model. 2021 Cadillac Escalade
price. est ~$75,000 and up
as tested. est ~ $75,000 and very up
seating/style. 7-seat 3-row/4-door SUV
powertrain. 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 or 277-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel
transmission: 10-speed automatic
driveline. RWD, 4WD available
fuel economy. TBD
available. late 2020
words. Rebecca Lindland
visuals. Rebecca Lindland and Cadillac
There's a new Escalade in town, just in time for the Oscars.
The Escalade’s exterior is understated and elegant with on-trend slim headlights. Large, square windows provide excellent visibility and stationary door handles are hidden release for a sleek look.
While the exterior received a modern redesign, the car-like interior is the real showstopper. The eight-passenger, three-row Escalade features a trio of paper-thin, first-to-market OLED curved touchscreens covering 38 inches of total diagonal display area.
Key standard features include enhanced driver systems with hands-free Super Cruise with over-the-air update capability and on-demand lane change. Strategically placed microphones, part of the 36-speaker industry-first AKG audio technology, facilitates front and rear-passenger communication.
The 2021 Escalade has a longer wheelbase and length, providing 40 percent more third-row legroom and maxes out cargo capacity behind the third row. The Escalade ESV adds another nearly 14 inches to the wheelbase and nearly 16 inches to the overall length. In both models, the new independent rear suspension not only improves overall ride comfort, but also allows for a lower interior floor, increasing leg room in the last row by 10 inches.
There's nothing better for hauling big families and lots of friends.