Starts at: 48,595 $
Review 2023
Cadillac XT6 USA

2023 Cadillac XT6

  • Sold in the USA = 2020-Present
  • 1st Generation

2023 Cadillac XT6 SUV Price in the USA:

Cadillac XT6 Luxury Starts at: 48,595 $
Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury  Starts at: 54,795 $ 
Cadillac XT6 Sport Starts at: 60,095 $

The 3-row midsize luxury SUV, the Cadillac XT6, was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in 2019. It went on sale in Japan in 2020. It is the largest vehicle in the XT series of Cadillac. It has a standard seven-seating capacity and an optional six-seating capacity. It has similar mechanical components to the GMC Acadia. The latest Cadillac has a few minor changes, among which are the Sports trim Brembo brakes, and the Platinum package offers a Modena leather steering wheel that gives it a premium feels. The  Cadillac XT6 provides power-folding side mirrors and twenty-one inches sporty wheels. It is available in three trim levels, and the Sports model is the most expensive. Still, it does not offer noticeable upgrades, so the customers mostly prefer the Premium luxury trim because it adds a list of the latest features at a comparatively lower price than the Sports model. The latest Cadillac XT6 is also available in the market and is not very different from the previous Cadillac XT6. One of the few changes brought in the latest 2023 Cadillac XT6 is the Super Cruise driving system which is an autonomous system that manages acceleration, brakes, and steering control on the highways. The Cadillac XT6 is ranked number 12 among luxury midsize SUVs. We will discuss the details and specs of the Cadillac XT6 today. The Cadillac XT6 has a spacious cabin that is somehow soundproofed by wind and engine noise. It competes with Lincoln Aviator, but Cadillac has better rear visibility and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface compared to Acura MDX. The Audi Q7 is one the highest quality SUVs that offers smooth ride quality and sporty handling dynamics, but Cadillac XT6 is found better in 3rd-row seating, whereas the Audi Q7 has a cramped 3rd row. The  Cadillac XT6 is considered the best in 3rd-row space, offering more room for adults sitting in the 3rd row.

Cadillac XT6 SUV 1st Generation title image
Cadillac XT6 SUV 1st Generation title image

Trims, Variants & Packages:

The Cadillac XT6 is available in three trim levels:

Luxury trim: it offers an eighteen-inch wheel, roof rails, three-zone automatic climate control, eight speakers audio system, six USB ports, a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats with power adjustment, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Premium Luxury: it offers twenty-inches wheels, ventilated front seats, fourteen speaker audio system, a wireless charging pad, rain-sensing wipers, 1st, and 2nd-row leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, heated rear outboard seats, a hands-free liftgate.

Packages:

  • Sport trim: it offers carbon fiber interior trims, adaptive sport suspension, Brembo brakes with red callipers, and a unique design. It offers various packages:
  • Platinum package: it offers adaptive suspension, leather upholstery, and a Simulated suede headliner.
  • Driver Assist package: it offers adaptive cruise control, a forward collision mitigation system, automatic seat belt tightening, and rear automatic brakes.
  • Technology Package: it offers a digital gauge cluster, rear pedestrian alert, head-up display, and a surround-view camera.
  • Comfort package: It offers heated rear seats, an air ionizer, and ventilated front seats.

Engine, Transmission & Power:

The Cadillac XT6 has two engine choices: a 3.6-litre V6 engine and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. All trims of the Cadillac XT6 have a 3.6-liter V6 machine except the Luxury trim, which is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both engines offer a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter engine generates 237 hp power and 258 lb-ft torque, while the V6 engine generates 310 hp power and 271 lb-ft torque. The luxury and Premium Luxury trim has a standard front-wheel-drive configuration, and the Sport model offers an all-wheel-drive configuration.

