The new XT6 is a luxury three-row SUV that’s positioned to rival premium models such as the Audi Q7 and Lexus RX L. But this inviting vehicle comes up a bit short. The XT6 lacks some features that buyers might expect in a luxury SUV, and it has disappointing fuel economy. Cadillac’s poor brand reliability also hurts the vehicle’s Overall Score.
We found it to be a pleasant companion for commuting and road trips. But this Cadillac hasn't demonstrated any reason for buyers to choose it over key competitors.
There are some positives, however, including generous interior space, quiet cabin, and good outward visibility, thanks to the SUV’s tall glass. The infotainment technology is well-designed and easy to use—rare in this flashy segment. The dashboard is uncluttered, and the touch screen can be operated in a few ways, among them a rotary controller between the two front seats. Fit and finish is mixed, with mostly high-end materials offset by some cheaper-looking plastic and rough edges.