2020 Cadillac XT6 vs Kia Telluride
The 2020 all new Cadillac XT6 is Cadillac’s first luxury three-row crossover, offering a smooth ride, with style and capability. Kia also now has a three-row crossover – the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride is a new contender. Reliable Cadillac is here to help you make your choice.
The Cadillac XT6 is impressively spacious with room enough for family and friends. It seats seven, but has the option to seat six with the captain's chair configuration. All three rows of seating are comfortable and have plenty of head and legroom for adult passengers; and it is easy to get in and out of the back seats. For added comfort and enjoyments, the XT6 comes standard with a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated fronts seats, power-adjustable front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The XT6 offers a good amount of cargo space, with 78.7 cubic feet of room behind the front seat.
Kia’s first big three-row crossover SUV is on the large end of the mid-size SUVs. It has an upscale, roomy interior for up to eight passengers. It also offers quality and comfort, with standard synthetic leather upholstery and manually adjustable front seats. The first- and second-row seats are supportive and supple, but the third-row seats aren’t as soft or roomy as those up front. Power adjustable front seats and genuine leather are available. The Kia offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats and 87 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down.
Power, Towing and Price
Equipped with a powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 horsepower, Cadillac delivers enough power for your driving needs. The all-new 9-speed automatic transmission is optimized for efficiency and precise torque delivery. With the press of a button, the XT6 will adapt to support your different driving dynamics. When properly equipped, the XT6 can tow up to 4,000 pounds. The XT6 gets decent fuel economy ratings for a midsize SUV. It estimates 18/25 mpg in the city and on the highway with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models get 17/24 mpg city/highway. You’ll be able to choose from two XT6 trims: Premium Luxury and Sport. The Premium Luxury starts at $52,695 with a front-wheel drive and $54,695 with all-wheel drive. The Sport starts at $57,095 for its all-wheel drive.
The Kia Telluride is offered in one powertrain – a 291 horsepower V6 engine, with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This gets you around town and up to speed to provide enough passing power. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. It gets an estimated 20/26 mpg in the city and on the highway. When properly equipped, the Telluride can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Telluride comes in four trim levels: LX, S, EX, and SX. The Telluride LX has a starting price of $31,990 and ranges to a starting price of $42,190 for the Telluride SX. All-wheel drive adds an additional $2,000 to its starting price.
Safety, Technology and Price
The Cadillac XT6 offers some impressive standard and available features that will keep your hands free while on the road. This SUV offers its CUE infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, two USB ports for each row of seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Its driver assistance features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian direction, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and Teen Driver system. All this, and an array of available features plus a hands-free liftgate and power folding third-row seats.
The Telluride LX and S models come equipped with an 8-inch touch screen, and the EX and SX feature a 10.2-inch touch screen. Its infotainment responds well and features including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and satellite radio are standard. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and lane keep assist. Few available safety features include front parking sensors, automatic high-beam headlights, and surround-view parking camera system.
The Cadillac XT6 and the 2020 Kia Telluride are essentially neck and neck in regards to quality, space, and standard features, but Cadillac’s newest SUV has the size and performance you are looking for in a midsize SUV. Come take a ride, and you will see for yourself.