Performance & Drive:

In the Cadillac XT6, both engines deliver impressive performance, and the 3.0-liter engine is the quicker, taking 7.3 seconds to propel from 0 to 60 miles per hour. The engine generates enough power to run all four wheels, but the all-wheel-drive doesn’t switch automatically, and you have to manually change the driving mode from front-wheel to all-wheel. The steering control is good, giving confidence in controlling the car over challenging turns and twists. The Cadillac XT6’s fuel economy is good, and the 2.0-liter turbo engine gets 21 miles per gallon mileage in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highways, while the V6 engine gives 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the roads. The braking system is efficient, and the Brembo brakes provide precise braking power and visual flair in Sport trim. The emergency braking system works with a forward collision that detects a vehicle from the front and reduces the severity of the crash. The Smart tow trailering system in Cadillac XT6 allows towing 4000 pounds of load. The sport control All-wheel-drive in Cadillac XT6 distributes torque to all wheels for instant responsiveness and excellent handling regardless of road condition. The rear parking Assist helps to park in reverse gear and detects objects or vehicles behind you. The Cadillac XT6 comes with an HD rearview camera, showing the image of the area behind the car in clear resolution and helping in parking at low speeds. It offers a front pedestrian braking alarm that activates when a pedestrian is detected ahead of you, automatically applies emergency brakes, and works at speeds below 50 miles per hour. The adaptive cruise control maintains a safe distance from nearby vehicles and slows down automatically when the other car comes closer. The suspension system is tuned well and delivers smooth ride quality by absorbing most bumps and jerks when passing over rough roads and streets.

Exterior Design & Features:

The Cadillac XT6 is an eye-catching and large SUV that never goes unnoticed. The aggressive grill on the front looks very bold, and the sleek headlights on its sides attract every eye. The aerodynamic body has a low coefficient drag, making handling easier at higher speeds. The shiny Cadillac logo looks striking in the center of the grille, and the side profile is attractive too. The sculpted lines and the sloped roof makes it look premium, and all trims have roof rails as standard. The wheels in higher-end trims are 21 inches and increase their sporty stance.

Interior Design & Features:

The Cadillac XT6 interior gives a luxurious feel with nicely stitched materials and high-end accents. The front seat comes with a heating, ventilation, and power adjustment facility, and the steering wheel is also given a heating feature. It offers seven seating configurations and eight seating capacities. The interior is comfortable with the three-zone climate control system, wireless charging, and ambient lights. There is a standard 8-inches touch screen display for infotainment and compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car play interface. It also offers navigation, and rear seat passengers enjoy entertainment with a separate DVD player. The cabin is spacious, and 3rd-row seats fit three adults, but the cargo space is less, which can be increased when both 2nd and 3rd-row seats get folded.

Pros & Cons:

Pros:

The Cadillac XT6 has an attractive exterior design and is equipped with all luxurious features to stand out among other SUVs. It is a larger-sized SUV, and the cabin offers a generous passenger room with spacious 3rd-row seats. Many safety features are given as standard in all the trim levels.

Cons:

The 3rd-row seat is spacious but lacks enough space in the trunk. The towing limit in Cadillac XT6 is less than its competitors, and riding quality may get low when the road is jumpy as it is hard to accelerate the car smoothly.

Safety & Features:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2023 Cadillac XT6 an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. The XT6 received five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not yet crash tested the 2023 XT6.

Some safety features of the Cadillac XT6 are as follows:

  • Automated emergency brakes.
  • Lane departure warning.
  • Lane Keeping Assist.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Rearview camera.
  • Safety alert seat.
  • Pedestrian collision alarm.

Major Competitors:

HIGHLIGHTS

2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine Standard Not Available Not Available
3.6L V6 engine Not Available Standard Standard
9-speed automatic transmission with 2.0L Turbo engine Standard Not Available Not Available
9-speed automatic transmission with 3.6L V6 engine Not Available Standard Standard
Front-wheel drive Not Available Not Available Not Available
All-wheel drive with driver mode select Standard Standard Standard
Sport Control AWD with twin clutch Not Available Not Available Standard
Chassis with real-time damping suspension Not Available Available Standard
Brembo® front performance brakes Not Available Not Available Standard
Super Cruise driver assistance technology Not Available Available Available
Front and Rear Park Assist Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Standard Standard
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Standard Standard Standard
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking Not Available Available Available
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Standard Standard Standard
Rear Cross Traffic Alert Standard Standard Standard
Driver Assist Package Not Available Available Available
Automatic Parking Assist with Braking Not Available Available Available
Advanced Security Package Not Available Standard Standard
Comfort and Air Quality Package Not Available Standard Standard
Technology Package Not Available Available Available
LED Daytime Running Lamps Standard Standard Standard
LED headlamps Standard Standard Standard
IntelliBeam auto high beam headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Power liftgate Standard Not Available Not Available
Hands-Free Power Liftgate Not Available Standard Standard
Smart Towing Not Available Available Available
UltraView power sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rainsense automatic wipers Not Available Standard Standard
Cadillac user experience Standard Not Available Not Available
Bose® premium 8-speaker audio system Standard Not Available Not Available
Cadillac user experience with navigation Not Available Standard Standard
Bose® Performance Series 14-speaker audio system Not Available Standard Standard
18″ Multi-Spoke alloy wheels with Bright Silver finish Standard Not Available Not Available
20″ 6-Split Spoke alloy wheels with Polished/Android finish Not Available Standard Not Available
20″ 12-Spoke alloy wheels with Fully Polished finish Not Available Available Not Available
20″ 12-Spoke Diamond Cut alloy wheels with Dark Android Satin finish pockets Not Available Not Available Standard
21″ 12-Split Spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Android Finish Not Available Available Not Available
18″ spare steel wheel Standard Standard Standard

