2023 Cadillac Escalade

 The 2023 Escalade is a rolling showcase of Cadillac's best technology and luxury features, making it a worthy vehicle to serve as the luxury brand's flagship. The cabin is lined with the best materials Cadillac has to offer, including genuine wood, rich leather, designer fabrics, and satin-finished metals. The Escalade's dashboard is dominated by a series of large, curved displays that serve as the gauge cluster and infotainment centre. This, combined with a slew of standard and optional driver-assistance features—including Cadillac's excellent Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system—makes the Escalade a tech-dream.
2023 Cadillac Escalade

Buyers can choose between a powerful V-8 or a diesel-powered inline-six engine, and Cadillac is adding a high-performance V-series model with massive horsepower to the lineup this year. Time will tell if the new high-performance Escalade delivers on the athleticism that Cadillac's sports sedans are known for, but given Cadillac's recent Blackwing-powered sedans, we're optimistic.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Price

The price of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is expected to start around $77,000. The Cadillac Escalade 2023 is a large three-row luxury SUV with a cabin large enough to double as a Manhattan studio apartment.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Engine

Cadillac's largest SUV is powered by a standard 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 420 horsepower and the ability to deactivate half of its cylinders while cruising to save fuel; a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six engine is also available. Both engines come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and buyers can opt for rear- or all-wheel drive. The Escalade, like its siblings, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon, has an independent rear suspension that contributes to a smooth ride. Air suspension with adaptive dampers that use computer-controlled shock absorbers is also available on higher-end models.

The long-wheelbase Escalade ESV with the V-8 engine reached 60 mph in 5.9 seconds on our test track. The diesel engine doesn't have the straight-line performance of the standard V-8, but for some buyers, the improved fuel economy and punchy low-end torque are worth the trade-off. Only the V will do for Escalade fans who crave speed. We don't have all of the details on this model yet, but we're expecting it to be powered by a monstrous supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 producing over 600 horsepower.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Fuel

Escalades with rear-wheel drive are rated at 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined; adding all-wheel drive reduces each of those figures by 1 mpg. The previous generation model had highway ratings as high as 23 mpg, and the Escalade's main rival–the Lincoln Navigator–also has more efficient ratings. 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.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Interior

The Escalade, as Cadillac's flagship model, raises the bar in terms of in-cabin luxury. The base Luxury trim is made of faux leather, but all other trims are made of genuine leather, with Platinum models getting soft semi-aniline hides. An upscale appearance is provided by leather-covered dash and door panels, aluminium speaker grilles, and adjustable interior ambient lighting. Like the previous model, a standard and long-wheelbase model are available, with the latter providing more legroom for third-row passengers and additional cargo space.

2023 Cadillac Escalade

2023 Cadillac Escalade Infotainment 

Cadillac has completely tricked out the Escalade in the electronics department, in addition to the extra luxury features in the cabin. The main attraction is the digital dashboard, which is made up of three curved OLED displays that layer on top of one another to create a cool 38-inch of combined digital real estate, some of which serves as the driver's gauge cluster and the rest of which displays the CUE infotainment system for the driver and passenger. The array of displays is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-massive class's monolithic infotainment setup, but the Escalade's stacked arrangement creates depth and appears less tacked-on than the Benz. An augmented-reality navigation system and an available rear-seat entertainment package with two 12.6-inch displays with streaming capability are among the other technological features.

A Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are also standard. Whatever Escalade model they choose, audiophiles will be in for a treat. Cadillac collaborated with Grammy-winning audio and acoustics company AKG to create the Escalade's standard and optional sound systems. The Luxury, Sport, and Premium Luxury trims come standard with a 19-speaker Studio Sound system, but Platinum models get the AKG Studio Reference system with a whopping 36 speakers.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Safety 

Cadillac, on the other hand, is determined to make its flagship SUV a showcase for driver-assistance technology, and in addition to making many of the most popular active-safety features standard, Cadillac says it will also offer its Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive mode as an option. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Escalade's crash-test results. The following are important safety features:

Front and rear pedestrian detection is standard in automated emergency braking.

Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is standard.

Adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode is available.

2023 Cadillac Escalade Warranty 

The 2023 Escalade comes standard with the same warranty package as the rest of the Cadillac lineup. Its powertrain warranty is longer than that of competitors such as the GLS-class and the BMW X7, but the BMW's complimentary scheduled maintenance plan is far superior to the Caddy's.

The limited warranty lasts four years or 50,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty is valid for 6 years or 70,000 miles.

For the first visit, maintenance is provided at no cost.