2023 Cadillac XT6 Gains Hands-Free Super Cruise
The Cadillac XT6 is a strong contender in the Premium Luxury SUV category and for 2023, the XT6 gains Super-Cruise hands-free highway assist!
The design of the 2023 XT6 is very familiar with Cadillac’s angular aesthetic and vertical LED light signatures in the front and rear. Updates for 2023 include new Latte and Rosewood metallic paint colors, optional 21-inch wheels for the Sport trim, and standard Brembo brakes with red calipers for the Sport trim. The Premium Luxury model is still the top trim level.
The entry-level XT6 Luxury is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine offering 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while the Premium Luxury model offers a more powerful V6 engine.
Cadillac’s 3.6-liter LGX V6 makes 310 hp in this application as well as 271 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s a solid performer with good passing power and smooth, quiet operation around town and on the highway.
Both engines are offered with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, but can be had with optional on-demand all-wheel drive for Luxury and Premium Luxury trims, or torque-vectoring Sport Control AWD for the Sport model.
A drive mode selector allows the XT6’s performance to be tuned for different conditions, including Touring (default), Sport, Snow/Ice or, for AWD models, Off-Road mode.
The 2023 XT6 is now available with Cadillac’s most advanced driver-assistance technology, Super Cruise. The new Super Cruise system is the first generation of the hands-free highway steering assist. It is not capable of automatic lane changes or hands-free towing as seen on the new Escalade, but it is still very impressive technology.
Over 200,000 miles of North American highways are qualified for Super Cruise, providing automated steering, braking, and acceleration to a preset speed, keeping the SUV centered in its lane while the driver relaxes hands-free.
The Level 2 driver-aid tech requires the driver’s attention to operate, so an infrared camera on the steering column makes sure their eyes stay on the road.
The 2023 XT6 boasts a modern suite of driver-assistance technologies. The SUV comes standard with forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and a following distance indicator to prevent unintentional tailgating.
The Driver Assist Package adds more robust forward automatic emergency braking, reverse braking assist, and automatic seat belt tightening. The Technology Package adds a surround-view camera system with onboard digital video recording, rear pedestrian detection, automated parking assist, and a rear camera mirror.
The Technology adds an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and adds onboard navigation to standard 8-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard with wireless connectivity for drivers who prefer a more familiar interface. A wireless charger is integrated into the center console.