When you’re looking for a brand-new car, then it’s likely you want something that is considered the best in its segment — and that’s where awards come in. This year, both the 2019 Cadillac XT6 and the 2019 Chevy Blazer have been recognized as semifinalists for the 2020 North American Utility of the Year title, making them solid options in their segments.
The Utility of the Year award is one of three accolades given out annually in the North American Car of the Year awards. To determine the winner of each award, a panel of 50 automotive journalists throughout Canada and the United States evaluate eligible vehicles on seven criteria: innovation, safety, performance, design, technology, value, and driver satisfaction. Because of these stringent criteria, the fact that the XT6 and the Blazer are both in the running highlights how well-rounded these SUVs are.
As the newest member of the Cadillac family, the XT6 is a seven-passenger SUV that combines luxury with innovation and family-friendliness. It has three rows of seats and a solid starting price point to make it appealing to families of all sizes.
The Chevy Blazer is a performance-inspired SUV that takes styling cues from the Camaro. It has a range of powertrains with a varying amount of power that makes it easy to find the right engine for your needs. It can even tow up to 4,500 pounds when properly equipped, which makes it a solid option for weekend adventures, too.
The winner of the North American Utility of the Year award will be announced in January 2020 during the North American International Auto Show.
The Cadillac XT6 and Chevrolet Blazer are available now for a test drive at Sherman Chevrolet Cadillac.