The 2020 Cadillac XT6 made its big debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show as the luxury brand’s three-row crossover utility vehicle. Now, the first examples of the all-new, “midsize-plus” model are arriving hot off the-assembly-line at dealers across the nation.
According to research performed by our colleagues at Cadillac Society, most of the Cadillac XT6 models are equipped in the Premium Luxury trim level, but there are a few Sport trim levels as well. As revealed by a GM Authority search on Cars.com, there are currently over 230 examples available in the U.S., 30 of which offer photos of the vehicle on the lot.
The most expensive of these is a Premium Luxury model that’s currently en route, tagged with a price of $73,640. The next most expensive example is a Sport model listed at $66,525.
As mentioned, the Cadillac XT6 is a three-row crossover. At 198 inches long, the XT6 is larger than midsize but smaller than a full-size CUV, such as the 204-inch-long Chevrolet Traverse. Hence, it’s a size that we have come to describe as “midsize plus.”
Outside, the sleek Cadillac XT6 styling can be had in one of nine different colors:
- Manhattan Noir Metallic
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Shadow Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Garnet Metallic
- Radiant Silver Metallic
- Red Horizon Tintcoat
- Dark Mocha Metallic
- Stellar Black Metallic
Moving into the cabin, we find an interior design that’s nearly identical to that of the Cadillac XT5. That said, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is bigger overall, and offers three rows of seating. Buyers can specify both a seven-seater and eight-seater configuration, as compared to the XT5’s standard five-seat accommodations.
Inside, buyers can also specify their Cadillac XT6 with one of five different interior color combinations:
- Dark Auburn with Jet Black accents
- Jet Black with jet Black accents
- Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents
- Cirrus with Jet Black accents
- Cirrus with Dark Titanium accents
The Cadillac XT6 sources motivation from the naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6, which produces as much as 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, and mates with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard for the Premium Luxury trim level, while all-wheel-drive is optional. The Sport trim level comes with all-wheel-drive as standard.
The Cadillac XT6 is particularly important for the brand, given the segment’s swelling popularity and high-profit margins. It’s about time too, as the XT6 is Cadillac has sorely missed a three-row crossover, going without one since the first-generation SRX.