2021 Cadillac XT6  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#30 of 2021 SUVs

#46 of all 2021 vehicles


The XT6, which Cadillac introduced in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The XT6 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Cadillac offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Cadillac XT6 has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.03%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2021 Cadillac XT6 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0349% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9853%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0349% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9853% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Cadillac XT6 is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Cadillac XT6 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 include the following active safety systems: Super Cruise with Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front Pedestrian Braking, and Automatic Emergency Braking. There are optional safety features on the 2021 Cadillac XT6 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone System.

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is standard on the 2021 Cadillac XT6, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10071Lexus ES-350Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6Buick EnclaveLincoln NautilusM.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorAudi A6Audi Q5Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is safer than the 2021 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2021 Lexus RX, the 2021 Audi Q5, the 2021 Audi A6, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator, the 2021 Volvo XC90, and the 2021 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2021 Cadillac XT5 and the 2021 Buick Enclave.

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