2021 Cadillac Escalade Fuel

 The fuel economy of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a little below average for the luxury large SUV class. This Caddy gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway with the base engine and rear-wheel drive. The Escalade gets 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway when equipped with four-wheel drive. Models equipped with a diesel engine get 20-21 mpg in the city and 26-27 mpg on the highway.

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade Fuel

The EPA estimates fuel economy for the 2021 Escalade is lower than that of the 2020 model–at least for those powered by the 6.2-liter V-8. Examples with rear-wheel drive get 15 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined; adding all-wheel drive reduces each of those numbers by 1 mpg. The 2020 model received highway ratings as high as 23 mpg, and the Escalade's main rival–the Lincoln Navigator–provides more efficient ratings as well. 

Choosing the turbo-diesel engine saves money, with EPA estimates as high as 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. An all-wheel drive Escalade with the optional diesel engine returned 26 mpg on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route.

Cadillac Escalade Ride and Handling

The Cadillac Escalade now has an independent rear suspension, which results in a better balance of handling and ride quality than previous models. Because body roll is mostly kept in check, going around corners no longer feels lumbering or unwieldy.

Moreover, despite its truck-like, body-on-frame construction, the Escalade handles even the most difficult road conditions with grace and comfort. Equip the Escalade with the optional adaptive air suspension and Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control system for the most relaxing driving experience.