2021 Cadillac Escalade Preview

Introduction

Dripping in luxury and technical sophistication, the redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade establishes new benchmarks in the full-size luxury SUV segment.

Two versions are available. The standard 2021 Escalade is the smaller model, while the Escalade ESV features an extended wheelbase and longer length to provide more passenger and cargo room. Regardless of your selection, both 2021 Escalade models offer gains in seating and cargo space compared to the previous-generation version of the SUV.

2021 Cadillac Escalade shown with Sport Grille and Luxury Grille

Luxury is the standard trim level. From there, you choose Premium Luxury or Platinum Luxury, or Sport or Platinum Sport. Cadillac will set new Escalade prices closer to the SUV’s on-sale date in the third-quarter of 2020, with expectations of a base price under $80,000.

Exterior Features

Cadillac says its Escala concept vehicle influences the 2021 Escalade’s styling, but at this point that’s true of most of the company’s lineup. Regardless, the result is instantly recognizable as both a Cadillac and an Escalade.

If you want plenty of brightwork, stick with the Luxury side of the trim level ladder. For a blacked-out, sporty appearance, you’ll want the Sport or Platinum Sport versions of the SUV. No matter which 2021 Escalade you choose, it will include standard 22-inch alloy wheels.

Additional highlights include a wheelbase stretch for both versions of the Escalade, and the regular-length model is 7.1 inches longer than before while the extended-length Escalade ESV sees a 2.6-inch gain. In part due to its larger dimensions, the new Escalade offers far more interior room than the vehicle it replaces.

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