The current Escalade only received a few mild updates to its basic features and a new identifying system for its trim levels. Obviously, Cadillac feels this suffices to keep purchasers delighted, as we expect no updates to the 2018 model.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Redesign
As a carryover, we anticipate the 2018 Escalade to stay visually similar to the present model. Offered its total redesign in 2015, this should not pose a concern, as its appearances are still relatively fresh for its class. Inside, we anticipate the very same absence of changes, as it’ll continue with its super-luxurious and serene cabin that seats approximately 8.
We also anticipate no modifications to the 2018 Escalade’s standard features, provided 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 ride control, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, and more.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Powering the 2018 Escalade should be the exact same 6.2-liter V8 engine that injects 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque into the existing model. Also continuing will be its standard eight-speed automated transmission and rear-wheel drive. 4×4 will be available as a choice. Towing will stay exceptional at 8,100 to 8,300 pounds.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Safety
The IIHS hasn’t evaluated the present Escalade, however it does have a lot of fantastic safety features, including teen-driver management, front and rear parking sensing units, and a surround-view camera.
On the Luxury trim and above, there is standard forward crash alert with low-speed automated braking, blind-spot tracking, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise. These ought to all stay the same in 2018.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
We anticipate the 2018 Escalade’s production to start in August, with its on-sale date to come sometime in September. The key competitors for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade will include the Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Audi Q7.
Given that it’s a carryover model, we do not anticipate any huge shifts in prices. For referral, the 2017 Escalade’s MSRP varies from $74,590 to $99,390.