The existing Escalade just received a couple of moderate updates to its basic features and a new identifying system for its trim levels. Apparently, Cadillac feels this suffices to keep purchasers pleased, as we anticipate no updates to the 2018 model.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Redesign
As a carryover, we expect the 2018 Escalade to remain visually similar to the present model. Offered its complete redesign in 2015, this shouldn’t pose a problem, as its appearances are still relatively fresh for its class. Inside, we expect the very same lack of changes, as it’ll continue with its super-luxurious and tranquil cabin that seats approximately 8.
We also expect no modifications to the 2018 Escalade’s basic features, given its carryover status. So, look for it to come with 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with automated high beams, automatic windscreen wipers, a power liftgate, a trailer drawback receiver, magnetic trip control, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensing units, and more.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Powering the 2018 Escalade needs to be the very same 6.2-liter V8 engine that injects 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque into the present model. Also continuing will be its standard eight-speed automated transmission and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive will be available as an option. Towing will remain outstanding at 8,100 to 8,300 pounds.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Safety
The IIHS hasn’t tested the present Escalade, however it does have lots of excellent security features, including teen-driver management, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view electronic camera. On the Luxury trim and above, there is standard forward crash alert with low-speed automated braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise. These must all stay the same in 2018.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
We expect the 2018 Escalade’s production to kick off in August, with its on-sale date to come at some point in September. The key competition for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade will include the Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Audi Q7. Considering that it’s a carryover model, we do not anticipate any big shifts in prices. For referral, the 2017 Escalade’s MSRP ranges from $74,590 to $99,390.