2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV

MSRP $30,000

Ranked #19 in Midsize Suv

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 9, 2021

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Cadillac has decided to bring the ‘V’ moniker to the ever-so-popular Escalade. The new V-branded Escalade will be equipped with the brand’s flagship 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine. With that said, the Escalade is expected to finally have the guts to back its outrageous looks. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V borrows the engine from the CT5-V Blackwing, making the performance abound and leaps ahead of the standard Escalade. 

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Pros

Roomy cabin irrespective of rows

Handling dynamics

Cons

Fuel Economy

Rear design language is underappreciated

What's New?

A powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine

Blacked-out exteriors

A more luxurious interior


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV in Infrared Metallic color
Infrared Metallic

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With a starting price of $110,000, the all-new 2022 Escalade V will also be featuring a lot of black elements to distinguish itself from the standard Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade V will compete against a few of the renowned performance SUVs including the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, the Lincoln Navigator Black Label, and the BMW Alpina XB7.

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Features

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V will come in a single trim with starting MSRP of $110,000 for rear-wheel drive. The Escalade V AWD will cost $3000 extra. The SUV will be powered by a 650 hp 6.2L supercharged V8 that is borrowed from the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. The Escalade V shares most of its design cues from the standard 2022 Escalade model, the V gets the top-of-the-line features.

Model

2022 Cadillac Escalade V

MSRP (RWD)

$110,000

MSRP (AWD)

$113,000

Key Features

Cadillac 38-inch overlapping OLED screen for Control Panel, Infotainment, and Driver Display

 

Dual 12.6-inch touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment system

 

AKG Studio Reference 36-speaker 3D Surround Sound system

 

Bluetooth, 4G LTE WiFi, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay Integration

 

Panoramic Power Sunroof

 

Body-colored and Illuminating Door Handles with gloss black exterior accents

 

22-inch 12-Spoke alloy wheels with Polished with Dark Android finish and all-season tires

 

Tri-Zone Climate Control System with PM 2.5 filtration

 

Heated Second Row seats with Nappa leather upholstery

 

Heated and power-adjustable multifunction steering wheel with leather upholstery

 

Power adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation capability

The Cadillac Escalade V interior welcomes you with features like power-adjustable seats and steering wheel, heating and ventilated seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and the 38-inch curved OLED screen which comprises the 7.2-inch Control Panel, 14.2-inch Digital Cluster Display, and 16.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the AKG 36-speaker 3D Surround Sound System. On the exterior, you get 22-inch wheels with all-season tires with illuminating door handles, gloss black accents and a power panoramic sunroof. 

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There was always a demand for a powerful Escalade ever since the 2021 Cadillac Escalade came with its 420 hp 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. The V-branded Cadillac Escalade is trying to establish itself in the league of beefy SUVs that are capable of overtaking all kinds of terrain and offer best-in-class specs. The new 2022 Cadillac Escalade V is a good choice for buyers looking for a powerful machine that can handle extreme conditions. 

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V will feature a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine sourced from the new 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. There is a significant performance boost over the naturally aspirated V8 engine found on the standard Escalade.

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The engine propels 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of peak torque via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain is rear-wheel-drive as standard, however, there's an all-wheel-drive system available with an extra $3000.

Model

2022 Cadillac Escalade V (Expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

2021 BMW Alpina XB7

Base MSRP

$110,000*

$132,100

$98,125

$141,300

Engine

6.2-liter Supercharged V8

4.0-liter Biturbo V8

3.5-liter Twin-Turbocharged V6

4.4-liter Biturbo V8

Transmission

10-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

10-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Horsepower

650 hp @ N/A

603 hp @ 5,750 RPM

450 hp @ 5,500 RPM

612 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

650 lb-ft @ N/A

627 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

510 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

0-60 (Sec)

4.5* secs

4.1 secs

5.2 secs

4.0 secs

Quarter Mile (Sec)

13.1* secs

12.0 secs

13.8 secs

12.6 secs

*figures taken under predictions

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V, despite having a more powerful engine than the competition, does not deliver the fastest 0-60 and falls behind its German competitors. In terms of engine output, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V does offer the most power and torque compared to any of its rivals.

How does the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V Handle?

The Escalade V has different driving modes which are customizable as per needs and controls the braking performance, suspensions, and engine power. Moreover, due to the heavier curb weight, the high-speed stability on the road is superb.

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The adaptive suspensions on the Escalade V are expected to improve the handling and overall dynamics over the standard. 

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Fuel Economy

With an engine that produces such ludicrous amounts of power, mileage figures are bound to take a back seat. It is expected that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V will deliver approximately 2 miles per gallon lower than the standard Escalade, which is not impressive by any means, but for the performance, it is forgivable. The expected mileage within the city would be around 13 miles per gallon, 18 miles per gallon on the highway, and 15 miles per gallon combined. 

