2023 Cadillac Escalade: Overview, Price, and Specs — Ultimate American Luxury SUV!

The Cadillac Escalade is a competitive choice against other luxury SUVs such as the BMW X7 and Land Rover Range Rover. It had a wide array of luxury features, along with many advanced technologies. Also, for the 2023 model year, the Escalade offers a powerful new V-Series trim. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade.

When will the 2023 Cadillac Escalade be available?

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The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will likely be available in late Summer/early Fall 2022. It will be available at dealerships throughout the United States and in select international markets.

The Cadillac Escalade is built at GM’s plant in Arlington, Texas.

How much does the 2023 Cadillac Escalade cost?

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV offers six trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Sport Platinum, Premium Luxury Platinum, and the all-new V-Series. Its starting price ranges from $77,795 MSRP for the Luxury trim up to $148,195 MSRP for the V-Series trim. Except for the V-Series trim, the 2023 Escalade costs the same as the 2022 Escalade. However, given high inflation, these prices are subject to change.

Here is the full price information of the 2023 Escalade with the starting cost for each trim:

  • Luxury: $77,795 MSRP
  • Premium Luxury: $86,595 MSRP
  • Sport: $89,595 MSRP
  • Sport Platinum: $104,095 MSRP
  • Premium Luxury Platinum: $104,095 MSRP
  • V-Series: $148,195 MSRP

2023 Escalade specs: Engine options, 0-60 mph time, towing, and gas mileage

Rear angle view of red 2023 Cadillac Escalade V-Series, highlighting its release date and price
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The 2023 Cadillac Escalade offers three engine options: a 6.2-liter V-8, a 3.0-liter diesel inline-six, and a 6.2 supercharged V-8 for the high-performance V-Series trim. Here is the horsepower (hp) and torque (lb-ft) output for each engine:

  • 6.2-liter V-8: 420 hp/460 lb-ft
  • 3.0-liter diesel inline-six: 277 hp/460 lb-ft
  • 6.2 supercharged V-8: 682 hp/653 lb-ft

All of the engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The regular Escalade model offers a choice of either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system, while the V-Series trim comes standard with all-wheel drive.

For acceleration, the regular Escalade has a 0-60 mph time as low as 5.9 seconds, while the V-Series completes the sprint in 4.4 seconds. On the efficiency front, the luxury SUV has an estimated gas mileage of up to 21 city/27 highway mpg. Also, the Escalade can tow up to 8,200 pounds.

What’s new for the 2023 Escalade?

The most significant change for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the addition of the V-Series model to the trim lineup. Along with a more powerful engine, the V-Series has unique features. This includes a blacked-out exterior, exclusive V-Series front and rear fascias, six-piston Brembo performance brakes with red-painted calipers, and distinctive 22-inch aluminum wheels.

Also, the 2023 Escalade offers two new exterior paint color options: Argent Silver Metallic, Dark Emerald Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat. Additionally, it features a new digital owner’s manual.

What are the luxury SUV competitors of the Cadillac Escalade?

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 Cadillac Escalade, highlighting its release date and price
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The luxury SUV competitors of the Cadillac Escalade include the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon Denali, Infiniti QX80, and Lexus LX.

Also, for warranty coverage, the 2023 Escalade has the backing of a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The Cadillac Escalade is the quintessential American luxury SUV — and it flexes its muscles with the new high-performance V-Series trim. However, with its hefty price, the Escalade doesn’t come cheap, especially with the high cost of the upper trim levels.

As covered earlier, the release date of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will likely be in late Summer/early Fall 2022. Also, other than the new V-Series trim, the 2023 Escalade costs the same as the 2022 Escalade.

This article was updated on 7/28/2022.

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