The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is a breakthrough moment for the luxury SUV icon, introducing a brand-new all-electric model stuffed with high-end tech features. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ with the following spec breakdown. Read on for more information on the powertrain, battery system, charge times, chassis and suspension, exterior dimensions, interior dimensions, and capacities.
Let’s start with the thing that makes the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ unique compared to its ICE-powered brethren – the all-electric powertrain. Motivation is provided by a pair of GM Ultium drive motors, one of which is mounted up front, the other of which is mounted in the rear, providing all-wheel grip. Output depends on the drive mode selected, with Normal Mode providing 680 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque, and Velocity Max mode providing 750 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque.
|System||2 drive units with 1 motor each|
|Motor||Permanent magnet, bar wound|
|Power Normal Mode 1(HP / kW)||680 / 505|
|Power Velocity Max 1(HP / kW)||750 / 560|
|Torque Normal Mode 1(lb-ft. / Nm)||615 / 834|
|Torque Velocity Max 1(lb-ft. / Nm)||785 / 1064|
|Final Drive Ratio Front (:1)||13.26:1|
|Final Drive Ratio Rear (:1)||11.63:1|
- Based on GM testing
Providing the electrons to the motors is a 24-module GM Ultium battery pack rated at 200 kWh. The battery includes a lithium-ion NCMA cathode, blended graphite anode battery chemistry.
|Type||Rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules|
|Battery Chemistry||Lithium-ion NCMA cathode, blended graphite anode|
|Battery Rated Energy (kWh)||200|
Plugged into a 240-volt source at 7.7 kW (such as with the dual-level charge cord) yields just under 15 miles of range per hour, while at 19.2 kW, the charge rate is roughly 37 miles of range per hour. Plugged into a DC quick charge source, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will gain roughly 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Note that charge times can vary significantly.
|240V (7.7 kW Including Dual-Level Charge Cord)||14.8 miles of range per hour|
|240V (19.2 kW AC)||37 miles of range per hour|
|DC Fast Charge (Public)||100 miles of range in 10 minutes|
Chassis and Suspension
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ rides on the GM BT1 platform, and features a short-long arm suspension setup with air springs and MagneRide dampers. The turning radius is just under 40 feet, while the 24-inch wheels are wrapped in 275/50 tires.
|Front and Rear Suspension||Short-Long Arm (SLA) suspension with air springs and MagneRide dampers for balanced ride and handling with premium isolation|
|Steering Type Front||Rack & Pinion Electric Power Steering|
|Steering Type Rear||Continuously variable actuator up to 10 degrees.|
|Turning Circle (ft. / m)||39.4 / 12|
|Brake Type||4-wheel disc|
|Brake Rotor Size Front (in. / mm)||13.98 / 355|
|Brake Rotor Size Rear (in. / mm)||14.05 / 356.8|
|Wheel Size (in.)||24|
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is significantly larger than the ICE-powered, standard-length Escalade, measuring in with more than 15 inches of extra wheelbase, more than 12 inches of extra overall length, and more than four inches of extra overall width. Check out our previous coverage for more information.
|Wheelbase (in. / mm)||136.2 / 3460|
|Overall Length (in. / mm)||224.3 / 5697|
|Overall Width with mirrors (in. / mm)||94.1 / 2389|
|Overall Width mirrors folded (in. / mm)||85.3 / 2167|
|Overall Height (in. / mm)||76.1 / 1934|
|Track Width Front (in. / mm)||68.7 / 1745|
|Track Width Rear (in. / mm)||68.7 / 1745|
|Ground Clearance (in. / mm)||6.9 / 175|
Despite the larger exterior dimensions, interior dimensions are a mixed bag between the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ and ICE-powered, standard-length Escalade. For example, the Escalade IQ offers more headroom and legroom up front, but significantly less legroom and shoulder room on the third row. Once again check out our previous dimensional comparison for more information.
|First Row||Second Row||Third Row|
|Headroom (in. / mm)||43.5 / 1106||39.9 / 1015||37.2 / 944|
|Legroom (in. / mm)||45.2 / 1148||41.3 / 1051||30.1 / 765|
|Shoulder Room (in. / mm)||65.4 / 1662||63.6 / 1615||56.5 / 1435|
|Hip Room (in. / mm)||61.1 / 1551||60.3 / 1532||49.4 / 1256|
Passenger volume is set at 65 cubic feet for the first row, a bit under 60 cubic feet on the second row, and a bit under 40 cubic feet for the third row. Cargo capacity is set at a maximum of 119.2 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down, while max trailering capacity is set at 8,000 pounds.
|EPA Passenger Volume First Row (cu. ft. / L)||65 / 1841|
|EPA Passenger Volume Second Row (cu. ft. / L)||58.3 / 1651|
|EPA Passenger Volume Third Row (cu. ft. / L)||38.5 / 1092|
|Cargo Volume (second and third rows folded) (cu. ft. / L)||119.2 / 3374|
|Cargo Volume (third row folded) (cu. ft. / L)||69.1 / 1958|
|Cargo Volume (behind third row) (cu. ft. / L)||23.7 / 670|
|eTrunk Volume (cu.ft. / L)||12.2 / 345.4|
|Max Trailering Capacity (lb. /kg)||8000 / 3628|