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7 seats, good off-road capability and quality equipment: the new 2021 Cadillac XT6
7 seats, good off-road capability and quality equipment: the new 2021 Cadillac XT6

The Cadillac XT6 is a seven-seater premium mid-size SUV that has been produced by GM since 2019. The model is already the third crossover of the American brand and occupies the top level in the hierarchy of SUVs with this “name”. On the territory of Russia, the cross has been available since 2020. You can buy a premium Cadillac HT6 in 2021 for 4.45 million rubles. It is at this amount that the manufacturer estimated the car. Under the hood of the crossover is the only available 2-liter turbo engine. Among the main contenders for the title of the main rivals of the family SUV are BMW X5, Volvo XC60, Audi Q7, and Lexus RX.

Options and prices

The American model received equipment rich in equipment and good technical characteristics. In addition, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 will differ from the competition with a new bodywork with GM-specific exterior trims. The prices for the crossover cannot be called low, but since the model is positioned as a premium one, it is quite an affordable option in comparison with many competitors. Photos of new items are available in this review.


Premium luxury

The list of available trim levels for the premium cross includes two different variations, although in essence both modifications have exactly the same equipment and differ only in minimal technical capabilities.


So, domestic motorists can purchase an American model in a six-seater version. She was named Premium Luxury. Its cost is 4.35 million rubles. The manufacturer included in the list of available SUV equipment:

  • electric amplifier;
  • 20-inch alloy wheels;
  • LED light sources;
  • rear fog lights;
  • light sensor;
  • heated electric mirrors;
  • an electric boot door, as well as a contactless system for opening it;
  • built-in rear window heating;
  • electric sunroof and panoramic roof;
  • leather steering wheel braid;
  • the ability to adjust the positions of the steering wheel and column;
  • audio control buttons located on the steering wheel;
  • color display of the on-board computer;
  • overboard temperature sensor;
  • a system for starting the power unit using a button;
  • leather upholstery with decorative chrome and wood inserts;
  • both rear rows of seats are represented by separate seats;
  • adjustments to the position of the driver's seat in ten directions;
  • lumbar support for the front seats;
  • the ability to adjust the position of the seats in height;
  • electric drive of the front seats and storing the settings made for the positions;
  • built-in ventilation of the front row seats;
  • all seats are heated;
  • heating for the steering wheel;
  • full set of power windows;
  • wireless charging of mobile devices;
  • front and side airbags;
  • anti-blocking of wheels;
  • distribution of efforts during braking;
  • electronic stability control;
  • prevention of leaving the occupied lane;
  • Cruise control;
  • control over the situation in the "blind" zones;
  • sensor for determining the level of pressure in tires;
  • front and rear parking assistants;
  • an assistant that activates auto-braking in the event of a critical approach to obstacles;
  • control over driver fatigue while driving a car;
  • climate control for 3 zones;
  • Bose audio system with built-in DVD player, as well as 8 speakers in the cabin;
  • hands-free;
  • 8-inch touchscreen display;
  • Rear View Camera;
  • on-board computer;
  • immobilizer;
  • anti-theft alarm;
  • spare wheel - "dokatka".


Among the technical differences in the Sport package is the installation of an active air suspension system "Continuous Damping Control". The cost of the car remains the same.


Options and prices (summary table)

# Equipment Model years Cost, rub. Drive unit Transmission Engine, cc cm Power, max., H.p. (kW) at rpm
1 2.0 AT XT6 Premium Luxury 6-seats 2020 - 4 350 000 Full (4WD) Automatic transmission 9 1998 200 (147) / 6000
2 2.0 AT XT6 Premium Luxury 7-seats 2020 - None Full (4WD) Automatic transmission 9 1998 200 (147) / 6000
3 2.0 AT XT6 Sport 6-seats 2020 - 4 350 000 Full (4WD) Automatic transmission 9 1998 200 (147) / 6000
4 2.0 AT XT6 Sport 7-seats 2020 - None Full (4WD) Automatic transmission 9 1998 200 (147) / 6000


Under the hood of the 2021 Cadillac XT6, the manufacturer has provided for the installation of a 2-liter petrol engine with a 4-cylinder turbine. Its power indicator is 200 horses, and the maximum torque that the engine is capable of delivering is 350 N * m. This unit is paired with the installation of a 9-speed "automatic" machine and an all-wheel drive system. The motor meets the requirements of the Euro-5 eco-standard. In this version of the power equipment, the cross is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 210 km / h, and can accelerate to "hundred parts" in 9, 9 seconds. As for the level of fuel consumption, in mixed mode it will be 9.1 liters of gasoline.


