2020 Cadillac XT6 Brings Three Rows Of Seats To The Luxury Crossover Party

Cadillac is filling a significant gap in their sedan-focused lineup by unveiling the 2020 XT6.

Making its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show, the XT6 is a three row crossover that will slot in between the smaller XT5 and larger Escalade. It sports a unique design as it wears an Escala-inspired grille which is flanked by standard LED headlights. Designers also installed in vertical LED daytime running lights and numerous “bright galvano” accents.

Moving further back, the crossover has slightly generic styling which is broken up by a large greenhouse. While the design isn’t too adventurous, the XT6 has strong shoulder lines, a sloping roof and 20-inch alloy wheels.  Buyers will also find a tailgate-mounted spoiler, a dual exhaust system and distinctive taillights.

Drivers looking for something more aggressive can opt for the XT6 Sport which features a black mesh grille, sportier bumpers and clear taillights. The model also has a unique exhaust and available 21-inch wheels.

Cadillac didn’t say much about the interior, but it follows in the footsteps of the XT5. This is slightly disappointing, but drivers will find wood or carbon fiber trim as well as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Of course, the whole point of the XT6 is its standard power-folding third row. Legroom back there is pretty tight at 29.5 inches (75 cm), but that’s slightly more than the Audi Q7 and 1.3 inches (3.3 cm) less than the Infiniti QX60.

In terms of practicality, the XT6 offers 12.6 cubic feet (356 liters) of luggage space behind the third row. When the second and third rows are folded down, that number climbs to 78.7 cubic feet (2,228 liters).

Like the rest of the Cadillac lineup, the XT6 offers an impressive amount of luxury features. Details will be announced closer to launch, but Cadillac confirmed options will include semi-aniline premium leather upholstery, heated / ventilated front seats and heated second row seats. Customers will also be able to order an air ionizer and “Cadillac’s first Bose Performance Series sound system with 14 custom-tuned speakers delivering immersive, powerful audio.”

As expected, the XT6 is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces an estimated 310 hp (229 kW / 314 PS) and 271 lb-ft (373 Nm) of torque. It is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is standard on the XT6 Sport, but optional on the XT6 Premium Luxury.

While most crossover buyers don’t care about weight, the model tips the scales at 4,690 lbs (2,127 kg). It can also tow up to 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), but this is less than the four-cylinder Audi Q7 which is rated at 4,400 lbs (1,995 kg).

Since crossovers are designed primarily as people haulers, the XT6 comes standard with an assortment of safety features. Among the highlights are automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert and park assist.  Other items include lane change alert with side blind zone alert and lane keep assist with lane departure warning.

Customers can also order adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, a head-up display and a night vision system.

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 will go up for order this spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

*Article updated with live images and a presentation video from the Detroit Auto Show

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  • layer8pro

    Sad and unfortunate.

  • Nordschleife

    Looks uninspired and unimpressive. It’s a shame the Escala front end that looks so sexy on the Escala looks so generic on this. The Aviator has nothing to fear.

  • AxlRock

    Neat and very 2012ish.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      2012? You are being generous.

  • JTL2017

    I’m not the biggest ford fan, but the aviator really doens’t need to worry about this. This seems like a stretched xt5. Dissapointed.

  • Matthew Daraei

    Looks like a Chinese Range Rover from the front. Disappointing!

  • caddy45

    Well this is pretty disappointing, I really expected more from a style perspective. The Sport version certainly looks better but the body design is pretty bland. The view from head on and directly behind look sharp but the side profile and 3/4 views leave a lot to be desired. I’m hoping that it looks better in person and this can be chalked up to GM’s notorious reputation for poorly photographing their cars… I think my next vehicle will be the Aviator (plug-in).

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I really hope you are right that it is bad photography.

  • PhilMcGraw

    Oh look the same interior that you can find in a Buick. Do they not understand that Lincoln became successful when they stopped using the same interior parts from the Ford bin?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      One thing is for sure: it will cannibalize other GM corssovers … Enclave Acadia and co.

