What are your thoughts on Cadillac’s design language? Do their cars look better than rivals?
I’ve always been a fan of Cadillac’s exterior design theme. The sharp angles and crisp silhouettes have always been attractive and give Cadillac’s vehicles a lot of presence. The Cadillac XT6, the model shares its roots with GM’s lineup of 3-row crossovers like the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. Size-wise, the Cadillac XT6 is similar to the GMC Acadia – sitting on a wheelbase that measures 112.7-inches and an overall length of 198.8-inches. To that end, it is also pretty similar to the rest of this mid-size luxury SUV segment. For those of you wondering, in comparison, the current Cadillac Escalade measures 204-inches in length in non-ESV form.
The overall design language on the Cadillac XT6 is inspired by the awesome Escala Concept. In fact, the XT6 is the first production application of the Escala design language. The XT6 is available in two trim choices including Premium Luxury and Sport. My test model, the XT6 Premium Luxury, features Galvano exterior accents on the grille, handles, window moldings, and the roof rails. In contrast, the XT6 Sport gets gloss back accents.
Interestingly enough, the only color that doesn’t cost extra is Radiant Silver Metallic – every other color costs $625 while Crystal White and Red Horizon cost $1,225. The color seen here is Manhattan Noir Metallic. From there you can upgrade the 20-inch wheels to different styles that can run you between $600 to $2,295. Upgrading to premium headlamps and the illuminated door handles that project the Cadillac logo will cost you $800.
Overall, you can make the Cadillac XT6 look really really cool if you pick the right options. Swipe right to see my build.