2020 Cadillac XT6 Review

2020 Cadillac XT6 Review

One of two new luxury SUV models Cadillac is introducing this year, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is a dynamic blend of power, handling, and comfort. Starting at $52,695 for the base model, it is a relatively inexpensive entry within the luxury SUV class. This vehicle has some exciting elements to it that make it one of the more intriguing cars in its class. That said, the 2020 XT6 is not a perfect SUV, and some aspects to it can be frustrating for folks who expect certain features from their luxury SUV. First thing’s first, the powertrain specs on this automobile are pretty impressive for a vehicle of its size. It boasts a 3.6-liter V6 engine – the same one found in the XT5 – and has a 310 horsepower output with a towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds.

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That 4,000 pounds of towing capacity put it towards the lower end of the competition within the luxury SUV class. If you are looking to haul large trailers and make this vehicle your workhorse, you may want to consider the Escalade, but if towing capacity is not your priority, then the 4,000-pound capacity will be more than enough. There are other reasons people love to drive sports utility vehicles, and that’s space. The XT6 has plenty of room and is comparable with the Audi Q7, the leader in the clubhouse in many people’s eyes when it comes to cargo space and epitomizing what a luxury SUV is. The 2020 XT6 has three rows of seating, the third row has 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space, the second row has 43.1 cubic feet, and when both rows are folded down, you get a whopping 78.7 cubic feet of space. It is close as to class-leading cargo space that one can get in a luxury SUV. That makes it even more impressive since this automobile can be described as being more on the compact end of the spectrum than the boxy end.

The cabin features an eight-inch touchscreen with a secondary rotary-knob controller along with two USB ports for each row of seats. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration along with a Wi-Fi hotspot and 4G LTE connectivity give the interior the type of technological punch you come to expect in a modern luxury SUV. That said, beyond being on par with what you may expect from the interior of a luxury SUV, the quality is subpar compared to the competition. That is one of the most glaring issues with the XT6, it has a cabin that is not at all comparable to the premium end of the competition, and in many ways, it is not equivalent to even middle-tier entries in the class. Like with towing capacity, this is either a make-or-break issue for you or it is not, but if you desire a plush, top-end interior than this may not be the vehicle for you. That happens to be a bit of a theme in general with the XT6 as a whole.

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Similar GMC or Chevrolet models to the XT6 tend to be more on the luxury end than this SUV, which is quite surprising given that General Motors has always designated Cadillac as its luxury brand. The 2020 XT6 is more luxurious than your average SUV, but compared to other SUVs that are described as “luxury SUVs,” it is somewhat middle of the pack. Again, that flaw is minor and can either make or break this vehicle for you or not. Beyond the sub-standard luxury features, towing capacity, and interior, this is a dynamic automobile that handles well and has incredible power. The fact that it houses a V6 engine rather than a V8 means that it is very fuel efficient compared to the competition and that is a significant plus for the 2020 XT6. The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is worthy of test-driving when it arrives at dealerships nationwide in the Spring of 2019.