From now on, Cadillac fans will be able to purchase a less expensive three-row SUV from the flagship Escalade. That happened with the arrival of an all-new nameplate, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 that offers up to seven seats, a capable V6 engine, and range of useful tech. The automaker announced pricing a few hours ago: the entry-level FWD model costs $53,690 which is about $23,000 less from the most modest Escalade you can find at the moment. Though, the company also made available the XT6 Sport which comes with standard all-wheel-drive and costs $58,090.
In addition to the regular seven-seat layout, the three-row mid-sizer can also be fitted with a six-passenger setup with captain’s chairs for the second row. Regardless of the seating setup, the third-row is power-folding; drivers will heat up their hands on a heated and power tilting/telescoping steering wheel, while most of the info comes through an 8.0-inch touchscreen a with a rotary controller. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, plus the automaker provided 10 years of Cadillac Connected Access. The crossover also offers six USB ports, wireless phone charging, and a 4G LTE connection with wireless hotspot.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 comes coupled with a range of useful safety equipment: there are seven airbags, a rearview camera with a remote washing function, as well as forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. The list of standard driver aids also includes parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane-departure warnings, and active lane control. GM’s Safety Alert Seat and GM’s Rear Seat Reminder systems are among standard kit as well, while potential buyers can add Driver Assist Package with advanced versions of automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. The topping comes in form of Enhanced Visibility and Technology Package that includes rear camera mirror, a surround-view camera system with a recorder, rear pedestrian detection, and an automatic parking function, as well as an 8.0-inch digital gauge cluster and a color head-up display.
Both, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury and the XT6 Sport are paired with the same engine. It’s the 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 that produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The sole transmission is a nine-speed automatic, and like we said earlier the regular one can be fitted with FWD and AWD, while the Sport model uses strictly all four wheels. The sporty model is also using adaptive dampers and a sportier tune for its suspension.
From the outside, the three-row SUV shines LED only. Yes, standard exterior features include LED headlights and LED taillights, as well as LED daytime running lamps. The XT6 rides on 20-inch alloys, though the Sport can come with optional 21-inchers.
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will hit the showrooms this spring, but the automaker is taking orders already.