There’s a lot of competition in the midsize SUV market, with multiple options from almost every manufacturer. Two of the standouts that should sit at the top of anyone’s list are the GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT6. If you’re looking to start and end your day with a feature-rich SUV with everything you need for a family-friendly ride, take a look at these two models.
Let’s Start with Power and Performance
Just because you need a crossover SUV that will fit your family doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about performance. The GMC Acadia has two engines to choose from. The first is a 2.0-liter four—cylinder that puts out 228 horsepower, but if you bump up to the AT4 or the Denali, it comes with a stronger 3.6-liter V-6 that generates 310 horsepower. The Cadillac offers a very similar engine lineup. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 237 horsepower, and the more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 for the higher trims gets you 310 horsepower.
Cabin Space for Friends and Family
Need room to haul the kids and their friends? Then you probably need a third row in your SUV. The GMC Acadia and the Cadillac XT6 have a third row and room for up to seven people, but the best part is the versatility. The second and third rows fold down when you need more cargo space than seating. When you fold down the third row, there are over 41 cubic feet of storage space in the back, and you can still bring two of the kids with you. The XT6 has slightly more cargo space behind the second row offering 43 cubic feet. Both of these SUVs offer an upscale feel in the cabin with leather upholstery available along with heated seats and power-adjustable seats, and in the luxury-focused GMC Acadia Denali, you’ll get ventilated front seats and driver’s seat memory settings.
It’s A Tech Thing
The latest SUVs come filled with innovative technology to keep you connected, entertained, and informed on the road, and the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT6 are no different. The Acadia’s base SLE trim has an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and five USB ports, and if you bump up to the Denali, you’ll get navigation and wireless charging. The XT6 also starts with an 8-inch touchscreen, and it has an eight-speaker stereo and six USB ports. Moving up the trim lineup adds wireless charging and an upgraded stereo.
Ready for Adventure
One place where the GMC Acadia sets itself apart from the XT6 is with the AT4 model with some extra off-road capability. It comes with special 17-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, and all-wheel drive for the extra traction you need when the pavement ends. It also has hill descent control and hill hold assist to help keep you in control if your adventures take you up and over steep mountain roads.
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