General Motors planned to update its smallest luxury crossover. However, the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is coming unchanged, while the 2023 YM is going to introduce a larger portion of modifications. The crossover is positioned under the XT5 and belongs to the subcompact class. It rivals Lincoln Corsair and Acura RDX. If you don’t want to pay extra for premium features, General Motors can also offer you Buick Envision, or Chevy Trax.
A few redesigns were already postponed in the compact segment. GM is bringing all-new Chevy Equinox and GMC Acadia, and some larger SUVs, as 2022 YM. The pandemic spoiled plans for vehicles that were about to be available this year. The 2022 Cadillac XT4 was supposed to be refreshed, but with all the debuts, the chiefs decided to update it in 2023. Let’s not forget the revolutionary debuts of electric vehicles, GMC Hummer truck and Cadillac Lyriq SUV.
Unchanged, the upcoming XT4 is going to cost the same as its predecessors. Paying $36,000 for such a vehicle seems to be too much. But, the crossover is a premium vehicle with advanced features. Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport are trim levels that will be carried over. We don’t even expect the revisit of the color palette. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbo unit. Hybrid is not likely to even for the all-new model in 2023.
2022 Cadillac XT4 Specifications
General Motors definitely needs to work on the hybridization of the lineup. Yes, the company announced big electrification plans and the first concepts will head into production very soon. But, the lack of hybrid configurations makes the GM losing pace with class leaders. Toyota, Ford and Honda are already delivering setups that can do 40 mpg and better. The 2023 Cadillac XT4 might get a hybrid engine. Without changes, we are not expecting the 2022 YM to surprise us.
That means a 2.0-liter turbo-four remains the only drivetrain. It is the same unit you can find under the hood of a larger sibling, XT5. For the 2022 Cadillac XT4, the four-pot mill is going to produce 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed auto gearbox is worth the praise. For the best performance, you should use premium gas. In this case, the XT4 is returning 30 mpg on highways and 24 mpg in the city. One of the options is all-wheel drive. In that case, the gas mileage drops to 22/29 miles per gallon.
2022 Cadillac XT4 Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport
The base version of the 2022 Cadillac XT4 is still Luxury package. This one brings advanced options, such as selectable drive modes, two-zone climate control, and leather upholstery. The entry-level model also features a power tailgate and an 8-inch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as well as 18-inch wheels. You will have to pay at least $36,000 to buy the XT4.
Buyers can also invest around $4,000 to get the Premium Luxury edition. It is recognizable thanks to the roof rails. This model is safer, bringing a blind-spot monitoring system, lane keep and departure alerts, parking sensors, and much more. The 2022 Cadillac XT4 Sport is top of a range model. As its name suggests, the focus is on ride quality. So, the most notable upgrades are special brakes, a sport steering wheel, and more comfortable front buckets. All-wheel drive is optional all across the lineup for $2,500.
Plenty of color choices is one of the advantages of the compact crossover. With nine paints available for the base trim, we doubt the company needs to update the palette before the redesign, planned for 2023. Anyway, only Radiant Silver is free. You will have to pay $625 for Wave, Garnet, Twilight Blue, Stellar Black, Shadow, or Autumn. All of them are metallic colors. Tricoat paints will cost $1,225 and these are Infrared and Crystal White. Inside, the Premium model will offer a combination of Light Platinum/Jet Black colors. The Premium Luxury adds more options for the cabin. Jet Black and Sedona can be mixed with perforated inserts.
Early Predictions for 2023 YM
With the delay of the redesign, the 2023 Cadillac XT4 is definitely bringing the first major updates for the model launched in 2019. Exterior will suffer modifications, especially the front fascia. The interior is probably introducing minor changes. There is no need for a fresh layout. Update of the infotainment and safety systems would be enough.
Fans will definitely expect more from the engine room. For now, a 2.0-liter turbo mill is doing the job. But, in the future, buyers will look for alternatives. One of them is a hybrid. However, with many electric vehicles on the way, such a model is probably not a priority, especially for a small luxury crossover. On the other hand, not only fuel saving is important, but also a power boost electric motors can do, might make a difference.