2020 Cadillac XT6 Costs Thousands Of Dollars More Than The Competition

Cadillac has announced the 2020 XT6 will be priced from $53,690 (including destination charges).

Set to go up for order later this month, the XT6 Premium Luxury FWD costs $11,000 more than the XT5 but $22,800 less than the Escalade. More importantly, the model costs significantly more than rivals such as the Infiniti QX60 ($45,245) and Lexus RX 350L ($48,895).

While the pricing is ambitious, the XT6 does come standard with LED lighting units and 20-inch wheels. The model also has a heated leather steering wheel, wood trim and an UltraView power sunroof. Other highlights include a wireless smartphone charger and a seven seat interior with a power-folding third row.

Buyers will also find an extensive list of driver assistance systems. These include automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking and rear cross traffic alert. The crossover also has park assist, a rearview camera, lane keep assist with lane departure warning and lane change alert with side blind zone alert.

Customers will be able to order a Driver Assist Package which adds adaptive cruise control, an enhanced automatic emergency braking system and seat belts which automatically tighten if an impact is imminent.

Cadillac will also offer an Enhanced Visibility and Technology Package which adds a color head-up display, a rear camera mirror and an 8-inch display in the instrument cluster. The package also includes a surround vision system, rear pedestrian alert and automatic parking assist.

Buyers looking for something more aggressive can order the XT6 Sport which starts at $58,090. It features unique styling details, carbon fiber trim and a standard all-wheel drive system. The model also has an active sport chassis with continuous damping control.

Both models are 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 connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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  • EM1

    GM is saving by building Blazers in Mexico, that money can be used to lower the Cadillac price tag.

  • Bo Hanan

    DOA. And the price just ensured that.

  • JTL2017

    All I care about is the price of the xt6 fully loaded. I’m afraid it COULD reach $80,000.

  • Mikestroh

    Boring styling…….uncompetitive powertrain…DOA…indeed….to Expensive to even entertain it as an option. What the hell’s happening to this brand?

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Overpriced crap

  • charlotteharry57

    And with lifer Mary at the helm, did you really expect anything else? Overprice, undercontent and use super cheap components. It’s the new GM way! Up go profits and the shareholders smile. But the customers begin to leave. Uh oh.

  • caddy45

    Final nail in the coffin for me. I’ll be jumping ship from Cadillac to Lincoln (Aviator) or Audi (Q7). Not sure how they can justify this price when the Aviator starts about $2K less, has nearly 100 more HP and standard RWD (and just looks tremendously better inside and out).

    This is tremendously embarrassing for them. I can’t believe what Cadillac has become.

  • Dude

    People calling this a flop really don’t know what they’re talking about. One look at the market will tell you that this will probably be a success for GM. The standard features seem decent and the QX60 is very old and the RX350L is a little smaller. People want SUVs no matter what and people who want a Cadillac are probably going to get a Cadillac.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    At the end… the Aviator wins.

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      The aviator is so so so nice. But let’s see what consumers flock to. Someone pointed this out earlier…but have you ever noticed how the Aviator front end looks an awful lot like the Ram ProMaster City??

      I can’t unsee it now….dang

  • What’s going on at Cadillac? They really think their junk can command such prices? Looks like the heavy discounting will soon follow.

  • Dariush

    what were they thinking?!?

  • Merc1

    Priced to fail. Someone within GM wants GM to fail as a whole. This is a sorry entry in a tough class and then you price it like it’s something class leading? Just wow.

    M

    • Pissed Canuck

      Also designed to fail. GM copied Honda’s Pilot.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Yeah what the heck? Priced your self couple of thousands of dollars ahead your competition.

    • brn

      Because they have to toss more money on the hood than the competition.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    I’m no GM apologist…trust me, I’m not. However, based upon the standard kit you get on the XT6, $53K is the going rate for a 3 row crossover w/ those features. Now whether Caddy’s version of said features are competitive in the segment is another conversation. I’m disappointed in this car and Cadillac as a whole, so i get it. But I think Caddy is smart to start this car where most other fully loaded non premium three row crossovers top out.

    I challenge everyone here to price out any large three row crossover with these features…because they all will end up in that $47k – $53k range (for non premium brands) or more (for premium brands).

    – panoramic sunroof
    – real leather (w/ heated steering wheel)
    – real wood trim
    – three rows of usable seats (w/ power folding 3rd row)
    – 20″ in wheels
    – Led lights
    – Safety suite (automatic emergency braking, FWD collision alert, front pedestrian braking w/ rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist)
    – park assist

    • SteersUright

      Just because you can make a list of your features that matches your competitors doesn’t mean anyone wants the finished product. Its not just about items on a list but, how it all comes together, especially for “luxury” vehicle shoppers. Why the hell would you want this over a base X7. Is the X7 more? Sure. But if you can lease this you can likely swing an X7, Q7, and other superior products.

      • MayTheBestCarWin05

        I agree that how it all comes together is what really matters, especially in the luxury segment…and I mentioned that in my original post.

        But what I was defending was the price point.

        To get a Q7 with the same features as a base XT6 you have to spend $67,800. And the X7 starts at $75k before a buyer starts to add options.

        I don’t think someone who can lease a 55k car can “swing” leasing a car that costs $13k – $24k more.

        To be clear, this vehicle is a disappoint of epic proportions. But the pricing based upon features offered is right inline with the market.

      • bd0007

        This competes w/ the X5, GLE, Aviator, MDX, etc.

        While the “base” trim comes fairly well equipped, the problem is that the interior isn’t up to par (even against other “tarted up” FWD models like the MDX).

