The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year for the latest fifth-generation nameplate, debuting a selection of changes and updates over the preceding 2022 model year, one of the most important of which is the introduction of the new high-performance Cadillac Escalade-V. Now, interested customers and window shoppers can build theirs to taste using the official online 2023 Cadillac Escalade configurator.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is available in a selection of different trim levels and configurations, with the trim level cadence listed from bottom to top as Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Sport Platinum, Premium Luxury Platinum, and finally, the go-fast Cadillac Escalade-V. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered to put the power to the pavement, although the new Escalade-V is only available with four-wheel drive.
Three engine options are also offered, with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade equipped as standard with 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, as well as the optional 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. The high-performance Escalade-V is equipped as standard with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which doles out 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. All three engine options connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
For those customers that need more space, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV (“Escalade Stretch Vehicle”) should fit the bill, offering an additional 13.2 inches of length with regard to the wheelbase and an additional 15.1 inches for the overall length, enhancing interior space considerably. The 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV is available in the same trim levels and configurations as the non-ESV body style, including the high-performance Cadillac Escalade ESV-V.
Pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade starts at $79,590, including the $1,795 destination freight charge.