  • LJ

    The Sport is more attractive, in my opinion, but neither trim can hold a candle to the Aviator style-wise.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yep. This is quite boring to look at, inside and out. I guess all the interior design budget went to the mid-engined Corvette.
      The only thing that will save this is cheap lease or heavy discounts.

  • Shane

    I love Cadillac but the lights are so 2010 Taurus. I miss the 2006 DTS.

  • Able

    There’s so much XC90 in that rear 3/4. Shame, I didn’t think that Caddy was a brand to copy others…

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Completely agree. Like the benchmarked the XC90 and Honda Pilot styling.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I don’t see it. Are you talking about the rear pillars, fenders, tail lamps, or all three of those things?

      • salamOOn

        hes talking about overall body mass / volume / shape…. i saw it in a second too.

  • This is just meh. Disappointing.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Why did they even try???

  • MultiKdizzle

    It doesn’t look like other Cadillacs?

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Oh Cadillac!
    How thou has fallen. Again.
    What is this?
    Hyundai products are more exciting BY FAR.

    This has to be the most uninspired 3 row suv on the market.

    • Jawohl

      Hyundai products are often poor copies of German products.

      • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

        That’s because they have germans in their brands, kid

        • Jawohl

          Gee thanks, Scoop!

    • Bash

      This is uninspiring, true, but not as the most in the market, i went you went too far.

  • GT1

    Wow. This is crap.

  • Bash

    This is a very nice and will make those trips to the schools and shopping malls somehow cool.

  • Matthijs

    XC90 with some Cadillac cues.. nice looking car but I expected a bit more. Not fan of the new grille though, looks more cheap

    • ErnieB

      Stop insulting the XC90… lol

    • Benjamin B.

      The Volvo is more interesting. The turbocharged, supercharged plugin hybrid is powerful. Heck, with the Lincoln Aviator Plugin coming out, the Cadillac looks meh. At least Cadillac should offer its 3L turbo V6 as an option.

  • Matt

    I’m going against the grain and will say it’s quite handsome. I don’t like the current Cadillac design language so this is quite a welcome departure. I think it looks more European and the Volvo overtones are a positive thing.

    It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s subtly attractive without being tacky as US SUV’s can often be.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I agree. It looks nice in sport trim. What about it looks borrowed from Volvo?

      • Matt

        The entire side profile, glasshouse and haunches are very close to the XC90, as are the inverted color-coded wheel arches. May not be intentional but the similarities are hard to miss.

      • Benjamin B.

        Volvo offers more interesting power plants.

    • Benjamin B.

      Except the engine is meh.

    • OdysseyTag

      Share your sentiments.

  • Craig

    By the looks of it…. that Chinese market Jeep being rebadged a ‘Chrysler’ in NA is probably a great idea. It would compete very well with this XT6 and the Aviator. The profile of that new ‘Chrysler’ even looks like the XT6.

    • Benjamin B.

      Chrysler is a mainstream brand. Cadillac is suppose to be a luxury brand. These vehicles don’t compete. FCA decided to sell the Jeep Grand Commander in western markets as a Chrysler because it’s not very off-road capable and won’t fit into the brand. I guess it must be awful if the previous generation Jeep Compass is a better 4×4. I’m glad FCA is worried about damaging the brand. Cadillac obviously isn’t. Jeep will supposedly get a long wheelbase, 3-row version of the next generation Grand Cherokee, which will be more off-road capable and probably share a RWD-based permanent AWD platform with Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Jeeps are now luxury vehicles now though. The Grand Commander is based off of the Pacifica minivan’s FWD platform. Honestly Chrysler needs a new vehicle to its lineup because soon the 300 will be discontinued, leaving Chrysler as an excusively van automaker.

      • Craig

        Chrysler is a mainstream brand? Says who? Chrysler can be whatever it wants to be. Especially now. I stand by what I said.

  • cbATL

    I love the new 2020 Cadillac Pilot…oops I meant 2020 Honda XT6.

    • ErnieB

      No!! Cadillac XC90 Pilot ..

  • Marty

    Noooo! They just threw away two decades of design identity work. Cadillac was one of the few American brands that had an identity.

  • StrangerGP

    Looks like a Hyundai.

