2022 Cadillac Escalade

Rating8.5

Ranked #3 in Fullsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$77,795 - $104,595

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Key Spec of 2022 Cadillac Escalade
fuel economy

14/17/20

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Immense cabin space

Below-average fuel economy

620 hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 powered Cadillac Escalade V will debut.

Elegant and high-tech cabin

No available hybrid powertrain

Lane keep assist and lane departure warning is now standard.

Bold yet subtle exterior

Not as athletic as some rivals

Cadillac's Super Cruise Semi-autonomous driving feature has been dropped due to chip shortage.

Plus ride quality

New Touring package on Premium Luxury and Sport trim.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 25, 2022

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The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is the very epitome of American luxury from the brand. The full-size Cadillac SUV 2022 comes with lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist as standard. Cadillac’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving feature is now standard across the Premium Luxury, Sport and Platinum models. The Escalade 2022 Premium Luxury and Sport models get access to Touring Package, adding features like air suspension and soft close doors. The 2022 Escalade price starts at $77,795 and a destination fee of $1,795 is levied on the base price. The much-anticipated 2023 Escalade-V is finally available to order. 

Featuring a 5-trim lineup of Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade MSRP can be an expense of $77,795-$104,095 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader and uber-luxurious 2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum models will cost you $26,300 more than the base 2022 Cadillac Escalade Luxury trim for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

Luxury

$74,175 $77,795

Premium Luxury

$82,345

$86,595

Sport $84,910 $89,595
Premium Luxury Platinum

$98,210

$104,095
Sport Platinum  $98,210 $104,095

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2022 Cadillac Escalade For Sale 

Speaking of investments, the Cadillac Escalade 2022 gets you with a base lease deal starting at $1,011/month for 48 months, considering an annual drive of 10,000 miles with $7,366 due at signing the lease agreement. Cadillac also offers attractive financing options for well-qualified buyers, with monthly payments ranging in between $888-$3,031 for a term of 24-84 months. 


For budget-oriented buyers, the used 2022 Cadillac Escalade can be availed of with a base price of $86,999. Going for older model years like the 2021 Cadillac Escalade could be a matter of $80,000 and 2020 Cadillac Escalade can cost as much as $41,991 along with a listing of up to 5,475 in total.

Model Year

Starting Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 Cadillac Escalade (Check Now!) $86,999 383
2021 Cadillac Escalade $80,000 628
2020 Cadillac Escalade $41,991 452
2019 Cadillac Escalade $35,000 728
2018 Cadillac Escalade $35,991 568
2017 Cadillac Escalade $31,995 670
2016 Cadillac Escalade $27,795 666
2015 Cadillac Escalade $19,888 612
2014 Cadillac Escalade $13,695 178
2013 Cadillac Escalade $3,595 230
2012 Cadillac Escalade $11,995 145
2011 Cadillac Escalade $8,995 215

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Considering the entire list of features and specifications, the trim which we think is the best buy of the lot is the 2022 Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum. At an msrp of $105,840, it has all the interior creature comforts, technology and safety features that one could ask for in a full-size luxury SUV. Surely, the Platinum models can be considered as fully-loaded. 


The Escalade is powered by a 420 hp, V8 engine. The powertrain drives the rear wheels as standard while 4WD is available as an option. Buyers who don't want the gas-guzzling V8 have the option to pick the 277 hp, 2022 Cadillac Escalade diesel model. The 2WD and 4WD gas models can tow 8,200 pounds and 8,000 pounds respectively. The 2WD and 4WD diesel models can tow up to 8,000 pounds and 7,800 pounds respectively. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade interior offers sheer luxury along with a maximum cargo capacity of 109.1 cubic feet. The Escalade's configurations are impressive and it offers more power than the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, better cargo space than the Lincoln Navigator, and better rear seat legroom than the BMW X7


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Luxury 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 10A)$72480$7779537 Listings
Sport Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)$99365$104595228 Listings
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Over All Rating

8.5

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Trims

Luxury$77,795 onwards
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  • 22-inch polished w/painted accents aluminum Wheels

