The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year for the latest fifth-generation luxury SUV nameplate, introducing a number of changes and updates. Among these is a revised exterior paint options list, with the 2023 model year deleting three paint colors.
According to GM Authority sources, the following three exterior paint colors will be dropped from the Cadillac Escalade lineup after the 2022 model year (relevant paint code listed in parentheses):
- Infrared Tintcoat (GSK)
- Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
- Wilder Metallic (GED)
These three paint options were available on all trim levels for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. Pricing was set at $625 for Satin Steel Metallic and Wilder Metallic, while Infrared Tintcoat cost an extra $1,225.
In their stead, the three outgoing paint options will be replaced with three new hues, specifically:
- Argent Silver Metallic (GXD)
- Dark Emerald Metallic (G6N)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (GNT)
One of the most noteworthy updates with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the debut of the high-performance 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, a fresh high-performance variant of the luxury nameplate that stuffs the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine under the hood. Output is rated at 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, enabling the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
As for the rest of the Cadillac Escalade trim level lineup, engine options include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Both engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform, with an independent rear suspension setup introduced with the 2021-model-year overhaul. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.