Cadillac trims out the 2020 XT6 crossover SUV with a bucketful of standard features, and puts more behind a velvet-rope options list.
Its standard warranty coverage is fine but not exceptional, and it’s shy on value, so we give it an 8 here. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
Buy the $53,690 XT6 Premium Luxury, the base model, and you’ll drive home with 8-way heated front power-adjustable seats, a second-row bench seat, leather upholstery, power tilt-and-telescope steering, a heated steering wheel, remote start, keyless ignition, wireless smartphone charging, 20-inch wheels with P235/55R20 all-season tires, a sunroof, LED headlights, a power tailgate, and a power-fold third-row seat. Make sure to tip the paint-shop crew: The XT6 comes in silver paint, and any other color choice costs at least $625 more. It’s a depressing extension of the nickel-and-dime pricing common to many luxury cars in an era when cheap Nissans and Hyundais offer a rainbow for free.
Each XT6 sports an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, six USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an AM/FM/XM audio system with 8-speaker Bose sound, which can be upgraded to a 14-speaker system. The infotainment system wears a new skin that resembles Google’s, and also adopts a redundant rotary controller with a jog feature. The touchscreen part works very well, though its screen size is locked into an outdated size, but the controller is finicky and distracting. We ignored it.
All-wheel drive is a $2,000 option. Navigation costs $1,000; 6-passenger seating is $800; a rear-seat entertainment system costs an extra $1995.
On the $58,090 XT6 Sport, Cadillac springs for all-wheel drive, adaptive dampers, and performance suspension tune.
On either trim, a $4,900 Platinum package boasts semi-aniline leather, a snazzy nappa headliner, adaptive dampers and performance suspension, and a choice of jazzy brown interior trims; we like the Maple Sugar look. A $2,350 package gets a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view camera system with recorder, and automatic park assist. Adaptive cruise control costs $1,300, and for $750 the XT6 gets cooled front seats and rear outboard heated seats.
Cadillac offers 4 years and 50,000 miles of warranty coverage on the XT6, but does not include complimentary maintenance as some rivals do. The powertrain warranty extends to 6 years or 70,000 miles.
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