Model

2022 Cadillac Escalade V (Expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

2021 BMW Alpina XB7

MPG (city)

13*

14

16

15

MPG (highway)

18*

18

20

21

MPG (combined)

15*

16

17

17

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

24.0*

23.8

23.6

21.9

Range (city/highway) (miles)

312/432/360*

333/428/381

378/472/401

329/460/372

*figures taken for reference

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label offers a slightly better fuel economy than the others in the competition, followed by the 2021 BMW Alpina XB7 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V is set to deliver similar mileage figures to that of the Mercedes.

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Interior

 The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V will offer a similar design to that of the standard Escalade. The V-branded Cadillac will offer more sporty seats to complement the performance-focused attributes. The cabin will feature a few additions over the standard model, mostly cosmetic though. The Escalade V will also feature the 38-inch floating dashboard of the standard Escalade, which is certainly a delight to have. Furthermore, the cabin will come with all leather upholstery and wooden accents.

2022 Cadillac Escalade V Cockpit area

The front seats will offer power-adjustability with heated functionalities, and excellent bolstering. The rear seats will be similar to the front seats with leather upholstery. In terms of cabin room, the Cadillac Escalade V will share similar dimensions as the standard, featuring impressive space throughout the three rows.

Model

2022 Cadillac Escalade V (Expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

2021 BMW Alpina XB7

Passenger Capacity

7*

7

7

6

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

42.8/64.9/45.3*

39.4/59.3/40.3

41.8/65.2/43.9

41.9/60.0/39.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.7/64.4/39.0*

40.2/58.5/41.9

40.0/65.1/41.1

39.9/58.1/37.6

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

38.2/62.7/34.9*

38.9/50.3/34.6

37.3/64.2/36.1

36.6/47.9/33.3

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

25.5*

17.4

19.3

12.8

*figures taken from the standard Escalade for reference

Among the group, the BMW Alpina XB7 offers the least overall cabin space. However, the Escalade V along with the GLS 63 and the Navigator Black Label offers similar cabin space. But the Escalade V has an edge in the cargo capacity over the competition.

A few of the salient interior features of the 2022 Escalade V include:

  • Leather steering wheel with heating function
  • 14.2-inch Digital Cluster Display
  • 16.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the AKG 36-speaker 3D Surround Sound System
  • Heating and ventilated seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Enhanced ride quality due to the adaptive suspension system

2022 Cadillac Escalade V: Infotainment and Connectivity

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V is graced with the one-of-a-kind 38-inch OLED curved panel on the dashboard. This unit includes a 16.9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that is the same as the regular model. The screen offers immersive visibility for every lighting condition. The infotainment features a highly customizable layout along with voice recognition. 

A few of the highlight infotainment features are as follows:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth and 4G WiFi Hotspot connectivity
  • SiriusXM
  • 16.9-inch OLED display
  • AKG Studio Reference 36-speaker audio system
  • Dual 12.6-inch rear infotainment screen for the middle row
  • Augmented-reality base navigation

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Exterior

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V carries forward the redesigned looks of its sibling- the standard Escalade along with a lot of blacked-out exterior elements to give it a more sporty, and aggressive demeanor. The front sports the sharp and sleek new LED headlamps with a larger-than-life intake grille to resonate with its sporty look. 

The rear, in typical Cadillac fashion, sports the sleek vertical taillights that are symbolic of the brand. It also comes equipped with 22-inch, 12-spoke wheels with all-season tires. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V is expected to have an even more impressive road presence than the regular version.

Model

2022 Cadillac Escalade V (Expected)

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63

2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

2021 BMW Alpina XB7

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,835*

5,798

5,870

5,860

Length (in.)

211.9*

206.4

210.0

203.3

Width (in.)

81.1*

79.9

79.9

78.7

Height (in.)

76.7*

70.2

76.3

70.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

N/A

9.6

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

120.9*

123.4

122.5

122.2

Track Width (in.) F/R

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*figures taken from the standard Escalade for reference

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade V will surely be one of the bulkiest vehicles on the road, but the new V is expected to be lower than the standard Escalade in order to minimize the body roll. Only the 2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label can rival the Escalade in terms of sheer size. The German counterparts however are significantly smaller than the Escalade in terms of overall dimensions.

The notable exterior features of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V include:

  • 22-inch wheels with all-season tires 
  • Illuminating door handles
  • Power panoramic sunroof
  • Gloss black accents

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Safety

 The Escalade took design cues from its GMC siblings before getting completely redesigned. The 2022 Escalade V is yet to undergo a crash test. However, the NHTSA has tested the 2021 Cadillac Escalade model.

Since the chassis of the Escalade V remains similar to the regular Escalade model, the safety ratings would likely be the same for the V-branded model. The 2021 Escalade received 4-star safety ratings while the IIHS is yet to test it.

Some of the most notable safety features of the 2022 Escalade V are:

  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cadillac Connected Services
  • Post-collision Safety System
  • Traction Control

2022 Cadillac Escalade V SUV Final Verdict

With the epitome of performance, design, and luxury, the Cadillac Escalade is already one of the most outrageous vehicles that you can buy. With the addition of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade V, that outrageous character is likely to increase ten folds. But when compared to some of its counterparts, the Cadillac Escalade V has been priced competitively. Add to that, the ridiculous amounts of luxury and features on offer, this behemoth of an SUV starts to make sense.