The 2021 Volvo XC60 epitomizes everything drivers love about European vehicles. It offers both all and front wheel drive, the interior is stunning without being gaudy, and buyers get the option of 3 powertrains. But what happens when it goes up against the 2021 Cadillac XT4, a luxurious mid-sized SUV that has a fabulous appearance, comfortable riding experience and turbo power?

Design & Style

The Cadillac XT4 brilliantly displays a number of the brand's signature design traits, such as the broad grille, intricate head lamps and boomerang taillights. It comes in a wide range of paint colors, such as orange, blue and even red. The eighteen inch alloy wheels come standard and complete the exterior, although buyers also have the option of upgrading to 20 inch wheels. The cabin features bright hues with a centralized touchscreen and soft touch surfaces that make sitting inside feel like a body massage. The Volvo XC60 looks outstanding from every angle. The exterior is tall yet rounded, with an elevated grille and vertical lights in the rear. The real show however is within the cabin. All the materials are premium in quality, with none of the cheap plastic that is found in other SUVs. The seats are soothing and comfortable with digital displays that are vertically oriented and simple to use.

Technology & Safety

Volvo has always taken safety seriously, and this legacy continues in the XC60. It received stellar ratings from both the IIHS and NHTSA, and has the ability to automatically detect road signs, provides notifications when departing lanes and emergency automatic brakes. Drivers also have access to a camera with surround view, parking sensors and the ability to monitor blind spots. If the vehicle is involved in a collision, its reinforced shell combined with multiple airbags maximizes the survivability of the occupants. Cabin perks include Bluetooth, power lift gate, keyless ignition and climate control. The Cadillac XT4 received a 5 star NHTSA safety rating, which says a lot about its commitment to protecting its passengers. It has many of the same countermeasures found in the Volvo, including superb outward vision and high beam lights that are automated. Cabin perks include heated seats, Bose audio and a massage lumbar.


The Cadillac XT4 is equipped with a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 237 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque. Power is transmitted to the wheels via a nine speed automatic transmission. The Volvo XC60 answers with a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 250 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Choosing between these two SUVs is no easy task, as both are good at what they do, but the Cadillac's cargo area is too tight and its all-wheel drive is average at best, so the Volvo XC60 wins.

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