The 2022 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV follows the completely overhauled 2021 model year with a few changes and updates. One of the updates introduced for the 2022 model year is the inclusion of the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system as standard equipment for Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, and Sport Platinum trim levels, as GM Authority covered previously. By comparison, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade offered Super Cruise as optional on Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, and Sport Platinum trim levels. The base-model 2022 Cadillac Escalade Luxury trim will not offer Super Cruise, nor was it offered for the 2021 model year.
However, in September, GM Authority reported that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade would not offer Super Cruise at production start, with no indication as to when the feature would be made available again. Now, however, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is once again back on track to include Super Cruise as standard on Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, and Sport Platinum trim levels, as originally planned.
For those who may not know, GM Super Cruise incorporates visual cameras, LiDAR, GPS, and radar sensors to control a vehicle on select stretches of highways across North America. The system is currently available for use on 200,000 miles of highway in the U.S. and Canada.
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is available with two engine options, namely the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, as well as the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodeisel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.