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2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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2021 Cadillac
XT4

MSRP*: $35,795 to $42,495
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2021 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,085 to $49,190
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Invoice* $34,005 to $40,370 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 48.9 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 235 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 181.1 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 76.7 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Cadillac XT4, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac XT4 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac XT4 as you will with the Toyota Highlander, 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 Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT4 is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac XT4 has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac XT4 and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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