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    2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly



    The 2020 Cadillac XT6 may share its platform with the Buick Enclave and other full-size GM crossovers, but it's no badge-engineering job. That much is obvious just by looking at it, but for the purposes of this post, there's quite the difference in terms of cargo capacity. The jumbo Enclave has 23.6 cubic feet of space behind its raised third row, which is more than any other three-row crossover — often by quite a lot. By contrast, the XT6 has 12.6 cubic feet, which puts it well south of the Hyundai Palisades and even Mazda CX-9s of the world. Of course, the XT6 does not attend that party. It's a swankier, pricier luxury model. It compares to the Lincoln Aviator (18.3 cubic feet), and Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX (both 15.8 cubic feet). So yeah, it's smaller than those, too.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/26/...-luggage-test/

    Why did GM decide to put the XT6 on the smaller platform? It seems like that resulted in more compromises than benefits.

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

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    The 2020 Cadillac XT6 may share its platform with the Buick Enclave and other full-size GM crossovers, but it's no badge-engineering job. That much is obvious just by looking at it, but for the purposes of this post, there's quite the difference in terms of cargo capacity. The jumbo Enclave has 23.6 cubic feet of space behind its raised third row, which is more than any other three-row crossover — often by quite a lot. By contrast, the XT6 has 12.6 cubic feet, which puts it well south of the Hyundai Palisades and even Mazda CX-9s of the world. Of course, the XT6 does not attend that party. It's a swankier, pricier luxury model. It compares to the Lincoln Aviator (18.3 cubic feet), and Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX (both 15.8 cubic feet). So yeah, it's smaller than those, too.

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/26/...-luggage-test/

    Why did GM decide to put the XT6 on the smaller platform? It seems like that resulted in more compromises than benefits.
    To answer your last question, IMO it was done to protect the Escalade
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    To answer your last question, IMO it was done to protect the Escalade

    I still think they could slide a Enclave/Traverse in the line-up.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    Jeeze, When did they do this test with Acura MDX or BMW X7?



    You really want trunk space? Get a Denali XL, 6.2 liter, 10 speed, will hull you, your grandma, her fat a** her kitchen and her horses..

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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    What a pointless article. Worst part is I read the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    I still think they could slide a Enclave/Traverse in the line-up.
    Make it too big and you'll start to steal low end Escalade sales....imagine a Cadillac lineup where you can get a 204" C1 XT7 for 65k or a 205" Escalade for 85k....buyers will take the slightly smaller and significantly cheaper option almost every time unless they have a towing requirement.

    Edit: Maybe they should update their "Crew" commercials to add in the disclaimer "only for crews who don't have a lot of s**t"....

    All kidding aside, what was their packing methodology? everything has to sit on the floor? Because anybody w/ half a brain would've put the fancy bag on top of the other hard cases...or in the subfloor compartment.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Make it too big and you'll start to steal low end Escalade sales....imagine a Cadillac lineup where you can get a 204" C1 XT7 for 65k or a 205" Escalade for 85k....buyers will take the slightly smaller and significantly cheaper option almost every time unless they have a towing requirement.
    Is the Traverse taking sales from Tahoe at an alarming rate? I think they are 2 different buyers. Quite frankly, with an XT6 that hits over $70k, pricewise where would a larger XT7 go? It'd be pretty much a more feminine option to an Escalade and would likely lead to "His and Hers" purchases imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Is the Traverse taking sales from Tahoe at an alarming rate? I think they are 2 different buyers. Quite frankly, with an XT6 that hits over $70k Pricewise, where would a larger XT7 go, it'd be pretty much a more feminine option to an Escalade and would likely lead to "His and Hers" purchases imo.
    Cringe...you just reminded me of the GMC his/her commercial w/ the Sierra and Acadia where in the aftermath of her claiming the Sierra as hers they're off to couples therapy.

    Anyway, I'd say the Traverse takes some sales away from the Tahoe...but Chevrolet's business model isn't reliant on moving Tahoes like Cadillac's is on the Escalade. On the XT6's 70k price, we all know that is way too high for the XT6, its real world price is somewhere in the high 40s to low 60s...I doubt anyone really has paid 70k for one.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Make it too big and you'll start to steal low end Escalade sales....imagine a Cadillac lineup where you can get a 204" C1 XT7 for 65k or a 205" Escalade for 85k....buyers will take the slightly smaller and significantly cheaper option almost every time unless they have a towing requirement.

