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2020 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

New 2020 Cadillac XT4

2020 Cadillac
XT4

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New 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$35,695 to $42,295
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $33,910 to $40,180 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 22 - 24 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Cadillac XT4 than the Subaru Ascent. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Cadillac XT4 and the Subaru Ascent.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac XT4 as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Cadillac XT4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT4 is about the same width as the Subaru Ascent. 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 Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac XT4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Cadillac XT4 has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Ascent is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT4 for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac XT4 has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

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

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