Driving Me Loopy automotive overview Columnists Laurie and John Wiles.

Take heed to John and Laurie Wiles’ overview of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD on their Driving Me Loopy radio broadcast that airs this Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 10am EST, and each Thursday all year long on the identical time. The printed is heard “Stay” or “On Demand” by clicking onto this particular hyperlink — http://tobtr.com/s/11884676 .
Please observe that the hyperlink is particular to this overview. It modifications each week. Listeners are welcome to name the published at 347-205-9201 and are requested to remain on subject.

PINEHURST, NC — February 10, 2021 — The three.6-liter V6 engine has a 9-speed transmission that glides seamlessly as you speed up to freeway pace.  The Sport mannequin encompasses a twin-clutch AWD, chassis-damping management so you’ve the choice of placing the automobile by its paces, and the motive force mode selector with efficiency suspension permits you to actually streamline your experience.  This SUV goes 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds—not unhealthy while you’re carrying six passengers plus your self behind the wheel, or 78.7 cubic toes of cargo behind the primary row.

What makes the Cadillac XT6 really spacious is the ethereal feeling you get from 37.2” of headroom, proper again to the third row.  In case you get claustrophobic, worry not.  You’ll love this experience.  What’s extra, there’s nice legroom within the second row and the power-folding third row is roomier than most, due to the design of the cabin, with a walk-through between the second row’s pair of comfy leather-based membership chairs.

2021 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD

This week we drove the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD SUV.  Ours was gray (referred to as Shadow Metallic with a Maple Sugar inside and Jet Black carbon-fiber accents. The Sport mannequin encompasses a distinctive mesh grille, I, for one, liked it. Laurie truly drove the XT6 fairly a bit this week and goes to weigh in together with her personal concepts too. However first let me say, if you comply with our column within the Yonkers Tribune or hearken to our radio present Thursday mornings at 10:00 on Westchester on the Degree, hosted by Hezi Aris, then you could recall my saying that I am a Cadillac fan. The phrase “Cadillac” is interchangeable with “the very best of” for a cause.  And it additionally implies costly.  Nevertheless, that’s now not the case nowadays within the automotive world and fortunately, Cadillac is aggressive within the premium class of vehicles.  That is very true of base value MSRP of every of the XT6’s three trims – the Luxurious, beginning at $47,995; the Premium Luxurious, beginning at $52,795; and the Sport, beginning at $57,195. Ours was the Sport with fairly a number of choices we will talk about in a second. However earlier than we do, let’s have a look at what powers this spacious, mid-size, seven-seat SUV.

Add to the general consolation is the stereo audio system fitted for wi-fi Apple carpal and Android auto compatibility, Onstar ® providers and 4G lte-WiFi functionality, three-zone local weather management, heated entrance seats, and ultraview® sunroof with energy shade. The 2021 XT6 has been awarded high marks in Authorities 5-star security rankings for frontal crash.  Customary security options embody: following distance indicator, ahead collision alert, entrance pedestrian braking, entrance and rear park help, HD rear imaginative and prescient digital camera, lane change alert with facet blind zone alert, lane hold help with lane departure warning, rear cross visitors alert, security alert seat, theft-deterrent alarm system, sensor automobile inclination, sensor inside motion, steering column lock management and door lock and latch shields. Wonderful!

The instrument panel has every part organized just about the place you count on a completely digital management system to be, and the 8” diagonal coloration info show is commonplace.  (One factor—I by no means discovered the quantity management for the radio aside from on the steering wheel.)  

What’s within the possibility packages?  Within the Sport, the “platium bundle” at underneath $4k buys you semi-aniline leather-based seats, console, and door trim and—drumroll—our most favourite possibility, ground mats (this, we are able to by no means perceive after they come as an possibility!)  For $2,350, the Enhanced visibility and know-how bundle features a rear digital camera mirror with washer, 8” customized gauge cluster with driver personalization, automated parking help with braking, rear pedestrian alert, HD encompass imaginative and prescient, head-up show and encompass imaginative and prescient recorder.  (Whereas Johnny enjoys the head-up show, Laurie not a lot.) Mainly, you get every part that was within the earlier two fashions plus these extras and extra within the Sport.  And it does go on and on—a complete of $13,375 in choices over and above the MSRP sticker value of $57,195.  Would we pay $71,565 for this absolutely loaded mannequin?  Some individuals would however for us, crucial choices are all the time these that higher guarantee security.

So, what does this SUV get?  25 mpg freeway and 18 mpg metropolis.  And who’s going to purchase the 2021 Cadillac XT6?  Any household of 5 or much less who’s lively, travels, enjoys being on the highway for lengthy stretches and brief hauls.  A married couple, whether or not newlywed or retired, who’ve the wherewithal to pack it up and head out for journey on the spur of the second.  A single particular person who pursues an lively out of doors life-style, has a canine or extra; and anybody who enjoys the luxurious and feeling of freedom that this nice SUV supplies.

With out naming names, we’ve got pushed different mid-size SUVs which might be really aggressive in each approach with the XT6 and are cheaper.  However there’s just one Cadillac.  Throughout the years and the miles, Cadillac has confirmed repeatedly to be one of the crucial reliable vehicles on the highway, with amongst the very best model loyalty rankings of any American automotive manufactgure.  Why?  Why else?  As a result of it’s a Cadillac.

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Cadillac Dealerships Serving Pinehurst, NC

                   Clark Chevrolet Cadillac – https://www.pinehurstcadillac.com/

Clark Chevrolet Cadillac Inc.

35 Dundee Street, Pinehurst,  NC 28374

Gross sales: 1-866-770-3927; Service: 1-877-244-0540

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Cadillac Dealerships Serving Westchester County

Mount Kisco Cadillac

Mt. Kisco Cadillac – https://www.mtkiscocadillac.com/

                                                          Mt. Kisco Cadillac

175 North Bedford Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Gross sales: 1-866-233-3089; Service: 1-866-233-3089

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Pepe Cadillac – https://www.pepecadillac.com/

Pepe Cadillac

15 Water Road, White Plains, NY 10601

Gross sales: 1-877-504-5165; Service: 1-877-504-9994

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Cadillac of Greenwich 

Cadillac of Greenwich, CT –  https://www.cadillacofgreenwich.com/

144 Railroad Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830

Gross sales: 1-203-987-6147; Service: 1-203-987-6383

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