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The XT6 serves as the bridge between the Cadillac XT6 and the flagship Escalade. Find out more about the upcoming 2023 Cadillac XT6 here.
If you’re interested in getting a 3-row SUV model from the luxury brand Cadillac but feel like Escalade is too large or pricey, consider the 2023 Cadillac XT6 instead. Offering a visually-pleasing family hauler, it competes directly with the likes of the Lincoln Aviator and Acura MDX in the market. Read more details about the upcoming XT6 model year release in the following.
A Brief Insight into the XT6
The XT6 (Crossover Touring 6) is a 3-row, mid-size upscale SUV produced by Cadillac, the luxury vehicle brand under General Motors. It is the third SUV released by Cadillac and currently serves as the largest model under the brand’s XT series, but it is still below the Escalade.
The model was revealed at the 2019 North American Auto Show. It debuted in the same year as the 2020 model year. Ever since it was launched, the XT6’s current generation has never gone through any dramatic overhaul.
Powertrain and Fuel Economy
Similar to its slightly smaller sibling the XT5, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 offers two powertrain types: the 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 237 HP and a V6 engine that puts out 310 HP. They are paired with a 9-speed automatic. Customers can choose between the FWD or AWD variants.
The standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is estimated by the EPA to earn 21/27 mpg city/highway. Opting for the V6-powered version improves the figures slightly at 19/26 mpg city/highway.
The upcoming Cadillac XT6 is predicted to retain its current trim levels: from the base variant Luxury, Premium Luxury, and the more performance-oriented Sport, which receives performance-supporting features such as retuned steering. An optional package called Platinum is available for customers who want to enhance their XT6s.
Designs and Features
After the major redesigns gave to the 2020 model year, the XT6 serves as a luxury car but with a bit modest design. On the outside, it sports the brand’s shield grille that sits between its slim headlights. Vertically stacked DRLs are placed in the lower area of the front fascia. It also boasts sharper lines and more aggressive body lines. Moving to the rear part, the XT6 looks more subdued after the redesign but is still carrying dual exhaust tips and R-shaped taillights.
The 7-passenger SUV allows a custom 6-seat configuration. Each Cadillac XT6 provides a third row. The interior space of the XT6 is quite satisfying with 12.6 cu-ft for the very back row and 78.7 cu-ft when the second-row seats are folded. These figures surpass the 77.7 cu-ft of the class-leading Lincoln Aviator. The XT6 also provides generous legroom.
On the other hand, the interior material and design are often pointed out as the most prominent weakness of the XT6. It receives the same interior design with straight lines and a combination of conventional and touchscreen controls. The quality of material used is not comparable with the competitors such as the Genesis GV80, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Volvo XC90, BMW X5, or Audi Q7 either.
In terms of tech features, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 is expected to retain the current standard features such as smartphone connection compatibility (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), an onboard hotspot, a touchscreen infotainment display, and a wireless device charger. The 8-inch infotainment display is most likely to be supported by the latest CUE user interface system. Some optional features are including a navigation system and DVD player-equipped back-row entertainment.
The 2023 Cadillac XT6 Production Stage Details and Price Estimation
The upcoming XT6 is said to enter the production phase in June 2022. Therefore, it is safe to expect that the company will make it available in dealerships and showrooms before the year ends. It will continue to be built in the General Motor Tennessee Sprint Hill assembly plant as well.
It won’t be surprising if the price of the 2023 Cadillac XT6 increase compared to the 2022 model year, even though it might be only slightly. For reference, the 2022 model year pricing starts at nearly $49,800 up to nearly $59,500.