  • scatman noyb

    The interior shots look pretty good. But that steering wheel looks cheap.
    Other than, maybe, one the new Buicks, there is no American brand I’d buy at the moment.

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      Tesla?

  • Uh9uhmus

    Yawn. Take that badge off the front and put a Chevy emblem on it and nobody would be the wiser.

    • SteersUright

      Exactly!

    • Steve

      Its technically a slightly longer GMC Acadia.

  • BlackPegasus

    The all new Infinity QX50 looks much more premium, sportier and masculine than this XT6 thing 🙄

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      different category of vehicle. the QX50 is not as competitor to the XT6

  • ErnieB

    No way .. this thing is crap! Sad when you’d prefer to drive a Kia SUV (Telluride) because it’s way cooler .,

  • Craig

    It’s surprisingly dull and dreary. Which surprises me a bit given how much I like the look of the smaller XT4 and XT5. Maybe some designs just don’t work well the bigger they get.

  • Joe E

    I think 1) this will have more presence in person than in pictures, 2) this will sell better than most people expect, including selling better than Aviator. This segment is like the anti-enthusiast segment: school buses for uppity helicopter moms.

    I’m actually fine with GM half-assing this model IF they invest resources into cool stuff like sweet V editions of appropriate models and continued interior quality gains (which they have promised with new Escalade and CT-5). Let the uppity moms have their phoned-in school bus.

    • DM

      I actually agree with you. Moms are the target of this segment, and as long as these 3 row SUVs are practical, kid friendly, and are offered with the right incentives, they will sell. Whenever I spot a seemingly new QX60 I always wonder why someone would choose it over its rivals.

      • Joe E

        Yes, it reminds me of the minivan wars in the late ’80s, except now it’s in the luxury segment thanks to leasing and people generally overextending themselves. And, of course, big crossovers are the vehicle of choice now. Which are essentially minivans with sliding doors removed. There is room for many players in a hot segment like this.

    • Cobrajet

      It can be pro-enthusiast if it had a RWD platform with a V8, like what the Germans and Jeep do. But GM will always settle for only “good enough” and not be the best.

  • This is DOA. While this one isn’t particularly ugly, it’s just bland and inelegant. Definitely doesn’t look like a $50K crossover

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      Neither does a Explorer Platinum, or the Traverse High Country, or a Toyota Highlander, or a Honda Odyssey Elite, or Honda Pilot Elite….

  • Tumbi Mtika

    And because it doesn’t look good, it’s gonna sell thousands of units less.

  • carlbolt

    How quickly people forget? GM, do you still remember the $76,000 Caddy Volt (ELR)?

  • TheBelltower

    I don’t mind the exterior. It’s purposeful and has a little flair. Nothing earth shattering or “standard of the world.” The interior is basic builder’s grade stuff that is in no way appropriate for a luxury brand. But it came out of Detroit, so they don’t know better. Cadillac will sell tons of these things in spite of the clumsy execution.

  • Althea Later

    This is the most generic looking Caddy I’ve ever seen. The generic rear fender upsweep. The generic chrome band connecting the tail lamps. Not so sure they will sell a ton of these. Also, it looks very plasticky and like it’s missing pieces of trim.

  • SteersUright

    The overall looks isn’t horrible, its just isnt memorable either. The problem with Cadillacs is that at their best, they still somehow emanate GM and Chevy vibes rather than anything truly upscale and premium. Just something about how they come together in production form. As an example, look at the tail lamps on this. Somehow they just look cheap and not comparable to anything you’d even see on a 2019 VW, much less a 2019 BMW, MB or Audi.

    • carsmofo

      You’re absolutely on point there. They just cant seem to distinguish their products from Chevy/GM. There’s nothing truly special about modern day Cadillac, which is a shame because pre-90s Cadillac were aesthetically unique and pleasantly to gaze upon.

    • bd0007

      That’s the battle JdN had been fighting (and lost); Mark Reuss undermined JdN all the way and now is the boss of GM (under Barra).

  • SteersUright

    New Explorer is looking pretty badass. Much nicer than this Caddy, but I disagree on the Aviator. That thing looks futuristic and pretty awesome.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Bizarre move by Cadillac. Their products are not on the upper echelon of desirability in the premium markets, nor they’re accompanied by strong images such as high reliability or prestige. Perhaps this is a suicidal move by the management? Remember last week news about UAW that,despite of bad financial performance, sue GM for closing its plants ? I’m doubtful this move could help sell their products and finance.

  • StrangerGP

    GM still living in a bubble and thinking people will pay a lot more just for the Cadillac badge.

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      people have and do. This is the name of the luxury game across all brands.

      the exact thing i think when i see people driving a 3 Series or C class with halogen lights…yuk

  • Steve

    The will be the Cadillac Cimarron SUV lol

    For this price, the 3.6L TT should be available to separate this from a high end Enclave or Traverse. There will be $10K incentives on these very fast and they will be very great used SUV’s in 2-3 yrs, when deprecation hit them like crazy, and pray for no 1st year bugs and glitches like GM is famous for!!!

    • Cobrajet

      They will buy the XT6 because they want show off that they can pay for it. Cadillac is luxury brand, that will give you the exclusivity, that Chevy or even a Buick won’t.

      • Steve

        outside of a Escalade or maybe the ct-6, I’m not sure Cadillac has the same snob-appeal anymore

  • bd0007

    The new Explorer is about as bland as can be.

    The XT6 is more interesting and that’s saying something.

  • U8INIT

    Yall will eat crow when this thing flies off the lots….

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