2021 Cadillac XT6

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The 2021 Cadillac XT6 bridges the gap between compact and mammoth. It's a three-row crossover that slots between the XT5 and Escalade in GM's luxury lineup.

For 2021, the XT6 gets, among other things, wireless smartphone compatibility. It also costs substantially less in base form courtesy of a newly-standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 that Cadillac plucked from their XT4 and XT5. The specs are unchanged from those smaller crossovers: it makes 237 horsepower and mates to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive optional.

A familiar 3.6-liter V-6 remains the standard engine on the upper two trims. With 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque being sent through the 9-speed automatic transmission, it remains the most muscular choice available. Front-wheel drive is standard on the mid-grade Premium Luxury, but all-wheel drive is mandatory on the range-topping Sport.

With the new turbo-4, the XT6 should save buyers a few dollars at the pump: it rates 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined in front-drive form and 21/26/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. A V-6 with front-wheel drive returns 18/25/20 mpg, while all-wheel drive dips those numbers to 17/24/20 mpg.

The XT6 comes standard with safety features like automatic emergency braking, active lane control, forward-collision warnings, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera system are extra.

In crash testing, the XT6 earned a Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS and five stars overall from the NHTSA.
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The 2021 Cadillac XT6 bridges the gap between compact and mammoth. It's a three-row crossover that slots between the XT5 and Escalade in GM's luxury lineup.

For 2021, the XT6 gets, among other things, wireless smartphone compatibility. It also costs substantially less in base form courtesy of a newly-standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 that Cadillac plucked from their XT4 and XT5. The specs are unchanged from those smaller crossovers: it makes 237 horsepower and mates to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive optional.

A familiar 3.6-liter V-6 remains the standard engine on the upper two trims. With 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque being sent through the 9-speed automatic transmission, it remains the most muscular choice available. Front-wheel drive is standard on the mid-grade Premium Luxury, but all-wheel drive is mandatory on the range-topping Sport.

With the new turbo-4, the XT6 should save buyers a few dollars at the pump: it rates 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined in front-drive form and 21/26/23 mpg with all-wheel drive. A V-6 with front-wheel drive returns 18/25/20 mpg, while all-wheel drive dips those numbers to 17/24/20 mpg.

The XT6 comes standard with safety features like automatic emergency braking, active lane control, forward-collision warnings, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. Adaptive cruise control and a surround-view camera system are extra.

In crash testing, the XT6 earned a Top Safety Pick Plus from the IIHS and five stars overall from the NHTSA.
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Retail Price

$48,045 - $57,445 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 2.0L I-4, 3.6L V-6
MPG Up to 21 city / 27 highway
Seating 7 Passengers
Transmission 9-spd auto w/OD
Power 235 - 310 hp
Drivetrain all wheel, front-wheel
Curb Weight 4,362 - 4,690 lbs
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