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    StrangerGP beat me to the punch. This is a handsome crossover. It really is. But for Cadillac? No. Not even.

    It looks like an American interpretation of the Hyundai Palisade…. and that royally pisses me off. This is GM’s cost cutting at large. Cadillac won’t truly be free until someone steps up and actually designs something that’ll go into production without the bean counters having a say.

    This is a failure on a few fronts. How, oh how could GM look at Ford’s Lincoln Aviator and think this was ok? HOW?

    All those beautiful concepts and we get this. It’s a shame.

    Here’s some sacrilege. I’d rather have the Subaru Ascent over this. ?

    • ErnieB

      Exactly.. and I’ll take the new Ford Explorer in a heartbeat mega tablet and all..

      • Bash

        Me too.

    • Benjamin B.

      Unfortunate. Cadillac has been developing this full-size crossover for awhile. GM had no idea Lincoln and Ford was planning a new RWD-based platform. However, Cadillac and GM knew Lincoln offered a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 on the MKT, the crossover that replaced the original Aviator and will soon be replaced with the new one. GM should’ve offered its 3L turbocharged engine as an option at least. The turbocharged four cylinder engine in the cheaper Ford Explorer has more torque than the Cadillac. Disappointed.

    • Nordschleife

      I don’t agree with the Ascent but I agree with everything else. I definitely see your point.

    • Bash

      Totally agree. But a not on the last line!

  • ErnieB

    And this will compete with the new Aviator… roflmao

    • cbATL

      They are totally different zip codes. If that makes sense.

      • ErnieB

        I think you meant galaxy..like 100million galaxies away at least!

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Many negative comments, which surprises me. The design may be a little conservative, but its certainly not ugly.

    • Marty

      ”Not ugly” is good enough if you are SsangYong. It isn’t nearly good enough if you are supposed to be the top premium brand of a whole continent.

      • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

        Design and styling is hugely subjective. The Nissan Juke is a prime example (in Europe) of something that sells incredibly well yet as a deeply ugly and flawed design.

        • Marty

          Excactly! But the point is that I’m not discussing “ugly” or “good looking” here. I’m discussing brand identity.

          Nissan Juke is (subjectively) ugly, but it is identifiable as a Nissan and its playfulness adds value to the brand.

          • Nordschleife

            I completely agree. I am a fan of divisive design but that not the point. As a premium luxury brand especially one who struggles like Cadillac. Every model you put out should move the brand further. You take the Escala’s front end but you manage to make it look less than premium. It indeed is nice enough but it doesn’t move the bar forward. I personally think the current Escalade looks better than this.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            Well, in that case the XT6 is clearly a Cadillac. All cars from Cadillac follow more or less the same design principles.

            Try comparing the Juke to the 350Z and to the Frontier. None of them follow the same design language, would look totally out of place next to each other to the point where they may as well be from different brands.

          • Marty

            I think it’s safe to say that many people in here agree that it’s not “clearly a Cadillac”.
            Compare it to the other cars in the Cadillac lineup. Most of them are clearly Cadillac from every angle. This new XT6 is only clearly Cadillac if you zoom into the badge in the front.

            But still: it’s quite good looking.

            But the mere fact that a Cadillac can be mistaken for a Korean car tells me that’s not good enough.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            I think the XT4 has a far higher chance of being confused with a Korean car than the XT6, but oh well.

          • Marty

            I wouldn’t say that the XT4 was a step in the right direction either. 🙂

            Being a brand new model, I would say that it proves my point that Cadillac is currently destroying two decades of design management. But still: even if the general shape is quite non-Cadillac it has more details from the Cadillac design language than the XT6.

          • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

            I thought the XT4 was far more likely to be confused with a Hyundai, which really isn’t in the right direction.

            Many of the German car manufacturers consistently style their cars conservatively, yet they sell in very high volumes. Perhaps they will find that people who normally wouldn’t go for a Cadillac like the look of it?

  • ErnieB

    Xc90 still commands serious attention— that SUV set the bar for others.. The Aviator has probably dethroned it.

