New Cadillac XT6 Vs. Acura MDX Comparison

Cadillac xt6 vs Acura MDX comparison

Luxury SUVs like the Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX should deliver a luxury driving experience. From increased passenger volume and max cargo space to enhanced fuel economy, you should expect top performance in a three-row crossover. The great news is that when you choose a 2024 Cadillac XT6, you’ll gain these benefits and more.

If you’re curious as to how the 2024 Cadillac XT6 vs. 2024 Acura MDX compare in engine specs, modern design, and trim-level features, you’re in luck: The Bravo Cadillac El Paso team is here to give you all the distinguished details about these two midsize SUVs. After discovering the elevated performance and design of the new Cadillac XT6 for sale, we’re confident you’ll be stopping by for a test drive soon.

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Specs

Let’s dive right in and discuss the new Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX specs. While engine power often seems straightforward, there’s more to selecting a great SUV motor than numbers in a chart. As you’ll soon see, the Cadillac XT6 isn’t the biggest powerhouse in this comparison. Still, it more than makes up for its horsepower with its luxurious passenger space, extended cargo area, and FWD fuel economy.

Cadillac XT6 Specs

Cadillac XT6 Specs

For maximum fuel efficiency, choose the 2024 Cadillac XT6 with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. This motor delivers 237 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque, and an EPA-estimated 21/27/23 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1

Boost your SUV’s output by selecting the 3.6-liter V-6 engine with performance suspension and speed around town with 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque while still gaining an EPA-estimated 18/25/21 MPG (City/Highway/Combined).1 Both motor options can be fitted with FWD or AWD drivetrains and include a Driver Mode Selector.

Acura MDX Specs

Acura MDX Specs

The 2024 Acura MDX also offers two engine options: A 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 and a 355-horsepower 3.0-liter six-cylinder. The Acura SUV has FWD and SH-AWD, or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, and multiple drive modes. Obviously, the Acura engine specs are slightly higher than the Cadillac model, but consider your daily commutes.

Does additional horsepower truly affect your drive? If the answer is no, we invite you to consider how the Cadillac XT6 interior space more than compensates for its marginally less powerful engines. In addition, the Acura MDX has a lower front-wheel drive MPG rating than the Cadillac XT6 and a near-identical MPG score with SH-AWD and its 3.5-liter engine.

2024 Cadillac XT6 2024 Acura MDX
Engine Options 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder
3.6L V-6
3.5L V-6
3.0L Twin-Scroll Turbo 6-Cylinder
Horsepower 237 / 310 290 / 355
Torque 258 lb-ft / 271 lb-ft 267 lb-ft / 354 lb-ft
Drivetrain FWD or AWD FWD or SH-AWD
EPA-Est. MPG (City/Hwy/Cmb) 21/27/23 MPG1 – 2.0L w/ FWD
18/25/21 MPG1 – 3.6L w/ AWD
19/26/22 MPG2 – 3.5L w/ FWD
17/21/19 MPG2 – 3.0L w/ SH-AWD
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 gal 18.5 gal
Exterior Length / Width / Height 198.5 in / 77.3 in / 69.9 in 198.4 in / 78.4 in / 67.1 in
Max Cargo Volume 78.7 cu ft (w/ 2nd and 3rd rows folded) 71.4 cu ft (w/ 2nd and 3rd rows folded)
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Passenger Volume 149.9 cu ft 139.1 cu ft
Headroom (1st / 2nd / 3rd Row) 39.8 in / 39.1 in / 37.2 in 38.5 in / 38.1 in / 36.2 in
Sunroof or Moonroof Yes Yes

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Trims

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Trims

Continuing this Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX comparison, we’ll investigate the features and amenities of each SUV’s trim levels. The new Cadillac XT6 can be purchased or leased in three gorgeous trims and offers standard technology like Cadillac Connected Access, voice recognition, a Bose® Audio System, and Remote Start.

  • 2024 Cadillac XT6 Luxury
  • 2024 Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury
  • 2024 Cadillac XT6 Sport

The new Acura MDX comes in your choice of six trim levels that all feature AcuraLink Connected Services and voice recognition, but you’ll only find helpful tech like Remote Start on upper trims.

