The 2024 Cadillac Escalade: Which Trim Fits You?

The 2024 Cadillac Escalade is synonymous with luxury, power, and size, making a statement wherever it goes. This year, the Escalade looks to turn even more heads with an all-new, performance-oriented V trim that promises to be the most powerful full-size SUV money can buy.

 

A Trim for Every Taste

With six trims to choose from, the Escalade offers varying degrees of luxury, technology, and performance. The long-wheelbase Escalade ESV adds 21 cubic feet of cargo space for those needing more interior room. A choice between two powerful 6.2-liter V8 gas engines and a fuel-efficient 277-horsepower 3.0-liter diesel further separates the Escalade from its foreign and domestic rivals. Four-wheel drive (4WD) is optional across the Escalade lineup, but the new V gets the feature as standard equipment.

 

2024 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

(starting at $77,795; ESV at $80,795)

The entry-level 2024 Cadillac Escalade Luxury reminds us of the old Calais trim on the long-running De Ville: It gets you in the door but with minimal features and a price to match. The Luxury trim is nice but probably appeals more to fleet buyers and livery services.

 

Exterior and Mechanical Features

  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Dark-tinted rear privacy glass
  • Acoustic laminated glass
  • Auto-leveling LED headlights
  • LED tail lamps
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors with a driver’s-side auto-dimming feature
  • 17-inch full-size spare tire
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Illuminated door handles
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Upper active aero-shutters behind the grille
  • Keyless entry with a proximity key fob
  • Remote start

 

Engine and Performance

  • 6.2-liter V8 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential
  • Heavy-duty oil cooler
  • Heavy-duty trailering equipment
  • Automatic vehicle hold
  • Hill start assist
  • Hitch guidance using the rearview camera

 

Interior and Technology

  • Curved OLED display: 14.2-inch instrument cluster, 7.2-inch control panel, and 16.9-inch infotainment display
  • Navigation with augmented reality
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM 360L satellite radio with a 6-month trial subscription
  • HD radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Cadillac Connected apps
  • 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system with conversation enhancer
  • Power-adjustable, heated steering wheel with controls for cruise, audio, phone, and conversation enhancer
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Center console with a 110-volt outlet, USB A and C ports, ambient interior lighting, and an overhead console

 

Seating and Comfort

  • 3-row seating with “Inteluxe” faux-leather upholstery
  • Heated 8-way power front seats with 2-way power lumbar support
  • Heated second-row bucket seats with power fold and tumble release
  • Power 60/40 split-folding third-row seat
  • Driver’s seat with memory settings for seat, steering wheel, and mirrors

 

Safety and Driver Assistance

  • Cadillac’s Smart System suite: automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, Safety Alert driver’s seat, rear seat reminder, rear-vision camera, Teen Driver, rear park assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors, HD Surround Vision camera, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, rear pedestrian alert

 

Optional Upgrades

  • 4WD
  • 3.0-liter diesel engine (adds $100)
  • Brembo brake upgrade
  • Cat-back performance exhaust
  • Second-row bench seat
  • Various dealer-added accessories

Price: With the $1,795 destination charge, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Luxury costs $79,590. On a 60-month loan at 3% financing and zero down, the monthly payment works out to about $1,430.

 

2024 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury

(starting at $86,595; ESV at $89,595)

The Premium Luxury trim’s additional $10,000 markup delivers a better-equipped luxury SUV with more optional upgrades.

 

Additional Features

  • Panoramic power sunroof with power sunshade
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 22-inch polished wheels
  • Rear camera mirror with a camera lens washer
  • Full-color head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Reverse automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic seatbelt tightening
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automated parking assistant
  • Enhanced anti-theft alarm with glass breakage sensors, interior movement sensors, and inclination sensor

 

Optional Upgrades

  • Touring Package: soft-close doors, adaptive Air-Ride suspension, illuminated sill plates
  • Performance Package: electronic limited-slip rear differential, Magnetic Ride Control adaptive shocks, Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert, integrated trailer brake control, hitch guidance with Hitch View, in-vehicle trailer app, Smart Trailer integration indicator
  • Heavy Duty Trailer Package: auxiliary trailer camera, trailer tire pressure monitors, trailering assist guidance, extra-capacity cooling system, 2-speed active transfer case (4WD models)
  • Standalone options: 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference audio system, 12-way power front seats, Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving assist, rear-seat entertainment system, power-retractable side steps, Night Vision infrared sensors
  • Brandy-colored full leather seating with quilted pattern inserts

Price: With the $1,795 destination charge, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury costs $88,390. On a 60-month loan at 3% financing and zero down, the monthly payment works out to about $1,588.

 

2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport

(starting at $89,595; ESV at $92,595)

The Sport trim adds a more rugged and sporty feeling without sacrificing luxury.

 

Additional Features

  • Black exterior trim
  • Gloss black mesh grille
  • Sporty 22-inch polished Dark Android wheels
  • Performance Package contents

 

Optional Upgrades

  • Onyx Package: gloss black Escalade nameplate, puddle lights with Cadillac crest, monochrome Cadillac emblems, 22-inch gloss black wheels

Price: With the $1,795 destination charge, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport costs $91,390. On a 60-month loan at 3% financing and zero down, the monthly payment works out to about $1,642.

 

2024 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

(starting at $104,095; ESV at $107,095)

The Platinum models elevate the Escalade to the super-luxury category, placing it squarely in the same league as the Land Rover Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

 

Additional Features

  • Unique grille and trim
  • Puddle lamps with Cadillac crest
  • 16-way power driver and passenger seats with five-setting power lumbar massage
  • Illuminated sill plates
  • Leather-wrapped dash, door panels, and console
  • Sueded microfiber covering the pillars and headliner
  • Soft-close doors

 

Optional Equipment

  • Console refrigerator with freezer mode and covered storage
  • Full leather seating with semi-aniline surfaces in Jet Black or Dark Auburn

Price: With the $1,795 destination charge, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Platinum costs $105,890. On a 60-month loan at 3% financing and zero down, the monthly payment works out to about $1,903.

 

2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum

(starting at $104,095; ESV at $107,095)

The Escalade Sport Platinum combines all the features of the Escalade Sport with the standard equipment found in the Platinum trim.

Price: With the $1,795 destination charge, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum costs $104,395. On a 60-month loan at 3% financing and zero down, the monthly payment works out to about $1,903.

2024 Cadillac Escalade-V

(starting at $148,195; ESV at $151,195)

New for 2024 is the Escalade-V, a luxury SUV tuned by Cadillac’s in-house V performance division.

 

Engine and Performance

  • Hand-built supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Full-time active AWD setup
  • Advanced Air Ride adaptive suspension
  • Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
  • Driver-selectable V-Mode with Tour, Sport, and Snow/Ice settings
  • Launch control function

 

Performance Specs

  • 0-60 mph in just under 4.4 seconds
  • Quarter-mile in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph

 

Additional Features

  • Exclusive front and rear fascias
  • 6-piston Brembo front brakes with Edge Red brake calipers
  • Quad exhaust
  • Unique 22-inch wheels
  • Semi-aniline leather in black or Dark Auburn covering all three rows
  • Heated and massaging front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Zebra wood accents

 

Optional Features

  • Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving assist
  • Dealer-installed upgrades
June 25, 2024
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