The 2021 Cadillac Escalade marks the first model year of the all-new, fifth generation full-size luxury SUV. The all-new model delivers an all-new exterior and an all-new interior. The vehicle rides on a completely new architecture and features pioneering technologies that add a new dimension to the iconic Escalade, such as first-to-market advances including a curved Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) screen, the first AKG automotive audio system and Cadillac’s acclaimed Super Cruise driver assistance technology.
“There is something special about driving an Escalade,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It has the bold presence and exclusive technology to elevate the extraordinary and make every drive feel like an occasion.”
Part of that bold presence is the exterior, which is complemented by various all-new wheel options. We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to 2021 Escalade wheels, complete with pictures, availability info, and other details for your browsing and shopping pleasure.
In total, the all-new Escalade offers seven wheel choices, including four standard wheels and three LPO-level options. All wheels are made of aluminum, are 22-inches in diameter, and vary in design and finish.
In addition, wheel availability varies by trim level. While Sport and Sport Platinum share the same wheel, other trims get a unique standard wheel. There’s also a notable difference in how LPO-level wheels for the 2021 Escalade are treated compared to other GM SUVs, such as the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe LPO-level wheels. In the case of the Tahoe, the vehicle is shipped from the factory with placeholder steel wheels with 22-inch wheel alignment. The wheels are shipped to the dealer separately from a different facility. Upon arrival, the Chevy dealer replaces these wheels by swapping the placeholder steelies for the LPO-level wheels. In the case of the 2021 Escalade, however, any of the seven ordered wheels are installed at the factory, and are equipped with a factory set of wheel locks.
All 2021 Escalade wheels available from the factory are shown above, along with the corresponding RPO code.
The table below lists the seven sets of 2021 Tahoe wheels, along with the corresponding RPO Codes, diameters, finishes, and trim level availability.
|RPO Code||Diameter (inches)||Width (inches)||Design||Finish||Trim Level Availability|
|SMD||22||N/A||12-spoke||Polished with Dark Android||Sport, Sport Platinum|
|SGG||22||N/A||10-spoke||Polished with Dark Android and laser etching||Premium Luxury Platinum|
|SET||22||N/A||12-spoke||Chrome||All models (LPO)|
|SEY||22||N/A||Multi-Spoke||Polished with Dark Android Gloss||All models (LPO)|
|SSX||22||N/A||12-spoke||Gloss Black||All models (LPO)|
- All 2021 Cadillac Escalade models ship with a standard, full-size spare 17-inch wheel.
- LPO: official GM accessory.
As you can see, Cadillac offers a fairly decent range of wheel options from the factory, and we’d have to say the SSX and SMD options are some of the sharpest-looking wheel designs for any of GM’s new full-size SUVs, which includes the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, 2021 Tahoe, 2021 GMC Yukon, and 2021 Yukon XL.