The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will have a feature that its predecessors didn’t: soft-close doors.
With this new feature, which will only be offered on certain Escalade trim levels, the next-generation of the full-size luxury SUV will offer up some added convenience.
“With this available feature, an electric motor pulls each door closed to its primary position, after it has been closed over its secondary latch position, eliminating hard door slams,” Cadillac explained in its press release for the 2021 Escalade.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will offer soft-close doors on Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, which readers of this site may already know represent two opposite sides of Cadillac’s new Y trim level strategy. The feature will also be standard with the well-equipped Platinum Package on Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels. Customers hoping to get soft-close doors on the base Cadillac Escalade in Luxury trim are unfortunately out of luck.
Some folks may have never encountered soft-close car doors, but many will be familiar with soft-close cabinet doors, which are often featured in modern-day kitchens. Soft-close car doors work the same way, gradually latching it closed and preventing it from being slammed. Rival luxury automakers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW have offered soft-close doors on their high-end models for years now, so it’s good to see Cadillac joining them in offering the technology.
In addition to soft-close doors, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade also has an abundance of other high-tech luxury features, including a 38-inch curved organic LED display and Cadillac’s SAE Level 2 Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system.