The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year for the current fifth-gen luxury SUV, ushering in a number of critical updates and changes compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Notably, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is currently unavailable to order with the GM Super Cruise feature.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade has been unavailable to order with the GM Super Cruise feature since the start of production, which began on July 18th, per previous GM Authority coverage. Thankfully, the constraint is scheduled to lift starting with October 3rd production.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade’s GM Super Cruise feature is tagged with RPO code UKL, and is normally offered as optional for Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum, and Cadillac Escalade-V models. Super Cruise is not offered at all for the Luxury trim level.
The GM Super Cruise feature was initially offered for the Cadillac Escalade with the all-new 2021 model year, with eligible models later said to receive an over-the-air update that enables semi-autonomous towing functionality.
For those readers who may not know, GM’s Super Cruise technology was first introduced with the Cadillac CT6 sedan, and offers hands-free driving during extended stints on the highway. The technology controls vehicle acceleration and steering, although the driver must remain aware of the driving environment and be able to retake the wheel at any time.
Notably, pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade has increased, with the MSRP rising $2,000 across the board compared to equivalent 2022 model-year vehicles.
As for the specs, non-V Cadillac Escalade models are offered with two powerplant options, including 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 engine, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade-V is equipped with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque. Under the body panels, the Cadillac Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.