The Cadillac Escalade is an icon of luxury, with the latest fifth-generation elevating the SUV nameplate to ever-higher levels thanks to a new platform and the latest technology features. As such, demand for the Escalade is strong, which, paired with low supply as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage, has led some dealers to apply huge markups.
One example is Carlisle Cadillac Buick GMC in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which, as of this writing, has listed a new 2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport with the Touring Package for $136,280, a whopping $30,000 over MSRP. Another example is Larson Cadillac in Fife, Washington, which listed a new 2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury for $123,350, also $30,000 over MSRP.
Further examples include Delaware Cadillac in Wilmington, Delaware, which listed a new 2022 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum for $142,300, $25,000 over MSRP, or Wagner Cadillac in Tyler, Texas, which is listing a new 2022 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum for $140,090, also $25,000 over MSRP.
The list goes on and on. Although some dealers are still offering the Cadillac Escalade at MSRP, huge markups seem to be rather commonplace at the moment, which isn’t all that surprising given the SUV’s impressive popularity.
For now, Cadillac sales are down across the board for all models, with the exception of the Escalade. To note, these numbers reflect lower supply as a result of production hiccups stemming from the global microchip shortage, yet, in the face of this, the Cadillac Escalade continues to drive impressive sales all the same.
Sales Results - Q1 2022 - USA - Cadillac
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As a reminder, the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade was introduced for the 2021 model year, with the latest 2022 model year debuting only a few small changes and updates. Under the hood, the latest Escalade is available with two powerplant options, namely the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.