2019 Cadillac XT4 essentials: Exclusivity for the masses

Our Opinion: The XT4 provides lots of space and yet feels small to drive. That’s good. The optional adaptive suspension — it’s $1,200 and only available on the Sport — works well too and, in our wintry drive experience, tracked through ice and snow well. That’s good too. The XT4 falls short of feeling as sporty as, say, a Porsche Macan, but it’s also vastly less expensive — base prices are $15,000 apart from each other. And Cadillac’s smallest SUV stays light on its feet (tires?) and holds its own against Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, yet another good thing.Additionally, Cadillac filled the XT4 with plenty of convenience features like heated seats and steering wheel, a perfectly pleasant infotainment system, even a tailgate you can command to open all the way, or just three-fourths if you have a low-roof parking situation. But all of that is also available on the Chevrolet Equinox Premier we recently reviewed. And that also had a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, just a different one (which made more power, by the way).