2020 Cadillac Escalade Review, ESV, Specs

The forthcoming 2020 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size SUV that comes with the style and powerful drivetrain. The Escalade can accommodate up to eight passengers and it is available in two different sizes. Its main competitor is Lincoln Navigator and slightly smaller Mercedes-Benz GLS. Other competitors are the Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60. Sadly, the V8 engine is the only option for now, and we’ll have to wait for exact information about the optional engine.

The 2020 Cadillac Escalade comes in four trim levels, the Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum. The exterior will look distinctive, especially the front end. The engine is the largest in the segment and a 10-speed automatic. The fuel economy is great and the rear wheel drive setup comes as standard. From the inside, comfort is great, just like the cargo area. The new model will get minor changes, while the Platinum trim level gets a new interior scheme.

2020 Cadillac Escalade

2020 Cadillac Escalade exterior provides great aerodynamics

The exterior looks superb, especially the front end. The upcoming model 2020 Cadillac Escalade comes with a massive front grille and latest active-aero shutters behind the grille. The aerodynamics are better than before and the fuel economy is improved too. Moreover, full-LED headlights are available with four crystals inside of them. This comes in handy while driving on poor weather conditions.

The rear spoiler looks very sporty and the stance is sporty as well. LED taillights are standard and the D-pillars are looking very nice. The brake light is slightly smaller and it sits at the top of the tailgate. The center brake light is lighting more in a Pink color than the actual Red. Escalade is 222.3 inches long and Escalade ESV model is two inches longer. The 20-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels are standard, just like the hands-free power liftgate. The 22-inch wheels are optional. Platinum models add a unique chrome grille and power side steps.

2020 Cadillac Escalade interior

2020 Cadillac Escalade interior is luxury

For the start, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is one very roomy full-size SUV. It is a perfect vehicle for families and you can equip your Escalade to the luxury level. However, even the base model is very upscale and comfortable. All of the models are coming with the standard second-row bench and the cabin can accommodate eight persons. A pair of bucket seats are on the offer, but that will reduce the number of seats to seven. Third-row legroom is not that generous and taller persons could fit tightly back there.

Standard equipment of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade includes 12-way power-adjustable seats, remote starter and tri-zone climate control. Heating and cooling seats are standard as well, just like the 16-speaker Bose audio system. Wi-Fi, navigation and telescoping steering wheel are on the offer too. Optional are rear camera mirror, Nappa leather seats, additional wood accents and new head-up display.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all of the models. The top-range Platinum model gets a new Maple Sugar interior scheme that also adds Jet Black accents.

2020 Cadillac Escalade seats

Cargo space and safety

The extended version 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV is offering amazing cargo space behind the rear seats. Both the second and third row are folding flat for the additional cargo area. From standard 94.2 cubic feet the area jumps to 120 cubic feet.

Safety includes standard automatic park assist, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Automatic park assist is the latest addition and it is a system that is using ultrasonic sensors that are locating suitable parking spaces. After that, the system steers the vehicle into the parking space. All you have to do is to control the pedals and gears.

2020 Cadillac Escalade side

2020 Cadillac Escalade engine and transmission

Unfortunately, the all-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade comes with only one drivetrain. Optional drivetrains could happen, but we don’t have information about this category right now. However, the 6.2-liter V8 is the largest engine in the full-size segment. This unit is capable of producing 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The standard transmission is a 10-speed automatic and driver shift control system is available. Also, tow/haul mode is in the offer as well. Both two-wheel and four-wheel drive are available.

Fuel economy

The fuel economy with the two-wheel drive setup is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive system provides 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway which is slightly lower numbers. The ESV model will have the same mileage as the standard model with 2WD configuration.

2020 Cadillac Escalade rear

2020 Cadillac Escalade price, release date and rivals

As we wrote, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade comes in four available trim levels. The standard model starts at $73,000 while the Luxury trim will cost around $93,000. Premium models are priced at $84,000 and the Platinum will cost around $95,000.

The prices are more affordable than the rivals such as the Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80 and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX60 are starting lower, but both models are offering a seating for seven passengers. The newest 2020 Cadillac Escalade will go on sale later in 2019.

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