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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

The Escalade was available in two body lengths, and the top-of-the-line ESV was the most expensive and the most luxurious from its lineup.

While other carmakers had their flagships as limousines, Cadillac's top vehicle was the Escalade. Even though it was built on the same platform as a workhorse pickup, its luxurious interior and exterior design made it a flagship like no other.

With a front fascia that could be mistaken for a brick-wall, the 2021 Escalade was a commanding appearance on the road. Its broad grille sported the big Cadillac's shield badge. Its narrow LED headlights were positioned on a higher position, on the sides, flanking the grille. The carmaker installed the daytime running lights on the bumper's outer sides arranged as vertical strips in scoops. Unlike its smaller sibling, the regular Escalade, the ESV featured a longer bodywork and wheelbase. To conceal the added length, the designers installed an additional glass area between the rear doors and the last row of windows.

Inside, the carmaker installed a curved OLED screen at the front, which included the instrument panel in a distinct area in front of the driver. For the rear-seat entertainment, Cadillac installed additional screens behind the front seat headrests. It was available with either a captain-seat second row or a bench, while the third row was wide enough to accommodate three people. While the regular Escalade offered adequate room for the last-row passengers, the carmaker offered plenty of trunk with all the seats up in the ESV version. With the second and third-row folded, it offered.

Under the hood, Cadillac installed a choice of two engines: a 6.2-liter V-8 and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six. Both were paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission and available with rear- or all-wheel-drive.

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CADILLAC Escalade ESV 2020 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 6.2L V8 10AT AWD (420 HP)
  • 6.2L V8 10AT RWD (420 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT AWD (277 HP)
  • 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT RWD (277 HP)

CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 10AT AWD (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 10AT AWD (420 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
308.9 KW @ 5600 RPM
420 HP @ 5600 RPM
414 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM
623 Nm @ 4100 RPM
Fuel System
Direct high-pressure fuel injection with Dynamic Fuel Managemen
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
28.3 gallons (107.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
10-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P275/50R22
DIMENSIONS
Length
227 in (5766 mm)
Width
81.1 in (2060 mm)
Height
76.5 in (1943 mm)
Front/rear Track
68.4/68.1 in (1,737/1,730 mm)
Wheelbase
134.1 in (3406 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.9 cuFT (1215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Gross Weight Limit
5992 lbs (2718 kg)

CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 10AT RWD (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.2L V8 10AT RWD (420 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
6162 cm3
Power
308.9 KW @ 5600 RPM
420 HP @ 5600 RPM
414 BHP @ 5600 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM
623 Nm @ 4100 RPM
Fuel System
Direct high-pressure fuel injection with Dynamic Fuel Managemen
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
28.3 gallons (107.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
10-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P275/50R22
DIMENSIONS
Length
227 in (5766 mm)
Width
81.1 in (2060 mm)
Height
76.5 in (1943 mm)
Front/rear Track
68.4/68.1 in (1,737/1,730 mm)
Wheelbase
134.1 in (3406 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.9 cuFT (1215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Gross Weight Limit
5785 lbs (2624 kg)

CADILLAC Escalade ESV 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT AWD (277 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT AWD (277 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Power
203.7 KW @ 3750 RPM
277 HP @ 3750 RPM
273 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
623 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
28.3 gallons (107.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
10-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P275/50R22
DIMENSIONS
Length
227 in (5766 mm)
Width
81.1 in (2060 mm)
Height
76.5 in (1943 mm)
Front/rear Track
68.4/68.1 in (1,737/1,730 mm)
Wheelbase
134.1 in (3406 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.9 cuFT (1215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Gross Weight Limit
6182 lbs (2804 kg)

CADILLAC Escalade ESV 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT RWD (277 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT RWD (277 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Power
203.7 KW @ 3750 RPM
277 HP @ 3750 RPM
273 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
623 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
28.3 gallons (107.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
10-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P275/50R22
DIMENSIONS
Length
227 in (5766 mm)
Width
81.1 in (2060 mm)
Height
76.5 in (1943 mm)
Front/rear Track
68.4/68.1 in (1,737/1,730 mm)
Wheelbase
134.1 in (3406 mm)
Cargo Volume
42.9 cuFT (1215 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Gross Weight Limit
5975 lbs (2710 kg)
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