Quick Facts to Know: 2019 Cadillac Escalade

January 25, 2019 by Chris Teague

The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV that competes with the Lincoln Navigator, BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

The Escalade and its longer counterpart, the Escalade ESV, share much of their platform and engineering with the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban. The 2019 model year is the Escalade’s fifth in its current generation, and updates include a new hands-free liftgate and new exterior colors. The Escalade’s suspension has also been updated to include magnetic ride control with driver-selectable modes. Even as Cadillac’s largest vehicle, weighing nearly 6,000 pounds, the Escalade’s 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower is able to help the large SUV achieve 0-60 mph times under the six-second mark.

Here is a summary of the Cadillac Escalade’s specifications:


  • The 2019 Cadillac Escalade has a starting price of $76,490 including a $1,295 destination charge.
  • The 2019 Escalade two-wheel drive Platinum has a starting price of $95,590 including the $1,295 destination fee.
  • The 2018 Escalade had a starting price of $75,990 including the $1,295 destination charge.


  • The Escalade is available in four trims: Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum.


  • The Cadillac Escalade has a wheelbase of 116 inches, an overall length of 203.9 inches and a width of 80.5 inches.


  • The Escalade comes standard with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that has 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
  • A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard.
  • Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available.


  • Two-wheel drive versions of the Escalade can tow up to 8,300 pounds.
  • Four-wheel drive Escalade models can tow up to 8,100 pounds.


  • When equipped with two-wheel drive, the Escalade’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 14 mpg in city driving, 23 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.
  • When equipped with four-wheel drive, the Escalade’s EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 14 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.


  • Luxury and above trims include a theft-deterrent package, low-speed forward automatic braking, automatic high beam headlights, a camera inside the rearview mirror, lane-change alerts, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision alerts, a heads-up display and safety alert seats that vibrate with various safety system notifications.


  • The Escalade comes standard with an 8-incn touchscreen display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, five USB ports, Bose 16-speaker sound, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and 4G LTE hotspot capabilities.
  • GM OnStar and Cadillac connected services are standard on every Escalade.

Comfort & Convenience

  • The Escalade comes standard with active noise cancellation, remote start, a cargo net, keyless access and start, memory settings for seats and other items, adjustable gas/brake pedals and heated front and second-row seats.
  • A power sunroof, motion-activated interior lighting and exterior trim upgrades like larger wheels are available.
  • Platinum trim includes semi-Aniline leather upholstery and a rear entertainment system.

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