The most significant change coming for the 2021 Cadillac XT6 is the addition of the new entry-level Luxury trim level. The 2020 model year XT6 was only offered in Premium Luxury or Sport trims, but for 2021, the crossover will follow the full Cadillac Y-trim level strategy. As such, the Luxury trim will serve as the base model, with the trims branching out from there to include the opulent Premium Luxury and performance-inspired Sport models.
Cadillac’s turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine serves as the base engine in Luxury models and produces 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The turbo 2.0L is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive, with AWD available for extra. The 3.6L LGX V6 engine, which produces 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, also remains available in the crossover for 2021.
Standard equipment on the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Luxury includes 18-inch wheels, an 8-inch touch screen, Jet Black leatherette upholstery, brushed aluminum trim, heated front seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, heated outside mirrors, a power tailgate, tri-zone climate control and interior ambient lighting, among more.
Additionally, the latest Apple CarPlay2 and Android Auto 3 systems, which enable wireless connectivity, are standard on all three 2021 Cadillac XT6 trim levels. There is also a new 20-inch wheel design for Sport models and three new exterior colors in the way of Dark Moon Blue Metallic, Wilder and Infrared Tintcoat.
Ensuring the XT6 nameplate retains its IIHS Top Safety Pick+ status it achieved this year, the entry-level Luxury trim comes standard with a bevy of driver assistance technology including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, HD Rear Vision Camera, IntelliBeam, Front and Rear Park Assist and Safety Alert Seat. Optional safety add-ons include HD Surround Vision, Automatic Reverse Braking, Rear Camera Mirror and Night Vision.
Pricing for the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Luxury with the 2.0L LSY four-cylinder engine will start at $48,995 when the crossover arrives at dealers this fall.