a 3.6-liter engine and FWD, the XT5 outputs 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque, for a bit more energy, but it sacrifices efficiency since it gets only 26 mpg on the highway.

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2018 Cadillac XT5

Price

Affordability is another aspect of comparison. The base trim of the 2018 XT5 starts at an MSRP of $40,595. The base trim of the 2019 XT4 is significantly less, boasting a starting MSRP of $35,790, according to the latest details from Cadillac.

Conclusion: If you want the most cost-effective, efficient model with the most passenger volume, go with the XT4 which is set for a market release this fall. If you don’t mind dishing out a bit more cash, and you prefer more engine potency and cargo space, opt for the XT5.

*(Note: Unfortunately, we can’t compare the two models based on features at this point, since Cadillac has yet to reveal the full range of available features on the XT4.)

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