The three-row XT6 is nearly 200″ long, or basically the same length as an Escalade that’s trimmed its nails. So why would Cadillac bother making this when it would be much cheaper to make more Escalades, which already fly off dealer lots?
Because while the XT6 and Escalade look about as different as Jaime Pressly and Margot Robbie, they’re completely different cars. The Escalade is built on a truck platform, the XT6 has crossover bones. They’re essentially a covered pickup and a tall sedan, respectively.
Although the XT6 can’t tow as many boats, it’s significantly easier to maneuver around town.
– Chris Butsch, car reviewer for The Travel 100