The Cadillac XT6 crossover first hit the scene for the 2020 model year, offering three rows of seating and all the usual Caddy comfort. Now, the Cadillac XT6 has been recognized as the best Large Premium SUV in the latest J.D. Power 2022 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
As in years past, the J.D. Power 2022 IQS ranks car brands and vehicles based on the collected responses of new vehicle owners and lessees, with the latest 36th iteration of the annual study based on the responses from 84,165 surveyed customers. The survey was fielded between February and May of 2022, and included 223 questions that examine vehicle quality based on nine specific criteria, including infotainment, features, controls and displays, exterior, driving assistance, interior, powertrain, seats, driving experience, and climate.
Based on these survey responses, J.D. Power then calculates individual scores for each vehicle and car brand, based on a metric dubbed problems per 100 vehicles, or PP100. Using this metric, a lower PP100 score indicates higher overall initial quality.
In the study, the Cadillac XT6 achieved the best PP100 score in J.D. Power’s Upper Midsize Premium SUV category, beating out the BMW X6 and BMW X5 for the top spot.
Additionally, Cadillac as a brand did quite well in the study, scoring 163 PP100, landing it in eighth place among all 33 car brands studied and ranked, and third overall among all premium brands studied. The results show considerable improvement over Cadillac’s ranking in the 2021 J.D. Power IQS, in which Caddy was ranked 22nd among the 32 brands studied and ranked.
At the top of the list of car brands in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. IQS was Buick, which scored 139 PP100, beating Dodge in second place with 143 PP100, and Chevrolet in third place with 147 PP100. The industry average score was 180 PP100.
Source: J.D. Power