Officially revealed last fall, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been cruising the streets for months now. But, if you haven’t got a chance to see one up close, we offer a further look at the all-new SUV model.
Cadillac recently allowed us to test the 2015 Escalade for an extended period, and were thoroughly impressed by its quality and comfort.
The new model is offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, while being powered by an all-new new 6.2L V-8 engine, pushing out a best-in-class 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It also comes standard with Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, which is billed as the “world’s fastest-reacting suspension system” for precision-controlled driving performance.
The interior matches the exterior’s luxurious feel with cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, including handpicked woods and leathers. The cabin is also extremely quiet, thanks to enhanced acoustic material and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.
The new Escalade is available in a standard edition, and extended-length ESV edition, offering a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length that results in more space for for third-row passengers and 60 percent more cargo space behind the third-row seat.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade starts at $72,970, and can range up to $97,940. Our loaner didn’t come with a Monroney, so we’re unsure what our model retailed at.