Compare 2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Cadillac XT4
2021 Acura RDX

2021 Cadillac XT4


2021 Acura RDX

2.0L 4cyl Turbo


2.0L 4cyl Turbo
237 HP


272 HP
24 city / 30 hwy*

Fuel Economy

22 city / 28 hwy*

Serving Pensacola, FL

If you want a small SUV that offers style, convenience, and plenty of luxury, the 2021 Cadillac XT4 is a great option. The XT4 is a top luxury SUV that is sure to turn heads wherever you go. Along with its attractive appearance, the XT4 also offers much more under the hood and in the cabin, too. The XT4 is five-seat SUV with a considerable amount of space for people and cargo. The 2021 XT4 also has a contemporary infotainment system and user-friendly controls for the navigation system, media system, and radio. The Cadillac XT4 belongs to a competitive segment that also includes the 2021 Acura RDX, which is a top competitor. In contrast to the XT4, the Acura RDX has more limited options when it comes to powertrain, and it does not have many options available. While the Cadillac has user-friendly controls and features, the technology on the Acura is comparatively more difficult to use.


Although there are a few minor differences among the trims, the Cadillac XT4 has the same general appearance across the lineup, which is stylish and luxurious with some trim-specific distinguishing features. LED headlights are standard on the base trim level. It also rides on large 18-inch wheels. A power liftgate is included on the base model as well. A sunroof is available to enhance the base trim if you get a package. The second trim, which is the Premium Luxury, has even more conveniences. A hands-free liftgate is included on the Premium Luxury trim. It also comes with rain-sensing wipers for safety and convenience. Sporty accents are included on the appropriately named Sport trim, which also has body-colored exterior accents and red brake calipers. The Cadillac has a more glamorous appearance than the Acura, which has a more conservative and less exciting design overall. The Acura does not have a standard liftgate or standard LED headlights. Additionally, you will only get unique trim-specific accents if you upgrade to higher-end models.

Interior and Amenities

Starting with the Luxury, which is the base model, you’ll find a pleasing array of standard conveniences with the Cadillac XT4. The base model has simulated leather upholstery for its seats. It also has remote start and a keyless ignition system. The base model has a wealth of infotainment features as well, including an 8-inch touchscreen interface that has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A 4G WiFi hotspot is also included. For safety, the Cadillac gets automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and a following distance indicator. A heated steering wheel and heated seats are standard or available based on trim. Wireless phone charging is added to the higher-end trims. The Acura has a more limited set of standard advanced safety aids, and its buttons are not as user-friendly. Additionally, you’ll get less storage space in the Acura.

Performance and Handling

The Cadillac XT4 also excels in performance and handling. The Cadillac is powered by a turbo 2.0L engine that produces 237 HP in power and 258 LB-FT in torque. All-wheel drive is available. The Cadillac has a smoother ride quality than the Acura, and it also has better gas mileage.

When you are ready to try out the Cadillac XT4, we encourage you to set up an online test drive 2021 Cadillac XT4 at Step One Automotive Group. An online test drive is the simplest and easiest way to get behind the wheel of whatever XT4 trim level you like most. In addition to trying out a range of XT4 models at Cadillac Pensacola, you’ll enjoy many great benefits that come with having your own tailored test drive, including having an associate ride beside you as you drive the car virtually down highways and back roads. Our attentive staff will gladly answer whatever questions you have about the Cadillac and point out its top features.

To set up an online test drive for the 2021 Cadillac XT4, contact the helpful and knowledgeable staff at Step One Automotive Group today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.