Loaded with luxury and style.

2019 Cadillac Escalade | CarMax

You like to go big and make an impression wherever you go; you appreciate something with a bigger-than-life interior that's full of luxury, so you're considering a luxury SUV. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is one of the leaders for size, technology, comfort, and attention to luxurious detail in that category.

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a stylish full-sized SUV that sits on a frame. On the 2019 model, a powerful V8 engine and ten-speed automatic transmission give the Cadillac Escalade a smooth and quiet ride. Whether you're taking a trip out to the country or driving around town, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade has all the luxuries a top-tier SUV can provide.

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Key Specs and Features

  • A standard 16-speaker Bose® sound system
  • Remote start on all 2019 model trims
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • A WiFi® hotspot for your passengers1
  • Available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Big on Space

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Third Row | CarMax

Looking for something with enough space for passengers, cargo, and then some? The 2019 Cadillac Escalade offers 15.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row. Fold all the seats down to open up to a cavernous 94.2 cubic feet of cargo space. For even more space, consider the 2019 Cadillac ESV trim—the stretched wheelbase gives you 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row.

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

2. Plenty of Tech Features

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Tech Dash | CarMax

The size of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade might be a bit of a step up but don't worry! Standard on all Luxury trim and higher 2019 Cadillac Escalades is the Driver Awareness Package. Forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic braking, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alerts are all part of this high-tech package. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade even uses vibrations in the seat, designed to boost your confidence and attentiveness on the road.

3. Power for the Big Haul

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Engine | CarMax

Whether it's full of cargo or pulling something behind it, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade should have the ability to get the job done. A 6.2-liter V8 engine provides 420 horsepower through a ten-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade with the V8 and rear-wheel drive can tow up to an estimated 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.1

4. Entertainment on the Move

It can sometimes be a challenge to keep your passengers entertained on longer trips—but the 2019 Cadillac Escalade has many ways to keep passengers happy and occupied. An optional LTE-powered WiFi hotspot can provide internet for up to seven people, allowing everyone to stay connected.1 If you need more, a dual-screen rear entertainment system is added on the Platinum trim, capable of HD-video while running audio through the standard 16-speaker Bose sound system.

5. Big on Luxury

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Front Seats | CarMax

Inside the 2019 Cadillac Escalade, luxury surrounds you. Heated and cooled front seats, leather first- and second-row seats, memory seat settings, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control are standard on all 2019 Cadillac models. The Platinum trim features full semi-aniline leather seating, second-row bucket seats, a suede headliner, and genuine wood interior trim.

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Backseats | CarMax

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What You Need to Know

Interior Colors

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is available in the following interior colors:

  • Jet Black with Jet Black accents and Santos Palisander Burl wood trim
  • Shale with Jet Black accents and Black Marble Burl wood trim
  • Kona Brown with Jet Black accents and Natural Finish Elmwood trim
  • Jet Black semi-aniline leather with Jet Black suede accents and Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood trim
  • Maple Sugar semi-aniline leather with Jet Black accents and Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood trim

Exterior colors

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is available in the following colors:

  • Black Raven
  • Bronze Dune Metallic
  • Crystal White Tri-coat
  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Passion Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Metallic


The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is available in the following trims:

  • Escalade - The base trim has no name assigned to it, but does come with standard tri-zone automatic climate control, a 16-speaker audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, leather first- and second-row seating, and more.
  • Luxury - Adds lane-keep assist, a driver awareness seat, a color heads-up display, a power sunroof, forward automatic braking, and more.
  • Premium Luxury - Adds adaptive cruise control, a Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system, front cornering lights, and illuminated handles.
  • Platinum - Adds semi-aniline leather seating, power-retractable side steps, a headrest-mounted rear-entertainment system, massage seating, and more.

Similar Vehicles

Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe has all the size and space. The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe is available with two engine choices and a six-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel-drive 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe with the 5.3L V8 engine can tow up to an estimated 8,600 pounds when properly equipped.1This gives you a lot of options if you're looking for a capable people-mover or you’re looking to take a small caravan or boat away on a trip.

There are three trims available to buy: LT, LS, and Premier. The base-level LS trim includes features like Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker audio system.

Chevrolet Suburban

Maximize your space with the cavernous and comfortable Chevrolet Suburban. The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban offers a whopping 39.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. With a total of 121.7 cubic feet behind the first row, there should be plenty of room for big items or up to eight passengers. This means the Suburban is fantastic for camping trips.

Available with a choice of two engines and in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. The 2019 top-trim Premier features magnetically adjustable suspension, an eight-inch touchscreen, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system.

Lincoln Navigator

If you're interested in a different take on luxury, check out the 2019 Lincoln Navigator. Powered by a 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine and a ten-speed automatic transmission, you'll enjoy the noise it makes as you pull away. Despite its size, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator with the V6 and RWD gets an estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.2

The 2019 Navigator and Navigator L are available in three trims, the base Navigator, Select, and Reserve. The Reserve trim features heated and cooled first and second-row seating, aluminum-alloy body panels, a power tailgate, a rear entertainment system, massage front seats, and a panoramic moonroof.

The Bottom Line

You'll find the 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a luxurious and comfortable full-size SUV. If you're looking for an excellent ride, luxury finishes, and ample interior space, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a strong contender.

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1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3Requires data plan and compatible device.
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