  • charlotteharry57

    This is the worst phone-it-in job I’ve seen in a while. Take an Enclave and “Cadify” it. By adding a few, and I mean few, Cadillac touches. It’s conservative and “OK”-looking, but no where near memorable. The Aviator is a MUCH better package. Knowing how Mary runs her ship, it’ll be priced more than the Aviator and everyone will laugh at her. Again.

    Does ANYONE sleep around here?

    • cbATL

      When I am not high on Crystal, I nap.

  • Tinky-Winky

    Looks very generic and not as luxurious as you’d expect from Cadillac. Also – bring back vertical headlights!

  • ErnieB

    I honestly think that if you are going to copy (take cues from) a design at least build on it and make it better looking.. Case in point the Aviator.. took design cues from the Land Rover, but made it look miles better and probably more reliable too. This was a lazy attempt by Cadillac by copying the XC90– still the best looking Mid Luxury SUV being sold now imo.

  • Yishay

    This is so unbelievably disappointing.

    Looks like a Honda Pilot and that’s not a complement

    • Bo Hanan

      Caddy has finally found it’s new face. And thank God the logo has been right-sized too. Additionally, the interior looks good, but- the rear and profile are all Honda Pilot. Caddy only competes with their past cars and not their real competition. This car would look out of place next to a Q7, X5 or GLE.

  • Yishay

    This is why you do concept versions of a vehicle so that you can get opinions on the styling before you produce a flop like this.

    • Nordschleife

      Agreed.

      • Bash

        +1

  • Finkployd

    I’m loving this new design language; much cleaner and robust looking. Not sure if the interior is good enough though

  • cbATL

    Why are they hiding the dashboard?

    • :/ Yurr

      Because they know everyone is gonna be pissed that it looks just like the XT5’s dashboard ??

  • Karl

    A bit generic and disappointing,maybe I was expecting more. I see a lot of Volvo XC90 here.

    • Sybill Julian

      yeah too generic. looks like chinese crossover

    • Rahul Mandala

      Agree, However, The XC90 is a whole lot more stylish and is brilliantly engineered from the ground up. The XT6 doesn’t even look like it’s in the leagues of the Aviator, XC90, X5, etc. Lets talk Lincoln, since it’s Cadillac’s main rival. The Aviator may sit on the same RWD platform as the explorer, but it looks so bespoke and has unique style from what I’ve seen. The XT6 is just a fancied-out Traverse. I can’t be entirely angry at them, seeing that they’ll sell like tons of these at the end of the day.

  • WalthamDan

    That’s a great looking front design. Too bad the rest of the vehicle plays it safe and looks like a Volvo Pilot. Meanwhile you have the Aviator with a horrible front design, but is fantastic everywhere else. Should be an interesting sales fight.

    • I agree the front looks great… But it’s not Cadillac. The CT-6 is better looking. I don’t get why they kept the tail lights and not the front face.

  • Burnermovement

    Oh cool. Cadillac redesigned the Honda Pilot.

  • Mikestroh

    Too Generic looking for a Modern Cadillac. Who’s the Design Studio President now days for this division? Whoever it is….they need to be fired. Sorry GM but your taking too many steps backwards from a styling standpoint. I hope this isn’t also the case for the New Mid Engine C8 Corvette once it’s fully revealed.

    • BlackPegasus

      When you’re using platforms for Chevy products this is what you get. GM has fallen back onto their badge engineering days of old.

  • cbATL

    2020 Cadillac Pilot XCT6.90

  • Rocket

    The front end is a little nicer than expected. The rest is even worse than expected.

    How they can rip off Volvo design so blatantly and still make it this boring? I guess in a way that’s an achievement on its own. Which is just sad.

  • Paul

    While it is nice I think they could have done better.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    soon the escalade will be renamed to XT8

  • Enoch Gabriel Gonzales

    Reminds me of that chinese brand called haval.

  • SteersUright

    Middle of the road in every way, yet again. Beginning to lose all faith in Cadillac management.

  • HUBEMX

    Not bad but the Lincoln Aviator is way better.

  • BlackPegasus

    I don’t like it. The XT4 was executed much better. This thing looks like a Chevy product.

