The current generation of the Escalade was redesigned last year and all those changes had a pretty big impact on the sales numbers. Moreover, it ended as the best-selling full-size luxury SUV by a pretty large margin and we have no doubt that the next year will be even better, considering that the company is working on a high-performance version, which will come as the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V. Without any doubt, this will be the biggest novelty for the next year.
Other than the new high-performance version, things will remain pretty much the same. This will be the third production year, so it’s quite obvious that we are about to see familiar design characteristics and features. This SUV has so many great things to offer, starting from a super-luxurious and spacious cabin, comfortable ride, capable engines and a long list of standard and available equipment.
We expect that the 2023 Cadillac Escalade release date will be scheduled for the second half of the year.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V
Without any doubt, this will be the biggest novelty for the next year. Cadillac is about to introduce a high-performance version of its SUV and we already know most of the details about it. Of course, the most interesting part of the new 2023 Cadillac Escalade will be the engine. We are talking about the well-known LT4 unit, a supercharged version of the 6.2-liter V8, which is expected to feature a max output of 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, just like in the CT5-V Blackwing sedan.
Other than the engine, you may count on various styling upgrades. The exterior will come with a lot of blacked details, as well as with more aggressive bumpers and new wheels. The interior should also come with a couple of details that accentuate the model’s performance character.
2023 Cadillac Escalade Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the rest of the lineup is about to carry on in the same way. We are about to see the same design that came with the 2021 model year. There’s a new platform, notably improved driving experience and a higher level of overall refinement. Of course, there is also a new styling, which looks way more mature than before.
The same thing goes for interior design. We are about to see the same cabin layout, which utilizes high-quality materials and combines them with a full load of tech features. Of course, the dashboard is highlighted by those massive screens, but that’s not the only quality of this SUV. The Escalade is also the most spacious model in the class, with three very spacious rows of seats and a cavernous cargo area. The latter offers around 25.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 72.9 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded down, and 121 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Yearly updates usually bring a couple of new things in terms of standard and available equipment but we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade. So, all models should come standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, a 7.2-inch digital control panel, a 14.2-inch digital gauge cluster a 16.9-inch touch screen, navigation, a 19-speaker AKG Studio stereo, HD Radio, satellite radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay etc. Among options, expect to find goodies like a panoramic sunroof, a center console refrigerator, a 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference stereo, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens.
When it comes to safety, all models should come with things like parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, pedestrian detection etc. Things like park assist, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and Super Cruise will be some of the numerous optional driver-assistance features.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will come with a capable LT4 engine, while the rest of the lineup is about to remain the same. So, you may count on the standard version of the 6.2-liter engine, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Also, there is a diesel version of this large SUV. It uses a 3.0-liter inline-six unit, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Just like the V8, it comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2023 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 78.000 dollars. Models like Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS and BMW X7 are some of the key competitors.