Comparison - Buick Encore GX Essence 2021 - vs - Cadillac XT4 Sport 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
30,600
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
$
41,795
Updated: 
14 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
16.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Azure metallic
#02476C
Black Currant metallic
#58404C
Burnished bronze metallic
#923F11
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Dark moon blue metallic
#2A3040
Ebony twilight metallic
#000000
Chili Red metallic
#8E000C
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
White frost tricoat
#F3EBE5
Color: 
autumn metallic
#883A14
red horizon
#A31E2B
atlantic metallic
#054863
twilight blue
#35424C
shadow metallic
#434A4D
radiant silver metallic
#ABAFB2
stellar black metallic
#1F1D1E
crystal white
#F8F9FB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For its second year on the market, the Encore GX receives only a few small updates. Both SiriusXM satellite radio and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become standard features across the lineup, and adaptive cruise control is now available on the Preferred model as part of the optional Safety package.

Pros
Attractive exterior design,
SUV practicality,
good value compared to luxury-branded rivals.

Cons
Too many plasticky interior parts,
inadequate three-cylinder powertrains,
unexciting to drive.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Satellite radio now standard. Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Appealing design both inside and out
Comfortable ride quality
Desirable infotainment and driving assistance tech is standard
Lots of space for passengers and cargo

Cons
Front seats are narrow and don't fit a variety of body types
Thick roof pillars reduce rear visibility
Ho-hum handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.

Pros
Better-looking, with better details
Right-sized urban runabout
Upgraded interior
More safety gear
Better infotainment

Cons
Steering lacks feel
Narrow front seats
Expensive, in Essence trim
Average warranty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 XT4 is the vehicle Cadillac needs, but is it too late?

Pros
Will stand out from the crowd
30 mpg highway
Excellent rear leg room
Reasonable starting price

Cons
Active safety system availability limited
Where’s Super Cruise?
Small cargo hold
CUE is still CUE

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 makes for an affordable entry point into the world of compact luxury SUVs, offering a fuel-efficient engine and plenty of rear legroom. Also, you won't mistake its subdued design for anything but a Cadillac.

Pros
Affordable starting price
Standard support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Plenty of rear legroom

Cons
Luxury features you'd expect to be standard are optional

By: 
edmunds.com

The XT4's edgy styling had us hoping that Cadillac's subcompact crossover—like its ATS, CTS, and CT6 sedans—had been engineered to impress driving enthusiasts. But during the day we spent hustling the XT4 along the picturesque rural roads circumscribing greater Seattle, it became clear that Cadillac has instead aimed for more traditional entry-luxury crossover stuff: quietness, sumptuousness, and user-focused technology.

Pros
Smart styling,
quiet engine,
decent interior

Cons
Unhurried shifting quality,
uncommunicative chassis.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
2.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
155hp
at 5 600rpm
237hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
171.40in
181.10in
Width: 
71.40in
76.70in
Height: 
64.10in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
6.80in
Front Track: 
61.10in
63.23in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
63.11in
Wheel Base: 
102.20in
109.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.00in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
54.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
49.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
48.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.50cu.ft
22.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3896.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
7 Total Speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Automatic on/off LED headlamps
Buick Driver Confidence
Bumper, front with chrome accents
Door handles, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Comfort And Convenience Package
Driver Assist Package
Cold Weather Package
Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Painted Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Power Glass Dual Panel Sunroof
20" Twin 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Diamond Cut/Titan Satin Finish
Interior Options: 
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Vertical Cargo Net
Cadillac User Experience W/Embedded Navigation

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000
Color: 
Sedona/Jet Black, leather
#755741
Light Wheat/Jet Black w/Red Accents, leather
#D7D1CB
Jet Black w/Cinnamon Accents, leather
#000000
Jet Black w/Cinnamon Accents, leatherette
#000000