Premium Luxury$84,895 onwards
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  • 1st and 2nd row Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
  • 22-inch polished aluminum Wheels
  • Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist 3.0

Sport$87,595 onwards
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  • 22-inch polished w/painted accents aluminum Wheels

Sport Platinum$104,095 onwards
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  • Semi-Aniline leather Seat trim

Premium Luxury Platinum$104,095 onwards
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2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury

Premium Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$82,430
Est. $1,119/mo
Excellent deal
$11,020 Below market
RMV: $93,450
Owosso, MI
MSRP $90,865
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2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$92,369
Est. $1,254/mo
Excellent deal
$10,891 Below market
RMV: $103,260
Owosso, MI
MSRP $102,230
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2023 Cadillac Escalade SUV

Sport Platinum 4WD

Dealer Price
$107,100
Est. $1,454/mo
Excellent deal
$12,190 Below market
RMV: $119,290
Nanuet, NY
MSRP $107,100
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2023 Cadillac Escalade SUV

Sport Platinum 4WD

Dealer Price
$107,534
Est. $1,459/mo
Good deal
$11,756 Below market
RMV: $119,290
Mahwah, NJ
MSRP $111,465
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2023 Cadillac Escalade SUV

Sport 4WD

Dealer Price
$97,485
Est. $1,323/mo
Good deal
$10,650 Below market
RMV: $108,135
Mahwah, NJ
MSRP $101,215
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2022 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$74,488
Est. $1,011/mo
Good deal
$7,952 Below market
RMV: $82,440
Owosso, MI
MSRP $82,065
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2023 Cadillac Escalade SUV

Sport Platinum 4WD

Dealer Price
$108,088
Est. $1,467/mo
Good deal
$11,202 Below market
RMV: $119,290
Mahwah, NJ
MSRP $132,065
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2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport

Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$93,573
Est. $1,270/mo
Good deal
$9,687 Below market
RMV: $103,260
Mahwah, NJ
MSRP $127,075
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2022 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$75,000
Est. $1,018/mo
Good deal
$7,440 Below market
RMV: $82,440
Owosso, MI
MSRP $82,575
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

If the price doesn’t scare you off, the Escalade is an excellent choice among full-size luxury SUVs- Cars.com 

The Cadillac Escalade is the brand’s flagship in terms of luxury, performance and sheer-size. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade continues to remain competitive in the luxury full-size SUV market, without compromising on exterior design, interior space, comfort and practicality. In the J.D. Power Consumer Rating, the Cadillac Escalade 2022 scored an overall 83/100 which can be termed as “Great”. In the quality and reliability it scored 83/100 as well. The driving experience was rated at 85/100.

The Escalade lacks in the resale department with a score of 78/100. With just a single recall and two complaints with the NHTSA, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade problems are not worrisome. A decent quality and reliability score points at its reliability. The estimated “Cost-to-Own” over a five-year ownership period can be mainly divided into Depreciation ($49,314), Fuel Charges ($28,784), Insurance ($8,778), Maintenance ($5,835) and Repairs ($2,085).


Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Escalade SUV offers every high-tech item and the utmost in luxury features- Car and Driver

Being a luxury full-size SUV, the Cadillac 2022 Escalade is filled with creature comforts up to the brim from the base Luxury trim itself. Some features like 22-inch 14-spoke alloy wheels, running boards, 12-way power driver and front passenger heated seats, Curved OLED with 38-inch of total diagonal display, AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system, and Cadillac Smart System suite of safety and driver assistance features like front pedestrian braking, automatic braking, HD rear vision camera, and rear park assist are standard. 

The Escalade Premium Luxury features consist of panoramic sunroof, full color head up display, enhanced driver-assistance features, and multiple optional features like adaptive air suspension. The Sport trim adds features like gloss black trim elements and performance package with electronic LSD, magnetic ride control, and trailering package. The Premium Luxury Platinum trim adds features like leather-wrapped interior, heated and ventilated front seats, and rear entertainment system. The Sport Platinum trim offers similar features as the Sport trim, adding Premium Luxury Platinum features.

