The next-generation Escalade. Is the arrival of the most anticipated generation of Cadillac’s crown jewel worthy merely of an introduction or should it be more of a celebration? We would argue the latter considering the level of design, craftsmanship and detail that transformed it into the epitome of luxury. The charge of taking an American icon and elevating it to extraordinary new heights, which previously existed solely in the hearts and imagination of the world’s finest designers and artisans, was as exhilarating and monumental as the vehicle itself. Welcome to the Cadillac of Escalades.
Finding the perfect elements to create a uniquely Escalade interior required searching the world over, so we did just that. With the finest materials in hand, 11 interior artisans endeavored to capture the essence of absolute luxury by dramatically layering fabrics and textures specifically chosen to complement one another. The hand-wrapped and cross-stitched heated steering wheel, dressed in leather, adds a personal touch. Exceptionally comfortable and supportive leather seating surfaces create a new level of Escalade sophistication. Even the center console, armrest and instrument panel trim are taut, cut-and-sewn masterpieces.
HEATED AND COOLED FRONT SEATS
When it comes to comfort, feeling is believing. That’s why the perforated Mulan leather driver and front-passenger seatbacks and cushions are both
heated and cooled.
AUTHENTIC WOOD THROUGHOUT
Each interior theme inspired our designers to choose the perfect genuine wood accompaniment. Jet Black is paired with exotic Santos Palisander. Shale received a distinctive American Walnut. Available Kona Brown is complemented with a Natural Finish Elm that will only grow richer with time.
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
More storage means you can bring more of what matters to you. The system located behind the third row provides additional underfloor space. Simply lift the hinged door to find a compartment that’s hidden from view yet easy to access.
UNCOVERING OUR LATEST ICON TOOK THE STROKES OF GENIUSES.
This is not a computer model. This is not a concept 3-D drawing.
This is literally a mobile work of art, sculpted by dedicated hands.
Every line, every bevel and every curve has been painstakingly
rendered by artisans who live and love their craft.
LIGHT-BLADE LED TAILLAMPS
Our best shine bright. Full LED taillamps boast a clean,
classic appearance, but that’s far from the end of the story.
These long-lasting lights also use less power and activate 200 milliseconds faster than an incandescent bulb, which could give
the driver behind you extra time to react when it’s most important.
Customize your 12.3" diagonal LCD gauge display to one of four personas that mixes traditional vehicle data with navigation, entertainment and detailed 3-D vehicle images.
The available reconfigurable Head-Up Display offers a full-color interface that conveniently projects desired information - such as speed, engine rpm, navigation and more - on the windshield. This smart system places all the important information in your natural line of sight so you can keep your focus on the road ahead.
Standard navigation brings constantly updated maps to your 8" diagonal CUE touch screen, while NavTraffic included for three trial months, keeps you informed of the latest traffic conditions.
Displayed on an intuitive screen, CUE4 - Cadillac User experience - functions like a tablet with touch features, device synchronization and the ability to recognize your natural voice.
BOSE® CENTERPOINT SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Features Advanced Staging Technology, an innovation that creates an immersive sound
that brings you the feeling of being front row,
IN THIS CASE, “OVERPROTECTIVE” IS A COMPLIMENT
Safety starts with a strong foundation. And every Escalade has one, including a safety cage constructed using ultra-high-strength steel alloys. Safety is further enhanced with crumple zones (shown in red) designed to help protect you and your passengers when the unexpected happens. And since there’s safety in numbers, the Escalade is equipped with seven strategically located airbags, including the first-ever luxury SUV front center airbag designed to help reduce the risk of injury to the driver and passenger in a side-impact situation. Vehicle protection is serious business. So we’ve equipped the luxury and premium collections with the seriously protective theft-deterrent package, including glass breakage, interior motion and inclination sensors, door lock shields, and a self-powered horn.
7 TOTAL AIRBAGS
There’s safety in numbers, and the Escalade is equipped with seven. Strategically located and delivering broadened protection from all four directions.
Including the first ever luxury SUV front center air bag - a front row inboard airbag designed to help reduce the risk of injury to the driver and front
passenger in a side impact collision. Seven is now so much more than just a lucky number.
The 6.2L V8 engine is the beast inside the beauty, with both best-in-class standard horsepower and better V8 fuel economy than any competitor. Increased hp and torque Our engineers took the challenge: leverage advanced technology to get more out of an already legendary powerplant. The end result is 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. Of torque - impressive leaps over the previous generation. Spark ignition direct injection injects gasoline directly into the combustion chamber of each cylinder, enabling improvements in horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency. Variable valve timing controls the valves during intake and exhaust, allowing the engine to operate more efficiently and, at the same time, helps improve low-rpm torque and high-rpm horsepower. Escalade achieves better V8 fuel economy than any other large luxury SUV thanks in part to active fuel management, which deactivates four cylinders when added power is not needed, such as at cruising speed.
QUIETEST ESCALADE EVER
Quietest Escalade Ever Acoustic front glass, triple-sealed doors
and the use of Bose® Active Noise Cancellation create a serene
interior. The Bose technology actively monitors and measures
undesirable cabin noise and sends a canceling frequency
through the speakers to reduce powertrain sounds.
OUR ARTISANS WORK IN LEATHER WOOD AND MICROCHIPS
If artists are defined by their work, then the engineers who designed and implemented the electronics in the next-generation Escalade deserve a place among the greats. Consider this a time when modern technology meets modern art.
REAR-SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Our available Rear-Seat Entertainment System features a
large 9" screen (two screens in ESV), along with first-in-class
Blu-ray™ playback. Add in MP3 capability and two sets of
wireless headphones, and your passengers are in for hours
Available 22-inch wheels don’t just turn heads. They’re crafted with a full-forming process to help save weight while creating a strong wheel. And the tires on Escalade have been engineered to balance incredible traction and optimal fuel economy.
' The prices published on Cadillacarabia.com are Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the models and trims shown on this site. The MSRP includes standard options only. The MSRP does not include free flow options. For a more accurate vehicle cost please visit your local Cadillac dealer as prices may vary based on market duties, promotional activities, trims and options. Premium colors may be available at an extra cost.
Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to cadillac.com/owners/accessories.html or see your dealer.
Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.
The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see www.gmtotalconnect.com.
CUE icon options may vary from country to country.
Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with airbags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal airbag. Airbag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.