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2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Review

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2021 Cadillac
XT4

MSRP*: $35,795 to $42,495
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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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Invoice* $34,005 to $40,370 $29,770 to $50,944
MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 48.9 ft3 98.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 235 hp 310 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 181.1 in 204.3 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac XT4 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Chevrolet Traverse, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac XT4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Cadillac XT4, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac XT4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Traverse. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Cadillac XT4 and the Chevrolet Traverse have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac XT4 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Cadillac XT4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Traverse.

Handling
The Cadillac XT4 has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Traverse, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Cadillac XT4 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT4 has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac XT4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Traverse.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Cadillac XT4 seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Cadillac XT4 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac XT4 than that of the Chevrolet Traverse.