The Spy Guy is liking the luxury brand’s new XT4 wagon that goes on sale later this year and sees it as a critical addition to the lineup. This model offers plenty of space, especially for second-row passengers. The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque) should prove powerful and thrifty enough to satisfy most buyers. If there’s a down side, it’s a lack of cargo room compared to the XT4’s major competitors, including the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Lincoln MKC and Lexus NX. Cadillac says that the XT4’s starting price will be a shade under $36,000, which is in line with other compact luxury brands.

The slick-looking XT4 is a competitor to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, but the Caddy has less cargo room. Power comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. (PHOTO: CADILLAC)

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