As technology has advanced, we’ve come to see more and more features being added to modern vehicles. This development has included some fun things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but we have seen a lot of advanced safety features in the mix as well. While certain technology features may be nice, safety features should be considered essential. Some of these features, like adaptive cruise control, have taken the world by surprise, but they aren’t always seen as very important — instead, they seem unessential. However, other features that help you view your blind-spot or brake automatically are very useful in everyday driving conditions.
Staying Safe in a Cadillac
On the 2020 Cadillac XT6, you’ll find a wide array of advanced safety features. Standard features across the board are, automatic emergency braking, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, front and rear park-assist, HD rear-vision camera, LED daytime running lamps, lane change alert with side blind zone alert, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, passenger sensing system, and rear cross-traffic alert. There are a lot of features, but it’s nice to have each and every one. They aren’t any substitute for safe driving, but they can surely assist you on the road. In addition to these features, the Cadillac XT6 comes with some rather unique available features as well. Included in these options is automatic parking assist with braking for when you could use a little help with either parallel or perpendicular parking. You also have HD Surround Vision that gives you a birds-eye view around your vehicle on your display. And, with night vision, you can get a little help seeing beyond your headlamps with an infrared night vision image. This could potentially be very useful in detecting pedestrians or animals outside of your immediate vision at night.
Kia Telluride Safety
Standard advanced safety features on the 2020 Kia Telluride include auto emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, rear occupant alert and parking distance warning - reverse. As with the XT6, there are a lot of standard advanced safety features here. The only real difference between the trim levels is the inclusion of parking distance warning - forward on the Telluride SX. Otherwise, all the trims will have the same safety features.
Overall, it’s a close fight between these two vehicles and their safety features, which is exactly what you want to see. More vehicles should include advanced safety features on all of their trima instead of positioning them at only the higher-priced models. The Cadillac XT6 has a few available features that might outclass the Kia Telluride, but that should be expected when you look at their differences in price.