The iconic luxury SUV has recently come completely redesigned and now is in the fifth generation. The latest iteration brings all kinds of improvements compared to the previous model, so we are pretty sure that the next year won’t bring anything in particular when it comes to changes and novelties. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade will represent the second production year and that usually means nothing more than a couple of new features to come. Still, we won’t neglect entirely those rumors that suggest a possible hi-performance version, equipped with Cadillac’s twin-turbo V8 engine.
All in all, you may count on the same overall design, which came completely new for the 2021 model year. This means an impressive combination of luxury, practicality and refinement. The new model is powerful and capable, but also provides an incredibly smooth ride, while the amount of passenger and cargo room is spectacular. Add to this a very long list of advanced tech features in the offer and it becomes obvious that we are talking about one of the best choices among full-size SUVs.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the overall design definitely won’t change. You may count on the same layout, which is based on the company’s new T1 platform, which underprints pretty much everything when it comes to GM’s trucks and truck-based SUVs. The new generation is significantly lighter than before, while we particularly like the improvements that came in terms of comfort and ride quality. Thanks to the new chassis, as well as to the standard independent rear suspension, the handling is much more responsive, while the comfort is on a much higher level.
Visually, the new model looks far more mature and it is a huge departure from the previous generation, which wasn’t particularly appealing. The new model is heavily based on the Escala concept in terms of aesthetics and we don’t expect any bigger change for the next year. Of course, there is always a chance to see some new color options in the offer, or maybe even a new appearance package.
The inside of this SUV definitely won’t feature changes for the next year. The recent redesign has brought a fantastic cabin design and we have no doubt that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade interior will continue to be among the most attractive in the segment. Materials are great, as well as the aesthetics, while the overall build quality is excellent. Of course, we like the combination of three large screens on the dashboard, which covers pretty much everything in terms of controls.
In terms of space, this SUV is definitely one of the best choices on the market. All three rows are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area is even more impressive, as the total cargo volume goes all-away up to 121 cubic feet in the standard model. The long-wheelbase model is good for 142 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
We might see a couple of novelties for the next year, but most of the things will remain the same. Therefore, the list of standard features will include things like a 16.9-inch touch screen, a 7.2-inch digital control panel, a 14.2-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, a 19-speaker AKG Studio stereo, wireless device charging, Bluetooth, two USB ports, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, and HD Radio. The list of standard equipment will also include convenience features like a household-style power outlet, proximity keyless entry, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener.
We could see a couple of additions in the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, and the potential candidates are those currently on the list of options. Those are things like a 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference surround-sound stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens, cabin air ionization, center-console cooler, a sunroof etc.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Engines
Under the hood, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade will continue with a well-known 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. There is also the recently added turbodiesel in the offer, which is good for about 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Rumors suggest that we could see a hi-performance version in the offer. If this happens, we presume that the hi-performance 2022 Cadillac Escalade would come with a familiar 4.2-liter twin-turbo, specially designed by Cadillac engineers. Still, changes for such a scenario aren’t too big, mostly because of very high potential production costs, which would make this SUV extremely expensive.
2022 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
Since bigger changes probably won’t happen, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 77.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX etc.