    • it kind of is a chevy

      • Mike anonymous

        Lol. No, but I think I know what he means. (Similar to seeing the ‘Chevy’ through the sheet-metal) Not all Cadillacs’ have been like this, But I think I get what @BlackPegasus:disqus means.

    • DE32W

      Keep in mind, GM was king of Badge Engineering back in the day.

  • TheBelltower

    While no one can accuse me of being a complete Cadillac fanboy, I will happily say that they did a good job here. It’s not going to set the world on fire, but they were successful in giving a very conventional and boxy vehicle some extra pizazz. It’s exactly what customers want. They are going to sell a $h!t ton of these things.

  • john1168

    It looks nice and I’m sure is very well equipped but, like others have said, it looks too generic. This is a Cadillac but it looks like ANY manufacturer could have made this. This is what happens when you have bean counters running everything and you don’t have any “enthusuiasts” in the decision making process. It will probably still sell well though as the majority of car buyers out there aren’t enthusiasts.

  • Jim Ragland

    Volvo XC 90 with a Caddy grille and upside down rear lights. Who knows…it’s an SUV and we all know it will sell. Let’s hope they put some magic in the driving dynamics.

  • charlotteharry57

    What’s gone awry in these comments is lack of knowledge about something that I recently learned. The XT6 is 6 inches SHORTER in wheelbase and overall length vs. the Traverse and Enclave. Not sure where the Acadia stands in comparison. Which makes this even more interesting.

    • Marc Gruben

      So Cadillac takes the Acadia platform, mixes in a bunch of XC90 / Pilot / XT5 design cues and figures they’ve got a World Class entry. The design and engineering was probably 80+ percent done when the Aviator was revealed. That’s the moment Cadillac said “fukkit” and phoned the remaining 20 percent in. They knew they were beat. Like the CT6, the XT6 will have a 3 year production run. It’s expiration date has already been locked in.

      • Merc1

        That’s GM. Sheer incompetence.

        M

  • Ganfu

    Rebadged and mildly reworked GMC Acadia?? This design just isn’t on par with Cadillac’s other offerings. That’s kind of the problem with US luxury brands – often their offerings aren’t different enough from the mainline brand vehicle they’re based on.

    • charlotteharry57

      It’s pathetic that Cadillac had to affix a badge to the front side so that folks could identify it. I’m thinking it might have looked more distinctive without the beltline uptick at the rear, which EVERYONE is doing these days.

    • bd0007

      Well, the Aviator is a “rebadged” Ford Explorer – the thing is, Ford/Lincoln did a better w/ the execution.

  • Maykel

    Nice looking Mazda headlamps and grille.

    • bd0007

      Cadillac, Acura and Mazda have all long used a pentagram-shaped grille, and headlamps that shape are pretty common.

    • Mazda really???? Put your glasses on.

  • it’s good looking… I like its face but I don’t get it. Without the badge it’s not a Cadillac… Where are the Vertical headlights that became good looking recently? To be honest I wouldn’t buy a Cadillac anyways, but the CT6 looks great.

  • Merc1

    The Lincoln Aviator has NOTHING to worry about here.

    M

    • Rich Money

      holy crap what a disappointment.

      • Merc1

        I wonder if anyone from GM reads these boards? I mean it’s near universal disappointment with this thing. Even the magazines are like it’s not enough. I can’t imagine the mood of the development team, if they care that is.

        M

  • carlbolt

    Why I see the CT6 in the front fascia?

  • no25

    I never thought I’d see the offspring of a Honda Pilot and Volvo XC90, but here we are. Cadillac, we’re going to have to revoke your “standard of the world” title. Somewhere the Lincoln Aviator is laughing in the background, for it has NOTHING to fear from this.

  • carlbolt

    The front end is horrendous, the designer first put a CT6 front there, but there is still a lot space to fill up, OK, lets add a bumper to the bottom, still need something, OK, lets move the vertical signature light downward, add a humongous air inlet opening there, Done!

    • That’s funny. But sad cuz it may be true.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Styling’s a little anodyne.

  • nauticalone

    I’d definitely choose the Lincoln aviator over this! Or the Q7, which is now a couple years old.

  • NOT AS HIDEOUS AS I EXPECTED.

