Cadillac has been hard at work lately revamping its once subpar crossover lineup, and one of the newest models is the new-for-2020 XT6. With this model still so fresh, we expect the 2021 Cadillac XT6 to hit showrooms as a carryover model.
Being a carryover, we expect the 2021 Cadillac XT6 to hit showrooms with no notable changes. Look for it to roll in with the same look it debuted with in 2020, which introduced a new design language for the brand’s SUVs. This includes thin horizontal headlights, a bold grille with the floating Cadillac emblem, an upright stance, and T-shaped taillights.
The current XT6 boasts a stunning seven-passenger cabin with a sleek steering wheel, a large touchscreen, sporty faux-carbon-fiber dashboard inserts, an electronic gear shifter, and plenty of premium materials. We also expect this cabin’s long list of standard features to remain too, including leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, remote ignition, push-button start, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more.
The current Cadillac XT6 features GM’s ubiquitous 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. We expect this engine and the standard nine-speed automatic transmission to remain the same in the 2021 XT6. Front-wheel drive will remain standard, and all-wheel drive will remain an option.
The current Cadillac XT6 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to its “Good” scores in the core crash tests and “Superior” forward-crash prevention rating with its standard or optional automatic emergency braking systems. Other standard safety equipment includes blind-spot monitors, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, active lane control, and a rear-seat alert. We expect all the safety ratings and features to carry into the 2021 XT6 unchanged.