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The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is the all-new mid-size three-row seven-seater SUV. A luxury lineup of General Motors company is slowly filling the XT lineup. After XT4 and XT5, the XT6 is the third SUV in this squad. There will be more of smaller models for sure. On the other hand, the full-size class is already occupied by the flagship Escalade SUV.
With the MSRP of $54,000 the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is more expensive than its main rival, Lincoln Aviator. On the other hand, we expected a lot of similarities with the XT5 crossover SUV. Later, we will compare two siblings. Well, the main difference is in size and price.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Dimensions, Interior, Cargo Space
The new SUV is built on the C1XX platform. GM is using the same architecture for XT5 and larger Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse SUVs. The new vehicle is 199 inches long with 113-inch wheelbase. Other dimensions are: width – 77 in and heights 68 in.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is a seven-seater SUV. The interior is premium, with a lot of luxurious features. We will list some of them later, under trim level section. The cargo space behind the third row is only 12.6 cubic-feet. Fold it down and you gain more than 30 cu.ft. The cargo space raises to 79 cubic feet behind the first row.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Specs, Horsepower, Towing Capacity
Under the hood of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is a 3.6-liter gasoline V6 engine. The SUV gains 310 horsepower and sends them to front wheels. The C1XX platform also allows an all-wheel drive. A nine-speed automatic is the power router.
This configuration is the only one at the moment. General Motors could add a diesel unit, but a hybrid powertrain seems to be more likely options for the future. Towing capacity of the XT6 is only 4,000 pounds. For example, Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave can tow 5,000 lbs by using the same engine and the platform.
XT6 vs XT5
The popularity of the Cadillac XT5 lead to the expansion of the XT lineup. For now, we have XT4 and XT6 models. Soon, the company will add even more vehicles. Two Cadillac SUVs are using the same platform with equal wheelbase length. Still, the XT6 is 10 inch longer. It allows the larger vehicle to get an extra row of seats. Of course, the difference is also in price, with the XT6 priced nearly $13,000 more. Also, the XT5 offers a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the base drivetrain, and V6 as higher-end option.
New Rivals – Cadillac XT6 vs Lincoln Aviator
While the XT5 is a compact SUV with five seats, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 will get more competition in other seven-seaters. Like in other segments, General Motors will be challenged by Ford and its premium branch, Lincoln. The XT6 is the new SUV in the market, but not the only one. Lincoln Aviator replaced MKT.
Well, the first impressions say the GM will have to make first changes soon. Lincoln tuned Aviator to produce 400 hp. The price of two SUVs is very similar. Hybrid is a must, since the Volvo XC90 also offers the high-output setup. We don’t have to mention Lexus RX and Acura MDX, which are also cheaper. So, the first impression is not so great, but we hope General Motors left something for the first update. Cadillac XT6 has a mountain to climb with a high price and a lack of engine options.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Trims – Premium Luxury Features and Sport
The new model has only two trim levels to offer. The base SUV is the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury with a lot of unique features you won’t find on other models. For example, wooden elements are made by exotic species. Also, there are 20-inch wheels and a 5-link rear suspension by MacPherson Strut. Red taillights are adding more aggressiveness for the Premium Luxury XT6 model.
The other option is Sport with black accents for grille, roof rails, and other parts. All-wheel drive is standard, with the special Sport setup. Front fascia, wheels, and carbon-fiber inserts will make Sport different from Premium Luxury SUV.
Here are XT6 Colors
Radiant Silver Metallic is the only free color for the 2020 Cadillac XT6. Others will cost $625 and there are eight optional paint jobs: Stellar Black, Dark Mocha, Satin Steel, Manhattan Noir, Shadow, and Garnet. Red Horizon Tincoat and Crystal White Tricoat will cost $1,225. Same options are available for the Sport model.
There are also five different interior combinations. For leather seating there are Jet Black and Cirrus available for both trims, and Premium Luxury adding the Dark Auburn combination. Semi-aniline leather seats are coming in Jet Black or Maple Sugar colors.
2020 Cadillac XT6 MSRP
The base price for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury SUV is $54,000. Sport version costs just above $58,000 and AWD upgrade costs $2,000. Heavily loaded, the XT6 will come with $70,000 price tag.