Details & Specification of 2023 Cadillac Escalade
2023 Cadillac Escalade is the new-gen version of the Escalade which served as the brand’s flagship long enough. Its huge chassis and aggressive looks broadcast its extroverted, red-blooded American take on luxury. Despite being based on the same underpinnings as the Chevy Suburban and the GMC Yukon, the Escalade makes a solid contender as a rival to other large luxury SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator, and Mercedes-Benz GLS-class. All that is because the Caddy features the brand’s most advanced technology and most luxurious features. Its cabin is plastered with wood, leather, designer fabrics, and satin-finished metals. A large, curved display travels across the dashboard, serving as both a gauge cluster and an infotainment center. A ton of driver-assistance features are available, which includes the American Marque’s excellent Super Cruise system. This is a combination of adaptive cruise control with hands-free driving mode.
Cadillac celebrates this year the birth of the first V-series Escalade. The high-performance Escalade V is powered by a 682-hp version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine tuned and borrowed from the award-winning CT5-V Blackwing. It also sports a menacing, blacked-out exterior appearance. The V variant has all-wheel drive as standard, and six-piston Brembo sport performance brakes with red calipers. The Escalade’s air suspension has been retuned to enhance handling in the V model.
Engine & Performance
The brand’s mega SUV is powered by a standard 6.2-Liter V8 engine that pumps out 420-hp and can deactivate half of its cylinders while cruising to save fuel. A 3.0-Liter diesel inline-six is also available. Both engines are mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard. Buyers can choose from either rear- or all-wheel-drive setup. When it comes to its siblings, the current-gen Suburban and GMC Yukon, the Escalade floats on an independent rear suspension providing additional legroom. The higher-end variants also offer an air suspension with adaptive dampers. During testing, the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV with V8 galloped to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. The 277-hp diesel engine doesn’t deliver the performance of the V8, but for some, that compromise is worthy of the improved fuel economy. The Escalade V will perish enthusiasts with need for speed as it’s powered by a supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 making 682-hp.
|2023 Cadillac Escalade Mileage||City||Highway|
|RWD Escalade||15 mpg||20 mpg|
|AWD Escalade||14 mpg||19 mpg|
|Escalade V||11 mpg||16 mpg|
Escalades with RWD are EPA rated at 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined. Adding the AWD drops each of those numbers by 1 mpg. The performance-oriented V model is far less efficient, earning EPA ratings of 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway. The V’s V8 blasted the big SUV to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Cadillac Escalade Dimensions|
|Cargo volume||26 ft3|
Cadillac has decked out the Escalade in the electronics department. The main showpiece is the digital dashboard, which is comprised of three curved OLED displays that layer on top of one another to create a 38-inches of combined digital real estate. Other features include an AR navigation system and an available rear-seat entertainment package that includes two 12.6-inch displays with streaming capability. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and a Wi-Fi hotspot are also standard.
|2023 Cadillac Escalade Trims||Price (USD)|
|Premium Luxury Platinum||$107,890|
Decked out with the best features, go for the Premium Luxury Platinum trim. It adds semi-aniline leather, 16-way power-adjustable front seats with massage, soft-close doors, and an AKG audio system with 36 speakers. Faux leather is used in the base Luxury trim, but all other trims receive the real deal, with Platinum models getting soft semi-aniline hides. Leather-covered dash and door panels, aluminum speaker grilles, and adjustable interior ambient lighting provide an upscale appearance.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Cadillac Escalade Specifications||Specs|
|0-60 MPH||4.3 sec|
|0-100 MPH||10.3 sec|
|1/4 Mile||12.7 sec|
|Top Speed||125 mph|