    Edit: Maybe they should update their "Crew" commercials to add in the disclaimer "only for crews who don't have a lot of s**t"....

    All kidding aside, what was their packing methodology? everything has to sit on the floor? Because anybody w/ half a brain would've put the fancy bag on top of the other hard cases...or in the subfloor compartment.
    I generally skip those "luggage test" articles they throw up on Autoblog, but I'm guessing their methodology must involve whatever fits in the cargo area and not sit above the beltline to retain visibility, at least judging by the pictures. But let's be honest, nobody does that - you pack as high as you need to to retain whatever seating you may need. And 100% with you - you'd certainly put that bag on top of another if you needed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post
    I generally skip those "luggage test" articles they throw up on Autoblog, but I'm guessing their methodology must involve whatever fits in the cargo area and not sit above the beltline to retain visibility, at least judging by the pictures. But let's be honest, nobody does that - you pack as high as you need to to retain whatever seating you may need. And 100% with you - you'd certainly put that bag on top of another if you needed to.
    Right, I managed to fit baggage for 7 w/ two umbrella strollers and a pop up canopy for a 1 week beach vacation in the Buick...so I know they should be able to squeeze out more than that in the Cadillac. For one, if you're going on a road trip, you skip the hard cases and go for gym-bag like baggage, the key to fitting crap is a piece's malleability.
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    Re: 2020 Cadillac XT6 Luggage Test | Pack lightly

    Quote Originally Posted by rmc523 View Post
    I generally skip those "luggage test" articles they throw up on Autoblog, but I'm guessing their methodology must involve whatever fits in the cargo area and not sit above the beltline to retain visibility, at least judging by the pictures. But let's be honest, nobody does that - you pack as high as you need to to retain whatever seating you may need. And 100% with you - you'd certainly put that bag on top of another if you needed to.
    Plus, on top of what you said, it isn't like people don't pop the trunk to see what kind of cargo it can hold with the seats up and down. It isn't like someone is buying this and six months down the road go to pack up the family truckster and say "omg, I can't fit 6 people's worth of luggage behind the third row".

    Maybe if you are reading articles to refine your vehicle search before going to dealers this will help, otherwise, pointless. Maybe some people place a priority on people carrying vs. cargo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    To answer your last question, IMO it was done to protect the Escalade
    No, it was done so it would sell in China. It had to be small enough for a 2.0L I4 powerplant and for Chinese tastes.

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    No, it was done so it would sell in China. It had to be small enough for a 2.0L I4 powerplant and for Chinese tastes.
    IDK, then why wouldn't they just do what they normally do and sell a Chinese market product over there and an American ass compliant version over here. They're doing it with a smaller Enclave in China vs the US model and the 3 row blazer over there vs the Traverse here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Make it too big and you'll start to steal low end Escalade sales....imagine a Cadillac lineup where you can get a 204" C1 XT7 for 65k or a 205" Escalade for 85k....buyers will take the slightly smaller and significantly cheaper option almost every time unless they have a towing requirement.

    Edit: Maybe they should update their "Crew" commercials to add in the disclaimer "only for crews who don't have a lot of s**t"....

    All kidding aside, what was their packing methodology? everything has to sit on the floor? Because anybody w/ half a brain would've put the fancy bag on top of the other hard cases...or in the subfloor compartment.
    I don't know. A lot of people buy the Tahoe with the Traverse sitting alongside it in the showroom. I wouldn't be surprised if Caddy goes the XT7 route with the Enclave wheelbase. I mean the crossover/SUV market is being cut into tinier and tinier slices. It's unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    I don't know. A lot of people buy the Tahoe with the Traverse sitting alongside it in the showroom. I wouldn't be surprised if Caddy goes the XT7 route with the Enclave wheelbase. I mean the crossover/SUV market is being cut into tinier and tinier slices. It's unreal.
    You guys might be right, but I think that there's got to be at least someone who walked into a Chevrolet dealer and balked at the 60k price of the Tahoe and settled on a Traverse HC or Premier for 10-15k less. My thought process is that Cadillac wanted to completely eliminate that possibility w/ the XT6.
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