The recent redesign of Caddy’s full-size SUV has brought a lot of novelties. The new model looks way better, it rides better and it is far more luxurious. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t see updates for the second production year. Allegedly, we are about to see a high-performance version of the SUV, which would come with a massive engine upgrade. Other than that, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade shouldn’t change too much. More details should come soon.
On the other side, standard models will continue in the same way. You may count on the same design, which offers attractive aesthetics, luxurious interior, loads of tech features, comfortable ride etc. Also, there are two capable engine options on the offer, though we have to say that the standard engine is a little bit thirsty by the segment standards.
Despite the possible novelties, we expect that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade won’t arrive much earlier than usual. Instead, it should hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any particular changes. The recent redesign has brought a completely new look, based on the Escala concept. The new model looks really attractive and there is no need for any modifications of this type at the moment. More importantly, the recent redesign has brought significant improvements in terms of mechanics. There is a new platform, which saves weight, lowers the center of gravity and improves ride quality in general.
On the other side, the possible performance version would bring some modifications for sure. Besides a more powerful engine, this model would probably come with an upgraded suspension and brakes, as well as with a new styling, which would emphasize the model’s sporty character. We are thinking of things like new bumpers, wheels etc.
On the inside, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade will certainly continue in the same way. The recent redesign has brought significant improvements in terms of the interior design and we don’t expect to see changes in the next several years. The new cabin looks impressive. We love that combination of three massive screens, but other areas look impressive as well. Materials are top-notch, while the build quality is great too.
Besides excellent quality, this cabin is also very generous with space. All three rows accommodate adults with ease. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driver’s position ensures good visibility in all directions, despite the vehicle’s huge size. When it comes to the cargo volume, no other luxury SUV can match the Escalade’s numbers. You may count on about 25.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats and 72.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down. The total capacity goes up to 121 cubic feet, which is 17 cubes more compared to the Navigator and way more compared to crossovers like Mercedes-Benz GLS or BMW X7.
Considering that we are talking about the second production year, it’s hard to imagine a 2022 Cadillac Escalade with bigger novelties in terms of standard equipment. Instead, most of the things are about to remain the same. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the current model already comes fully loaded. For reference, the list of standard features includes tech goodies like keyless entry, tri-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 16.9-inch touch screen, a 7.2-inch digital control panel, a 14.2-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, a 19-speaker AKG Studio stereo, wireless device charging, Bluetooth, two USB ports, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, and HD Radio.
Additionally, you can pay extra for goodies like air ionization, center console refrigerator, sunroof, a 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference surround-sound stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Engines
As we already mentioned, this aspect could bring the biggest novelty for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. We are talking about a hi-performance version, which would come with an upgraded V8 engine. The well-known 6.2-liter V8 would come with a supercharger, with around 200 additional ponies, for a total output of 625 horsepower.
The rest of the engine lineup will remain the same. Base models will continue with a standard version of the 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, there is also a diesel version, equipped with a 3.0-liter V6. This one is good for about 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Cadillac Escalade sometime a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2021. Base models will go around 77.000 dollars.