 

MECHANICAL

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
155-amp alternator Not Available Standard Not Available
170-amp alternator Not Available Available Standard
2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine Standard Not Available Not Available
220-amp alternator Standard Not Available Not Available
3.6L V6 engine Not Available Standard Standard
4-wheel antilock disc brakes Standard Standard Not Available
9-speed automatic transmission with 2.0L Turbo engine Standard Not Available Not Available
9-speed automatic transmission with 3.6L V6 engine Not Available Standard Standard
All-wheel drive with driver mode select Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Parking Assist with Braking Not Available Available Available
Automatic Stop/Start with disable Standard Standard Standard
Battery Protection Package Available Available Available
Brembo® front performance brakes Not Available Not Available Standard
Capless Fuel Fill Standard Standard Standard
Chassis with real-time damping suspension Not Available Available Standard
Electric Power Steering (EPS) Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electric parking brake Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Precision Shift Standard Standard Standard
Electronic traction control Standard Standard Standard
Engine block heater Available Available Available
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking Not Available Available Available
Front and Rear Park Assist Standard Standard Standard
Front-wheel drive Not Available Not Available Not Available
Gloss Black exhaust bezel Available Available Available
Heavy-duty cooling system Not Available Available Standard
Hitch Guidance with Hitch View Not Available Available Available
Performance suspension Not Available Available Standard
Reverse Automatic Braking Not Available Available Available
Smart Towing Not Available Available Available
Sport Control AWD with twin clutch Not Available Not Available Standard

 

EXTERIOR

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
18″ Multi-Spoke alloy wheels with Bright Silver finish Standard Not Available Not Available
18″ spare steel wheel Standard Standard Standard
20″ 12-Spoke Diamond Cut alloy wheels with Dark Android Satin finish pockets Not Available Not Available Standard
20″ 12-Spoke alloy wheels with Fully Polished finish Not Available Available Not Available
20″ 6-Split Spoke alloy wheels with Polished/Android finish Not Available Standard Not Available
20″ Chrome wheels Available Available Available
20″ Gloss Black wheels Available Available Available
21″ 12-Split Spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Android Finish Not Available Available Not Available
21″ Multi-Spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Dark Android painted pockets Not Available Not Available Available
Acoustic laminated windshield Standard Standard Standard
Advanced Security Package Not Available Standard Standard
Assist steps Available Available Available
Automatic on/off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Body-color door handles Not Available Not Available Standard
Body-color door handles with chrome strip Standard Standard Not Available
Body-color heated, driver-side auto-dimming power outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators Standard Standard Standard
Bright grille Available Available Not Available
Bright roof-mounted cross rails Available Available Available
Cargo Convenience Package Available Available Available
Comfort and Air Quality Package Not Available Standard Standard
Compact spare tire Standard Standard Standard
Deep-tinted glass Standard Standard Standard
Driver Assist Package Not Available Available Available
Floor Liner Package Available Available Available
Front cornering lamps Standard Standard Standard
Front license plate bracket Available Available Available
Galvano roof rails Standard Standard Not Available
Gloss Black XT6 nameplate Available Available Available
Gloss Black bodyside moldings Available Available Available
Gloss Black front fascia applique Available Available Available
Gloss Black grille Available Available Available
Gloss Black grille trim Available Available Not Available
Gloss Black rear fascia applique Available Available Not Available
Gloss Black rear license plate applique Available Available Available
Gloss Black roof rails Not Available Not Available Standard
Gloss Black splash guards Available Available Available
Hands-Free Power Liftgate Not Available Standard Standard
Illuminating door handles Not Available Available Not Available
IntelliBeam auto high beam headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Interior Protection Package Available Available Available
LED Daytime Running Lamps Standard Standard Standard
LED headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Locking wheel lugs Not Available Standard Standard
Monochrome Cadillac emblems Available Available Available
Onyx Lite Package Not Available Not Available Available
Onyx Package Available Available Available
Platinum Package Not Available Available Available
Power liftgate Standard Not Available Not Available
Premium Carpet Package Available Available Available
Premium Headlamp System Not Available Available Available
Puddle lamp with Cadillac crest Available Available Available
Radiant Package Available Available Not Available
Rainsense automatic wipers Not Available Standard Standard
Rear fascia protector Available Available Available
Rear spoiler Standard Standard Standard
Super Cruise driver assistance technology Not Available Available Available
Technology Package Not Available Available Available
UltraView power sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Wheel locks Available Not Available Not Available

