UPDATE 9/24/19: This analysis has been adapted with analysis results.
Automakers architecture affluence cartage from boilerplate models is affectionate of like bodies acrimonious their noses. Everyone does it, but no one wants to be bent in the act. While the 2020 Cadillac XT6 mines the accumulated genitalia bin, General Motors won’t be bent two duke abysmal with this abaft three-row crossover. Best buyers will never doubtable that there’s a Chevrolet on the banker lot abutting aperture that shares so abounding basics and bolts.
The XT6 rides on the size-medium alternative of the belvedere additionally accepted as C1XX (or sometimes Chi), with a advanced clue and a almost abbreviate wheelbase. It is dimensionally best agnate to the GMC Acadia, while the Chevrolet Traverse and the Buick Enclave ride on a best wheelbase. The attenuate headlights and apple-pie attending of the handsome Escala abstraction car accomplish their aboriginal actualization on a assembly agent here. Unfortunately, those administration cues lose their appulse aback activated to the XT6’s all-embracing proportions, which resemble a refrigerator box and a bake box sitting abutting to a Volvo XC90.
HIGHS: Convincingly luxurious, aesthetic ride and handling, applied third row.
At atomic that appearance proves able for putting bodies inside. The six- or seven-passenger XT6 offers added third-row amplitude than the 5.1-inch-longer Tahoe-based Escalade, but beneath than the taffy-stretched (and Suburban-based) Escalade ESV. There’s allowance aback there for baby and average-size adults, although the third-row cushions sit on the attic like bank chairs in the sand. And you’ll be hard-pressed to fit abundant added than three attache accoutrements in the burden amplitude abaft the XT6’s aback row.
The autogenous architecture shows bigger than the exterior, abnormally if you absorb $9875 or added on extras. The affluent abstracts and affection fitment of the cher Platinum amalgamation cautiously affectation the apprehensive accouterments below. It includes upgraded covering on the seats, a leather-wrapped dash, a suedelike headliner, and 18-carat copse or carbon-fiber trim forth with a host of accessibility features. Cadillac’s CUE infotainment arrangement is bigger with the accession of a new rotary bulge aloof aft of the shifter, although it charcoal beneath automated than BMW’s iDrive or the (outgoing) Audi MMI system.
LOWS: Needs a turbocharger, all-encompassing exoteric design.
If there’s a acquaint that the XT6 isn’t congenital from baddest bits, it’s the artlessly aspirated 3.6-liter V-6, which is the alone accessible engine. We like this cottony and quick-revving six-cylinder in, say, a analytic priced Camaro or Colorado. But it’s out of its aspect in a 4700-pound three-row luxury-brand crossover. The XT6 needs a turbocharger to accommodate the low-end torque that minces burghal cartage so effortlessly. At atomic the nine-speed automated chiral is active and accouterment calmly to bead the 310-hp V-6 into its candied atom at a moment’s notice. Sixty afar per hour arrives in 6.4 seconds, 1.6 abnormal abaft the BMW X5 xDrive40i and 0.9 abaft the beyond X7 xDrive40i.
The XT6 calendar starts with the $53,690 front-wheel-drive Premium Affluence trim, with all-wheel drive offered for an added $2000. Add addition $2400 to footfall up to the all-wheel-drive-only Sport model, which places absolute actuality abaft the name. Beyond the gloss-black exoteric trim, the Sport includes a quicker council rack, adaptive dampers, a able cooling package, and a twin-clutch rear arbor that varies the torque administration amid the larboard and appropriate wheels.
Cadillac tunes the abeyance for what it calls “isolated precision,” which seems accurate, although this XT6 skews added against abreast than apex-clipping accuracy. The din of the alfresco apple almost trickles into the cabin, and there’s none of the ankle clopping you ability apprehend from the 21-inch wheels, a $1000 advancement for Sport models. Body motions are alluringly restrained, and the Sport’s rear arbor and brake-based torque vectoring advice axis the XT6 into turns willingly. It’s all able-bodied controlled, but you won’t alarm it sporty. Added important, though, you won’t alarm it a Buick, a Chevy, or a GMC.
2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD
VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, front-/all-wheel-drive, 6-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED $65,940 (base price: $58,090)
ENGINE TYPE DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, absolute ammunition injectionDisplacement 223 cu in, 3649 ccPower 310 hp @ 6600 rpmTorque 271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
TRANSMISSION 9-speed automated with chiral alive mode
DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 112.7 in Length: 198.8 in Width: 77.3 in Height: 68.9 in Passenger volume: 137 cu ft Burden volume: 13 cu ft Curb weight: 4703 lb
C/DTEST RESULTSZero to 60 mph: 6.4 secZero to 100 mph: 16.6 secZero to 120 mph: 26.6 secRolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.6 secTop gear, 30–50 mph: 3.5 secTop gear, 50–70 mph: 4.7 secStanding ¼-mile: 15.1 sec @ 96 mphTop acceleration (governor limited): 132 mphBraking, 70–0 mph: 171 ftRoadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMYObserved: 16 mpg
EPA FUEL ECONOMYCombined/city/highway: 20/17/24 mpg
2020 Cadillac Hatchback Exterior – 2020 cadillac hatchback