The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade is ready for its premiere! While you may find other luxury SUV’s offering more versatility and refinement, the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade still manages to endear itself to people who are looking for bold styling and impressive V8 power. Other highpoints include a quiet interior, an available seating capacity for up to eight people, stout power, and an impressive towing capacity. The Cadillac Escalade release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018.
This year, the Escalade gets only subtle changes that are notably conspicuous on its exterior styling and interior technologies. Many critics took Cadillac’s efforts with a pinch of salt when it said it was debuting its first model back in 1999. But even so, Cadillac proved it was not scratching an itch that wasn’t there once the first model made it to dealerships. It achieved quite a tremendous fan base, and continues to do almost two decades after.
However during this time, the number of rivals has increased significantly and Cadillac has had to offer the Escalade continuous improvements meant to keep it fresh and appealing to its fans. Its enduring appeal is manifested by its visual upgrades that adorn both its interior and exterior surfaces. It is now blockier and imposing on the outside and more comfortable and luxurious on its interior.
Its cabin looks modern and provides some of the latest features and technologies that will in no doubt enable it keep up with the Jonuses. It’s often critiqued CUE touchscreen interface has been overhauled and in its place is a more responsive and easy to use system that even those who find smartphone apps a bewilderment will certainly fall heads over heels with. Other technologies in place include the blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning and mitigation, pedestrian detection system, a multi-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and a faster Wi-Fi connectivity.
Lest you think the 2018 Cadillac is devoid of downsides, there are several setbacks worth pondering over. They include a high load height and cargo floor, a jiggly ride quality, and a cramped third-row bench. Nevertheless, these foibles shouldn’t be used as lame reason as to why you shouldn’t purchase the Escalade, as there are compelling and likable features to make you feel heavenly.
Some of the bogeys gripping the heels of the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade include Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the Lincoln Navigator, and the Infiniti QX80. You can also check out the Lexus LX 570
2018 Cadillac Escalade Trims
The full-size, seven-passenger 2018 Cadillac Escalade is offered in four trims: base, Luxury, ESV Platinum, and Premium. The Escalade EXT and V series reviews are covered elsewhere on this blog.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Exterior Reviews & Interior Changes
Standard equipment offered for the base model include driver-side and power folding auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a hands-free power liftgate, twenty-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, adaptive suspension dampers, power adjustable pedals, ventilated and heated front seats, running boards, automatic wipers and headlights, heated rear seats, automatic tri-zone climate control, xenon headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, split-folding 3rd-row seats, and a leather upholstery.
Inside, you get a CD player, satellite and HD radio, a multi-view camera, CUE infotainment interface, five USB ports, Bose sixteen-speaker audio system, a customizable instrument panel, active noise cancelling, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, an auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a navigation system.
Upgrading to the Escalade Luxury trim model gets you lane-departure warning and mitigation system, second-row power-folding seats, a sunroof, safety alert driver seat, forward collision warning and mitigation, an enhanced alarm system, automatic high-beams, 22” wheels, blind-spot warning and rear-cross traffic alert, and a heads-up display.
Building upon what the Luxury trim model offers, the Escalade Premium ads a reverse collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, metallic and wood interior trimmings, a CD player, a rear-seat entertainment system, cornering lights, automatic braking, and a nine-inch ceiling-mounted screen, and a panoramic sunroof.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Engine Specs
A power of 420 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 6.2L V8 engine. Fuel economy as per EPA projection should check in at 15/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the all-wheel drive, and 15/22/17 mpg with the rear-wheel drive option. Take a look here for more info on gas mileage.
0-60 mph acceleration with the 4WD Escalade Platinum clocks in at 6.1 seconds.
There are rumors of another engine but the details are still under wraps. We however expect Cadillac to make the details public months ahead of its release date.
Wheelbase: 116 in
Length: 203.9 in
Width: 80.5 in
Passenger volume: 120,8 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,2 ft³
Curb weight: 5552 lbs
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 6,1 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Granite Metallic, Gray Silk Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic and Terra Mocha Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8300 lbs
2018 Cadillac Escalade Release Date & Price
The Escalade SUV price starts from $72,970. It should go for sale in the USA and Canada sometime in the first half of 2018. Let us know if you would like to purchase it!
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