The present Escalade just got a couple of mild updates to its basic features and a brand-new naming system for its trim levels. Obviously, Cadillac feels this suffices to keep buyers delighted, as we expect no updates to the 2018 model.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Redesign
As a carryover, we expect the 2018 Escalade to remain aesthetically identical to the current model. Provided its total redesign in 2015, this shouldn’t present an issue, as its looks are still relatively fresh for its class. Inside, we anticipate the exact same absence of modifications, as it’ll continue with its super-luxurious and tranquil cabin that seats as much as eight.
We also expect no changes to the 2018 Escalade’s basic features, offered its carryover status. So, try to find it to come with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automated high beams, automated windscreen wipers, a power liftgate, a trailer hitch receiver, magnetic trip control, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensing units, and more.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Powering the 2018 Escalade ought to be the very same 6.2-liter V8 engine that injects 420 horse power and 460 pound-feet of torque into the existing model. Likewise continuing will be its standard eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive will be readily available as a choice. Towing will remain impressive at 8,100 to 8,300 pounds.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Safety
The IIHS hasn’t tested the existing Escalade, however it does have plenty of fantastic safety features, including teen-driver management, front and rear parking sensing units, and a surround-view cam. On the Luxury trim and above, there is basic forward collision alert with low-speed automatic braking, blind-spot tracking, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise. These should all remain the same in 2018.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
We expect the 2018 Escalade’s production to start in August, with its on-sale date to come sometime in September. The crucial competition for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade will consist of the Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Audi Q7. Considering that it’s a carryover model, we do not expect any huge shifts in rates. For recommendation, the 2017 Escalade’s MSRP ranges from $74,590 to $99,390.