The XT6 was introduced two years ago, as Caddy’s try to compete with German rivals like BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. However, things didn’t turn out as GM was expecting and critics aren’t particularly great. Therefore, the company will try to improve things with updates and one of the novelties that are coming with the 2022 Cadillac XT6 is the company’s advanced semi-autonomous driving system called Super Cruise. A few more updates in terms of standard equipment are possible, but anything more than that would be a real surprise.
Despite the updates, the overall design will remain the same. You may count on the same design, which offers benefits like a spacious cabin, large cargo area and comfortable ride. However, there are few drawbacks as well. For example, this SUV would definitely use more powerful engine options. Also, a big complaint goes to interior quality, which should be better. Finally, the front seats could be better.
When it comes to the launch date, we expect to see the 2022 Cadillac XT6 sometime in the second half of the year.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, things will definitely remain the same. Although this SUV is pretty luxurious, the base design isn’t much different compared to other models that use the C1 platform, such as GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse etc. Still, the suspension setup is notably more sophisticated, so the ride is much more comfortable. On the other side, handling isn’t particularly engaging and most rivals are more fun to drive.
In terms of styling, this crossover relies on Caddy’s latest design language. Of course, the front end is based on the Escala concept and there are actually more similarities with the BoF Escalade than you would expect. You may count on a massive shield-like grille, sharp headlights and attractive overall appearance. For the next year, the best we could see are things like new color options.
Since the initial launch, critics about this interior are mixed. While some of them are highly positive about the good build quality and pretty good sound insulation, many think that the cabin should look more upscale, given the price tag. The fact is that many rivals look more opulent and feature nicer materials. However, if you can live with that, things would be just fine for you.
On the other side, you won’t find any insufficiency in terms of the interior space. All three rows are spacious enough to accommodate adults, even the third one. However, the seats would use more support. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on 12.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 43.1 cubic feet behind the second row, and 78.7 cubic feet behind the first row. That’s quite respectable for the class.
As we already mentioned, the biggest novelty for the 2022 Cadillac XT6 will be the addition of Super Cruise. This autonomous driving system is currently one of the most advanced in the industry. You may count on a system that can make a predetermined route without any intervention. It takes care of steering, acceleration and braking.
Other than that, things shouldn’t change too much. The current model is already equipped fairly well. It comes standard with tech goodies like tri-zone climate control, sunroof, keyless entry, remote start, an 8-inch touch screen, six USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, satellite radio, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you’re willing to pay more, you can also get options like an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless device charging, navigation, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Engines
We have no doubt that the 2022 Cadillac XT6 will continue with two familiar engine options in the offer. Base models use a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough for daily commuting but definitely not something you would expect from a mid-crossover with a premium badge. Still, you may count on a pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is quite good for the segment.
The optional 3.6-liter V6 delivers much better driving dynamics, which is no wonder considering the max output of 310 horsepower. However, it is also thirstier. You may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Both engines come with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a quite decent job.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Release Date and Price
Despite the update in terms of Super Cruise, we don’t expect that the 2022 Cadillac XT6 will arrive before the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 49.000 dollars.