New 2023 Cadillac Escalade Supercharged, Dimensions, Specs, Price – The 2023 Cadillac Escalade has been fully redesigned and boldly kicks off a new generation for the moniker with bigger dimensions. With the prices starting from an MSRP of $77,490 which includes the $1,295 destination fee, it is available for sale in 5 trims with the Premium Luxury and the Sport Platinum trims as the hot favorites. Carrying the same 420 hp 6.2L V8 powertrain, there is a choice between RWD and AWD right from the base Luxury trim which opens the room for up to 10 configurations. With all the changes that have happened, the interior sets the precedent for luxury and tech as well.
Inside, you get the first-ever 38-inch OLED touchscreen dashboard with overlapping screens that house the driver display, infotainment screen, and auxiliary information display.
2023 Cadillac Escalade Supercharged Redesign
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is underpinned by the T1 platform from GM, the same one that underpins the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevy Silverado 1500, and the GMC Sierra 1500. The structure includes 77% high strength steel along with aluminum reinforcements to add more strength without adding weight.
The main purpose for ditching the K2 platform from the previous generation was serviceability and durability. With this new chassis, durability, crashworthiness, and stiffness all go hand-in-hand. Furthermore, it has opened the room up for rear serviceability which was a pain point previously. With the adoption of the new platform, the brand has targeted durability, crashworthiness, and improved sturdiness of the ride. With an NHTSA safety rating of 4-stars, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is certainly a step further from 2022 MY which did not have a rating altogether.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade interior comes with a seating capacity of 7 occupants across all three rows. On the base – Luxury model (priced at $77,490), the seats are 12-way power-adjustable bucket seats with 4-way power-lumbar and come with the seat heating on the front row and the second-row featuring Captain’s chairs. The upholstery is leatherette and comes in one color black.
Leather (perforated) is first featured on the Premium Luxury trim (MSRP – $84,290) and is available in three colors – parchment, Jet black, and Brandy along with the ventilation function and second-row heated seats. The Sport trim ($86,890) comes with perforated leather in whisper beige and Jet black and quilted leather – Brandy (brown), and the two Platinum trims, both priced at $101,290 come semi-aniline leather upholstery in whisper beige, Jet black, and Auburn.
2023 Cadillac Escalade Supercharged Engine
Pop the giant hood of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade and you will find the same 6.2L V8 engine under the hood that held the fort in the last generation in 2022. Despite its age, the V8 is honed to churn out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque which is more than enough to get this mammoth SUV moving. The engine comes hooked up to a 10-speed shiftable automatic transmission and offers the choice between RWD and AWD across the entire trim range.
While the big-block V8 surely grunts, it is mostly controlled as the overall system is mostly docile. The transmission is adaptive and puts the power to the right places depending on the drive mode you choose. Furthermore, if you yearn for more performance, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade offers a performance upgrade package for $2,795 wherein you get the performance intake and a Cat-back performance exhaust.
2023 Cadillac Escalade Supercharged Price and Release Date
The release date of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade Supercharged is not announced by Cadillac yet but we can expect the car to be launched maybe at the end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023. Available with a starting price of $76,195, there are 5 trims on offer which open up to 10 configurations depending on the drivetrain choice.