2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ: The Future of Luxury SUVs – The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most iconic and recognizable luxury SUVs in the world, and for 2025, it is getting a significant makeover. The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is the first-ever all-electric full-size SUV from Cadillac, and it promises to redefine the luxury SUV experience with a stunning design, cutting-edge technology, impressive performance, and zero tailpipe emissions.
The Escalade IQ is built on GM’s innovative and modular Ultium Platform, which enables a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range, 750 horsepower, and a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds. The Escalade IQ also features a curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display, available Super Cruise driver assistance technology, vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging technology, a panoramic fixed-glass roof, power open-close doors, and an AKG Studio Reference 40-speaker audio system.
The Escalade IQ will be available in two models, Luxury and Sport, each with two trims: 1 and 2. The Luxury models will have brushed aluminum trim, while the Sport versions will have darkened metal finishes. The Escalade IQ will start at about $130,000 and is expected to hit the market in the summer of 2024.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The Escalade IQ reimagines the iconic Escalade design with a sleek and expressive silhouette, dramatic proportions, and advanced lighting elements. The exterior design is stylish and aerodynamic, with a low coefficient of drag that contributes to the vehicle’s range and performance. The Escalade IQ also offers eight exterior colors and six-wheel options, ranging from 22 to 24 inches in size.
With its opulent interior, roomy seating for up to seven people, and generous load capacity, the Escalade IQ’s cabin is a technological and artistic marvel. The crown jewel of the cabin is the state-of-the-art pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal touchscreen, which offers intuitive access to various functions and features with stunning visual richness. The touchscreen has an 8K resolution driver’s screen and a 4K resolution passenger’s screen and can display more than one billion colors.
The Escalade IQ also offers a symphony of sound with the Cadillac-exclusive AKG audio system, which features 40 speakers strategically placed for sound optimization. The audio system provides a studio-quality sound that’s precise and clear from distortion. The Escalade IQ also features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless charging, a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 12.6-inch touchscreens, and a head-up display.
GM’s Ultium battery technology, comprised of pouch-style cells that can be stacked vertically or horizontally to maximize the battery configuration for each vehicle, powers the Escalade IQ. The Escalade IQ has a battery capacity of about 200 kWh, which enables a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range on a full charge. The battery can be charged at up to 350 kW using DC fast charging stations or at up to 19.2 kW using Level 2 chargers.
The battery system also supports vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging technology, which allows the Escalade IQ to act as a backup power source for the home in case of an outage or emergency. The vehicle-to-home technology works with GM Energy’s available Ultium Home products, which include intelligent chargers and home energy management systems.
The battery system powers four electric motors that deliver a combined output of 750 horsepower and 850 lb-ft of torque. The electric motors provide instant acceleration, smooth handling, and all-wheel drive capability. The Escalade IQ is among the quickest SUVs available, reaching 60 mph from 0 mph in less than four seconds.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is expected to launch 2024 as a 2025 model year vehicle. It will be available globally, including in North America, China, Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East. It will be unveiled in full on August 9th, 2023.
The Escalade IQ will be sold in two models, Luxury and Sport, each with two trims: 1 and 2. The Luxury models will have brushed aluminum trim, while the Sport versions will have darkened metal finishes. Cadillac says the Escalade IQ will start at about $130,000.