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The XT6 is a brand-new model from the luxury carmaker, which debuted as the 2020 model. Therefore, we would normally expect to see 2021 Cadillac XT6 with no bigger changes. Simply, the current model does the job pretty well in pretty much all aspects. It is spacious and features a well-built cabin. Also, it doesn’t feel underpowered and delivers generally a pretty smooth ride.
On the other side, we don’t like the fact that pretty much all rivals are more exciting to drive. Therefore, there is a big chance to see novelties under the hood in the next year. According to many reports, we might see a performance-oriented version, with the famous V badge. Other than that, we don’t expect to see any more important changes. The 2021 Cadillac XT6 should carry on with a familiar design, both in terms the styling and mechanics. It should hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
How Spacious Will 2021 Cadillac XT6 Be?
This aspect definitely won’t bring any particular change. The 2021 Cadillac XT6 will carry on with familiar dimensions. This model rides on the C1XX platform and shares many parts with GMC Acadia. Moreover, the two models feature the same 112.5-inch wheelbase, which are quite typical numbers for the class.
On the inside, this means three quite spacious rows of seats. The first row offers more than 41 inches of legroom, while the second row is also quite generous, with slightly under 40 inches of legroom. On the other side, the third row is typically tight for the class. With less than 30 inches of legroom, it is best to be left for the kids.
When it comes to the cargo volume, it goes all way up to 79 cubic feet, which seems quite generous for the class. Still, that’s when both second and third row fold down. With all seats in use, you may count on just 12.6 cubic feet, while there are around 47 cubic feet behind the second row.
What are the possible novelties for 2021 Cadillac XT6?
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the aforementioned V model. This version would arrive with various upgrades over the standard model. The first that comes to mind is the engine. Pretty much all reports suggest a V8 engine. Moreover, they suggest a large 6.2-liter unit from the Chevy Corvette. We definitely don’t expect to see the most powerful, 755-hp version of the engine installed, as it seems impossible to put such amount of power on the front axle. On the other side, a new version of the engine with around 490 horsepower, which seems like a good solution.
Besides the new engine, we expect that the 2021 Cadillac XT6-V would come with other kinds of upgrades. Of course, there is a new, stiffer suspension setup and other chassis reinforcements. Also, we count on a lot of new styling details, which would provide a sportier, more aggressive look.
Other than the new XT6-V model, we don’t expect to see more major changes. The overall design will definitely remain the same, though there is always a chance to see new standard features, new color options and similar things.
2021 Cadillac XT6 Engine
Until the new V8 unit arrives, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 will carry on with the familiar V6 unit under the hood. As we already mentioned, this model shares a lot of things with GMC Acadia, as well as with Chevy Traverse, and that also includes the engine. We talking about the well-known 3.6-liter V6, which for this occasion delivers around 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, you may count on a pretty decent acceleration and overall driving experiences. A smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission also plays a pretty important role in all this. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class.
Novelties are always possible in this aspect, but the current model already comes with a pretty long list, so we don’t expect bigger changes for the second production year. Currently, all models come standard with things like an 8-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, six USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, sunroof, wireless charging etc. In higher trims, you can also get things like navigation, 14-speaker audio system, rear-seat entertainment system etc.
2021 Cadillac XT6 Release Date and Price
Most of the things will remain the same for the next year and despite that the new performance version might come, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 should hit the market sometime late in the year. The same thing goes for the price. The current model starts at around 53.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes for the next-year model.