Since the 2022 model year, select trim levels of the Cadillac Escalade have had to make-do without four-way power lumbar seat adjustment. Now, GM Authority has learned that the four-way power lumbar adjustment has returned as standard affair across the entire model lineup of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade.
Previously, the driver four-way power lumbar seat adjuster (RPO code AVK) and the front passenger four-way power lumbar seat adjuster (AVU) features were under constraint due to a shortage of semiconductor chips. On Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, these options were replaced with two-way power lumbar seat adjustments for both the driver and the front passenger.
It’s worth noting that four-way power lumbar seat adjusters remained standard for Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum, and Escalade-V trims.
The entire run of the 2022 Escalade was produced with this constraint, which eventually carried over into 2023 model-year production. In fact, from the start of production through December 31st 2022, the Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels continued to be built with the two-way power lumbar adjusters. Meanwhile, Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum trims maintained the four-way power lumbar adjusters.
Now, four-way power lumbar support is fitted as standard across the entire Escalade lineup, as it has always been in previous model years.
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is offered with three powerplants. These include 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. Exclusively to the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque.