The 2022 Cadillac XT4 vs. the 2022 Buick Envision: See Which Crossover Is King in Atlanta

Small SUVs are nice for driving in Atlanta because they're easy to maneuver and they afford a splendid view of the road. If you want a small crossover with a posh interior and a host of convenient standard features, get the 2022 Cadillac XT4. Other small luxury SUVs like the 2022 Buick Envision also have roomy cabins, but the XT4 wins out where it counts. Read our comparison of these 2 SUVs to see why.

 

Performance

Engines

If you rely on your luxury crossover to get you to appointments in Atlanta on time, you need one with peppy acceleration. The new Cadillac XT4 comes with a turbocharged 235-horsepower four-cylinder engine that produces 258 pound-feet of torque.

All new Buick Envision trims come with a turbocharged 228-horsepower engine that makes 258 pound-feet of torque. Since it puts out less horsepower, the Envision isn't quite as fast as the XT4.

Towing Capability

Many people in Atlanta like to pull boats behind their vehicle to Lanier Lake. The new Cadillac XT4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped - enough to easily pull a boat or a small camper.

The new Buick Envision has a maximum tow rating of only 1,500 pounds.

Ride Quality

The new Cadillac XT4 glides gracefully over bumpy roads in Atlanta on its five-link independent rear suspension. An available adaptive suspension makes its ride even gentler.

The new Buick Envision tends to shimmy and shake on rough roads - especially when equipped with its available 20-inch wheels, which have low profile tires.

Maneuverability

The new Cadillac XT4 is a subcompact luxury SUV that's only 15.1 feet long. Its light steering and small turning radius make it a cinch to navigate through narrow streets and crowded parking lots in Atlanta.

The new Buick Envision is a 15.2-foot-long compact SUV. Its longer body makes it a bit harder to park in the city than the XT4.

Interior

Materials Quality

The new Cadillac XT4 comes with simulated leather seats and many soft-touch materials on its dash. Higher trims come with genuine leather upholstery and wood inlays.

The new Buick Envision comes standard with cloth upholstery and offers leather as an option. However, its overall material quality is a step down from SUVs like the XT4.

Passenger Space

 

A good luxury crossover should have plenty of room for passengers to stretch out in. The new Cadillac XT4 has 101.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. Taller people in Atlanta will appreciate that it has 39.5 inches of second-row legroom.

The new Buick Envision only has 100.4 cubic feet of interior volume. It also only has 39.3 inches of rear legroom.

 

Technology

Infotainment System

You'll want to have easy access to your music and smartphone apps during slow traffic times in Atlanta. The new Cadillac XT4 comes with the feature-rich CUE infotainment system, which has snappy responses and handy menu shortcuts. Standard amenities include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

The new Buick Envision also has a straightforward infotainment system, but its touch screen is angled to the left, which makes it easier for the driver to see and access but awkward for the front passenger.

Safety

Safety Ratings

The new Cadillac XT4 earned five out of five stars for overall safety in ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each model is filled with helpful driver-assist features such as forward automatic emergency braking.

The new Buick Envision has not yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, though it does come standard with many advanced active safety features.

Test Drive the 2022 Cadillac XT4 at Classic Cadillac of Atlanta

The 2022 Cadillac XT4 is a spacious subcompact luxury SUV with high-end cabin materials and a plethora of useful tech features. Visit Classic Cadillac of Atlanta and test drive the new XT4 today.

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