 

INTERIOR

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
2-way power lumbar driver seat controls Not Available Standard Standard
2-way power lumbar front passenger seat controls Not Available Standard Standard
6-passenger seating with 2nd row Captain’s Chairs Not Available Available Available
6-way power front passenger seat adjuster Standard Not Available Not Available
7 airbags Standard Standard Standard
7-passenger seating Standard Standard Standard
8″ diagonal color Driver Information Center Not Available Available Available
8-way power front passenger seat adjuster Not Available Standard Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available Available Available
Advanced Security Package Not Available Standard Standard
All-weather floor liners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows Available Available Available
All-weather floor mats Available Available Available
All-weather integrated cargo liner Available Available Available
Automatic Seat Belt Tightening Not Available Available Available
Bose® Performance Series 14-speaker audio system Not Available Standard Standard
Bose® premium 8-speaker audio system Standard Not Available Not Available
Cabin humidity sensor Standard Standard Standard
Cadillac Edition First Aid Kit Available Available Available
Cadillac user experience Standard Not Available Not Available
Cadillac user experience with navigation Not Available Standard Standard
Cargo Convenience Package Available Available Available
Cargo area organizer Available Available Available
Cargo net Available Available Available
Color-keyed floor mats Standard Standard Standard
Comfort and Air Quality Package Not Available Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Door locks and latch shields Not Available Standard Standard
Driver Assist Package Not Available Available Available
Dual diagonal color Driver Information Center Standard Standard Standard
Dual-note horn Standard Standard Standard
Floor Liner Package Available Available Available
Following Distance Indicator Standard Standard Standard
Forward Collision Alert Standard Standard Standard
Front Pedestrian Braking Standard Standard Standard
HD Rear Vision Camera Standard Standard Standard
HD Surround Vision includes HD Rear Vision Camera Not Available Available Available
Head-Up Display Not Available Available Available
Heated driver and front passenger seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated steering wheel Not Available Available Available
Highway Safety Kit Available Available Available
Illuminated cargo sill plate Available Available Available
In-vehicle Air Ionizer Not Available Standard Standard
Inclination sensor Not Available Standard Standard
Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror Standard Standard Standard
Inteluxe Seating Surfaces Standard Not Available Not Available
Interior Protection Package Available Available Available
Interior movement sensor Not Available Standard Standard
Keyless Open Standard Standard Standard
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Standard Standard Standard
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts Not Available Standard Standard
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Standard Standard Standard
Lighting accents Not Available Standard Standard
Manual heated steering wheel Not Available Standard Standard
Manual tilt and telescoping steering column Standard Not Available Not Available
Memory Package Standard Standard Standard
Night Vision Not Available Available Available
Not Equipped with Front and Rear Park Assist Available Available Available
Onyx Lite Package Not Available Not Available Available
Onyx Package Available Available Available
Passenger Sensing System Standard Standard Standard
Platinum Package Not Available Available Available
Power door locks Standard Standard Standard
Power tilt and telescoping steering column Not Available Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard Standard
Premium Carpet Package Available Available Available
Radiant Package Available Available Not Available
Rear Camera Mirror with washer Not Available Available Available
Rear Cross Traffic Alert Standard Standard Standard
Rear Pedestrian Alert Not Available Available Available
Rear cargo area shade Not Available Available Available
Rear child security door locks Standard Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Remote Start Standard Standard Standard
Road emergency tool kit Standard Standard Standard
Safety Alert Seat Standard Standard Standard
Seatback organizer Available Available Available
Self-powered theft-deterrent alarm system Not Available Standard Standard
SiriusXM® with 360L 6-month Trial Subscription Standard Standard Standard
Sport pedal cover set Available Available Not Available
Steering column lock Not Available Standard Standard
Super Cruise driver assistance technology Not Available Available Available
Super Cruise™ steering wheel Not Available Available Available
Surround Vision Recorder Not Available Available Available
Technology Package Not Available Available Available
Teen Driver Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Tri-zone automatic climate control Standard Standard Standard
USB ports Standard Standard Standard
Universal Home Remote Standard Standard Standard
Ventilated driver and front passenger seats Not Available Standard Standard
Wi-Fi® hotspot capable Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Phone Charging Not Available Standard Standard

