When it comes to luxury subcompact and crossover SUVs, the competition is quite fierce. Here at Quantrell Cadillac near Louisville, we obviously favor the beautiful, new Cadillac XT4 for sale. The 2021 Cadillac XT4 boasts comfortable seating, excellent features, and a fun ride. A worthy competitor is the new 2021 Lexus UX. The Lexus UX is a new addition to the Lexus lineup that adds good fuel economy and a smooth ride. If you aren’t sure which is best for you, we are here to help. Let the battle of the Lexus UX vs. Cadillac XT4 begin!
First of all, let’s see what your options are! The Lexus UX has quite a few options for this vehicle. Please see your choices below with their starting MSRPs:1
The UX 250h models come with a more efficient engine that gives you a Lexus UX Hybrid drive system engineered specifically for its platform.
Those are great options. Now, let’s look at the Cadillac XT4.
Here is a list of the available variants and their starting MSRPs:2
You may notice that the starting price for the Cadillac XT4 is slightly higher. However, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. In the next section, we will talk about all of the great features you get to look forward to.
Let’s start with the Lexus here. Standard features to help you enjoy your interior include a seven-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, six speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. These are all excellent features. However, the Cadillac XT4 upgrades your infotainment display to eight inches, adds remote start, and comes with the Cadillac User Experience system. Plus, the Cadillac offers Teen Driver, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, front pedestrian braking, and other great safety features to the base trim.
If you are looking to add on additional luxury appointments, the Cadillac wins there too. Add-ons for the Lexus include a moonroof, hands-free power liftgate, navigation, heated & ventilated front seats, and wireless device charging. These are all great, which is why the Cadillac offers all of those, and then some. When you secure one of our new Cadillac XT4 lease deals, you can get massaging front seats, parallel & perpendicular park assist, a sport steering wheel, and a 13-speaker Bose audio system. The Lexus simply can’t offer those to you at any price.
Spoiler alert: the Cadillac is going to win in this one too. The Cadillac XT4 comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that provides 237 horsepower. For a subcompact SUV that is a lot of horsepower to help you get around town. The engine is strapped to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Lexus UX comes with an engine that only provides 169 horsepower. It is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Getting up to speed is noticeably more difficult in this vehicle due to lower horsepower. However, we will give the Lexus UX credit in the efficiency department. It is definitely less powerful, but it does provide an excellent fuel economy rating at an EPA-estimated 29 city and 37 highway MPG.3
Should you have any questions about comparing the Cadillac XT4 to its competition, the team at our Cadillac dealer near Louisville is always waiting by the phones to assist. Until then, here are some common questions we see.
The new Lexus UX is the smallest crossover SUV and is the cheapest SUV in their lineup. It measures in at 14.8 feet long and weighs about 3,307 pounds. The UX offers two rows with five total seats that feel comfortable and supportive. Thanks to a 60/40-split rear bench, you can make the most out of your car space should you need extra room.
This depends on who you ask! Lexus considers the vehicle to be a crossover SUV. Other automotive experts put the Lexus UX in the subcompact SUV category. Whatever you want to consider it, it offers the same capability and versatility that any other SUV on the market can offer you. This is a great option for those who want a compact car with a little more oomph than a sedan.
Premium gasoline is recommended but not required for the Cadillac XT4. Think of gasoline like the fuel you use for your body. If you eat higher-quality foods, you will likely perform better when exercising or performing daily tasks. A car works in the same way. If you want to get the best performance and mileage out of your vehicle, we recommend that you fill it with premium gasoline.
The Cadillac XT4 is very 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. For reference, the starting MSRPs2 for the three Cadillac XT4 variants are:
Please feel free to call or visit us to get a more accurate rate based on your preferences.
We believe that both of these vehicles are great options. However, we believe the Cadillac is a more well-rounded option. If you would like to experience the Cadillac XT4 for yourself, we invite you to visit us for a test drive. We know you will love this SUV as soon as you get behind the wheel.
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1MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.
2The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.
3EPA-estimates only. Your actual mileage may vary.