We here at GM Authority pride ourselves on noticing the details, the little things that other automotive outlets simply gloss over and leave out. That’s what makes the difference – attention to detail. The same can be said of the new 2020 Cadillac XT6… at least when it comes to the rear cupholders, that is.
Cadillac recently invited us to drive the all-new 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Washington D.C., during which time we tested the new “midsize plus” three-row crossover in a variety of capacities. And during our examination of the cabin, we noticed an interesting detail about the cupholders in the second row. Yes, we are, in fact, writing about cupholders, but read on – because details like these are important.
Essentially, the cupholders slide out from the front center console (the one located between the two front two seats). That’s nothing special. But what is special is that the cupholders slide on a set of metal rails. Unlike a cheap plastic rail and slider, these metal bits offer a smoother, more precise operation and solid feel not often found in such a “minor” feature as a cupholder. In fact, that’s something that 2020 Cadillac XT6 designers and engineers specifically intended and highlighted.
In addition to a pair of cupholders, the sliding tray also includes a deep storage bin located ahead of cupholders, creating a perfect spot to drop a smartphone, sunglasses, or something else to leave in the car while keeping it out of sight.
Similarly to the way in which it opens, the rear cupholders in the 2020 Cadillac XT6 close back into the front console with a solid “clunk,” providing a feeling we’d describe as similar to a high-end piece of furniture.
All told, we really like these rear cupholders on the XT6. We’d even say they are the best cupholders we’ve ever tried, at least in a vehicle attainable by folks who don’t have their own yacht docked in their backyard.
Indeed, this is the sort of detail we like to see and appreciate in a Cadillac, and it does well to differentiate the Cadillac XT6 from other vehicles riding on the GM C1 vehicle platform.
Of course, there’s plenty more to discuss about Cadillac’s newest crossover beyond the fantastic rear cupholders, so stick around, because we have further info coming soon. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac XT6 news, Cadillac news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.