Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade

2020 Cadillac Escalade

Pros: Bold styling; smooth, absorbent ride—especially in extended-length ESV model; posh, luxurious cabin; impressive selection of comfort, convenience, and safety features

Cons: Steep pricing; poor fuel economy; Cadillac’s CUE touchscreen interface can be finicky to use; third-row seat in non-ESV models is a bit cramped; sheer bulk means handling can be cumbersome, especially in close quarters

CG Says: The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is essentially unchanged. The Escalade is a regally trimmed full-size SUV that comes in regular or extended-length ESV models. All are powered by a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Escalades come standard with luxurious features such as a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, and a power third-row seat that folds flat into the floor. Power-retracting side steps, a rear entertainment system, massaging front seats, and a cooled front center console are among the optional features. Available safety features include lane-departure warning and mitigation, front and rear automatic braking, a camera rearview mirror, and a front-center air bag located in between the driver and front-seat passenger. The Escalade shares its basic design with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon. Properly equipped, the Chevy and GMC cousins are a much better value than the Escalade: They match it in terms of functionality, but not in unabashed luxury and street “presence.” If those two qualities are high on your shopping list, then the Escalade is a must-see.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7 or 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel driver, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $76,490
ESV Standard: $79,490
AWD Base: $79,490
AWD ESV Standard: $82,490
Luxury: $82,090
ESV Luxury: $85,090
AWD Luxury: $85,090
AWD ESV Luxury: $88,090
Premium Luxury: $86,490
ESV Premium Luxury: $89,490
AWD Premium Luxury: $89,490
AWD ESV Premium Luxury: $92,490
Platinum: $93,590
ESV Platinum: $96,590
AWD Platinum: $96,590
AWD ESV Platinum: $99,590

Base Engine
6.2-liter V8
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Cadillac Escalade
2020 Cadillac Escalade
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 3

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