What the critics say
The 2020 Cadillac XT6
Detroit Free Press
“Cadillac is playing catch-up—and playing reasonably well.” The luxury brand’s new SUV, a three-row crossover that fills a hole in the lineup just below the iconic truck-based Escalade, “breaks no new ground in a segment already crowded with strong vehicles.” But it’s a good-looking, well-equipped vehicle that’s “responsive, comfortable, and quick.” And little is sacrificed in spaciousness; even the third-row seats provide “surprisingly good” legroom.
Though the Escalade will remain the lineup’s flagship, the XT6 rates as the “better-looking, better-driving SUV.” In our view, “it’s the best-looking Cadillac SUV in production,” and it also outdoes its larger stablemate in comfort and tech. We only wish the cabin had gone lighter on the carbon-fiber trim, which “seems out of place” in a luxury SUV.
“The XT6 isn’t a great value on paper.” It’s priced several thousand dollars above better-equipped rivals from Infiniti, Acura, and Volvo, and it doesn’t even look more luxurious. The XT6’s 25 mpg highway rating is also middling, while the Lincoln’s forthcoming Aviator will offer more power. Still, don’t rule out the Cadillac. “Its refinement, spaciousness, and pleasant driving dynamics make it a solid choice for families seeking something ritzier than the usual crossover.” ■