2021 Cadillac Escalade Preview
According to Cadillac’s numbers, both the standard and extended versions of the Escalade offer more third-row legroom, but the increase for the standard version is significant. It gets a whopping 10.1 inches of extra space for your legs (2.1 inches for the ESV). This change resolves one of the most significant shortcomings of the previous Escalade.
Furthermore, thanks to the SUV’s new independent rear suspension, the 2021 Escalade’s floor is lower than before. That means the third-row seat provides genuine thigh support. In turn, adults can sit comfortably in the third row, and because the second-row seats now slide forward and back, entering into and exiting from the third row is easier.
How do I know for sure? I sat back there during the SUV’s debut in Los Angeles, and I’m not a small person.
Cadillac improves cargo space across the board, too, especially for the standard-length model. Room behind the third-row seat nearly doubles from 15.2 cubic-feet to 27.3 cu.-ft. in the standard Escalade, while the Escalade ESV expands from 39.3 cu.-ft. to 42.9 cu.-ft. Maximum cargo volumes for the new 2021 Escalade measure 109.1 cu.-ft. and 126.6 cu.-ft., respectively.
Eight different color and trim combinations are available for the interior, including a Gideon Whisper Beige selection featuring custom woven fabric. Multi-color ambient lighting, stainless-steel speaker grilles, and soft-close doors are also available.