The 2017 Cadillac Escalade offers bold styling and strong V8 power. That alone will endear it to many SUV buyers. But some rival luxury SUVs offer more refinement and greater versatility. Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you’ll almost certainly picture the 2017 Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade is synonymous with bling and excess. Escalade adopted a more formal look and a hugely upgraded interior, greatly improved in refinement and comfort.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior remains the same for 2017, the Escalade’s imposing size emphasized by the new for 2016 blockier styling and more conspicuous flourishes. While the Escalade’s new lines are crisp and sophisticated, it’s the full LED lighting that creates the most effective drama, front and rear, from the vertically stacked elements on the nose to the rear taillights that soar up to the roof and illuminate the Cadillac logo. With its sculpted flanks and meticulously executed details, the Escalade is an impressive sight to behold, and it certainly manages to dwarf its surroundings.
The cockpit emphasizes the family resemblance with Cadillac’s sporty passenger car lineup. Even the Escalade is huge. It offers generous space for seven or eight persons, depending on the seat layout. The ESV version adds vast trunk space even when all three seat rows are in use. And the Platinum trim level, clad with leather, genuine wood and suede style microfiber, is more upscale than ever. Blending practical technology, highly intelligent design, and the intuitive controls of smartphones and tablets, the Cadillac Escalade delivers a comprehensive experience focused on safe, connected driving. Effortless as it is advanced, Cadillac also features Enhanced Voice Recognition. Both can be accessed via your steering wheel controls, allowing you to safely keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Available OnStar with 4G LTE2 lets you move effortlessly from home to work to anywhere, without being disconnected from your world, through a built in Wi-Fi hotspot. It’s ready to connect up to six devices6 at once, so your world will always be headed where you are.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
While still in its design phase, the exact release date for 2017 Cadillac Escalade has not yet been announced. The 2017 model year represents the third year of the fourth-generation Cadillac Escalade, which we expect to be replaced by an all-new model in the 2018-2019 calendar year timeframe. While the estimated price is set at a base level of $72,970.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Powertrain and Specifications
The sole engine is a 6.2 liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb ft of torque. It pairs well with a six-speed automatic transmission to reach 60 mph in around six seconds according to Cadillac. 2017 Cadillac Escalade performance doesn’t hurt efficiency with features like direct injection and cylinder shutoff, the V8 now earns EPA ratings as high as 17 mpg combined.