Trims

Luxury

Premium Luxury

Sport

Premium Luxury Platinum

Sport Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$77,795 $86,595 $89,595 $104,095 $104,095

MSRP (4WD)

$80,795 $89,595 $92,595 $107,095 $107,095

Features

Keyless entry and remote ignition

Adds or upgrades to ‘Luxury’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Premium Luxury’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Sport’

Adds or upgrades to ‘Premium Luxury Platinum’

 

Front and rear parking sensors

Adaptive air suspension

Gloss black alloy wheels finish

22-inch alloy wheels

22-inch gloss black alloy wheels

 

Full leather upholstery

Performance Package

Premium sound system

Leather-wrapped dash and door panels

Night vision

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Rear entertainment system

 

Massaging front seats

Gloss black exterior treatment

 

Heated front and rear seats

Driver Assist Tech Package

 

36-speaker sound system

 

 

16.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Heavy-duty trailering package

 

Front and rear automated emergency braking

 

The packages available on a few trims also include a few nifty features. The Driver Assist Tech Package includes adaptive cruise control and soft-close doors. Performance Package gets you a trailer brake controller, better suspension, and trailer hitch. While the Sport and Sport Platinum trims don’t get any major features added except for blackened exterior trims and alloys. Also, there is a new Touring package for 2022, available on Premium Luxury and Sport trims, which adds soft-close doors, air suspension, and an illuminated door sill protector.

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade mpg ratings are not even close to the competition. With an EPA-estimated gas mileage of 14 mpg in the city, 19 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in combined driving conditions. For better efficiency, prospective buyers can go for the diesel engine with better fuel economy of 21/27/23 mpg in city/highway/combined driving conditions. With a gas tank size of 24 gallons, the 2022 Escalade can be driven up to 336/456/384 miles in city/highway/combined conditions.

Models

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 BMW X7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Lincoln Navigator

MPG (City)

14

19

20

16

MPG (Highway)

19

24

24

22

MPG (Combined)

16

21

21

18

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

24.0

21.9

23.8

23.6

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

336/456/384

416/ 526/ 459

476/ 571/ 499

378/ 519/ 424

As seen, the rivals with newer and smaller turbocharged engines perform much better and stay far ahead of the gas-guzzling Escalade. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class puts out the best figures followed by the BMW X7. The Lincoln Navigator like the Cadillac Escalade is another gas-guzzler that returns only a few MPG more than the latter. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has the second-largest 23.8-gallon fuel tank, which helps it to return close to 500 miles combined range from a tankful of gas. 

Interior
9.0/10

As the flagship of the Cadillac lineup, the 2022 Escalade ups the ante on in-cabin luxury- Car and Driver

The Cadillac Escalade 2022 interior is the place to be in. Since the cabin was redesigned last year itself it has been carried forward for this year without any change. That means even the base model comes with the nicest of materials. After all, this is the brand's flagship vehicle. Every touchpoint in the 2022 Escalade has premium materials, soft-touch plastics, and metal accents. The seats are plush and power-adjusted and also come as standard with heating function. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade dashboard flaunts a big curved OLED screen. The lower trim comes with a faux leather interior, while the higher trims come with semi-aniline leather.

With the top of the line Sports Platinum trim, you get the Palermo Quilted Leather trim. The seats are plush and power-adjusted and also come as standard with heating function. The Escalade comes standard with the two second-row captain's chairs. But buyers can opt for the second-row bench for no additional cost, thus increasing the seating capacity from seven to eight. The interior color options (trim specific) include Black, Brandy, Parchment, Whisper Beige, and Dark Auburn colors. With 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, the Escalade is high on practicality as well. 

Models

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 BMW X7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Lincoln Navigator

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

First Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in.)

42.3/ 65.5/ 44.5

41.9/ 60.0/ 39.8

39.4/ 59.3/ 40.3

41.8/ 65.2/ 43.9

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in.)