    • Timo

      Your caps lock is still stuck…you are always shouting!

      • MY CAPS LOCK IS WORKING JUST FINE…WHY ARE YOU WHINING?

        • BECAUSE WE CAN READ YOU IN NORMAL SIZE

        • :/ Yurr

          LMAO

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Nice looking in and out
    Sad it’s not RWD based

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    Looks stylish, but it’s definitely not reliable at all

  • Jason Panamera

    I got a feeling that proportions of this car are least cadillacish. Reminds me more of Subaru Ascent.

  • botornot387

    This actually looks really good. So much better than the XT5. Only gripe is the engine. Come on Cadillac. It’s like you get 8/10’s of the way and give up. The 3.6L engine is a penalty and one of the reasons why this will struggle against others in the class. Cadillac has good turbocharged engines. USE THEM!

    • botornot387

      Also, why no digital instrument cluster? Cadillac already has a decent one. And how about another sound tuner than Bose. Just cause it works for Chevy, doesn’t mean you can’t elevate yourself. Lincoln and Ford use different audio.

      • :/ Yurr

        The gauges are actually digital except for the needles.

  • Dennis Scipio

    It’s not bad looking, but it could have been better. I do think it will still be a worthy competitor in it’s segment.

    • The front is too bland for the luxury segment. I’d expect that look on a Chevy, but not a Cadillac. I’d choose a lincoln, or even a buick over this one.

      • :/ Yurr

        The exterior looks good, but the interior is bland.

      • MayTheBestCarWin05

        Audi has been printing money with conservative (aka bland) styling.

        You all forget that consumers are falling over themselves to buy crossovers. All those buyers who want an Escalade but can’t afford it will happily take this vehicle home.

        Everyone relax. This car will do just fine.

        • Phew. I needed that.

        • Enter Ranting

          The Venn Diagram showing Audi buyers and Escalade buyers is two completely separate circles.

          • MayTheBestCarWin05

            Of course.

            I should have better clarified my statement.

            My comment re: Audi’s design was in attempt to paint a picture that consumers are VERY okay with bland styling.

            See: Audi design. Lexus (pre spindle grille) design. Toyota design.

          • DE32W

            They are, but Audi sweats the small stuff, and though simple, nothing ever really looks cheap. Cadillac on the other hand…

          • MayTheBestCarWin05

            Trust me. I’m not defending Cadillac here. Cadillac interiors are trash (in their competitive set). I was just making the point that buyers are not averse to boring styling on a vehicle.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Is it because Retro-Modern aesthetic of the Aviator, btw, I do love the Aviators’ interior because of that reason.

  • enthusia

    It’s not bad, but in terms of design, it looks 3 years old already. There isn’t any reason why this couldn’t have come years ago. This should have been launched alongside the ct6.

  • schnittz

    That frog eyed aviator is ugly! Plus it’s a ford, which are not known to be reliable vehicles.

    • Merc1

      As if GM is known for reliable vehicles.

      M

      • schnittz

        Im in auto industry, and never seen more vehicles surpass 1 million miles then GM.

        • Merc1

          Then you need to look harder because Mercedes and Volvo have both done it also.

          Just because a vehicle makes it to a million miles doesn’t mean it was reliable unless we’re talking about the original engine and transmission. Likely you’re talking about some impossibly beat up ragged pickup truck.

          See the thing is you domestic fanboys think that just because a junk car still starts and runs it’s some kind of achievement. It isn’t. GM built crap for decades up until a few years ago and they still can’t put a decent interior in the overwhelming majority of their vehicles. So a mediocre to POS GM car made it to 1M miles. Means absolutely NOTHING to today’s consumer.

          M

          • DE32W

            @Merc1:disqus Is right.

  • getoffme

    Something Chevy would make. Oh wait…

  • 31/12/2999

    Hi, is you 2013 Toyota Highlander?

  • The aviator has a much more radical design compared to this one. I prefer it over this bland look

  • TrevP

    I was hoping for better specs….

  • DMax

    Looks like the Explorer. Caddy has dropped the ball on this one.

    • Rocket

      That’s an insult to the Explorer.

