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2022 Cadillac Escalade

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2022 Luxury 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $77,795
2022 ESV Luxury 4x2 Price:   -  From $80,795
2022 Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $80,795
2022 ESV Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $83,795
2022 Premium Luxury 4x2 Price:   -  From $86,595
2022 ESV Premium Luxury 4x2 Price:   -  From $89,595
2022 Premium Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $89,595
2022 Sport 4x2 Price:   -  From $89,595
2022 ESV Premium Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $92,595
2022 ESV Sport 4x2 Price:   -  From $92,595
2022 Sport 4x4 Price:   -  From $92,595
2022 ESV Sport 4x4 Price:   -  From $95,595
2022 Premium Luxury Platinum 4x2 Price:   -  From $104,095
2022 Sport Platinum 4x2 Price:   -  From $104,095
2022 ESV Premium Luxury Platinum 4x2 Price:   -  From $107,095
2022 ESV Sport Platinum 4x2 Price:   -  From $107,095
2022 Premium Luxury Platinum 4x4 Price:   -  From $107,095
2022 Sport Platinum 4x4 Price:   -  From $107,095
2022 ESV Premium Luxury Platinum 4x4 Price:   -  From $110,095
2022 ESV Sport Platinum 4x4 Price:   -  From $110,095


What's New

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade receives minor feature updates such as a new buckle-to-drive system, a standard lane keep assist system, and standard puddle lamps on the Platinum trims that display a Cadillac emblem.

Choosing Your Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is available in five trims, the Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, and Sport Platinum, and prices range from $77,990 to $105,740. The extended Escalade ESV models are similarly equipped and add $3,000 to the price.

Engine Choices

The Escalade is standard with a 6.2-liter V8 while a 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine is about a $2,500 option (depending on trim). The gasoline engine generates 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 RPM which is matched by the turbo engine although at a much lower 1,500 RPM. Both are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and send power to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is a $3,000 option.

Fuel economy ranges from an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined with the rear-wheel-drive diesel to 16 MPG combined when fitted with the gasoline engine and four-wheel drive. The cross-town rival from Lincoln delivers just one MPG point better but when the ratings are in the teens, every point matters, and in this case, it’s worth $900 per year in gasoline savings. The diesel is also less expensive to run than the big V8 (by about $1,250 annually) and it extends the Escalade’s range by about 150 miles. Both the Escalade and Escalade ESV earn the same fuel economy ratings.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Escalade is equipped to hold seven passengers or eight when fitted with the no-cost second-row bench seat. The big SUV sits 81.1 inches wide and stretches to 211.9 inches in length while the Escalade ESV goes on for another 15 inches. Both models offer 41.7 inches of legroom (almost as much as a crew cab pickup), and those in the third row will see 35 inches or about 36.5 inches of legroom in the ESV. Cargo volume also expands from 25.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 71.9 behind the second row, and 121 cubic feet with both rows folded to 41.5, 94.1, and 142.8 cubic feet, respectively.

The standard-length Escalade with the gasoline engine can tow 8,200 pounds or 8,000 pounds when equipped with four-wheel drive, and, while its low down torque may feel better suited for towing, the diesel’s ratings are 200 pounds less and the ESV takes off another 100 pounds. Automatic leveling LED headlights are standard although the integrated brake controller and trailer blind-spot zone will require stepping up to the Premium Luxury trim and selecting the Performance Package.

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Safety Features

The base trim does without the advanced active safety technology but still incorporates automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist (newly standard for 2022), front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, safety seat alert, a new Buckle-to-Drive system, and an HD surround-view display.

The Premium Luxury and above trims add Super Cruise (on models built after December 5, 2021), enhanced automatic emergency braking, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert with reverse automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, automatic seatbelt tightening, and a rearview mirror camera.

The Escalade has not been rated by IIHS but earns a four-star overall rating from NHTSA.


The Escalade is standard with a 14.2-inch gauge cluster display with a 7.2-inch display on the left and a 16.9-inch display on the right for infotainment and vehicle systems. Wireless smartphone compatibility, HD Radio, SiriusXM with 360L, and a Wi-Fi hotspot with remote connectivity are included. Sound is produced through a 19-speaker premium sound system with conversation enhancement or a 36-speaker AKG sound system available on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims and standard on the two Platinum trims with integrated speakers into the ceiling and headrests and independent front occupant volume control. There are seven USB ports, two 110V outlets, and a wireless phone charger onboard for charging duties.

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2022 Cadillac Escalade Luxury – MSRP From $77,990

The Luxury trim feels properly equipped for a luxury SUV. The exterior includes LED headlights and taillights, 22-inch wheels, dual exhaust outlets integrated into the rear fascia, running boards, chrome bodyside moldings and roof rails, a hands-free power tailgate, proximity entry with illuminated door handles, auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals, remote engine start, brake wear indicators, and a capless fuel filler. The interior is just as well fitted with faux leather seating, eight-way power-adjustable heated front seats, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, memory positioning, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third-row, power-release second-row seats, tri-zone climate control, ambient lighting, and augmented-reality navigation that is displayed in the large digital gauge cluster.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury – MSRP From $88,990

The Premium Luxury trim adds several significant features over the Luxury trim such as polished 22-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, perforated leather seats with ventilation for the front row, and a head-up display.

The $2,700 Performance Package is available and includes adaptive dampers, towing equipment, and an electronically-engaging limited-slip rear axle. With the Performance Package selected, the Touring Package is offered for $2,550 which includes air suspension with adjustable height settings (+/-4 inches) and front and rear soft-close doors. With both of those packages selected, the premium AKG sound system is available for $4,300 and night vision is offered for $2,000.

The $600 Heavy-Duty Trailering Package can be added to the Performance Package and includes a two-speed transfer case, additional cooling capacity, an auxiliary camera, and a trailer tire pressure monitoring system.

The $3,910 Radiant Package adds bright 22–inch chrome alloy wheels, a mesh grille with silver surrounds, monochromatic Cadillac emblems, and puddle lamps that display the Cadillac crest.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport – MSRP From $91,690

The Sport trim includes the features of the Premium Luxury and adds a black finish to the 22-inch wheels, gloss-black body side moldings, roof rails, grille surround, window and c-pillar trim, running boards, tailgate trim, and exhaust tips. It also includes the features of the Performance Package.

The Touring Package is also available and the Onyx Package ($2,510) adds gloss black wheels, a gloss black nameplate, and puddle lamps.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum – MSRP From $105,740

The top-tier Premium Luxury Platinum trim features unique 22-inch wheels, a unique grille design, semi-aniline leather seats in all three rows, 16-way power-adjustable front seats with massage, the premium sound system, and two 12.6-inch rear-seat entertainment screens, as well as the equipment of the Performance Package, and the Touring Package.

The Radiant Package is available for $3,775 - slightly less because the puddle lights are newly standard.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum – MSRP From $106,365

The Sport Platinum trim merges the features of the Premium Luxury Platinum trim with the design of the Sport trim.

The $2,375 Onyx Package is also available.

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The Premium Luxury trim with the Touring Package and the Heavy-Duty Trailering Package equip the Escalade with the luxury and capability that makes the Escalade worth its price tag.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 420 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
10-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
14 / 19 / 16 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 420 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
14 / 19 / 16 Mpg
Duralife 4-wheel Disc / Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
24.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
109.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
168 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
211.9 "
Exterior Width
81.1 "
Exterior Height
76.7 "
Front Headroom
42.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.9 "
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
41.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,635 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
19.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
22.0 " Silver Aluminum / 22.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Inteluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
19 Akg Studio
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist With Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear Park Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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