Big SUVs rarely see numerous changes, however with Cadillac’s whole lineup changing just recently, it was only a matter of time before the full-size Escalade went through its improvement. That time will reportedly come in the 2021 model year. Unlike the remainder of the Caddy SUV lineup, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will not earn an XT nameplate. However, it will get an all-new look, an upgraded cabin, and all-new powertrain choices.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Design
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade’s design is not yet complete. However, reports and spy shots suggest it will keep the upright stance that’s made it a legend. What will likely change are all the soft-part bits, as we expect Cadillac to massage these elements to better match the rest of its crossover lineup, specifically the most recent addition, the XT6. More compact headlights, a new grille, and new taillights are the greatest changes we anticipate. Of course, with how large the Escalade will be, it will need to scale these soft parts up a bit to be proportionate.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Interior
Inside, reports suggest an all-new cabin that will be more glamorous and feature-packed than in the past. Some updates we anticipate include a dash-top wide-screen infotainment system, upgraded materials, and an electronic shifter.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Under its hood, everything stays under covers, but reports allude to the next-generation Escalade will boast a trio of powertrain options to fit all purchaser types. On top of its standard V8 engine, we anticipate seeing a high-performance 2021 Escalade boasting a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 obtained from the CTS-V. In the CTS-V, this engine pumps out 640-horsepower, and we anticipate no less from the Escalade’s efficiency variant. There are also reports of an approximately 400-mile electric powertrain for green-focused buyers. However, all indications indicate this as an addition in future model years.
Neither the NHTSA nor IIHS has checked the present Cadillac Escalade for security, so there are no main rankings on it. The existing Escalade has optional low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keep help, and blind-spot displays. However, we expect Cadillac to match the competitors and make this standard in the new-generation Escalade.
2021 Cadillac Escalade Price and Release Date
There is no main release date for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, so check back for updates. Pricing likewise remains unsure, but we expect a modest hike relative to the present Escalade’s MSRP variety of $76,490 to $99,590 (destination costs consisted of).
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will complete versus the INFINITI QX80, Land Rover Range Rover, and Lexus LX.