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Cadillac Escalade SUV (5th Gen)

MSRP 77490 USDNEX score 79%

Product Overview

Cadillac launched the fifth generation Escalade in February 2020 with the ambition to reinvent the iconic American SUV. The 2021 Escalade combines the most advanced technologies that the North-American automaker has ever put into a vehicle. It is also the first Cadillac luxury SUV to have an optional 3.0 L Duramax turbo-diesel engine.
Some of the key features that the 2021 Escalade offers include:
  • Industry-first Curved OLED display, combining three screens with over 38 inches of total display area at high pixel density
  • 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference system
  • Super Cruise driver assistance system

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Sleek, quiet cabin
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons
  • Diesel fuel economy could be better

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful infotainment system
  • Seamless, effortless power
Cons
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Diesel engine is still prone to downshifting
  • Expensive for what you get
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Specifications

Variants:
3.0D
6.2L

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
Standard: 722 L (behind 3rd row); 2065 L (behind 2nd row); 3427 L (behind 1st row), ESV: 1175 L (behind 3rd row); 2665 L (behind 2nd row); 4044 L (behind 1st row)

Chassis

Brakes | Front
343 mm
Brakes | Rear
345 mm
Power Steering
Electric
Suspension | Front
Independent, Air Ride or Magnetic Ride Control
Suspension | Rear
Independent, multi-link, Air Ride or Magnetic Ride Control
Tire Size
275/50 R22
Turning Circle
12.1 m; 13.2 m (ESV)

Dimensions

Size | Height
Standard: 1948 mm | ESV: 1942 mm
Size | Length
Standard: 5382 mm | ESV: 5766 mm
Size | Width
2059 mm
Track Width | Front
1737 mm
Track Width | Rear
1730 mm
Weight
2556 kg (2WD); 2641 kg (4WD); 2624 kg (ESV 2WD); 2718 kg (ESV 4WD)
Wheel Size
22 in
Wheelbase
Standard: 3071 mm, ESV: 3407 mm

Powertrain

3.0DEngine | Bore
84 mm
6.2LEngine | Bore
103.25 mm
3.0DEngine | Displacement
3.0L
6.2LEngine | Displacement
6.2 L
3.0DEngine | Power
277 hp @ 3750 rpm
6.2LEngine | Power
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
3.0DEngine | Stroke
90 mm
6.2LEngine | Stroke
92 mm
3.0DEngine | Torque
623 Nm @ 1500 rpm
6.2LEngine | Torque
623 Nm @ 4100 rpm
3.0DEngine | Type
I-6 Duramax DOHC Diesel
6.2LEngine | Type
V8 OHV
Final Drive
3.23
Fuel Capacity
91L; 107 L (ESV)
Transmission | Gears
10-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic (Hydra-Matic 10L80)

Production

Debut
2020 February
Made In
US: Texas

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The EPA says a rear-wheel-drive Escalade with the 3.0-liter diesel engine should return 21 miles per gallon in the city. A 10-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties and it's mostly fine. Diesel Escalades can tow 300 pounds more than their gas equivalents, too, for a max rating of 8,000 pounds.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Seamless, effortless power
  • Excellent cabin tech
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Diesel engine is still prone to downshifting
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury starts at $80,490 including destination. The Platinum trim includes just about everything you could want. It has a panoramic glass roof the size of a small pool that makes even the way back feel less claustrophobic. The ESV is not as posh as a Mercedes GLS nor energetic as a BMW X7.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Powerful infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2021 Cadillac Escalade Diesel first drive review: Oil tycoon. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-cadillac-escalade-2wd-4dr-luxury-preview/. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2021 Cadillac Escalade review: Hugely impressive. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-cadillac-escalade-review/. 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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