The all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade introduces a fresh fifth generation for the luxury SUV icon, with a ground-up overhaul that includes a long list of upgrades, state-of-the-art features, and cutting-edge technology. Interestingly, 43 percent of 2021 Escalade buyers paid over $100,000 for their new SUV.
Per a recent report from our sister publication, Cadillac Society, 43 percent of 2021 Cadillac Escalade buyers who purchased their vehicle during the fourth quarter of 2020 were met with a six-figure price tag.
Debuting during a special media event in Hollywood, California on February 4th, 2020, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade starts at $77,490 for the base model Luxury trim with RWD. Meanwhile, the Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum ESV AWD and Escalade Sport Platinum ESV AWD sit at the top of the trim level pyramid, both priced at $107,290. As a reminder, ESV models are the extended-length body variants.
|2021 Escalade RWD||2021 Escalade AWD||2021 Escalade ESV RWD||2021 Escalade ESV AWD|
|Premium Luxury Platinum||$101,290||$104,290||$104,290||$107,290|
Note that the prices listed here show the base MSRP for each model, and include the destination charge, but not the tax, title, license, or dealer fees.
Given the figures above, it’s no stretch of the imagination to see how a significant portion of 2021 Cadillac Escalade sales could break into the six-figure range. While the Luxury RWD trim can’t be configured to break $100,000, the Premium Luxury and Sport models certainly can, with the rest of the range actually starting above six-figures from the word go.
Cadillac sold 42,909 units during Q4 of 2020, with the Escalade accounting for 9,454 units on its own. That said, it should be pointed out that those 9,454 units mentioned include not only the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, but the previous-generation Escalade as well.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is currently sold in the U.S. and Canada, with sales recently ramping up in Mexico as well. The new Escalade will also be sold in China, Japan, and Middle East markets.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.