The Cadillac XT6 In Review

In an effort to keep up with the latest market shift towards SUVs, Cadillac released the XT6, a stylish seven-seater vehicle that fills the wide gap between smaller utility vehicles and the supersized Escalade. Click to search for more information

Let’s take an in-depth look at this SUV’s features and see if it’s truly worth its price tag.

Cost

The XT6 comes in two trims, namely the Premium Luxury and Sport. The Premium Luxury is available as either a Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or an All Wheel Drive (AWD). Here are this vehicle’s recommended retail prices:

  • Premium Luxury FWD- $53,690
  • Premium Luxury AWD- $55,690
  • Sport AWD- $58,090

Performance

The XT6 comes with a 3.6 litre V6 engine, packing 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. While it has decent acceleration, the XT6 underwhelms in the steering department. Even the AWD XT6s have torque steer, meaning that the steering wheel can jerk when accelerating hard.

On the other hand, the XT6 succeeds in an area where most of its competition fails – fuel economy. The Premium Luxury FWD manages a respectable 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highways, while the AWD trims manage an impressive 17/24 mpg city/highway.

Interior and Infotainment

The Premium Luxury trim does well to live up to its name, with heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, and a sunroof. To top it all off, it is lathered with comfortable leather upholstery.

Not much is different with the Sport version. Almost identical in terms of exterior, the Sport comes with a gloss-black exterior, trim accents, and towing aids.

Both trims are filled to the brim with tech features, such as an 8-inch touchscreen with a secondary dial controller, six USB ports, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, and a wireless device charging pad. Both trims are also equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The XT6 falls a little short in terms of storage. This SUV has a below-average 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, requiring one to fold down the rear seats to store larger items.

Safety

The NHTSA has awarded the XT6 five stars in all of its crash tests, proving that this SUV is the safest of its class.

All trims come with an excess of safety features, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, lane keeping assist, parking sensors, and Cadillac’s Rear Vision Camera. Optional extras include adaptive cruise control and Cadillac’s Night Vision, which uses infrared to detect pedestrians beyond the reach of headlights.

The Bottom Line

While it may not exceed expectations in terms of off-road driveability and cargo space, the XT6 is an excellent choice for drivers who are searching for a comfortable SUV with a high-quality interior, plenty of tech and premium safety features, making it well worth its price tag.