2021 Cadillac Escalade

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Premium SUV of 2021

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Large Premium SUV
#3 Cadillac Escalade

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Cadillac Escalade after 90-days of ownership.
  • Getting in/out of the third row seats is rated as easier than most vehicles in this segment
  • The experience of using navigation in the vehicle is rated high
  • The vehicle's ability to conveniently store personal items is rated high

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated lower than average for the segment
  • Customers feel the vehicle could be easier to safely maneuver in and out of traffic and tight parking spaces
  • Lower than average ratings for smoothness of the vehicle's engine

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 15


19 - 20


277 - 420


10 speed, Automatic


Gas V8


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Cadillac Escalade Review

Some automakers predict the future. Cadillac makes it come true. The next generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade is driving proof. Its innovations don’t just improve your driving experience. They revolutionize it. Choose from five trims including Luxury Premium Luxury and Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport and Sport Platinum. It’s the most technologically advanced Escalade ever. Open the door and get behind the wheel. You’re not just sitting in a Luxury SUV. You’re sitting in the future. You’re sitting behind the industry’s first curved OLED screen. Over 38 inches of total diagonal display. Twice the pixel density of 4K TV. Available Augmented Reality-Enabled Navigation. Available Night Vision. You’ll experience studio quality sound with the AKG Studio 19-speaker sound system and the available AKG Studio Reference sound system which provides an immersive 360-degree listening experience. Go ahead and put your hands on the wheel. Or not. Available Super Cruise is the first truly hands-free driver-assistance feature for compatible highways. Now enhanced with Lane Change on Demand. Choose from nine interior trim options and four unique seat-insert designs with varied perforation patterns and stitching and build an Escalade that’s all yours. Never stop arriving in the next generation 2021 Cadillac Escalade. It’s more than a Luxury SUV. It’s an icon from the future.
Your Cadillac Escalade literally surrounds you with advanced technology. The industry’s first curved OLED display gives you bold graphics with perfect blacks and the largest color range in the automotive arena. The standard AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system brings professional-quality high-fidelity audio to your Escalade. The available AKG Studio Reference sound system uses 36 speakers to surround you in an immersive 360-degree listening experience. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and a Wi-Fi hotspot help you stay connected. The Cadillac Escalade. Putting the world at your fingertips.
Your Cadillac Escalade uses cutting-edge safety and driver-assistance features to help you stay vigilant. H-D Surround Vision helps you maneuver tight spots. Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking help add confidence and the Safety Alert Seat1 adds even more awareness. Available Cadillac Super Cruise lets you drive hands-free on more than 130 000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada. Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert add even more confidence. The Cadillac Escalade. Safety is the ultimate luxury.
Your Cadillac Escalade combines beauty and brawn. Its 6.2-liter V-8 produces 420-horsepower and an assertive 460 pound-feet of torque. An intelligent 10-speed automatic transmission and available four-wheel drive puts all that power to the ground. Plus every Escalade comes with a standard trailering package so you can tow up to eighty-two-hundred pounds. Available Magnetic Ride Control reads the road a thousand times a second constantly adjusting suspension damping for a silky-smooth ride. Or go for the available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and get the most advanced Luxury SUV suspension available. The Cadillac Escalade. The luxury of brute strength.

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