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Cadillac XT6 To Feature Driver-Defeatable Engine Stop-Start

Cadillac XT6 To Feature Driver-Defeatable Engine Stop-Start

The upcoming Cadillac XT6 will give drivers a way to turn off the automatic engine stop-start system. An exclusive analysis of the most recent XT6 interior spy photos performed by Cadillac Society reveals that the upcoming three-row crossover SUV will feature a button near the screen to either enable or disable the system.

The button in question is a capital letter “A” with a semi-circle around it. The same (or similar) button can be found on the current Cadillac ATS, CTS, XTS and CT6.

Auto stop-start is a feature that aims to conserve fuel by automatically shutting off the engine when the vehicle has come to a complete stop. The system automatically starts up the engine when the driver begins to lift his/her foot off the brake pedal.

The discovery of the engine auto toggle switch in the Cadillac XT6 is notable given the automaker’s decision not to offer a way to disable engine auto engine stop-start in the XT5. The move has resulted in a significant amount of dissatisfaction and general complaints from XT5 owners who do not wish for auto stop-start to be enabled in their vehicles.

Curiously, the XT5 is currently the only Cadillac model that is equipped with auto stop-start but does not have a way to disable it. So, when we discovered that the interior of the upcoming Cadillac XT6 will be very similar, if not identical, to that of the XT5, some wondered whether the XT6 will also lack the ability to disable the auto stop-start feature. Thankfully, this exclusive discovery by Cadillac Society has subsided those fears, while showing that Cadillac has learned from the mistake of excluding a toggle for the XT5.

Speaking of the XT5, we expect the upcoming refresh of the midsize crossover SUV – expected for the 2020 model year – to introduce a similar control to disable the feature.

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Alex is the founder of Cadillac Society. He has a deep passion for automotive business strategy and enjoys driving his ATS sedan on twisty mountain roads.


  1. That was amazing news. I am floating on air. Another scoop.

  2. I want to purchase a XT4 PHEV with 50 miles on EV, use a 24 lithium battery

    • So would I! Cadillac promised more electrified vehicles, yet it may discontinue the only one it has, the PHEV CT6.

      • It has already discontinued the CT6 PHEV in the states… so there is no “may” about it.

        To set the record straight: what was promised are more electric Cadillac models… not “electrified” ones. There will be an onslaught of EVs coming in the medium term future.

  3. I’ve gotten used to this feature on my CTS. It actually encourages me to take off more slowly at the lights. I suspect the 2019 CT6 V8 Blackwing will have the same feature.

    • Right on. The system is pretty good, and is not at all intrusive. Yes, one must get used to it… much like driving an automatic after years of driving a manual… but once accustomed, it is definitely not as bad as some have mentioned.

  4. Why just “stop-start”? They should reuse the Chevy Volt’s power train which is much better and gets much more EV range.

  5. I drive a 2017 escalade now. I’m thinking about purchasing a 2020 xt6 when they come out only if they have start and stop switch that can be turned off without having to turn it off every time you start then engine. Is that the way they are going to work?


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