38.9/ 64.6/ 41.7

39.9/ 58.1/ 37.6

40.2/ 58.5/ 41.9

40.0/ 65.1/ 41.1

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom) (in.)

38.2/ 62.7/ 34.9

36.6/ 47.9/ 33.3

38.9/ 50.3/ 34.6

37.3/ 64.2/ 36.1

Cargo Capacity (ft³.)

25.5

18.2

17.4

19.3

All the luxury SUVs in the foray are full-size SUVs that have plenty of interior space. But what sets apart the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator from the BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is the best-in-class third-row seats without compromising in the first two rows space. That said, the Lincoln Navigator offers the maximum interior space, followed by Cadillac Escalade. Next comes the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, which is more spacious than the BMW X7 which in turn happens to be the least spacious among all.

The infotainment of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is not only its highlight but also the talk of the town. The massive infotainment setup consists of a 16.9-inch infotainment screen plus the 14.2-inch digital driver's display and another 7.2-inch control panel. All of which are integrated smoothly, which gives the Escalade a futuristic feel that can outclass the best of what the Germans have to offer. The screen feels as responsive as any modern-day smartphone. Also, features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AKG audio system and WiFi hotspot are standard. 

Some of the key interior features of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade are: 

  • Tri-zone automatic climate contorl
  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • HD radio and Bluetooth Connection
  • Wireless device charging
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 16-speaker AKG sound system
  • Five USB-ports
Exterior
8.5/10

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade retains the sleek and suave styling cues from its generational change in 2021. The exterior of the newly redesigned Escalade is posh. Shod with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, the Escalade has a massive 8-inches of ground clearance. At the front, you also get the majestic grille, LED Headlamps, and a grand hood, all backed by a behemoth silhouette. Move to the side, and though the 2022 Cadillac Escalade has an overall boxy build but is curved in the right places. The clean lines and creases make up for a bold yet subtle look for an SUV that is almost six meters long.

The large and imposing front grille with the sleek and modern-looking headlights give the Escalade a brawny yet swanky look. The SUV sports smooth flowing lines along its body that converge towards the rear where it meets the long LED taillamps. Even from the rear, the ride manages to retain its butch and bulky road presence. To make the Escalade's presence even more pronounced, Cadillac offers different exterior colors like Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, Infrared Tintcoat, Mahogany Metallic, Sandstone Metallic. 

Models

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 BMW X7

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Lincoln Navigator

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,635

5,397

5,467

5,645

Length (in.)

211.0

203.3

205.0

210.0

Width (in.)

81.0

78.7

79.9

79.9

Height (in.)

76.6

71.1

71.8

76.4

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.0

8.7

7.9

9.7

Wheelbase (in.)

120.9

122.2

123.4

122.5

The dimensions of the Cadillac Escalade are humongous, and it is truly a land yacht. The Escalade measures 211.9-inches in length, 81.1-inches in width, 76.7-inches in height, and has 120.9-inches of wheelbase. Lincoln Navigator is the closest to the Escalade in terms of dimensions. The Navigator is 1.9-inches smaller in length, 1.2-inches less wide, but has a 1.6-inches longer wheelbase compared to the Escalade. The next closest is the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class that is 6.9-inches smaller in length, 1.2-inches less wide, 4.9-inches lower in height, but gets a 2.5-inches larger wheelbase compared to the Escalade. Except the wheelbase, the BMW X7 is smaller than the Cadillac Escalade 

Some of the key exterior features of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade are:

  • 20-inch 7-spoke chrome alloy wheels
  • Capless fueling system
  • Swept-black headlights
  • Active aero grille shutters
  • Eldorado inspired tail lights
  • Acoustic windshield and rear privacy glass
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 Escalade sits on a brand new chassis called the GMT1XX platform, which is shared with its mechanical counterparts developed by Chevrolet and GMC. The platform is tried and tested and is one of the most stable and rugged in the business right now. Apart from the Federally mandated features, Cadillac offers active safety features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors, active lane control, a surround-view camera system, and a driver seat that vibrates in the direction of potential danger. The 2022 Escalade hasn’t been completely crash-tested yet. The IIHS is yet to crash-test it while the NHTSA gave it an overall safety score of 4 out of 5 stars.

