2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Cadillac XT6

If you are looking for a luxury SUV with seating for up to seven, all-wheel-drive options, and a stylish exterior, then you will want to consider the 2020 Acura MDX. You can see what we mean as we compare the Acura MDX against the Cadillac XT6 in numerous categories. Use our 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Cadillac XT6 comparison to help you find the answers you need.

Both SUVs offer seating for up to seven passengers, though some trims on either SUV offer captain’s seating in the second row which increases comfort for second row passengers but reduces the capacity of the second row to two and the whole crossover to six. Both models come with front-wheel drive standard but offer all-wheel drive at all trim levels.

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Cadillac XT6

20-City / 27-Highway*

18-City / 25-Highway

20-City / 27-Highway


Adaptive Cruise Control


5,000 Pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity
(When Properly Equipped)

1,000 Pounds

90.9 Cubic-Feet

Max Cargo Room
(All Seats Folded)

78.7 Cubic Feet


How does the 2020 Acura MDX compare to the Cadillac XT6?

Efficiency is an important thing to consider especially when you are buying a large SUV like the Acura MDX of the Cadillac XT6. The 2020 Acura MDX comes equipped with 3.5-liter V6 engine at all trim levels. This engine can produce up to 290 horsepower. In addition to being efficient,* it’s also very powerful. This engine is mated to a smooth 9-speed autoptic transmission to further enhance the comfort of your drive.

Adaptive cruise control is a convenient feature that is growing in popularity. It allows you to set your speed, and if your vehicle encounters traffic it will reduce your speed until traffic clears. This feature comes standard on every Acura MDX for 2020. On the Cadillac XT6, regardless of which trim level you select, you have to pay extra for this feature.

When it comes to capability, not only does the Acura MDX have more available towing power, but it also has 3,000 pounds of standard towing capability when properly equipped. The Acura MDX also gives you more room in back with up to 90.9 cubic-feet of cargo capacity.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.