Close your eyes and picture a Cadillac. Did you just conjure a giant boat-sized sedan with tail fins worthy of an orca and a back seat the size of a San Francisco apartment? Now open those peepers, and take a look at the 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover. It looks nothing like your mental image, but you are looking at the new face of American luxury. The XT4 joins a Cadillac lineup that includes the mid-size XT5 crossover, full-size Escalade SUV, ATS and ATS-V compact coupes and sedans, CTS and CTS-V mid-size sedans, and XTS and CT6 full-size sedans.
We had a chance to drive and explore early-production examples of the XT4 during a Cadillac-sponsored launch event in Seattle, Washington, and have returned with these impressions.