  • Marc Gruben

    I just noticed that from many angles, especially the rear 3/4 view, that the XT6 bears a shit-ton of resemblance to the new Kia Telluride. In fact, the Kia has more traditional “Cadillac-esque” headlights than the Caddy does. The profiles are eerily similar – even more so than the XC90.

    • Bill Nguyen

      Lol, you’re exactly right. I actually like the Telluride a bit more. The headlights on the Caddy look so cheap. Why did they go away from vertical lights?? That’s the Caddy signature look!

      • Enter Ranting

        Because Cadillac is in a tailspin. Their design and lineup are totally rudderless.

    • ErnieB

      Definitely very similar to the Telluride .. unfortunately for Cadillac the Kia is just much more luxurious.

      • Enter Ranting

        I was very impressed and surprised by the quality of the Hyundai Palisade at the LA Auto Show. If Hyundai keeps it up, they could end Cadillac with Genesis.

  • Enter Ranting

    Cadillac continues shambling down the road to irrelevancy.

    • Six_Tymes

      troll alert

      • Karl

        Fan boy alert!

      • Matthew Daraei

        What troll? This Caddy looks horrible compared to Aviator, Audi , Range Rover, Volvo, Mercedes and BMW SUVs.

  • Aj

    Yikes… what happened Cadillac? Are the penny pinchers taking over again at the design office?

    • Six_Tymes

      troll alert 2

  • Six_Tymes

    Looks sharp and reserved, no busy lines. I like it

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    So many comments about how the Aviator has “already won”….

    Has any stopped to think just how much more the Aviator will cost? With ford selling $83k Expeditions, I’m wondering how the Aviator will be priced.

    I get the feeling it will cost more than the XT6. Deservedly so bc it appears to be a nicer vehicle.

  • SgtBeavis

    I really do like the front end. That speaks well for future Caddy design.

    But WTH Cadillac? Did you hire Volvo’s designers to finish this?

  • Yishay

    This looks exactly like the new Kia Suv. Kia did it best

  • SteersUright

    Slap a Chevy badge on this and who’d know the difference. Therein lies the problem with modern Cadillacs, utterly lacking their own distinct, personality.

  • Merc1

    Excuses.

    By then (in typical GM fashion) NO ONE will care because the launch sucked.

    M

  • performante

    This is a money printer. Plain and simple. I would be remiss if I didn’t agree this is a Traverse in a different outfit.

    I really can’t wait for GM to deploy their VSS platform strategy and get a real, competitive, and RWD-bias SUV out there.

  • raikkonen

    Looks great, it will sell in droves, but too bad about the powertrain.

    It almost seems like a forced induction 6 cylinder is mandatory nowadays in something this large.

    As good as the 3.6 is, even with its modern engineering elements, it’s just not enough to sway someone like myself from an X5 or Q7.

    Maybe this is why everyone is giving kudos to the new Aviator in comparison, with 400hp????

  • getoffme

    This Caddy was outdone by Kia, inside and out. Sad.

  • DE32W

    It’s a bad sign for Cadillac when the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride interiors look better, (probably) feel better, and fit together better. The exterior on this Caddy will age better than other ones, but once more, not a good sign when you’re outdone by Hyundai/Kia.

  • Harry_Wild

    I take the new Kia Telluride over the new Cadillac XT6! It is bigger in size and has a better interior too! Exterior styling is almost exactly alike!

  • Yishay

    Kia with a Cadillac badge

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I don’t understand why Caddy would do without the blade headlights. I think this would have looked much better with a modified CT6 V-sport front end. Overall I like the understated look.

  • Emery Walker

    When not judged by the competition, but by the market, I say, EXCELLENT EXECUTION! It’s gonna’ sell like HOTCAKES! Mark my words!!

  • Emery Walker

    Also, if you want a SUV that looks distinctly like a Cadillac, this is it! The more I look at it from different angles and then drive in the real world looking at all the other popular SUV’s on the market, this looks like a Cadillac and you’ll know it’s a Cadillac. It has it’s own style and up to their marketing folks to unabashedly market the thing aggressively. DON’T LISTEN TO THE NAYSAYERS!

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