Cadillac XT4 Awarded Best Compact Premium SUV by J.D. Power
J.D. Power just named the Cadillac XT4 the best Compact Premium SUV in its annual Initial Quality Study. It earned this honor based on the number of driver-reported issues in the first 90 days of ownership. The score is based on the number of reported issues per 100 vehicles. And based on that metric, the Cadillac XT4 proved itself to be the cream of the crop in its segment.
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A star amongst luxury brands
The XT4 wasn’t alone at the top of its segment. Its Cadillac siblings — the Escalade, CT5, and CT6 — also earned top honors in their respective segments.
Among its luxury-brand peers, Cadillac ranked third initial quality. That puts the automaker ahead of mass-market brands, too.
“For most of the past decade, mass-market brands have improved relative to premium brands, and this trend continues in 2020,” stated a representative for J.D. Power. “Premium brands generally equip their vehicles with more complex technology, which can cause problems for some owners.”
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This compact SUV strikes a balance between family-friendly comfort and upscale sophistication. You can opt for plenty of luxuries, like an available power sunroof, wireless charging capabilities, a massaging driver’s seat, and a 13-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround sound audio system.
But make no mistake — the XT4 has plenty of practical amenities you’ll appreciate on your daily drive. Its efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four engine earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway, while also delivering 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the inside, this five-seat model boasts 22.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row. If you’re looking for more room, fold down the back seat for a maximum of 48.9 cubic feet.
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J.D. Power also awarded the Cadillac XT4 for its technology late last year. The editors clearly have a soft spot for this crossover.
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.