With the release of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V, Cadillac has joined the fray of very priced luxury SUVs. Is the entrance fee worthwhile, though? Cadillac has released its most potent Escalade model to date, the Escalade-V. The base price is $149,990, making it the priciest Escalade ever. Cadillac unveils the inaugural Escalade from its V-Series

How Has The 2023 Cadillac Escalade V Transformed?

The most recent Cadillac flagship SUV, the 2023 Escalade-V, has undergone its first complete facelift. Some features that distinguish this model from its predecessors are listed below.

Available Row 3 Seating

A maximum of seven passengers may be accommodated in the new Escalade-V using two rear-facing jump seats. The result is the most spacious Cadillac ever made. If you have a large family or a lot of belongings to transport, this is the vehicle for you.

Revamp on all fronts

Upgrading the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V to make it seem more modern is the goal of every single one of its model-year upgrades. For instance, the grille has undergone a complete overhaul with solid and angular lines to give it a more robust look. 

New Cadillac Escalade V 2023 Specs

Four trim levels are offered for the 2023 Escalade V: Standard, Preferred, Premier, and Platinum. Common to all of them are the following:

User-Friendly Touch Display

Just reach out and touch the screen to change the volume or see the fuel level. You may use your fingertips on the screens since they are covered with a unique polymer.

Rear Seat Entertainment System 

Do not worry about keeping the children occupied during traffic jams. The new rear-seat entertainment system in the 2023 Escalade-V comes with two tablet devices packed with media such as games, music, and videos. A joint arm protrudes from the headrests, allowing you easy access to your children.

Infonianat System

Aside from its remarkable performance statistics, the Escalade-V is a sight. A full-colour head-up display, an entertainment system for rear passengers, a 36-speaker music system, an industry-first 38-inch curved OLED display, and optional Super Cruise hands-free driving assistance tech are all components of this performance Caddie. Its other features are a panoramic sunroof, “night vision,” and augmented reality navigation.

On top of that, it comes equipped with Cadillac’s Smart System, a suite of safety and support functions, and all the usual safety features. Several features, including magnetic ride control, an electronic limited-slip differential, and Brembo brakes, contribute to the Escalade-V’s more comfortable ride.

Even after a long day on the road, you’ll be able to relax in the plush front seats of the Escalade V, thanks to its supportive design. The chairs include several effective massage capabilities in addition to being heated and cooled. I would utilise the seat massager whenever I rode in the Escalade V.

2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series Engine

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V can reach 682 hp thanks to its hand-built 6.2L supercharged V8 engine. The Cadillac Escalade V 0-60 in less than 4.4 seconds because of its massive 653 lb.-ft of torque. You may expect unparalleled attention in your 2023 Escalade-V at the country club and while you’re out and about. 

2020 Cadillac Excel Safety Rating

A state-of-the-art anti-theft system, six airbags, and cutting-edge collision avoidance technology are standard on every Escalade-V. The Preferred and Premier packages include additional high-tech safety equipment, including blind-spot monitoring.

Something every Cadillac ought to have is standard on the 2023 Escalade-V:

  • The driver is alerted, and the brakes are applied automatically if Pre-Collision Assist with Front Automatic Braking detects an impending collision. Though it’s unavailable on many other models, this function is increasingly seen in high-end automobiles.
  • The dynamic steering of the 2023 Escalade-V works similarly to a standard system while you’re not making any sudden maneuvers. Still, it locks into place completely when you’re in the middle of a turn. 
  • A 360-degree video system, automated collision identification, and last-second automatic braking are further safety measures. Front and rear parking sensors are also included as standard equipment. 

Is the Cadillac Escalade-V Worth It?

That is to say, yes, if you are in the market for a full-size domestic luxury SUV that is far more powerful than its nearest rivals, which tends to be more costly.

Fans of Cadillac SUVs probably won’t object to the more expensive model, especially considering its upgrades, because the Escalade is among the brand’s most popular cars.

Very few luxury SUVs, both local and foreign, can match the power output (and price range) of the Escalade V. The base Alpina trim level of the 2022 BMW X7, which has a maximum output of 612 hp, costs $141,300.

With a starting price of $156,450, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a bit more expensive but achieves 577 horsepower and 627 lb.-ft. Of torque in 4.5 seconds from 0 to 60.

The top-tier Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule SUV has 641 hp and 627 lb.-ft. Of torque, but the Cadillac Escalade V generates more power. A whopping $218,009 is the starting price for this Urus trim.

The difference between the two is around $70,000, meaning that the Escalade costs $220 per horse and the Lambo roughly $340 for each horse.

Is it worth buying, though?

Suppose you are in the market for a new full-size luxury SUV and have $150,000 to spare. The Cadillac Escalade-V is an excellent choice because of its many innovative features and outstanding performance statistics.  

FAQs

What makes the Escalade-V different?

Although the new Escalade-V has a bigger supercharger, Cadillac claims it has certain commonalities with the CT5. With all the comforts and conveniences one might want from a body-on-frame vehicle and the power of a muscle car, the Escalade-V is the epitome of luxury SUVs.

What is the price of the Escalade-V?

Cadillac Escalade V price is starting at $149,195 of the high-performance 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V. Equipped with Brembo brakes, four-wheel drive as standard, and a 682 horsepower V8 engine are just a few of its features.

How does the Escalade’s V mode work?

V-MODE. You may activate V-Mode and access all of Escalade-V’s performance features by just pressing a button. When engaged, it brings the car 20 mm closer to the ground and lets the driver adjust the settings to their liking for optimal performance.

Conclusion

The Cadillac Escalade V is the best option for individuals who desire a muscle car’s performance and sound without sacrificing any of the Escalade’s desirable features. Nevertheless, there is a price to pay. Indeed, the fuel efficiency of an Escalade V is poor, and it costs around $40,000 more than the already luxurious Escalade Sports Platinum, the next-highest trim level.

The Escalade V may not be the most practical full-size luxury SUV, but it gives some people the thrill they’ve been looking for daily. I still have a grin just thinking about the Escalade V’s jaw-dropping acceleration and thunderous exhaust.

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