2023 Cadillac Escalade Review, Specs & Price

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2023 Cadillac EscaladeMinor feature upgrades for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade include the addition of a new buckle-to-drive system, lane keep assist as standard equipment, and standard puddle lamps on Platinum levels with a Cadillac symbol. The pricing range for the five trim levels of the Cadillac Escalade, which are Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, and Sport Platinum, is between $77,990 and $105,740. Similar in terms of equipment, the extended Escalade ESV variants cost an additional $3,000 per vehicle.

2023 Cadillac Escalade

2023 Cadillac Escalade Exterior

A high-end SUV appears to be properly equipped in the Luxury level. Running boards, chrome roof rails, bodyside moldings, LED headlights and taillights, 22-inch wheels, illuminated door handles, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals, remote engine start, brake wear indicators, and a capless fuel station are all cosmetic features. The head-up display, polished 22-inch wheels, panoramic sunroof, perforated leather seats with ventilation for the front row, and other noticeable improvements over the Luxury trim are all included in the Premium Luxury trim.In addition to the Premium Luxury amenities, the Sport grade adds 22-inch wheels, roof rails, grille surround, window and c-pillar trim, running boards, tailgate trim, and exhaust tips with a gloss-black finish. The top-tier Premium Luxury Platinum option comes with distinctive 22-inch wheels and a distinctive grille. The Sport Platinum trim combines the features of the Premium Luxury Platinum trim with the styling of the Sport trim.


2023 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

2023 Cadillac Escalade Interior

The Escalade can accommodate seven passengers or eight if the second-row bench seat is installed for no additional charge. While the Escalade ESV continues for an additional 15 inches, the large SUV is 81.1 inches wide and 211.9 inches long. The third row passengers in both models will have 35 inches or roughly 36.5 inches of legroom, which is almost as much as a crew cab pickup. When both rows are folded, the cargo volume increases from 25.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 71.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 121 cubic feet before to 41.5, 94.1, and 142.8 cubic feet, respectively.While its low down torque may seem more suited for towing, the diesel’s ratings are 200 pounds fewer and the ESV takes off another 100 pounds. The standard-length Escalade with the gasoline engine can tow 8,200 pounds or 8,000 pounds when equipped with four-wheel drive. Although integrated brake controller and trailer blind-spot zone necessitate upgrading to the Premium Luxury trim and choosing the Performance Package, automatic leveling LED headlights are a standard feature.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Interior

For infotainment and vehicle systems, the Escalade comes standard with a 14.2-inch gauge cluster display with a 7.2-inch display on the left and a 16.9-inch display on the right. A Wi-Fi hotspot with remote connectivity, HD Radio, SiriusXM with 360L, and wireless smartphone compatibility are all provided. A 19-speaker premium sound system with conversation enhancing features or a 36-speaker AKG sound system with integrated speakers into the roof and headrests and independent front occupant volume control is offered on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims and standard on the two Platinum trims. For charging purposes, there are seven USB ports, two 110V outlets, and a wireless phone charger onboard.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Interior

2023 Cadillac Escalade Engine

Standard on the Escalade is a 6.2-liter V8, while the 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged diesel engine costs around $2,500 more (depending on trim). The turbo engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 revolutions per minute (RPM), matching the output of the gasoline engine at 4,100 RPM. Both of them are connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission that drives the back wheels. A $3,000 add-on is all-wheel drive.With a diesel engine and rear-wheel drive, the fuel efficiency ranges from an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined to 16 MPG combined with a gasoline engine and four-wheel drive. One MPG point more is achieved by the Lincoln competitor across the street, but when ratings are in the teens, every point counts. In this case, the extra MPG is worth $900 in annual fuel savings. The diesel also increases the Escalade’s range by roughly 150 miles while costing less to operate than the huge V8 (by about $1,250 yearly). The fuel efficiency statistics for the Escalade and Escalade ESV are identical.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Engine

2023 Cadillac Escalade Price & Release date

The 2022 Escapade, which is now Cadillac’s most costly model, starts at about $104,595. It is reasonable to expect that the Escalade will cost between these amounts. The 2023 Escalade is anticipated to arrive at dealerships in the second half of this year, but further information will be provided in the spring.