The 2018 Escalade model has just been presented worldwide; however, the Company is already preparing the newest 2019 Cadillac Escalade. This model is a full-size SUV with plenty of space inside the cabin, strong engine under its hood and handsome styling. It is one of the better choices for the large families or if you need it for long journeys since it is roomy, comfortable and very capable. The cargo space is very ample and if consider that the second and the third row which can both fold flat, we get the space of more than 120 cubic feet in the extended version of the Escalade.
The 2018 model year has brought some upgrades considering interior and transmission. Precisely, it has been upgraded with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. This has improved the Escalade’s fuel economy, especially on the highway. As well, the interior, but only in the top ranging Platinum trim is now available with new Maple Sugar trim with Jet Black accents. Under the hood, it has featured the same 6.2-liter V-8 engine. However, according to the latest news, the 2019 model year will get a new unit as well besides the current one.
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade should arrive in the same trim levels as the current model. Those will include Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. Furthermore, it will also be available in two versions: the full-size Escalade and the larger Escalade ESV. Its main rivals will be Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80, Mercedes-Benz GLS, GMC Yukon and Lexus LX.
2019 Cadillac Escalade engines and performances
In the engine department, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade should arrive with the same unit which powers the current model, but it is also expected to bring some novelties. So, the base engine will be a 6.2-liter V-8. This one will be able to generate 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine will pair with the 10-speed automatic gearbox, firstly introduced in 2018 model year. It will be available with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. As for the fuel efficiency, it gets 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with RWD. With all-wheel drive configuration, it is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The Escalade will be able to reach 60 mph in around 5.9 seconds. Its towing capabilities will be in a range from 7,900 to 8,300 pounds.
Furthermore, the latest news claims that the upcoming 2019 Escalade will also be available with a new engine option. It is supposed to be a 4.0-liter V-8 engine which will be firstly used in this model. The engine will naturally pair with the new 10-speed automatic transmission and both rear- and all-wheel drive will be on the offer. However, the exact performance is still not available.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the new 2019 Cadillac Escalade will most likely arrive with the similar design of the current model. The Escalade is bold, attractive and very handsome. The front end is dominated by the large chrome grille and a pair of nicely designed headlamps. It will ride on standard 20-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels. However, the larger 22-inch machine-finished wheels will be available also.
The interior of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will be very spacious. It will have three rows of seats and be available to welcome up to 8 passengers. The second and the third row could fold flat for more cargo space. However, the third row might not be that convenient for the taller adults because they might feel a bit tight. The leather upholstery will be standard. The dashboard will feature an 8.0-inch display with Cadillac’s latest CUE infotainment system.
The standard equipment in the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will include Bose audio system with 16 speakers, five USB ports, power front seats with heating and cooling function, OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot, heated steering wheel, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and so on. The AutomaticPark Assist, a surround-vision camera, navigation and rain-sensing wipers will be standard also. Some of the optional equipment will include adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic alert, blind-zone alert, lane keep assist and lane departure warning, a rear-entertainment system etc.
Release date and price of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade
The exact arrival of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade is still under the question. However, we assume that it won’t hit the market before late 2019. As for the price, we assume that it should be similar to the one of the current model which starts at around $75,000.