Inside, the XT6 Sport Platinum is pretty darn luxurious, with nice leather seats for all three rows, leather trim and woven carbon-copper accents. Also making life a bit easier are NFC pairing for Android phones -- which allows drivers to quickly Bluetooth pair a phone by momentarily holding it against an icon beneath the display -- and a redesigned center console with cable management and an integrated wireless charging pad. Selecting the Sport and Off-road modes, on the other hand, biases most of the torque to the rear. It fills the gap between the more compact 2020 XT5 and the full-size Escalade. The high-up driving position helped see around traffic driving into and out of New York City. warning, it cannot be missed. When not in use, the motorized, 60/40-split bench folds flat, expanding cargo volume behind the second row to 43.1 cubic feet (about 13 cubes more than the XT5) or 78.7 cubic feet with both rows tucked away. The XT6 ushers in a new and improved generation of dashboard tech based on GM's Infotainment 3 suite. Those options can also bring you into the mid-seventies on price. Even stick-pin taillights can’t save it. View all 6 consumer vehicle reviews for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2020 XT6. It is offered in two trim lines, Premium Luxury, which is front-or all-wheel-drive, and Sport, which is AWD-only. With more tech, more standard features and more rows and space for passengers, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is more than just a three-row XT5. It is worlds beyond the Aviator’s more-or-less predecessor, the Lincoln MKT, one of which I own, and which has, well, a truly spacious rear seat, THX audio, and an unforgettable rear roofline. $48,990 6.5 / 10. Cadillac's three-row SUV is similar to the GMC Acadia size-wise. It's a better-looking, better-driving SUV with more tech and more comfort. The XT6 Sport also gets a torque-vectoring twin-clutch rear end, though I wasn't able to discern a notable difference in handling between the two models. The XT6 Sport’s adaptive dampers controlled vertical motions better. We’d step up to an XT6 Premium Luxury for about $5,000 more and add 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and more available luxury options. At 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque, this feels like a decent fit for the SUV's chassis and its standard nine-speed automatic transmission. The Platinum trim level is now just a loaded options package for all XT6 models, so spec yourself a ridiculously named Premium Luxury Platinum model by checking a box. It could have been more. However, the components that make the biggest performance difference for the Sport trim are the standard electronically adjustable active dampers and the standard Sport all-wheel drive. The XT6 is not available with Cadillac's excellent Super Cruise hands-free driving tech, but we're told it will be an option for the 2020 model year. Originally published July 9, 6 a.m. PT. Here’s How to Stop It, Boost Your Productivity with a Second Screen That’s as Dynamic as You, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Boops Asteroid Bennu, Microsoft Finally Launches Edge Browser on Linux, 2020 Cadillac XT6 Review: Good, Not Great, Midsize SUV. Front-wheel drive is standard with optional all-wheel drive, but which AWD system you get depends on the trim level chosen. The XT6 rides well, the center stack isn’t confusing, and the cockpit trim is tasteful. Even mainstream automakers have managed to make a three-row crossover look compelling: Kia, Toyota, Lincoln. Sport models also feature more aggressive throttle and shift programming, a quicker steering ratio and heavy-duty cooling components. Federal regulators didn’t find much daylight between front- and all-wheel drive XT6 ratings. The Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury model taillights. Adaptive cruise control is an extra-cost option, which, we wind up repeating too often in premium-car reviews, comes standard on run-of-the-mill $25,000 Hondas and Toyotas. Knee room was tight but acceptable for my stubby legs, and my feet found a tiny home in the small carved-out alcove under the second-row bucket seat, but it was hard to ignore that we were riding in a truck. Same goes for steering. We’ve driven that motor—just in different cars. Between the excellent LED headlamps and the automatic high-beam assist, I think infrared night vision of very limited utility is kind of unnecessary, and would rather keep my eyes focused through the windshield rather than constantly glancing at the instrument cluster display. Premium Luxury serves as the entry-level car and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. On the other hand, there's the $57,095 Sport model with glossy black trim and an assortment of performance upgrades, which we'll get to shortly. The cloud-connected infotainment system includes 3GB or three months of 4G LTE data, whichever comes first. The XT6 is a very good vehicle for a Cadillac, whether sedan or SUV. (Read more about how we rate cars.). The leather is gorgeous. But at this point, the new Cadillac XT6 has been leapfrogged by the new Lincoln Aviator. We have our nitpicks with some of the tuning in the XT6, but most ride comfortably thanks to a four-wheel independent suspension.