 

SAFETY

 

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
7 airbags Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available Available Available
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Parking Assist with Braking Not Available Available Available
Automatic Seat Belt Tightening Not Available Available Available
Cadillac Edition First Aid Kit Available Available Available
Dual-note horn Standard Standard Standard
Electric parking brake Standard Standard Standard
Electronic traction control Standard Standard Standard
Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking Not Available Available Available
Following Distance Indicator Standard Standard Standard
Forward Collision Alert Standard Standard Standard
Front Pedestrian Braking Standard Standard Standard
Front and Rear Park Assist Standard Standard Standard
HD Rear Vision Camera Standard Standard Standard
HD Surround Vision includes HD Rear Vision Camera Not Available Available Available
Highway Safety Kit Available Available Available
Intelligent Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
LED Daytime Running Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Standard Standard Standard
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Standard Standard Standard
Night Vision Not Available Available Available
Not Equipped with Front and Rear Park Assist Available Available Available
OnStar® & Cadillac Connected Services capable Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Sensing System Standard Standard Standard
Rear Cross Traffic Alert Standard Standard Standard
Rear Pedestrian Alert Not Available Available Available
Rear child security door locks Standard Standard Standard
Reverse Automatic Braking Not Available Available Available
Road emergency tool kit Standard Standard Standard
Surround Vision Recorder Not Available Available Available
Teen Driver Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard

 

FUEL EFFICIENCY

 

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 22.0 gal 22.0 gal 22.0 gal
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City 21.0 MPG 18.0 MPG 18.0 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy 26.0 MPG 25.0 MPG 25.0 MPG

 

DIMENSIONS

 

  Luxury Premium Luxury Sport
Front Head Room 39.80 in 39.80 in 39.80 in
Front Leg Room 41.20 in 41.20 in 41.20 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.30 in 58.30 in 58.30 in
Front Hip Room 50.10 in 50.10 in 50.10 in
Second Head Room 39.10 in 39.10 in 39.10 in
Second Leg Room 39.10 in 39.10 in 39.10 in
Second Shoulder Room 57.40 in 57.40 in 57.40 in
Second Hip Room 55.70 in 55.70 in 55.70 in
Third Head Room 37.20 in 37.20 in 37.20 in
Third Leg Room 29.50 in 29.50 in 29.50 in
Third Shoulder Room 53.50 in 53.50 in 53.50 in
Third Hip Room 39.50 in 39.50 in 39.50 in
Wheelbase 112.70 in 112.70 in 112.70 in
Length, Overall 198.50 in 198.50 in 198.50 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 77.30 in 77.30 in 77.30 in
Height, Overall 69.90 in 69.90 in 69.90 in
Track Width, Front 66.40 in 66.40 in 66.40 in
Track Width, Rear 66.20 in 66.20 in 66.20 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 78.70 ft³ 78.70 ft³ 78.70 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 43.10 ft³ 43.10 ft³ 43.10 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 12.60 ft³ 12.60 ft³ 12.60 ft³
Base Curb Weight 4,565 lbs 4,644 lbs 4,690 lbs
Passenger Capacity 7 7 7

 

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