2021 Escalade is a 3-row full-length SUV from Cadillac. The SUV is bold, muscular, stylish, and luxurious as well. This SUV is big in space for both passengers and luggage to boot. The 7-seater SUV comes standard with 2nd-row captain seats. The driver’s cabin is fully loaded with high-tech features to assist in driving and even keeping him entertained all the time. In terms of features, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is nowhere less than the Mercedes G-class. Cadillac now even offers a 3.0 L diesel engine for better fuel efficiency.
What powers a 2021 Cadillac Escalade?
Cadillac Escalade has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that churns out about max 420hp. It has the feature of deactivating half of its cylinders to save fuel. The Large Luxury SUV’s V8 engine comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The escalade is now ridden with rear independent rear suspension to provide a smoother ride. The long-wheelbase Escalade ESV with the V-8 engine sprinted at 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. The diesel engine sounds less refined than the V-8.
2021 Escalade’s Interior
The interior of the car well designed and the sharp layout gives a luxurious feel to the cabin. Leather cover dash and seat, door panels, aluminum speaker grills, and adjustable ambient lighting give an upper experience. This model of car offers more legroom for third-row riders and additional space. A 16way adjustable front seat with massage, soft close doors, and an AKG audio system with 36 speakers. The main thing in-cabin digital dashboard is OLED displays that make so wonder in the cabin. 2nd-row passengers get too much space of legroom while third-row occupants have large space to stretch their legs.
Escalade looks extremely bold right from the front to the rear. Every element is big in size that quite matches the size of the SUV. Inverted trapezoidal front grille, horizontal headlamps, and vertical turn indicator & DRLs make the SUV look sturdy. The 22-inch alloy wheels look smaller for the size of the SUV. For this size of SUV, it will be good to use 24-inch wheels. The 22-inch wheels are common in The overhangs at the front and rear of the vehicle increase the size of the SUV but you get a smaller approach and departure angle. The ground clearance and approach & departures angles are the most important feature of an SUV. But It seems Cadillac Escalade has missed this point.
Safety and driver assistance features
Cadillac offers a good variety of safety features to keep you protected on the road. The automated emergency braking system detects the presence of pedestrians on the road and applies the brakes even when the driver is not looking. This braking feature works for both front and rear pedestrians. The lane departure warning system comes as standard which helps in keeping the vehicle in lane. If the vehicle starts deviating from its lane, it brings it automatically back to its previous lane. The safety of passengers inside the cabin has also taken care of. The 3-row SUV has 7 airbags including curtain airbags in all rows and seat-mounted side airbags for driver and co-passenger. Escalade is loaded with many other driver assistance features like adaptive parking assistance, rear camera, and blind spot monitoring.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Variants and prices
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes in five variants.
- Premium Luxury
- Premium Luxury Platinum
- Sport Platinum
Appearance-wise all 5 variants or trim levels look similar except the Sport and Sports Platinum trim comes in the full black finish while the other three variants have chrome finished elements at certain places. All these have different price ranges in the market. The luxury variant comes from $76,195 to $77,120 and premium luxury variant vary in between from $83,195 to $83,920 and last sport variant comes in from $85,895 to $ 87,120. These all variants come in 7 premium colors like Satin Steel, Shadow, Sandstone, Dark Moon Blue, and Dark Mocha, Infrared Tint coat, and Crystal White Tint coat