General Motors unveiled the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V earlier this year, debuting a fresh high-performance variant of the popular luxury SUV nameplate. Now, The General is announcing a list of juicy details on the new Escalade-V, confirming that the go-fast utility will sport a whopping 682 horsepower and an entry-price of $149,990.
Let’s start with the performance, kicking it off with what’s under the hood. Making this thing move is the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which produces 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. The V8 mates to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, which was specifically calibrated for the Escalade-V to take advantage of the “unique powerband characteristics” of the supercharged engine. Power reaches the ground through a full-time active all-wheel drive system with variable torque splitting, as well as an electronic limited-slip differential.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Powertrain
|Type||Supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4||Supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4|
|Displacement (cu. in. / cc)||376 / 6,162||376 / 6,162|
|Bore & Stroke (in. / mm)||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92|
|Block Material||Cast aluminum||Cast aluminum|
|Cylinder Head Material||A356T6 aluminum||A356T6 aluminum|
|Valvetrain||Overhead-valve with two valves per cylinder and continuously variable valve timing||Overhead-valve with two valves per cylinder and continuously variable valve timing|
|Fuel Delivery||Direct injection with electronic throttle control||Direct injection with electronic throttle control|
|Aspiration||2.65L positive-displacement supercharger (with four-lobe, 160-degree rotors); water-to-air charge-cooling system||2.65L positive-displacement supercharger (with four-lobe, 160-degree rotors); water-to-air charge-cooling system|
|Max boost (psi / bar)||10 / 0.7||10 / 0.7|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm)||682 / 508 @ 6,000||682 / 508 @ 6,000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm)||653 / 885 @ 4,400||653 / 885 @ 4,400|
|Fuel||Premium required||Premium required|
|Max engine speed (rpm)||6.3||6.3|
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Transmission & Axle
|Type||Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic||Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic|
|Final Drive Ratio||3.23||3.23|
|Drive Wheels||Full-Time Active AWD||Full-Time Active AWD|
To get it off the line, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V features Launch Control, which helps to complete the sprint to 60 mph in less than 4.4 seconds, with the quarter mile done in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph.
Keeping it all shiny side up is exclusive suspension hardware and software calibrations, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Air Ride Adaptive suspension, both equipped as standard. There’s also selectable V-Mode for added customizability with regard to the suspension and exhaust note. Throwing the anchor are exclusive six-piston Brembo front brakes with Edge Red calipers.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Chassis & Suspension
|Front Suspension||Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and |
Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
|Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and
Magnetic Ride Control 4.0
|Rear Suspension||Independent multilink with Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0||Independent multilink with Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0|
|Steering Type||Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion||Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion|
|Turing Diameter (ft. / m)||39.7 / 12.1||43.4 / 13.2|
|Brake Type||Four-wheel disc with ABS; vented Brembo front brakes and front and rear DuralifeTM rotors||Four-wheel disc with ABS; vented Brembo front brakes and front and rear DuralifeTM rotors|
|Wheel Size||22-in aluminum||22-in aluminum|
|Tire Size||P275/50R22SL all-season||P275/50R22SL all-season|
To underline its position as the first-ever Cadillac V-Series SUV, the Cadillac Escalade-V includes several unique interior and exterior details, including revised front and rear fascia treatments, V-Series badging, 22-inch wheels, and a quad rear exhaust. Notably, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will also be available in the extended-length Cadillac ESV body style.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Exterior Dimensions
|Wheelbase (in. / mm)||120.9 / 3,071||134.1 / 3,406|
|Overall Length (in. / mm)||211.9 / 5,382||226.9 / 5,766|
|Overall Width (in. / mm)||81.1 / 2,059||81.1 / 2,060|
|Overall Height (in. / mm)||76.7 / 1,948||76.4 / 1,941|
|Track, front (in. / mm)||68.5 / 1,737||68.5 / 1,737|
|Track, rear (in. / mm)||68.3 / 1,730||68.3 / 1,730|
Inside, you’ll find the Platinum trim interior, featuring Zebra Wood decor, semi-aniline leather for all three rows of seating, plus heated/ventilated and massage features for the front seats. The infotainment spec includes a familiar 38-inch curved OLED display, an AKG stereo with 36 speakers, and, with late availability, optional GM Super Cruise with trailering and automatic lane change.
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Interior Dimensions
|Headroom, first row (in. / mm)||42.3 / 1,074||42.3 / 1,074|
|Headroom, second row (in. / mm)||38.9 / 988||38.9 / 988|
|Headroom, third (in. / mm)||38.2 / 970||38.2 / 970|
|Legroom, first row (in. / mm)||44.5 / 1,130||44.5 / 1,130|
|Legroom, second row (in. / mm)||41.7 / 1,059||41.7 / 1,059|
|Legroom, third row (in. / mm)||34.9 / 886||36.6 / 930|
|Shoulder Room, first row (in. / mm)||65.5 / 1,664||65.5 / 1,664|
|Shoulder Room, second row (in. / mm)||64.6 / 1,641||64.6 / 1,641|
|Shoulder Room, third row (in. / mm)||62.7 / 1,593||62.8 / 1,595|
|Hip Room, first row (in. / mm)||61.7 / 1,567||61.7 / 1,567|
|Hip Room, second row (in. / mm)||61.2 / 1,554||61.2 / 1,554|
|Hip Room, third row (in. / mm)||49.4 / 1,255||49.4 / 1,255|
|EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft / L)||168.4 / 4,733||170.4 / 4,802|
2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Specs - Capacities
|Fuel Capacity (gal. / L)||24 / 91||28.3 / 107.1|
|Curb Weight (lb. / kg)||6,217 / 2,820||6,407 / 2,906|
|Max Payload (lb. / kg)||1,330 / 603||1,140 / 517|
|Cargo Volume, behind first row (cu. ft. / L)||121 / 3,426||142.8 / 4,044|
|Cargo Volume, behind second row (cu. ft. / L)||72.9 / 2,064||94.1 / 2,665|
|Cargo Volume, behind third row (cu. ft. / L)||25.5 / 722||41.5 / 1,175|
|Trailering (lb. / kg)||7,000 / 3,175||7,000 / 3,175|
As for the pricing, Cadillac has announced a $149,990 base MSRP, including DFC, for the standard-length body style. Given the Escalade ESV costs $3,000 more than the regular-length body style, we can figure a base price of $152,990 for the Escalade-V ESV.
Sales will begin late this summer.