Comparison - Cadillac XT4 Sport 2021 - vs - Ford Explorer ST 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
42,495
Updated: 
21 Aug 2019
$
52,605
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.30gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Autumn Metallic
#883A14
Infrared Tintcoat
#971C1E
Garnet Metallic
#F3F3F3
Twilight Blue
#35424C
Shadow Metallic
#434A4D
Radiant Silver Metallic
#ABAFB2
Stellar Black Metallic
#1F1D1E
Crystal White
#F8F9FB
Wave Metallic
#2A46B1
Color: 
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Cadillac has made only a few minor changes to the XT4 for 2021, starting with the base Luxury trim, which receives a new standard power rear liftgate and the option of leather upholstery. An optional Driver Awareness package that includes automatic high-beam headlamps and lane-keeping assist has also been added to the Luxury trim.

Pros
Stylish exterior, handsome interior design, spacious cabin.

Cons
Down-market interior materials, rough ride, loud engine note.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Power liftgate is now standard on Luxury trim.Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Pros
Roomy seating and cargo area
Infotainment system is quick and sharp-looking

Cons
Ride is busy for a luxury SUV
Lots of engine and road noise
Some controls are confusing to use
Luxury features you'd expect to be standard are optional

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Cadillac XT4 ranked #7 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Cadillac XT4 has a score of 7.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding rear-seat legroom
Lots of cargo space behind rear seats

Cons
Awkward infotainment controls
Fair amount of road and engine noise
Mixed reviews on steering and brake systems

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.

Pros
Wide range of powertrains
Good looks
Great active safety tech
Available hybrid
Quiet interio

Cons
Hybrid isn’t refined
Not a great value
Cramped third row
Clunky second row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
237hp
at 5 000rpm
400hp
at 5 500rpm
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: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio 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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.10in
199.30in
Width: 
76.70in
78.90in
Height: 
64.10in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.80in
8.30in
Front Track: 
63.23in
66.90in
Rear Track: 
63.11in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
54.50in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.80in
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.90cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
22.50cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3896.00lbs
4701.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel 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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

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
7 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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 brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated 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: 
no
yes
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: 
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Comfort And Convenience Package
Driver Assist Package
Cold Weather Package
Technology Package
Premium Carpet Package
Comfort And Technology Preferred Package
Floor Liner Package
Sport Dynamics Preferred Package
Interior Protection Package
Enhanced Visibility Package
Smoker's Package
ST High-Performance Pack
Equipment Group 401A
Premium Technology Package
ST Street Pack
Exterior Options: 
Black Molded Front/Rear Splash Guards
17" Steel Spare Wheel
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Dynamic 9-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Diamond Cut/Medium Android Finish
Wheel Locks
20" Split 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Midnight Metallic Finish
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Midnight Sport Package
Black Surround Grille W/Black Mesh
Power Glass Dual Panel Sunroof
20" Twin 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Diamond Cut/Titan Satin Finish
Monochromatic Cadillac Emblem
20" Split 7-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rails
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Interior Options: 
Black Premium Carpet Cargo Mat
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Liner
Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound Audio System
Wireless Phone Charging
Illuminated Cargo Sill Plate
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Cadillac User Experience W/Embedded Navigation
Powered Universal Tablet Holder
Vertical Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Liner
Horizontal Cargo Net
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Area Management System
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000