As of this year, light trucks (including CUVs and SUVs) hold roughly a 2:1 market share compared to passenger cars.
The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is the American luxury brand’s first small SUV, slotting under the XT5.
Aimed at younger buyers, the XT4 is intended to be a nurturing product — something to introduce new customers and lead to future Cadillac sales.
Though on the larger side of its subcompact segment, the XT4 matches up against BMW’s X1 ($34,895), Mercedes-Benz’s GLA ($34,395), Audi Q3 ($33,875), and Volvo XC40 T4 ($34,195).
A new scroll wheel and quick select buttons accompany the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display to avoid the on-screen hunting that plagued previous generations of CUE.
Voice commands and steering wheel buttons remain as alternatives to center-stack controls.