  • 2024 Acura MDX
  • 2024 Acura MDX Technology Package
  • 2024 Acura MDX A-Spec Package
  • 2024 Acura MDX Advance Package
  • 2024 Acura MDX Type S
  • 2024 Acura MDX Type S Advance

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Interior Design & Dimensions

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Interior Design & Dimensions

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Interior

To truly compare Cadillac XT6 to the Acura MDX, it’s important to discuss the factors that will impact your daily driving: interior comforts and space. While both SUVs offer seating for seven, USB charging ports in all three rows, and ventilated front seats in upper trims, the Cadillac XT6 shines with its premium materials and enhanced cabin technology.

Leverage our competitive Cadillac XT6 vehicle specials to slip inside the comfy cabin of the Cadillac SUV and enjoy standard leatherette upholstery, a standard UltraView panoramic sunroof, and available wood trim. If equipped, the seats and steering wheel can be preheated through Remote Start, and the available Surround Vision Recorder allows you to record and store HD video that could protect you from fraudulent claims and help keep insurance costs lower.

In comparison, the 2024 Acura MDX is equipped with a panoramic moonroof and has standard leatherette upholstery which can be heated, but not remotely. A heated steering wheel is reserved for higher trims, as is the Surround-View Camera System (that does not record).

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Dimensions

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Dimensions

A dimensions comparison of these two SUVs reveals an interesting fact: Although the new Acura MDX claims to offer 95.0 cubic feet of max cargo space with all rear rows folded, this number is only achievable when front-row seats are moved as far forward and upright as they can possibly go, which may not be comfortable for drivers and front-seat passengers.

So, in the real world of SUV driving, if you keep your driver’s seat in a relaxed position, the 2024 Acura MDX only provides 71.4 cubic feet of actual maximum cargo room. The 2024 Cadillac, on the other hand, gives you 78.7 cubic feet of max storage when second- and third-row seats are folded.

What’s more, the Cadillac XT6 is smartly designed to give you 149.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Acura MDX provides only 139.1 cubic feet of passenger space. The third row of the Cadillac XT6 can also accommodate most adults with its 37.2 inches of headroom, while the 36.2 inches of third-row headroom in the Acura MDX will be a tighter squeeze for tall preteens and adults.

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Exterior

Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX Exterior

The primary difference between Cadillac XT6 and the Acura MDX exterior design is the automakers’ use of technology and color. Both SUVs provide expected exterior features like standard LED headlamps and Daytime Running Lights, but only the Cadillac XT6 gives you auto-dimming side mirrors with turn signal indicators at every trim level.

As for paint colors, the Cadillac XT6 also outshines its competitor. While the Acura MDX offers your typical red, blue, black, and silver paint options, the Cadillac XT6 pushes the envelope and gives drivers luxury color choices like the stunning Emerald Lake Metallic.

Drive Home in a Luxurious New Cadillac XT6

When you want luxury, you want a Cadillac SUV. The new Cadillac XT6 is a sophisticated blend of advanced technology, sophisticated style, and practical design. Contact us to schedule a test drive, learn more about our finance and leasing options, or inquire about our other premium Cadillac models.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which has more cargo space: the Cadillac XT6 or Acura MDX?

Comparing cargo space in the new Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX is interesting: While the Acura MDX has slightly more standard cargo room (16.3 cubic feet vs. 12.6 cubic feet), the Cadillac XT6 manages to deliver above-average 78.7 cubic feet of maximum storage behind its first row, whereas the Acura MDX gives you a standard 71.4 cubic feet with its second and third rows folded.

What is the horsepower of the Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX?

The horsepower specs of the Cadillac XT6 and Acura MDX are comparable. The Cadillac SUV generates 237 horsepower with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 310 horsepower with the available 3.6-liter V-6, and the Acura MDX outputs 290 or 355 horsepower, depending on the engine. The Cadillac model has better fuel efficiency with its 2.0-liter engine and FWD.

Which has better fuel economy between the Cadillac XT6 vs. Acura MDX?

For the best MPG performance, choose the Cadillac XT6. The Cadillac SUV delivers the best fuel economy with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor and FWD, and its fuel tank is 3.5 gallons larger than the Acura MDX tank – so not only can you drive further in the Cadillac XT6, but you’ll also need to stop less frequently for gas.

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1Based on EPA city estimate 21 for FWD with 2.0-liter engine and 18 for AWD with 3.6-liter engine and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less. Based on EPA hwy estimate 27 for FWD with 2.0-liter engine and 25 for AWD with 3.6-liter engine and fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.

2Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.


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