2021 Cadillac XT6: New Entry-Level Luxury Trim, More Standard Features

2021 Cadillac XT6

Cadillac added the XT6 three-row SUV to its vehicle lineup as a 2020 model. Now entering its second year, the XT6 is gaining some additional standard features and a new entry-level model that Cadillac hopes will make its take on American luxury more affordable and appealing to car shoppers.

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Entry-Level Luxury

The new trim level, dubbed Luxury, joins the Sport and Premium Luxury trims to give shoppers three choices of XT6. The Luxury is powered by a 237-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Other standard features of the Luxury trim level include black faux leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, heated front seats, a power liftgate and “bright” exterior trim with 18-inch Bright Silver wheels.

Those aren’t the only standard features, however, because …

Going Wireless

all XT6 models will now include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Wireless versions of these increasingly common features are becoming the next wave of luxury features, allowing occupants to access smartphone-based features using the in-car multimedia display. In the XT6, that’s an 8-inch touchscreen.

Standard Safety Tech, Too

2021 XT6 Luxury models will also include a number of standard safety features, such as automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors and Cadillac’s Rear Vision Camera, which uses a camera to display the view behind the vehicle on the rearview mirror in case the traditional rearview mirror is obstructed.

The Luxury trim of the 2021 XT6 will go on sale in the fall with a starting price of $49,985 (including a $995 destination fee).

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