2017 Cadillac Escalade Release Date, Price – The new 2017 Cadillac Escalade offers many features and technologies that will certainly be an endearment to its fans. With a potent V8 power, bold styling, stout towing capacity, and a seating configuration for eight people, we are already looking a successful vehicle by conventional standards. Even so, other rivals offer a greater versatility and refinement. Buyers should expect its release sometime in the latter end of 2017.
The Escalade model has been thriving ever since it debuted some 17 years ago despite the skepticism that was there at the time. Although its segment has a number of strong and capable competitors, Cadillac has managed to keep up through offering consistent changes and updates to the Escalade which, it seems, has paid out.
Although sporting some few changes here and there, the outside is otherwise a carryover from the previous model. Some of the changes you might expect include conspicuous flourishes and blockier styling that have given it an imposing new look. But don’t get me wrong the Escalade is still a Caddy in every way.
Interior wise, the vehicle comes laden with all the cool stuff ranging from the updated CUE interface to the more accurate voice recognition system. Throw in some soft-touch materials and smartphone app integration and you’ve got yourself an excellent luxury vehicle.
While the vehicle might offer plenty of desirable features in almost all facets, it still falls short on several things. For one, it comes with a cramped backseat, an unbecoming ride quality, and high load height and cargo floor. Some of these downsides are primarily the result of using the architecture of truck-based SUV’ from GMC and Chevrolet.
It is therefore natural to take a look at what other luxury SUVs in the market have to offer before making a binding decision. Some of them include the 2017 Lexus LX 570, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator, and the 2017 Infiniti QX80. One standout though, and which happens to be a favorite in the segment is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. This vehicle comes with superior fuel economy ratings, and a usable third row seat.
You will also find the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover to be an excellent choice. It mates peerlessly with serious off-road ability with premium brand cachet. Ultimately, it all depends on your priorities, and you might also find the 2017 Cadillac Escalade quite an appealing choice.
Trims Available – Cadillac Escalade
It is offered in four trims: Base, EXT Luxury, Premium, and ESV Platinum trims.
Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Cadillac Escalade
The base Escalade model comes standard with running boards, magnetic adaptive suspension system, driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, 20-inch wheels, four-way power lumbar adjustment, power folding mirrors, automatic LED headlights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, split-folding third-row seats, and ventilated eight-way power front seats.
Electronics include a surround-view camera system, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, active noise cancelling, a customizable instrument panel, USB ports, real-time traffic, and an 8-inch touchscreen interface.
Updating to the Luxury model gets you alert driver seat, rear-cross traffic alert, power-folding second-row seats, 22-inch wheels, forward collision alert, an enhanced alarm system, a sunroof, and a blind-spot warning system.
Getting the Premium trim gets you all the features of the Luxury trim plus reverse collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, ceiling-mounted 9-inch screen, a rear entertainment system, and cornering lights.
Finally, the Platinum trim brings with it un upgraded leather upholstery, massaging front seats, ventilated and heated 14-way power front seats, rear entertainment seats, specialized door sills, front-seat center console, a cooled front-seat center console, four-way lumbar adjustment, a simulated suede headliner, and all the contents of the premium and Luxury Collection packages.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Engine Specs
Every 2017 Cadillac Escalade model comes fitted with a 6.2L V8 engine under their hoods. The power – 420 hp and 460 lbs. ft. of torque gets transferred to either the standard rear wheels or the optional four-wheel drive via the eight-speed automatic transmission system
EPA estimates the rear wheel drive model to return 17 mpg/combined, and 16 mpg with the all-wheel drive system.
Wheelbase: 116 in
Length: 203.9 in
Width: 80.5 in
Passenger volume: 120,8 cu ft
Cargo volume: 15,2 cu ft
Curb weight: 5552 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 5,6 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Granite Metallic, Gray Silk Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic and Terra Mocha Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8300 lbs
2017 Cadillac Escalade Price & Release Date
Its date of release should be expected in the latter end of 2017. As for its sticker price, buyers should expect its base MSRP at $72,970.