2021 Cadillac Escalade

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar – 

The all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the new flagship for the iconic luxury automotive brand. This really big SUV takes the place of your grandfather’s Caddy in the carmaker’s line up. It’s a spectacular vehicle that truly raises the bar to a new high in terms of technology and interior design. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s going to be a hit with buyers with deep wallets who just want the best in American luxury.

Cadillac has always been that car brand that meant you had “made it.” Back in the day, movie stars and politicians and captains of industry all drove those big Cadillac sedans with fancy names like “Sedan DeVille” and “Eldorado.” The cars were huge and shiny and designed to be noticed.  Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, Cadillac began to feel old and dated, and younger luxury car buyers gravitated to European and Japanese luxury vehicles. Well, Cadillac got the hint, and the new Escalade is leading the way to attracting a new crowd.

Pricing for a new 2021 Escalade starts off with an MSRP of $76,195, but buyers can watch that final price go closer to $100,000 if they’re looking to drive off with the top trim. Both gasoline and diesel engines are offered and both are mated to a ten-speed transmission. The gasoline powertrain is the massive 420 hp, 6.2 liter V8 that gets 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The diesel option is the 277 hp, 3.0 liter I-6 turbo-diesel that gets 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

The state-of-the-art technology designed into the Escalade is immediately evident once you get behind the steering wheel.  The instrument panel features an exclusive, first-to-market curved Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) screen, the kind of high-def screen more familiar to expensive flat-screen televisions. The system includes three screens: a 7.2-inch-diagonal touch control panel driver information center to the driver’s left, a 14.2-inch-diagonal cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 16.9-inch-diagonal Infotainment screen to the driver’s right.

Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver assistance technology is now available in the Escalade. This exclusive system uses map data, high-precision GPS, a state-of-the-art driver attention system and a network of cameras and radar sensors to allow hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways.

There’s so much more that the new Escalade has to offer. The only way to experience it is to go for a test drive.