2022 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac Escalade highlights

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  • Stylish digital cockpit interface
  • Roomy cabin for up to eight passengers
  • Expansive rear cargo space


  • Controls can be difficult to see
  • Key tech features are optional
  • Standard V8 lacks fuel efficiency

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 19 highway, 16 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

  • Adjustable Suspension features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The ESV Luxury trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The ESV Premium Luxury trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The ESV Sport trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The Luxury trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.
  • The Premium Luxury trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

2022 Cadillac Escalade trims

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  • 277-hp, 460-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • 420-hp, 460-lb-ft of torque 6.2L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
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Premium Luxury:


ESV Luxury:

ESV Premium Luxury:


Sport Platinum:

Premium Luxury Platinum:

ESV Premium Luxury Platinum:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium Luxury Platinum
  • 134.1 inch wheelbase

ESV Sport:

ESV Sport Platinum:

  • Includes all features available on the ESV Sport
  • No significant upgrades found on the ESV Sport Platinum

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Cadillac Escalade

1. Great towing capacity

If you want to tow toys and haul the family, the Cadillac Escalade is the only vehicle you need. With a choice of powerful gas or diesel engine options under the hood, the 2022 Escalade is an SUV that performs like a pickup. Select 2WD and the optional towing package for a maximum estimated towing capacity of 8,200 lbs when properly equipped.

That's equivalent to a 28-foot travel trailer, so you can live out your digital nomad dreams. If 4WD is a requirement, the maximum estimated towing capacity is a very respectable 8,000 lbs when properly equipped.

2. Plenty of cargo space

Standing six and a half feet tall, you know the 2022 Cadillac Escalade will meet your cargo needs. Open the standard power liftgate to see the 25.5 cu-ft of space behind the third-row seating—about the same as an average French-door refrigerator. That third-row seating is comfortable too, thanks to the low independent rear suspension that takes up less room and soaks up bumps. The result is 109.1 cu-ft of space with the rear seats down. Look for the long wheelbase ESV option for 42.9 cu-ft of space behind the third row and 126.6 cu-ft with the rear seats down.

3. Expressive design

Bold lines and subtle accents define the imposing exterior of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. The huge 22-inch alloy wheels are standard, with several styles available. The standard chrome bar or optional black polished grille declares the vehicle's power. Look closely and you'll see the Cadillac script inside the headlights. Across the back, massive "light blade" brake lights span the rear vertically. The combined result is modern and sophisticated, equally at home at your favorite fishing hole or downtown restaurant.

4. Full-size luxury

Slide behind the wheel of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade for a full-size luxury SUV experience. You'll find convincing faux leather on the base Luxury trim; higher trims have real leather covering every surface, with real wood and aluminum accents. Heated and ventilated seats are standard, as is Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, and the optional center console refrigerator is a nice touch. Rear passengers will thank you for the optional 12.6-inch HD touchscreens that connect to their devices for all-day gaming.

5. Maximum tech

The inside of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade has more tech than you'll know what to do with at first glance. Yes, that is a gigantic 36-inch OLED display spanning most of the dash, blending driver information and center infotainment displays. The standard audio system rocks 19 speakers, but the optional AKG Acoustics® premium system has 36 speakers for a stadium concert feel. Plus, lane departure warning and lane-keep assist are standard features on every 2022 Escalade.

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RepairPal gave the Cadillac Escalade an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Cadillac Escalade 8th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

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Cadillac Escalade features and specs

ESV Premium Luxury 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 44.5"/M 41.7"/R 36.6"

Head room

F 42.3"/M 38.9"/R 38.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

760/7600 lbs.



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