After the 2021 refresh of the Cadillac Escalade, this SUV gained a boost in interest around the country. The 2022 version is raising the bar with a fresh set of upgrades and capabilities.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Cadillac Escalade:
What’s Under the Hood?
The Cadillac Escalade is powered by a robust 6.2-liter V8 engine that boasts a massive 420 horsepower. This engine can actually turn off half of its cylinders to run as a four-cylinder to save fuel. The other powertrain option includes a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesel engine.
One of the biggest upgrades to the Escalade is the independent rear suspension. You’ll enjoy a noticeably smoother ride, especially when you rocked from a stop to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
Drivers who opt for higher-level trims have access to air suspension with computer-controlled shock absorbers and adaptive dampers. This setup is so advanced that you might forget that potholes even exist.
Luxury All The Way
With a base-level starting price of $77,990, the Cadillac Escalade lives up to its sophisticated reputation. Most models are loaded with leather trim, leather-covered dash, and leather door panels. The adjustable ambient lighting ads an upscale look and feel that’s hard to match.
Where the Escalade really stands out is with its electronic offerings. Make sure to explore the all-new digital dashboard that features three curved OLED displays. Combined, these displays take up 38-inches of your dash.
Blast off into the future with various other tech options:
- Augmented-reality navigation system
- Rear-seat entertainment package with two 12.6-inch displays
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
- Standard 19-speaker Studio Sound system
- Premium 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference audio system
- And so much more
The Safest Escalade Yet
Cadillac has really stepped up its safety game. Many drivers are especially excited about the available Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive mode. This feature combines several driver-assist systems to give you a hands-free driving experience.
Cadillac is also committed to making sure drivers are focused on safety. That’s where the new buckle-to-drive feature comes into play. Drivers are alerted when their seat buckles aren’t in use and even have to wait 20 seconds before the SUV will shift out of park.
Drivers can also expect to see upgraded versions of their favorite driver-assist features. It looks like the Cadillac Escalade will come standard with the following:
- Automated emergency braking
- Front and rear pedestrian detection
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
Adaptive cruise control and the new Super Cruise aren’t standard but are certainly worth the model upgrade.
It Only Gets Better From Here
If you were excited about the 2021 refresh, you’ll be beside yourself with joy when you see what the 2022 Cadillac Escalade has in store. There are some details that aren’t quite available yet, but all signs point to an incredible ride. Make sure to stop by your local Cadillac dealer today to learn more about how to bring this beauty home as soon as it’s available.