The Cadillac XT6 is the luxury marque’s largest crossover utility vehicle (CUV) offering.
- What: an all-new midsize-plus luxury crossover utility vehicle with three rows of seating that slots above the XT5
- When: launched in the spring of 2019 as a 2020 model year vehicle
- Why: the Cadillac lineup was missing a three-row crossover SUV, a need that the XT6 fills
- Where: sold in all current markets where Cadillac has a business presence, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, the Middle East, Russia, and Europe. The XT6 could be also sold in more countries if the Cadillac brand enters new markets.
The 2022 Cadillac XT6 base Luxury trim level starts at $49,865 with standard front-wheel-drive equipped, and $51,865 for the all-wheel-drive variation.
The Cadillac was first launched in the spring of 2019, launching its first generation.
The XT6 name is the result of Cadillac’s new naming convention, wherein the brand labels cars like sedans, coupes, and wagons with the CT moniker, followed by a number designating its “sequence” in the lineup. Similarly, Cadillac crossovers and SUVS are named XT followed by a number identifying its sequence in the vehicle hierarchy.
The XT6 nameplate indicates that the vehicle in question is a crossover that slots above the XT5 in the lineup.
The Cadillac XT6 rides on the extended-length version of the C1 platform (pronounced “Chi”). The short-wheelbase version of the same architecture is shared with the Cadillac XT5.
Due to its platform, the XT6 features a transverse powertrain configuration.
The Cadillac XT6 features the 3.6L V6 (production code LGX) with automatic engine stop/start functionality, making 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The engine bolts to Cadillac’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is optional for a premium.
The Cadillac XT6 is available as a midsize-plus crossover utility vehicle (CUV).
However, the XT6 isn’t a ‘true’ midsize CUV, but it is not considered a full-size model either. Instead, it is considered a ‘tweener’ – meaning it straddles the line between the two segments.
The Cadillac XT6 competes with other midsize plus crossover utility vehicles, including:
- Volvo XC90
- Audi Q7
- Infiniti Q60
- Lexus RX350L
- Lincoln Aviator
2020 Cadillac XT6 Engine Specs
|Displacement & Layout:||3.6L V-6 DOHC|
|GM production code:||LGX|
|Bore & Stroke (in / mm):||3.74 x 3.37 / 95 x 85.8|
|Block Material:||Cast aluminum with cast-in-place iron bore liners|
|Cylinder Head Material:||Cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuous variable valve timing|
|Fuel Delivery:||Direct, high-pressure fuel injection with electronic throttle control|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||310 / 229 @ 6600 (estimated)|
|Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):||271 / 373 @ 5000 (estimated)|
2020 Cadillac XT6 Transmission Specs
|Type:||9-speed automatic with Electronic Precision Shift|
|Gear Ratios (:1):|
|Final Drive Ratio:||3.49|
2020 Cadillac XT6 Chassis & Suspension Specs
|Front Suspension:||MacPherson strut with direct-acting stabilizer bar; Continuous Damping Control with Sport mode|
|Rear Suspension:||Five-link independent; coil springs with stabilizer bar; Continuous Damping Control with Sport mode|
|Steering Type:||Electric variable-effort power steering with Active Return Assist|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m):||39.1 / 11.9 with 20 inch wheels; 39 / 11.88 with 21 inch wheels|
|Brake Type:||Four-wheel-disc with ABS; Duralife brake rotors and low-drag brake calipers|
|Front Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):||12.6 x 1.9 / 321 x 30|
|Rear Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):||12.4 x 0.9 / 315 x 23|
|Wheel Size:||20-inch aluminum (standard), 21-inch aluminum (available on Sport)|
|Tire Size:||P235/55R20 all-season, P265/45R21 all-season|
2020 Cadillac XT6 Exterior Dimensions
|Wheelbase (in. / mm):||112.7 / 2863|
|Overall Length (in. / mm):||198.8 / 5050|
|Overall Width (in. / mm):||77.3 / 1964|
|Overall Height (in. / mm):||68.9 / 1750 (without luggage rack), 70.2 / 1784 (with luggage rack)|
|Front Track (in. mm):||66.4 / 1686|
|Rear Track (in. mm):||66.2 / 1682|
|Ground Clearance (in. / mm):||6.65 / 169|
2020 Cadillac XT6 Interior Dimensions
|Front Row||Second Row||Third Row|
|Seating Capacity:||2||2 or 3||2|
|Headroom (in / mm):||39.8 / 1010 (with sunroof)||39.1 / 993 (with sunroof)||37.2 / 945 (with sunroof)|
|Legroom (in. / mm):||41.2 / 1046||39.1 / 994||29.5 / 750|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm):||58.3 / 1482||57.4 / 1459||53.5 / 1360|
|Hip Room (in. / mm):||56.1 / 1424||55.7 / 1416||39.5 / 1003|
2020 Cadillac XT6 Weights, Capacities, Cargo Volume
|Curb Weight Premium Luxury FWD (lb. / kg):||4441 / 2014|
|Curb Weight Premium Luxury AWD (lb. / kg):||4644 / 2106|
|Curb Weight Sport AWD (lb. / kg):||4690 / 2127|
|Trailering Capacity (lb. / kg)±:||4000 / 1814|
|Cargo volume behind first row (cu. ft. / L)||78.7 / 2228|
|Cargo volume behind second row (cu. ft. / L)||43.1 / 1220|
|Cargo volume behind third row (cu. ft. / L)||12.6 / 356|
|Fuel tank capacity FWD (gal / L):||19 / 72|
|Fuel tank capacity AWD (gal / L):||22 / 83|
Stay tuned on information about the second-generation, future Cadillac XT6.
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