Cadillac’s player in the mid-size luxury SUV segment has been around since 2020 and the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will represent the fourth production year. Despite the rumors, it looks like we will not be seeing bigger changes. Instead, the next year’s model will bring no significant changes. We are about to see a familiar design, though there is always room for minor updates. This particularly refers to things like new features and color options. Some sources even speculate about a new appearance package.
Therefore, you may count on familiar pros and cons from the next year’s model. This SUV has a lot to offer, starting from the attractive styling, spacious cabin, large cargo area and intuitive infotainment system. However, it isn’t without flaws. For example, it lacks the athleticism most rivals offer, while the interior quality doesn’t meet the class standards.
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Cadillac XT6 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will be a typical carryover model. We are about to see the same design, which takes inspiration from the Escala concept and which looks really nice. Of course, the company might update it with some new color opitons, while there is also a chance to see a new appearance package on the offer.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect will remain the same. This SUV rides on a familiar C1 platform and despite the smooth and comfortable ride, it isn’t as fun to drive as its rivals. Simply, this platform limits it in terms of athleticism a lot. The Sport trim brings a couple of chassis upgrades but that doesn’t change things much.
This aspect of the XT6 is a kind of a mixed bag. When it comes to the overall design, this cabin does look nice. However, rivals look much nicer, with the better build quality and nicer materials.
On the other hand, there is nothing to complain about regarding passenger space. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, with good side support. Also, we like the driving position, which ensures good visibility in all directions. The second row is also quite spacious and accommodates adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row is typically tight for the segment and works best for kids.
The cargo area is both good and bad. On one hand, 12.6 cubic feet behind the third row isn’t much, but things are much better with the third row folded. In that case, you may count on around 43 cubic feet of space. Finally, the overall cargo volume goes up to 78.7 cubic feet, which is a pretty good number for the class.
We might see a couple of new things on the list of standard equipment, but most of the features should remain the same. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, sunroof, remote start, an 8-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, six USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The list of available tech and convenience features should include goodies like a digital gauge cluster, a Bose 14-speaker audio system, wireless device charging, and navigation.
We believe that things are about to remain the same in terms of safety as well. Base models should feature goodies like a rearview camera, safety seat alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert etc. The list of available driver-assistance features should include park assist, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, reverse automatic emergency braking, surround-view camera, etc.
2023 Cadillac XT6 Engines
Under the hood, the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will continue with two familiar engine options. Base models will feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 235 horsepower. While that’s not an impressive amount of power, it’s enough for daily commuting. Also, this engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
On the other hand, the optional V6 is more capable and much smoother. Of course, we are talking about a 3.6-liter V6, which features a max output of 310 horsepower and offers much better driving dynamics. When it comes to fuel economy, this engine returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class.
2023 Cadillac XT6 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Cadillac XT6 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the base price will remain the same. The current model starts at around 50.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Lincoln Aviator, Volvo XC90 etc.