Cadillac XT6 Sport
Cadillac XT6 Sport
Cadillac XT6 Sport

2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport

Pros: Smooth power delivery from engine and transmission; comfortable ride; spacious second row

Cons: Only one drivetrain available; limited cargo room behind third row

CG Says: Cadillac introduces a new three-row midsize SUV for 2020. The XT6 seats six or seven passengers (via second-row captain’s chairs or a second-row bench seat) and slots between the 5-passenger XT5 and the full-size Escalade in Cadillac’s SUV lineup. The XT6 comes in two trim levels: a Premium Luxury model with softer suspension settings aimed at traditional buyers, and a Sport model with firmer adaptive suspension and quicker steering. A 310-horsepower V6 paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. Front-wheel drive is standard on Premium Luxury and all-wheel drive is optional; the Sport has standard AWD. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, front-pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Available safety features include camera rearview mirror, adaptive cruise control, and rear automatic braking. If you compare the Cadillac XT6’s specifications and features to its primary rivals (especially the new Lincoln Aviator), the XT6 is a bit underwhelming—like Cadillac was focused mainly on filling a hole in its product line over crafting a bar-setting new vehicle. However, from behind the wheel, the XT6 feels like more than the sum of its parts. It has satisfying power, a comfortable ride, competent road manners, and a pleasantly upscale ambiance.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 6 or 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Premium Luxury: $53,690
AWD Premium Luxury: $55,690
AWD Sport: $58,090

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
310
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25