2025 Cadillac Escalade Exterior: A Refreshed Look for the Iconic SUV – The 2025 Cadillac Escalade faces a facelift to update its exterior styling, interior design, and technology features. The changes will align the Escalade with the brand’s electric vehicles, such as the Lyriq and the Escalade IQ. Here are some of the highlights of what’s new for the 2025 Escalade:
– A new front fascia with vertical headlights and a reprofiled grille
– A new dashboard with a single-panel screen that spans across the leftmost two-thirds of the dashboard
– A new steering wheel with touch-sensitive panels
– A new center console with a touchscreen for HVAC controls
– The return of the Escalade-V model with a supercharged V8 engine
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade will retain its imposing presence and luxurious appeal but with some tweaks to make it more modern and sophisticated. The exterior design will borrow some elements from the Escalade IQ, the electric version of the SUV that will go on sale in summer 2024. The most noticeable change will be the headlights, which will move from the top corners of the front fascia to vertical elements that span the length of the bumper’s outer edges. The grille will also have a new shape and pattern, giving the Escalade a more refined look.
The rear end of the Escalade will not change much, except for some minor updates to the taillights and the bumper. The Escalade will still offer various wheel options, ranging from 20 to 22 inches in size. The Escalade-V model will be more aggressive, with more oversized air intakes, quad exhaust tips, and unique badges.
The interior of the 2025 Escalade will undergo a major overhaul, especially regarding the dashboard and screen layout. The current double-layer OLED screen setup will be replaced by a single-panel screen that covers most of the dashboard. The screen will display speed, navigation, entertainment, and vehicle settings. Cadillac may also add a passenger screen showing different content from the driver’s screen.
The steering wheel will also change, adopting a design similar to that of Cadillac’s EVs. The wheel will have two main spokes, with touch-sensitive panels on either side of the airbag cover. The panels allow the driver to control various functions like cruise control, audio, and phone.
The center console will also get a makeover, with a touchscreen that rises to meet the leading edge of the dashboard. The touchscreen will serve as the central controller for all of the car’s HVAC functions, eliminating the need for physical buttons and knobs.
The 2025 Escalade will continue to offer spacious and comfortable cabins with seating for up to eight passengers. The materials and finishes will be high-quality and luxurious, with leather, wood, and metal accents. Along with these amenities, the Escalade will include ambient lighting, wireless charging, heated and ventilated places, a panoramic sunroof, and an entertainment system for the backseat.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade will mostly stay the same regarding its powertrain options. With 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the 6.2-liter V8 basic engine will remain. With 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, the optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine will stay so. An automated gearbox with ten speeds and either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive will be mated to both engines.
The Escalade-V model will return in 2025, offering a more robust and performance-oriented option for buyers who want more thrill from their SUV. The Escalade-V will use a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that generates 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The Escalade-V will also have a sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, and enhanced handling capabilities.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade will debut in late 2024 or early 2025, with sales starting shortly after. The pricing has not been announced yet, but it’s likely to increase slightly from the current model’s range of $77,490 to $104,290 (excluding destination fees). The Escalade-V model will likely cost more than $100,000.