Some of the key safety features of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade are:

  • Trailer side blind zone alert
  • Forward collision alert
  • Enhanced automatic parking assist
  • Lane keep assisting w/ Lane departure warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert and Rear pedestrian alert
  • Lane change alert w/ Side blind zone alert
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Cadillac Escalade vs 2022 BMW X7

The BMW X7 is one of the fastest and stylish looking SUVs of 2021 along with the all-new Cadillac Escalade. One of its major flex is that the X7 is much more engaging to drive compared to the bulky Escalade. The X7 also boasts a posh cabin, which is evenly matched with the Escalade. However, the X7 can't compete with the sheer size and practicality of the Escalade. Thus to conclude, the decision between the two depends on what you want from your SUV.

2022 Cadillac Escalade vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most established brands in this segment, and the GLS is its flagship luxury SUV. It is more fun to drive and also boasts high-powered AMG variants. Although it can't tow as much as the Escalade, it surely gives the Cadillac a run for its money when considering fuel economy and performance figures, The GLS, however, can't match the space and practicality provided by the Escalade, which the latter is a true eight-seater. While the GLS feels cramped in the third-row seats.

2022 Cadillac Escalade vs 2022 Lincoln Navigator

The Lincoln Navigator is by far the closest competitor to the Escalade. Navigator offers a more powerful engine from the get-go and also has one of the highest towing capacities in this class. The Lincoln also has a well-appointed cabin that can go toe to toe with the new Escalade. The Escalade does get some extra points of innovation due to the excellent infotainment system and central stack. Thus choosing between the two it eventually boils down to personal preference between the Navigator and the Escalade.

Final Verdict

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is more or less similar to the 2021 model year, and this is not a bad thing. The new Escalade is one of the most excellent offerings to have come out of the General Motors group in recent years. It has the looks and feels luxurious both inside out to impress ones sitting in it and those looking from outside. Add to that the Escalade offers loads of practicality and it is a perfect full-size land yacht in the form. Thus if a land yacht is what you are looking for then look no further and go for the Escalade.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$87595

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

376 cu in

horse power

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

460 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

211.9 in

wheelbase

120.9 in

width

81.1 in

curb weight

5635 lbs

Height

76.7 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

168.4 cu ft

cargo volume

121 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

480.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.


Cadillac Escalade 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$86,286
5 Year Cost To Own
$98,092
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $98,092
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$18,322$5,908$4,781$5,408$4,689$39,108
Insurance$1,658$1,650$1,789$1,857$1,904$8,858
Fuel$3,013$3,200$3,203$3,349$3,438$16,203
Maintenance$744$1,069$1,105$2,790$1,615$7,323
Repairs$-34$-16$10$837$1,233$2,030
Financing Interest$5,369$4,376$3,256$2,002$745$15,748
Taxes and Fees$7,162$492$396$371$401$8,822
Total Cost-To-Own$36,234$16,679$14,540$16,614$14,025$98,092
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FAQs

What's new on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

Lane-keeping assist and lane departure warning are now standard on the 2022 Escalade. While a 620 hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 powered Cadillac Escalade V will debut along with the regular Escalade. Apart from this, a new Touring package on Premium Luxury and Sport trim has also been added this year. While on a sad note, Cadillac's Super Cruise Semi-autonomous driving feature has been dropped due to chip shortage for 2022 Escalade.

How much will the 2022 Cadillac Escalade cost?

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) range of $77,795 to $104,095. The AWD trims will cost $3,000 more.

How many miles per gallon does the 2022 Cadillac Escalade get?

The 2022 Escalade 2WD will return 15/20/17MPG of fuel economy in city/highway/combined respectively while the 2022 Escalade 4WD returns 1 MPG less on the highway compared to the 2WD version.

What are the dimensions of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

The 2022 Escalade measures 211.9-inches in length, 81.1-inches in width, 76.7-inches in height, and has 120.9-inches of wheelbase.

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