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    2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    Clothes tell a lot about a person, especially when it comes to one's tastes for the finer things in life. I admit to enjoying designer wear, but the garments must be comfortable and stylish. What does this have to do with a luxury SUV like the 2020 Cadillac XT6? Simple: familiarity, style, and value for money.

    You look for something recognizable, something that you can easily get accustomed to. Like clothing, a vehicle must feel right and should fit your needs accordingly. And you need to feel that, if you paid more for a luxury badge than you would have for a mass-market brand, you still got a good deal.

    The big, family-friendly Caddy's demeanor is just what you expect out of it: cushy, imposing, and isolated. However, is its execution of traditional luxury car values strong enough for you to put one in your driveway?

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    I agree with their assessment....it is okay if driven in a vaccum and if you paid 80% of it's sticker price or copped a $500/mo lease, but once you look at others in that price range, lol @ $70k as tested, you'll clearly see that it is hopelessly outmatched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I agree with their assessment....it is okay if driven in a vaccum and if you paid 80% of it's sticker price or copped a $500/mo lease, but once you look at others in that price range, lol @ $70k as tested, you'll clearly see that it is hopelessly outmatched.
    As tested is insanity.

    Those are the high end models that sit on the lot for a year or two until they get a $10,000 - $15,000 cash credit from GM to move them.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    As tested is insanity.

    Those are the high end models that sit on the lot for a year or two until they get a $10,000 - $15,000 cash credit from GM to move them.
    At $45-52k...its reasonable...anything above that, you may as well buy anything else. Hell even at 45-52, I'd rather have the MDX...or an Avenir. The bang for the buck isn't there and the badge alone doesn't justify the price hike.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    I've been making an effort to pay close attention to them, and the XT4 and XT5 on the road. The XT4 and XT5 are distinctive in their lighting, and are easy to pick out in a sea of CUV's. The XT6 not at all. I have to really look for it. Sometimes I think I see one, and it isn't. It just blends in, and that doesn't seem right for a Cadillac. Now the Escalade is carrying over that same conservative front clip, and I will have to see if it translates on a bigger SUV, but miss the brash in your face Cadillac.

    I realize that is my opinion, and I may be wrong.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I've been making an effort to pay close attention to them, and the XT4 and XT5 on the road. The XT4 and XT5 are distinctive in their lighting, and are easy to pick out in a sea of CUV's. The XT6 not at all. I have to really look for it. Sometimes I think I see one, and it isn't. It just blends in, and that doesn't seem right for a Cadillac. Now the Escalade is carrying over that same conservative front clip, and I will have to see if it translates on a bigger SUV, but miss the brash in your face Cadillac.

    I realize that is my opinion, and I may be wrong.
    You are entitled to an opinion!

    While I agree that the XT6 "face" is less brash, I think it's still distinctive, as is the back end. I think the side profile is where it can look "more Cadillac".

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    While I agree that the XT6 "face" is less brash, I think it's still distinctive, as is the back end. I think the side profile is where it can look "more Cadillac".
    Absolutely. Coming and going, this is all Cadillac and nothing else. Side styling is lazy and mainstream

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    Quote Originally Posted by samesun View Post
    Absolutely. Coming and going, this is all Cadillac and nothing else. Side styling is lazy and mainstream
    Tend to agree. For me, the 4 is the best looking(especially the burnt orange) followed by the 6 with the 5 last. Not interested in any though. Just not my thing. If I were getting a cuv/suv I'd get the slade.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    The final sentence of the article can be said for every single Cadillac this century!

    "Driven in isolation, the XT6 is adequate. But when compared with the similarly priced class leaders, it trails by a significant margin. It's like paying Nordstrom prices for Target clothing."

    Nothing has changed at Cadillac. And time has essentially run out.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    This is one segment that Cadillac/GM should not have skimped out on. The luxury crossover market is cutthroat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I've been making an effort to pay close attention to them, and the XT4 and XT5 on the road. The XT4 and XT5 are distinctive in their lighting, and are easy to pick out in a sea of CUV's. The XT6 not at all. I have to really look for it. Sometimes I think I see one, and it isn't. It just blends in, and that doesn't seem right for a Cadillac. Now the Escalade is carrying over that same conservative front clip, and I will have to see if it translates on a bigger SUV, but miss the brash in your face Cadillac.

    I realize that is my opinion, and I may be wrong.
    I've been saying the Escala (oh that damned name! and ugh!, that damned Escala face!) is one of the worst things that could have happened to Cadillac.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 AWD Review: Cushiness First, Excellence Second

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I've been making an effort to pay close attention to them, and the XT4 and XT5 on the road. The XT4 and XT5 are distinctive in their lighting, and are easy to pick out in a sea of CUV's. The XT6 not at all. I have to really look for it. Sometimes I think I see one, and it isn't. It just blends in, and that doesn't seem right for a Cadillac. Now the Escalade is carrying over that same conservative front clip, and I will have to see if it translates on a bigger SUV, but miss the brash in your face Cadillac.

    I realize that is my opinion, and I may be wrong.
    Although I like them and think it looks pretty good, with me I find myself upon spotting one, taking a double take and "oh wow it's one of those XT6's" kind of thing going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Although I like them and think it looks pretty good, with me I find myself upon spotting one, taking a double take and "oh wow it's one of those XT6's" kind of thing going on.
    Exactly, and that is not what a Cadillac should be. They are supposed to be "smack you in the face, HERE I AM." This look is just way to "blend in." I'm a car person, and I have a hard time spotting them, and I'm looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    I've been saying the Escala (oh that damned name! and ugh!, that damned Escala face!) is one of the worst things that could have happened to Cadillac.
    Yup, Escala looks like a second rate chinese car

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    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    This is one segment that Cadillac/GM should not have skimped out on. The luxury crossover market is cutthroat.
    I think we all agree Cadillac could have done better with this vehicle. It's fine but clearly the big money went into Escalade for 2020. Probably makes sense.

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