First Drive: Cadillac XT6 400 AWD Crossover - Luxury For Six Passengers
The world awaits the all-new Cadillac LYRIQ battery-electric crossover. That new vehicle is just around the corner, but today, Cadillac offers great luxury crossover vehicles in the form of its XT6 and XT4. We had a first drive in an XT6 400 AWD and came away very impressed.
Cadillac XT6 400 What Is It?
The XT6 400 from Cadillac is an all-wheel drive crossover with three rows of seats. The model can come equipped for seven passengers or six. Our tester had two seats in each row. That configuration gives the middle-row passengers ample room to spread out. It also leaves a pass-through area for third-row passengers to feel more a part of the action rather than being confined behind the second-row bench.
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Cadillac XT6 - How Does It Drive?
The XT6 dirves smoothly and serenely. It is enjoyable to drive in all situations and never works hard to deliver ample power. We found the road noise to be unusually quiet in this vehicle. Steering is sharp, and the ride never harsh. The XT6 would make a great long-haul vehicle.
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Cadillac XT6 - What is the Price Range?
Budget from $60K to about $65K for a fully-equipped XT6 with all-wheel drive. This is an interesting price point for the XT6 to reside in. It is much higher in price than a Kia Telluride, but in line with a well-equipped Tesla Model Y. Both of these are hot three-row crossovers are selling well today.
Cadillac XT6 Content
We loved the XT6's rear-view camera mirror. We have sampled it on many GM vehicles and love the usefullness of this feature. We used plug-in Android Auto during our test and found the Cadillac infotainment sytem easy to operate. We sat a 6-foot person in each of the six seats, and found them all to be comfortable. There is a power port in each and every seat location. The only item we could not find in the XT6 was a spare tire.
The Cadillac XT6 is a smooth operator. Those looking for a luxury three-row crossover will find it appealing.
John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of battery thermal control designer. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career to chase his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin
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