The XT6 has been around for a while and it’s time for updates. Although it won’t bring a mid-cycle update, the next year will bring a couple of nice changes. This particularly refers to the 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport, the range-topping version of the SUV. It will come with a new package, called the Brembo package. Obviously, it will bring brake upgrades, while the rest of the crossover is expected to remain the same.
Therefore, you may count on the familiar design characteristics of this particular version. Compared to other models in the lineup, this one stands out with a few performance upgrades, such as a slightly different AWD system, different drive modes and similar things. Also, there are few styling upgrades, while the list of standard equipment is notably longer compared to base models.
Despite the updates, we don’t expect that the 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport release date won’t be scheduled for an earlier date than usual.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport Design and Changes
Essentially, this model isn’t much different compared to standard versions. Yes, there are few tweaks in terms of the AWD system, but the overall layout is pretty much the same. For the next year, we will see one notable update. The 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport changes will be mostly in terms of the new Brembo package. It adds Brembo front performance brake discs and red-painted front and rear calipers, so you may expect not just better stopping power, but also a more appealing look.
Other than that, things will remain the same. This means you may count on various exclusive details that aren’t available in standard models. For example, you may count on gloss black exterior accents, unique Sport front and rear fascia elements, 20-inch alloy wheels, body color door handles and tinted neutral-density taillamp lenses.
When it comes to the interior, we won’t see any particular changes for the next year. Just like the current model, it will feature a few exclusive details, such as carbon fiber trim and aluminum pedals. Other than that, things will be the same as in base models. This means an attractive dashboard design, with a relatively high overall quality. This relatively means that everything seems good, but that German rivals simply look nicer and offer better quality.
Of course, the overall cabin layout won’t change and we will see the same seating configuration as before. This means a couple of spacious and comfortable seats, as well as a relatively tight third row, which is best to be left for kids.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 12.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 43.1 cubic feet behind the second row, and 78.7 cubic feet in total.
One of the things that characterize this version is a very long list of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are things like genuine leather upholstery, more power adjustments for the front seats, power-folding capability for the third row, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a hands-free power liftgate, and wireless device charging.
Also, there are few optional packages, such as the Enhanced Visibility and Technology package. It includes goodies like an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, a surround-view parking camera system, a rear pedestrian alert, and an automatic park assist system.
Another optional package worth mentioning is the Driver Assist package, which adds few safety features. Some of the highlights are reverse automatic emergency braking, high-speed automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport Engine
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport will continue with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all wheels. As we already mentioned, there are selectable drive modes, something you won’t get in other versions of this crossover.
While that’s a fine amount of power, we can’t say that this crossover is particularly fast, especially if we consider that most rivals offer far more capable engine options. Still, we are pretty sure that most drivers will be satisfied with this one. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That’s about average for the class.
2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Cadillac XT6 Sport sometime late in the year. The starting price will go around 58.000 dollars. We still don’t know how much the new Brembo package will cost.