The undercarriage consists of two independent suspensions. The front is built on the basis of MacPherson struts, and the rear has a multi-link design. Additionally, the crossover is equipped with stabilizers, and the sports modification provides for the installation of air suspension. The brake system consists of disc mechanisms, as well as an electronic "handbrake". The front disc brakes additionally received a ventilation system.


SUV dimensions:

  • body dimensions - 5050 x 1964 x 1750 mm;
  • weight - 2176 kg;
  • number of seats - 6;
  • ground clearance - 169 mm;
  • wheelbase - 2863 mm;
  • fuel tank - 82 liters;
  • luggage compartment volume - from 357 to 2232 liters.

Handling and off-road performance

Controllability, as for such a "colossus", is very decent and of high quality. Especially when it comes to reactions to steering movements that are accurate and verified. In Sport mode, the suspension and steering wheel become more "oak" and heavy, although the information content still remains at a high level. On straight lines and in long corners, the crossover holds itself confidently, occupying its lane like a lump. In sharp turns, the roll level is minimal and not at all intimidating even at high speed.


It is better not to seriously count on decent off-road qualities of a crossover. The level of the car's ground clearance is only 169 mm, which does not allow pretending to drive in swampy areas and in deep mud rut. The maximum that can be claimed is a careful driving on a dirt road, so as not to get a suspension breakdown and a high level of passenger discomfort.


Maintenance costs

Considering such an indicator as the costs associated with the maintenance of an American crossover, one must not forget that this model is a representative of the premium segment. At the same time, against the background of its competitors, the cross will be quite affordable in terms of costs for its maintenance and maintenance.


It should be noted that the SUV is equipped with a power unit that is beneficial in terms of tax burden. By optimally matching the performance metric, "American" is subject to standard toll charges rather than luxury taxes. Its amount for a year is 11 thousand rubles. Approximately the same value can be used to estimate the amount of expenses for purchasing a compulsory motor third party liability insurance policy. But the cost of refueling a crossover with gasoline directly depends on the number of kilometers traveled. On average, a driver will spend about 60-70 thousand rubles on refueling during the year.


Dynamic performance and fuel consumption

For such a large model, which is the 2021 Cadillac XT6, the car has good dynamics. Acceleration of the crossover to a speed of 100 km / h in 9, 9 seconds is a pretty solid indicator. Therefore, the owner of an American SUV can feel confidently driving a Cadillac both within the city and on the highway. Although the traction to get away abruptly with the whistle of the wheels is clearly not enough.


The same can be said about the fuel consumption, which is declared by the manufacturer. The indicator of the average level of gasoline consumption is 9, 1 liters per 100 kilometers, which is an acceptable value for this model and lower than that of many competitors.



The oversized 2021 Cadillac HT6 looks really expensive and premium. The front part has an impressive V-shaped radiator grille with chrome trim, and the headlights, on the contrary, are narrowed, even slightly "squinted", giving the large cross a "predatory" expression. The bumper has massive dimensions and received a large cut of the air intake at the bottom.


From the side, the crossover looks classic, like most modern large-size SUVs. The stern stands out thanks to the large tailgate, which is positioned almost vertically to the road surface. The boomerang-shaped taillights are visually interconnected with an elegant chrome insert that runs through the entire tailgate.


All materials used in the interior trim are of high quality. The SUV console received a touchscreen display, which is visually recessed into the front panel, as well as a touch-sensitive system for adjusting the climate control unit. The tunnel is equipped with a stylish transmission control selector, a washer for switching the available driving modes, and another one for making adjustments to multimedia services.


The salon seats are very comfortable and comfortable. They have powerful lateral support, head restraints and a ton of adjustments. For additional convenience of passengers, the manufacturer offers cross modifications with separate second and third row seats.


Sales start

The first deliveries of the new six-seater model to Russian car dealerships began closer to mid-2020. At the moment, the SUV arrives in Russia directly from a factory in the United States.



The large family premium American could be a serious competitor for:

  • BMW X5;
  • Volvo XC60;
  • Audi Q7;
  • Lexus RX.

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