Make no mistake about the hype: the Escalade is the Cadillac brand’s flagship, and Cadillac is GM’s lone luxury brand. It’s also a full-size car, which is a lucrative footprint for any manufacturer.
Cadillac is the segment’s best-selling vehicle, and it’s also GM’s tech showcase. The sleek Lincoln Navigator has received critical acclaim, so the new 2021 Escalade has a high standard to clear.
It has been completely revamped for 2021, and it now competes with the greatest luxury large SUVs in terms of interior quality, as well as seating and cargo space.
The dash is the focal point of this Caddy’s interior. It comes with three stunning display screens with sharp graphics, as well as simple infotainment controls.
The three-row Escalade rides quietly and comfortably, as one would expect from a top-of-the-line passenger car.
If there’s one quibble, it’s that the fuel efficiency isn’t quite up to the line for the class. The Escalade is putting up a good fight in the heavyweight class.
The Massive intimidating Exterior
The new Escalade features a simple yet sophisticated headlamp layer with slimming character lines, concave doors, and a jaunty outline of the greenhouse with a kick-up at the C-pillar.
The basic grille and wheels were increased to 22 inches, and the Cadillac crest insignia was also increased in size. The trademark vertical taillights give the vehicle a more modern and flashy appearance.
The Luxurious and spacious cabin
A three-screen digital display of around 38 inches is the highlight of the Escalade’s interior. They work together to give the impression of an almost fully computerized dashboard.
In a bold display of extravagance, the infotainment review completely dominates the dash. Nothing else has much of a chance to take center stage.
Riding in the rear seat is nearly as pleasant. More passenger and cargo room is gained by switching to an independent rear suspension and lengthening the vehicle (10.3 cu-ft more than before with the third row up).
With a relaxed seating position, even huge individuals may sit easily.
Super Cruise, a hands-free, semi-autonomous driver-assist system that works on 200,000 miles of mapped highways, is standard on the 2021 Escalade.
It has a new sensor set that includes a front camera module, 360-degree cameras, long- and short-range radar, all of which react to lidar-enhanced map data, as well as a camera on the driver to ensure preparedness to take control of the car abruptly if necessary.
A 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque is standard on the revised 2021 Escalade.
The 10-speed automatic transmission is the star of the show. It effortlessly shifts into the proper gear and assists the engine in delivering the proper amount of power. Shifts can also be almost subtle.
A 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline six-cylinder engine is now available as an option. The projected horsepower is 277, while torque output is 460 pound-feet, which is the same as the standard engine.
Escalade Safety Features
The standard and advanced safety features are;
Forward collision warning, Front and rear pedestrian detection, Forward automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, The surround-view parking camera system, automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, safety alert seat,
Teen Driver (lets you do things like set speed and audio volume limits for secondary drivers) and Rear seat reminder.
Cadillac Escalade Cost
The base Luxury trim of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade costs $76,195, which is comparable to the starting prices of several other luxury large SUVs.
Premium Luxury ($83,920), Sport ($85,895), and Premium Luxury Platinum and Sports Platinum ($100,595) are the other Escalade trims available.
These are the prices for rear-wheel-drive models with a standard wheelbase. For an extra $3,000, you can upgrade to the Cadillac Escalade ESV long-wheelbase trim. A four-wheel-drive system will set you back an extra $3,000.
When you choose the top trim and add the most major options, a four-wheel-drive Escalade ESV can cost more than $116,000 dollars.