The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size SUV that will start an all-new, fifth generation of this model. After the previous generation lasted for exactly five years, the 2019 Escalade will finally get minor upgrades. The current Escalade model was predicted to start a new generation, but that didn’t happen, so the that’s where the 2019 model kicks in.
The most profitable Cadillac’s model will share a lot with the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, which means that the new Escalade will ride on a truck’s platform. While most of the information is not available yet, we believe that the Escalade will still act as an SUV and not like a pickup truck. However, if you want a truck model, opt for the Escalade EXT model. The 2019 upgrades will include a new front end look, new wheels, more modern cabin and the new engine could be in the offer too.
2019 Cadillac Escalade is elegant and strong SUV
Remember the Escala concept? Well, this is it. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade will obtain design language that is the same as on the concept. Of course, Escalade won’t look so sleek as the sedan, but most of the cues are the same. That includes curvier design and elegant look. The layout will stay intact, however, the front end will get a complete revamp.
The front fascia now adds smaller headlight units and all-new LED daytime running lights. On top of that, the foglamps are pushed more to the sides and are new as well. More chrome trims are present and the bumper gets a wide vent. The front grille is bigger and it sports smaller chrome inserts, a styling cue taken from the CT6 model.
Boxy appearance is still there
The profile of the 2019 Escalade looks very elegant, but sadly, the boxy appearance is somehow still present. The lines and curves are now more subtle and character lines are done in chrome for the more modern look. The side windows are the same as before, but on the other hand, the third window is bigger now, thanks to the bolder C-pillar.
The new shiny wheels of 22 inches are on the offer and the wheels are massive. The rear end of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will sport horizontal taillights instead of vertical units. The rear bumper looks sleeker and vents are larger too. Sadly, if you are not a fan of a boxy appearance, the rear is really boxy.
2019 Cadillac Escalade interior styling
The interior of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will get some serious upgrades. Not only that this is a new generation that we speaking of, but because the interior was really looking kinda old. There was plenty of criticism about the Escalade’s interior, so this is the most welcoming change for sure.
The cabin is now a nice place to be in, and it reminds us of German’s SUV interior, such as BMW or Mercedes. The quality of the materials is great and the room inside the cabin is still disappointing. The third-row feels really tight and is for kids only. More wood trims, leather and Alcantara upholstery and more chrome materials are now available. On top of that, even carbon-fiber is an option.
Larger display installed
The dash of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade now looks really modern and the center stack is all-new. The new infotainment system now adds a much larger display 12″ diagonal color and there are far fewer buttons inside the cabin.
On top of that, even the instrument cluster is new, along with the steering wheel that adds more controls now. There will be safety and technology packages available, but we don’t know yet what will they offer.
2019 Cadillac Escalade safety options
The best part of this SUV is its safety features. The newest 2019 Cadillac Escalade is the SUV that will be very safe with many new options. It comes with the safety alert seat system that is new on the market. This system is there to warn the driver with a pulse of potential danger. Also, there is a lane change alert with side blind zone alert, forward and reverse automatic braking system, surround vision and many others.
2019 Cadillac Escalade will get a new twin-turbo V8 powertrain
The current Escalade model rides on a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque. According to the latest information, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will ride on the same engine as its predecessor. However, this unit will be slightly re-tuned in favor of a new model and will produce slightly more power. Additionally, a new twin-turbo V8 powertrain could make the production as well. This V8 was firstly presented in the Escala concept.
Of course, turbocharging will bring something new to the engine lineup and will improve fuel economy for sure. So, the base V8 will now produce up to 445 HP which is a great boost. And while we wait for the optional V8 to make a production, we will wait for the hybrid drivetrain too. Just like on the CT6 model, even the 2019 Escalade could get its hybrid variant, but those are speculations for now.
No matter how many drivetrains will make a production, the Escalade will ride on a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive setup comes as standard, while the all-wheel-drive system will be optional. The innovations in the engine department continue with the new independent rear suspensions and the air springs.
2019 Cadillac Escalade price and release date
The upcoming 2019 Cadillac Escalade will cost almost $80,000. The current SUV model starts at $75,000, so the new-generation changes and improvements will raise the price. The most likely price for the top-ranking Platinum model will be slightly below $100,000. The company`s newest 2019 Cadillac Escalade will go on sale in the first half of 2019.