When it comes to luxury subcompact and crossover SUVs, the competition is quite fierce. Here at Quantrell Cadillac near Louisville, we obviously favor the 2023 new Cadillac XT4 for sale. The 2023 Cadillac XT4 boasts comfortable seating, excellent features, and a fun ride.
However, the new 2023 Lexus UX Hybrid, with its good fuel economy and smooth ride, is a worthy competitor. If you aren’t sure which new SUV is best for you, we are here to help. Our team has assembled a Cadillac XT4 vs. Lexus UX comparison that reviews these models’ differences in MPGs, power, and features.
Let’s start with what’s under the hood. The new 2023 Cadillac XT4 is motivated by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission for power at a moment’s notice. To manage this performance, the 2023 XT4 boasts a twin-clutch AWD system that regulates torque distribution to the wheels, giving you controlled power at all times.
When road and weather conditions change, our new 2023 Cadillac XT4 lease deals are ready to adapt with you. The vehicle offers three drive modes that put you in control. Toggle between Tour, Sport, and Snow/Ice as needed.
Can the new Lexus UX Hybrid do all that? Let’s find out.
While the new 2023 Lexus UX Hybrid for sale offers a drive mode select system (ECO, Normal, and Sport), the brand seems to be most proud of the vehicle’s turning radius and that paddle shifters are available on its top-of-the-line trim model.
Perhaps that is because the 2.0-liter engine only produces 181 horsepower, as opposed to the 235 horsepower in the Cadillac. If you’re looking for a drive that moves you, look no further than the 2023 Cadillac XT4.
The 2023 XT4 gives drivers three distinct trim models. Starting with the 2023 XT4 Luxury variant, you and your passengers are treated to the Cadillac Smart System suite of safety and driver assistance features and a Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change with a Side Blind Zone Alert. When you want to connect your compatible smartphone to your new Cadillac SUV seamlessly, you’ll have wireless Apple CarPlay® and Wireless Android Auto™ compatibility.
The XT4 Premium Luxury trim boosts the luxury and safety with its leather seating surfaces, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning system, IntelliBeam auto high-beam assist, and a Hands-Free Power Liftgate.
When you want more curb appeal, the flagship 2023 XT4 Sport gives you exterior accents like a gloss black finish on the front grille, side window surround, and roof rails. The cabin boasts sport accents on the seating and steering wheel, alloy pedals, and the choice of carbon fiber or genuine wood trim. As you approach the vehicle, you can immediately differentiate the new 2023 XT4 Sport from the competition thanks to the vehicle’s LED front cornering lamps, LED turn signals, and 18-inch alloy wheels with Diamond-Cut/Argent Metallic finish.
The 2023 Lexus UX Hybrid, on the other hand, is available in four trim models that aren’t as easily distinguished. The base model Lexus UX 250h comes with 18-inch wheels, a concealed exhaust, and aluminum roof rails. Drivers who step up to the Lexus UX 250h Premium gain color-keyed overfenders and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Lexus UX 250h F SPORT DESIGN has F SPORT 18-inch wheels and bumpers, while the Lexus UX 250h F SPORT HANDLING adds power-folding outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse.
We’ll leave it up to you to decide which features are most impressive.
Now that we’ve seen how the 2023 Cadillac XT4 compares to the 2023 Lexus UX in performance, trim options, and design, let’s climb inside each vehicle to see which new SUV for sale gives you the best interior.
The Cadillac XT4 interior is fully-loaded with intuitive controls, a Bose® audio system, USB ports, and plenty of leg room for you and your second-row passengers. A tactile rotary controller in the center console easily controls your infotainment system and puts your media in the palm of your hand.
After you cue your favorite playlist or podcast, the soundtrack to your drive will arrive via a 13-speaker Bose® audio system with Centerpoint Surround Sound. Customize the eight-way power memory seat to your preferred driving position and start your commute.
While the Lexus UX interior also features wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, it only comes with a six-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System, compared to a 13-speaker Bose® system in the Cadillac.
When deciding on the best SUV for your needs, size can play an important factor. Let’s look at the Lexus UX and Cadillac XT4 dimensions to see which vehicle fits your life.
The 2023 Cadillac XT4 is 181 inches long and 64.1 inches tall to offer you 48.9 cubic feet of total cargo room when the rear seats are down and 22.5 cubic feet of trunk space when the seats are up.
Regarding the Lexus UX dimensions, the 2023 UX Hybrid is 177 inches long, 72.4 inches wide, and 60.6 inches tall. The front headroom is 37.2 inches, and there are 42 inches of front legroom. Behind the second row, you’ll have 17.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.
To sum up, the Cadillac XT4 is bigger than the Lexus UX Hybrid and has more cargo room.
The new 2023 Cadillac XT4 SUV puts out an EPA-estimated 23/30/26 MPG1 (City/Highway/Combined) in the FWD models. In the AWD models, estimated Cadillac XT4 MPG becomes 22/29/24 (City/Highway/Combined).1
The Lexus UX MPG is where this hybrid SUV shines. The less-robust hybrid engine delivers an EPA-estimated 43/41/42 MPG2 (City/Highway/Combined) in FWD models and an EPA-estimated 41/38/39 MPG2 (City/Highway/Combined) in AWD versions.
To learn more about how the Cadillac XT4 compares to its competition, the team at our Cadillac dealer near Louisville is always eager to assist. Until then, here are some common questions we see.
The 2023 Lexus UX is the smallest crossover SUV in the brand’s current lineup. The Lexus UX Hybrid offers two rows of seating for five occupants but only 17.1 cubic feet of total cargo room. If you’re looking for a similarly sized SUV but with more cargo room, we suggest the new 2023 Cadillac XT4 for sale.
Yes, Lexus categorizes their new 2023 UX Hybrid as an SUV. Other automotive experts put the Lexus UX in the subcompact SUV or crossover category. However you classify it, the vehicle offers leading fuel economy and a stylish interior with advanced features. However, the new 2023 Cadillac XT4 has a better sound system with more speakers.
To get your vehicle’s best performance and mileage, we recommend you fill the 15.9-gallon fuel tank with premium gasoline. When you do, the vehicle delivers an EPA-estimated 23/30/26 MPG1 (City/Highway/Combined) in the FWD models and an estimated 22/29/24 MPG (City/Highway/Combined)1 in AWD trim.
The Cadillac XT4 is affordable compared to other luxury SUVs. The exact cost will depend on what trim you get and any packages you may choose to add to your vehicle. Please feel free to call or visit us to get a more accurate rate based on your preferences and apply for current lease deals.
While both of these vehicles are great options, you’ll likely only pick one. We at Quantrell Cadillac believe the new 2023 Cadillac XT4 offers more than the 2023 Lexus UX Hybrid. And as our model comparison shows, the performance numbers, dimensions, and sound system agree. To experience this new Cadillac SUV in person, we invite you to visit us for a test drive in Lexington.
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1Estimates only. For more information, please visit the official U.S. government source for all fuel economy at www.fueleconomy.gov
2Projected EPA-estimated MPG ratings determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of publishing. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.