This Cadillac is not like other Escalades. The Escalade-V is the first one to brandish the V-Badge and boy let me tell you! This Sports Utility Vehicle is no joke. It weighs about three tons. And furthermore, the vehicle has a lot of a powerful start to it with a 682-horsepower supercharged V-8 right underneath the car’s hood. Of course, this is the best high-performance lineup that Cadillac has. It maintains about 6.2-liters of V-8 goodness while propelling power similar to the engine of the CT5-V Blackwing.
The Cadillac Escalade-V is hand-built. So you know that it’s good! The SUV maintains about a 2.7-liter supercharger as compared to the sedan’s 1.7-liter unit. It allows for the Escalade-V to generate a whopping 682 horsepower with an additional 653 pound-feet of torque. This allows for 14 more horses and 6 less pound-feet than the original home of the engine. In the Blackwing.
You can tell that the power is pretty strong as it is all channeled through one 10-speed automatic transmission with All-Wheel-Drive.
What’s so special about that?
Output is routed through the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, which feeds a full-time active all-wheel drive system with variable torque splitting and electronic limited-slip differential. Complementary upgrades include Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Air Ride Adaptive suspension, both equipped as standard, as well as exclusive six-piston Brembo front brakes with Edge Red calipers.
Pricing for the new Escalade-V starts at $149,990, making it the most-expensive Cadillac model ever offered. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform, while production will take place at the GM Arlington plant.
Other Specs Of The Cadillac Escalade-V
Power reaches the ground via a full-time active all-wheel drive system with variable torque splitting and a standard an electronic limited-slip differential. Standard Launch Control helps this 6,000-pound SUV complete the sprint to 60 mph in less than 4.4 seconds, with the quarter-mile done in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is available in both regular and extended wheelbase ESV body styles. Just like regular versions of the Cadillac Escalade, the standard wheelbase length is 120.9 inches, while the ESV is a bit longer with a 134.1-inch wheelbase. Both have the same width of 81.1 inches.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will tip the scales at 6,217 pounds, while the larger Escalade-V ESV will come in at 6,407 pounds. The Escalade-V has a max payload of 1,330 pounds, while the Escalade-V ESV’s payload is a bit less at 1,140 lbs. Both have a max trailering capacity of 7,000 pounds.