The current generation of the Cadillac XT6 hasn’t received any major updates since it was introduced for the 2020 model year. With production of the midsize SUV rumored to be ending in 2025, we expect the 2023 Cadillac XT6 to arrive with a refresh.
The XT6 arrived in 2020 with an upscale, yet muted design. The midsize SUV wears Cadillac’s shield-shaped grille that sits in the middle of thin headlights, while vertically oriented daytime running lights are located toward the bottom of the front fascia. The XT6 features angular lines and pronounced body lines. At the back, the current XT6 isn’t nearly as flashy, with r-shaped taillights and dual exhaust outlets. With a refresh expected, the 2023 XT6 could get slight exterior styling tweaks and trim-specific changes, but we expect these to be minor.
One of the largest complaints about the current XT6 is its lackluster interior. The cabin has a similar design to Cadillac’s smaller SUVs with simple lines and a mix of analog and touch-capacitive buttons. Material quality in the current XT6 isn’t on par with rivals, either. For the refresh, Cadillac will likely fit the SUV with nicer interior materials and update the center console design. We expect things to mostly stay the same on the inside for the upcoming 2023 model year.
On the tech front, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will share a lot of the same features as the current SUV that’s on sale. The XT6 should continue to be offered with an eight-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, six USB ports, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Available features should include a wireless charging pad, navigation, and a digital instrument cluster. The refresh could see the 2023 XT6 arrive with new tech features that are borrowed from the Escalade with larger screens.
Power for the current XT6 comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 that makes 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque is available. Both are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and are available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. These engines should remain the same for 2023.
Cadillac offers the current XT6 with a lengthy list of standard safety features which includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, parking sensors, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Available safety features include reverse automatic emergency braking, surround-view parking, adaptive cruise control, night vision assist, and a head-up display. The major upgrade we expect to see for the 2023 model year is the introduction of Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist system.