2021 Cadillac Escalade – So today is a very good day and i’m sure you can guess why it’s, because i am standing here next to the all-new 2021 cadillac escalade, the brand new pinnacle of the cadillac lineup. This is probably one of the most highly anticipated cadillacs in years, so special thanks to lockhart cadillac in fishers indiana for inviting us up to check it out.
What You Have to Get From 2021 Cadillac Escalade
So, of course, let’s, start out with the exterior design and especially this front design, because it’s, probably the biggest departure for this all-new escalade. As you can see, it really, doesn’t, look much like the outgoing model at all, and most of that is to do with the new fascia. So it is still gigantic, of course, like every 2021 Cadillac Escalade , but we’ve actually gone to a mesh finish across pretty much the entire lineup.
So if you choose the luxury and the premium luxury versions, you’re, going to have this silver mesh in the middle of the grill. If you choose the sport versions, that’s, going to go for a dark trim around the grill and then a full black mesh in the middle for a really mean and sporty look, of course, that’s. The first time that a sport has been offered on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
As you can see, these are fully led and i want to point out: they have a really intricate intricate design. When you get to looking inside of them, you have got the cadillac emblem in there and a lot of little etching. That really bears a lot of resemblance to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, but of course, as we drop down here, you do still have that signature cadillac daytime running light, and this does now double as the turn signal.
So you now have the full led turn signal as well. However, there are not going to be any fog lights now, of course, as you would expect, cadillac is not going to mess around with any small wheels or anything like that. This goes straight for the big 22 inch alloy standard across the board. Now, in a wide variety of designs, of course, this is the standard choice, kind of a silver alloy for your luxury and your premium luxury trims.
As you go up the trim levels, you will also add in more advanced safety systems. Now the part you’re, probably more concerned about, is the supercruise system, and that is going to be offered on this 2021 Cadillac Escalade as an option. However, it is worth noting that that’s, not going to be what is available at dealers in november, it’s, going to be available later in about january. Well that’s going. To sum up, this absolutely awesome exterior design for this all new 2021 escalade.
Talk about all the different ways that you can equip 2021 Cadillac Escalade interior, you have got a lot of different choices. Of course, as you’d, expect for a flagship luxury suv. So, on your luxury model, that’s, going to start with leatherette seating premium, luxury and sport models are upgraded to mulan leather and if you choose to have the platinum models, that’s, where you’re, going to get Semi-Aniline leather, now, as far as your color choices, you have jet black on the base model, black or parchment on the premium luxury.
Now, taking a look at the seats themselves, we have the standard, 12-way power adjusting seats with 4-way lumbar support. If you choose the platinum models, you actually will get 16-way power adjustment, and that also includes massaging as far as the seats themselves, they look and feel really really upscale. The leather quality is phenomenal.
Now, obviously we do have standard push button start. So i’ll, go ahead and start up here and we’ll. Take a look at the big feature of this new escalade. This 38 inch curved oled display. We’ll, go ahead and take a look and see how this boots up. So what you have is a 14 inch display for your gauge cluster. We have a 7 inch drivers display off here to the side and then over here in the middle, the main display is 16.9 inches, but i’ll just start out over here with the gauges right now we are in the augmented reality mode.
So, as you can see, we’re activated the front camera, and you have this crystal clear, live view of what’s in front of you very vividly rendered there’s, your speed right there at the top, and you Still have your critical information down here at the bottom now over here on this driver’s, assistance display this is where you will find three different sections, so this one here in the middle, this is for your gauges and you have three different modes.
So this is your traditional gauge mode. So, as you can see, you got your speed right there in the middle media and then some other information right there. On the side i’ll switch it to map when we do that we have navigation which takes up almost or takes up. Basically, the entire display there very impressive, similar to like audi virtual cockpit and then the last mode is what we were just in when we booted that up the ar camera.
You have some trip information. You can swipe between different things. Uh, you know just like a normal car. We also have a controls for our head up display now up here at the top you’ll see this is a 15-inch head-up display. How bright it is as well as how high you want it up there now for the main part of the display, like i said, this is a little bit uh, just about 17 inches large and the software on this is nothing like your typical Cadillac, it is not the same type of software at all, totally unique to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
First of all, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade resolution is stunning. I mean it’s, probably never going to pick up on camera as stunning as it is in person. Probably the highest quality display. I’ve ever seen in a vehicle. This is an oled display, so just like with your phone, that is also an O-LED. I’ll, try to get an angle on here, so you can see this, but it is curved towards the driver and same for that display as well. Now click into a few of the features here. Obviously, we are going to have an integrated navigation system, extremely responsive display as well.
You can click into like your audio stuff, like that, that’s all going to work in a similar way. We also have apple, carplay and android auto and those are both going to be wireless as well, so it’s, one of the first vehicles to have Android auto and Apple CarPlay any case you’re wondering i do want to point out right from the start here. This whole display this 38 inch display is standard on every version of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, so it’s, certainly something that’s, really going to stand out against the competition.
As well, this is the newest design and if you get the platinum package, the air bag cover will also be leather covered, and you’ll notice, rain sensing wipers up there at the top. Now to the side. Here we have a button for our electronic parking brake and we have our four wheel, drive, controls and then checking out the interior storage next pop open our center console here, as you can see, it is massive just like in any previous 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
We have a ton of space all nicely felt lined. Of course, we have got our two usb ports and a 12 volt outlet as well right here we have a place. We can stick our phone, it is the standard wireless phone charger and then we have got our two cup holders, another little storage area and two more usb ports right there. There’s, also some storage along the edges and in the doors as well a lot of these areas.
You also notice a bunch of controls up here. This is for our homelink universal remotes. We have our tailgates. We also have a button up here that can remotely fold the third row so that’s, definitely a cool touch and then, finally, at the very top, we have our controls for the panoramic mover. As you can see, this is a very large panel of glass.
Of course, a panoramic moon roof was not available at all on the previous generation, and this is, like, i said, very large and is standard actually on all, but the very base luxury trim now coming around to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade rear seat.
This is going to be arguably the biggest improvement over the previous generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade, because that move to the independent rear suspension has really just done wonders in terms of the second row space, as well as the third row space, which we will talk about in just a Second. As far as the actual legroom figures, it’s, going to be 42 inches of rear, legroom 39 inches of rear headroom, which is over three inches larger than the previous escalade, and it is also larger than main rivals like the lincoln navigator.
Here i almost have to peer in, but up there is the 6.2 liter v8. It is the same as last year, so you’re still looking at really great power. Numbers 420 horsepower 460 pound-feet of torque, and that’s. Not all for this year, you’re, also going to have a new turbo diesel offering, which is, of course, class exclusive, and something really interesting, and i’m glad that cadillac is now offering.
As far as the specs on that engine is going to be a 3 liter turbo diesel, inline 6 cylinder 277 horsepower but 460 pound feet of torque, which is exactly the same as that 6.2 liter, and you can get that diesel option for no additional cost paired. With that you’re, going to have a 10-speed automatic transmission and then, as far as your fuel economy, it’s, pretty much the same as last year, since you do have the same powertrain.
So you’re. Looking at 16 combined when you choose the 6.2 liter and four wheel drive, which is probably the most common configuration now by this point in the video you’re, probably wondering what is all of this technology and luxury going to cost me, and it’s not going to be cheap, but it is just a little bit more expensive than last year.
How much the 2021 Cadillac Escalade Price?
So 2021 Cadillac Escalade going to be starting at is $77.290 dollars for the luxury trim level. This is with rear wheel drive. You can add four wheel drive for an additional three thousand dollars to all of these prices.