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The 2020 Cadillac XT6 starts at $53,690

The build and price is finally live for the 2020 XT6. Seen as a much needed model for Cadillac, it’s bigger than the XT5 but smaller than the Escalade and seats 7. Here’s the pricing breakdown.

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There are only 2 trim levels to choose from for the XT6. The first, Premium, starts at the aforementioned $53,690. Both are powered by GM’s tried and true 3.6 V6. In the XT6 it makes 310 horses and 271 lb/ft of torque. This gets routed through a 9 speed auto. Its standout standard features Cadillac likes to tout are:

  • Bright Galvano exterior accents (grille, roof rails, side window surround, door handles)
  • Unique exotic wood species interior décor
  • Unique Premium Luxury front and rear fascia elements
  • Unique Premium Luxury 20" wheels
  • Passive MacPherson Strut front and 5-link rear suspension
  • Red tail lamp lens

You can choose between front or AWD. AWD adds $2000 to the price.

There are 9 exterior color choices. Radiant Silver is the standard color and is the only one that’s no charge. 6 colors are $625 options, and the last 2, a Crystal White Tricoat and a Red Horizon Tintcoat are both $1,225. I choose Black of course for $625.

Surprisingly there are 5 interior color choices, all leather too:

  • Jet Black
  • Cirrus, which is a silver
  • Dark Arburn
  • Jet Black Semi-Aniline leather
  • Maple Sugar Semi-Aniline leather

The last 2 require $11,000 option packages. More on that in a bit.

There are 6 option packages on the XT6:

Platinum Package $$4,900:

  • Semi-Aniline leather seating (all rows)
  • Leather-wrapped instrument panel, console and door trim
  • Microfiber sueded headliner
  • Front and rear premium carpeted floor mats
  • Chassis Damping Control
  • Performance suspension
  • Two unique interior trims: Jet Black with Bronze Carbon Fiber trim with Ombre finish or Maple Sugar with Jet Black accents with Fineline Calico wood trim
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Enhanced Visibility and Technology Package $2,350:

  • 8" diagonal color Driver Information Center display
  • Reconfigurable color Head-Up Display
  • Rear Camera Mirror
  • Rear Camera Mirror Washer
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Surround Vision Recorder
  • Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • Automatic Parking Assist with braking

Drivers Assistance Package $1,300:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced
  • Automatic Seat Belt Tightening
  • Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Reverse Automatic Braking

Floor Liner Package: Pretty much your standard floor mats and cargo tray. Dealer sets pricing.

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Interior Protection Package $280: All weather floor mats and cargo tray.

Comfort and Air Quality Package $750:

  • Air Ionizer
  • Driver and front passenger ventilated seats
  • Rear outboard heated seats

These are kind of tricky because of one reason. Selecting the Platinum package pretty much adds all the other packages, excluding the floor liner and interior protection package, and adds $9,375 to the price. So all of these were selected.

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There are 5 wheel options that are pretty pricey if you ask me. Aside from the standard 20” wheel, there is a 20” 12 spoke design for $600, 2 20” options both for $2,095 and one 20” midnight gray option for $2,295. I choose the last one. Just to see how pricey this thing can get. There are a few other stand alone mechanical options like tow hitches, side assist steps etc. Nothing of note.

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There are quite a few interior options. CUE is standard. CUE with navigation is a grand but is included with the option packages I have selected here. A rear seat entertainment system with DVD player (which I’m still surprised is a thing). A Bose performance 14 speaker audio system is included as well. Heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are included in the packages as well. A HUD display is included in the packages as well. All the other options are things like tablet holders, illuminated sill plates etc. Same nothing of note accessories.

There are 3 main standout features when you get to interior options, 2 of which I found kind of strange. The first one is Night Vision, which Cadillac has kind of been known for for over 20 years now. Its $2,000 option. The next one is the DIC or Driver Information Center with 8”color screen. This cant be added because for some reason it conflicts with the $2,295 20” wheels. Dumb. The last one is odd simply because I hadn’t seen it before. So 7 passenger seating is standard. 6 passenger seating is an option for $800. You would think you can choose one or the other for no cost.

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Other than those options, there are 51 different dealer installed accessories. All in though, an XT6 with the options selected here is just under $70k. $69,785 to be exact; $71,785 with AWD. That’s German territory.

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The next trim level is the Sport trim. There’s nothing Sport about it and its really all trim. They could have done us a solid and gave another engine option or something ( here’s to hoping for a VSport or V trim. Wont hold my breath). But no dice. It starts at $58,090 and adds:

  • Gloss Black exterior accents (grille, roof rails, side window surround)
  • Sport Control AWD System
  • Unique Sport front and rear fascia elements
  • Unique Sport 20" wheels
  • Unique carbon fiber interior décor
  • Sport pedals and tap-up/-down levers
  • Chassis Damping Control
  • Tinted neutral density taillamp lens
  • Body-color door handles

You cant get FWD on the Sport trim either. AWD is the only option. With the same options selected a Sport trim is $70,885; $72,885 with AWD.

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Either way you cut it, the XT6 is not cheap and looks to do battle price wise with the likes of BMW, Audi, Lexus etc. Will it get customers to bite? That remains to be seen. The copying the Germans price and size wise hasn’t seemed to work for them. We will just have to wait and see if the XT6 can cash in on the crossover madness that is plaguing the auto industry right now.

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