2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Toyota Venza

2021 Cadillac Escalade


2021 Toyota Venza

$35,795 MSRP

Base Price

$32,470 MSRP

Seating Capacity


Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder


2.5L 4-cylinder + electric motor powertrain system
2,500 pounds

Towing Capacity




2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. 2021 Toyota Venza

If you’re shopping for a new SUV, you may be considering both a hybrid and a gas-powered vehicle, such as the Toyota Venza or Cadillac XT4. While hybrid vehicles definitely have their advantages, we think the Cadillac XT4 pulls ahead with more power, warranty coverage, and features — while still offering impressive fuel economy ratings. Compare the 2021 Cadillac XT4 vs. Toyota Venza below to decide for yourself which model will take its place in your garage or driveway. 

XT4 or Venza: Price & Warranty 

The 2021 Toyota Venza starts at $32,470. The 2021 Cadillac XT4 has a starting MSRP of $35,795. Although it costs more than the Toyota Venza, the new XT4 offers long-lasting warranty coverage that outdoes the Venza in a couple of categories: 

2021 Cadillac XT4: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 48-month/50,000-mile 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 72-month/70,000-mile 
  • Roadside Assistance: 72-month/70,000-mile 
  • Corrosion: 72-month/unlimited miles 

2021 Toyota Venza: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 36-month/36,000-mile 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60-month/60,000-mile 
  • Roadside Assistance: 24-month/unlimited miles 
  • Corrosion: 60-month/unlimited miles 

XT4 or Venza: Performance Specs

When you compare the Toyota Venza vs. Cadillac XT4, you’ll notice right away that performance is very different for these two SUVs. The Venza has an all-hybrid powertrain, while the XT4 has a regular gas powertrain. This makes a substantial difference in their performance specs, which you can compare below: 

  • Engine: The Venza comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor powertrain system, creating a combined net horsepower of 219. The XT4 sports a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine that generates 235 hp. 
  • Transmission: The XT4 gets a 9-speed automatic transmission and the Venza gets a 2-speed CVT. 
  • Fuel Economy Ratings: Because the Venza is a hybrid, it gains the advantage in terms of fuel efficiency and earns 40 mpg city/37 mpg highway. The XT4 earns a 24 mpg city/30 mpg highway rating — still a respectable figure for a gas engine. 
  • Towing Capacity: Properly equipped, the XT4 can tow up to 2,500 pounds. The Venza, on the other hand, isn’t equipped to tow at all. 

XT4 or Venza: Highlighted Features

The Toyota Venza and Cadillac XT4 both offer a comfortable ride for Des Plaines drivers and their passengers. However, Cadillac is a luxury brand and offers a much wider range of upscale comforts and cutting-edge infotainment technologies on its vehicles than most mainstream brands. Unlike the Toyota Venza, the Cadillac XT4 offers the following features: 

  • Four 12-volt DC power outlets 
  • Front and rear map lights 
  • Programmable garage door opener 
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats 
  • Navigation with voice activation (available at the base level)
  • 7-speaker sound system 
  • Amplifier 
  • Automatic equalizer 
  • Rotary Infotainment Controller 
  • Delay-off headlights 
  • Headlight washer 

The Cadillac XT4 also sports Rear Park Assist on its base trim. This handy safety feature uses sensors to detect and notify you of objects behind your XT4, so you can reverse in confidence. 

Test Drive the Cadillac XT4 at Patrick Cadillac! 

In a Cadillac XT4 vs. Toyota Venza comparison, it’s easy to see that although the XT4 is more expensive than the Venza, it delivers a comprehensive warranty and includes plenty of features for the price. Ready to take the Cadillac XT4 for a spin around Schaumburg? Contact us online or call us at (847) 230-8240 to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, we can answer any additional questions you may have about the XT4 cargo space, Cadillac user experience, and more.

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