The 2020 Volvo XC90 is proudly Scandinavian at a glance with its simple yet sophisticated exterior. Every inch of it looks premium but what makes it on top of its segment is the fact that it is also both a practical and safe SUV. The XC90 also has plenty of cool features that set it apart from its competition.

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is acclaimed as a family-friendly SUV but not as big as the massive Escalade. Unlike its truck-based brother, the XT6 looks smaller and lighter. It is one of the primary competitors in the large luxury SUV class and it will be interesting to compare it against the XC90.

Design & Style

The XC90 has a few visual tweaks for this model year. The thoughtful details that were added to the sharp lines and the signature lights made it even sleeker than other luxury SUVs. Following the usual minimalist Scandinavian styling, the cabin is a blend of simple character lines and light materials. The result made the interior appear airy and neat.

The XT6 follows the Cadillac style playbook that generally made it look generic. It borrows some design characteristics from the Escalade and the XT4, such as the vertical taillights and the mesh grille. Although the cabin looks expensive, the styling is so all over the place with all the clashing textures.

Technology & Safety

The XC90 comes with a 9.0-inch touchscreen display that controls most of the infotainment system. The interface is intuitive so it does not take long for the driver to get familiar with the different functions. It also comes with a roster of optional features aside from the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. It is among the top of its class safety-wise so it is a very good choice for those who prioritize car safety above everything else.

 The XT6 does have a decent infotainment system and driver aids but they do not work as seamless as one would expect from a luxury car.


The three trim levels of the XC90 have increasing power configurations. All three are capable enough to offer a turbocharged performance. The suspenson settings are quite remarkable, ensuring a pleasant and insulated ride across all road types.

The XT6 has a few disappointing driving traits despite the massive 3.6-liter V6 engine. The gas pedal is overly sensitive thus affecting its drivability. The steering wheel also tends to be jerky making it tricky to control.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Volvo XC90 is undoubtedly more refined compared to the 2020 Cadillac XT6. The precise handling, elegant styling, and many standard technology features make the XC90 a solid option than the XT6.

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