Minor tweaks to the 2022 Cadillac XT6 crossover include the introduction of Brembo front brakes and colored brake calipers on Sport models, with 21-inch wheels available. This three-trim range includes two engines familiar from elsewhere in the Cadillac SUV range.
Choosing Your Cadillac XT6
The most affordable route into XT6 ownership involves the Luxury model with a two-liter turbocharged engine that’s exclusive to this trim. It costs $50,415 including destination, and all-wheel drive is a $2,000 upgrade.
Premium Luxury and Sport are only available with a larger 3.6-liter V6 engine, with the former costing $54,740 in FWD mode; AWD-only Sport retails for $60,040.
The standard XT6 engine is a turbocharged two-liter gas powerplant, generating 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This feeds either the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy stands at an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 27 MPG highway, and 22 combined for FWD, versus AWD’s 21/27/23 MPG.
The other XT6 engine is a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 gas unit, which displaces 310 HP and 271 lb-ft of torque. Inevitably, it detracts from the car’s fuel economy of 19/26/21 MPG in two-wheel-drive models, or 18/26/21 MPG as an AWD vehicle.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|2.0 turbo||235 hp||258 lb-ft||21/27/22 MPG (FWD), 21/26/23 (AWD)|
|3.6 V6||310 hp||271 lb-ft||19/26/21 (FWD), 18/25/21 (AWD)|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Cargo capacity for the seven-seater XT6 stands at 12.6 cu ft with the third-row seats in place, and 43.1 cu ft once they’re dropped.
The XT6 protects its occupants with a passenger sensing system and an airbag for each of its seven seats. Driver aids range from automatic emergency braking and forward-collision alerts to front and rear parking sensors, plus an HD rear vision camera. Alerts for rear cross-traffic, lane change, and blind zone feature on every model, as do cruise control and a color driver information center.
Fitted as standard with an eight-speaker Bose sound system and an eight-inch touchscreen system, every XT6 receives satellite radio and 4G WiFi capabilities, plus smartphone mirroring. Premium Luxury buyers receive wireless phone charging, but you’ll have to plunder the options list for a head-up display, a 14-speaker Bose system, or navigation, none of which are available on Luxury models.
Standard specifications on the most affordable XT6 include six-way power for the front passenger seat and heating elements in both front seats plus memory for the driver.
This complements three-zone climate and automatic lights including intelligent high beam LED headlamps. A leather-wrapped steering wheel complements leatherette seating surfaces, while a power liftgate joins keyless open and remote start on the spec sheet.
There are no packages available on this model.
Riding on larger 20-inch wheels, Premium Luxury models distinguish themselves externally with a hands-free power liftgate and rain-sensing wipers. The driver gains two-way power lumbar and a heated steering wheel; an alarm and inclination sensor are fitted; the seats benefit from full leather with perforated inserts, and accent lighting quite literally brightens the cabin.
For $2,350, the seven-item Technology Package combines high-end features like a color head-up display, HD surround vision, automatic parking, and a rear camera mirror with an integrated washer. These features also appear in the $5,000 Platinum Pack, alongside semi-aniline leather seating and leather across the cab, navigation, and a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a microfiber suede headliner, and performance suspension with chassis damping control.
Mechanical changes on Sport models include a twin-clutch AWD system, revised performance suspension, heavy-duty cooling, and Brembo front brakes behind diamond-cut 20-inch alloy wheels. Cabin specifications are identical to Premium Luxury.
The Platinum Package’s price drops to $3,850, while the Technology pack remains good value at $2,350.
Premium Luxury is the sweet spot of the XT6 range, but it’s even more desirable when bundled with the Technology package’s advanced driving aids.