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2022 Cadillac Escalade Could Get High-Performance Version!?


May 12, 2021
2022 Cadillac Escalade

After the last year’s massive overhaul, it’s pretty much for sure that the legendary full-size luxury SUV will continue in the same way. We are about to see the same design, which came completely new and which has brought significant improvements in many aspects. Normally, we wouldn’t expect to see any particular changes for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. However, the latest reports suggest something different. It looks like we could see a hi-performance version.

So, what you may expect from the next year’s model is a familiar design for the base model, which offers plenty of space, a luxurious cabin, a wide engine offer etc. On the other side, the new 2022 Cadillac Escalade-V would come with all kinds of upgrades, starting from a more powerful engine, upgraded chassis and numerous exclusive styling details.

Despite the potential novelties, we don’t believe that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade could arrive much earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Cadillac Escalade Design

Considering that we are talking about an all-new model, which has just arrived, we have no doubt that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade will continue in the same way. It will represent the second production year, so the best we could see are minor updates like new colors and similar things. The overall layout will remain the same, whether it’s about mechanics or aesthetics.

All this refers to the standard version. On the other side, there is a big chance to see a completely new, high-performance version in the offer. This model would come with numerous upgrades, starting from a new chassis and suspension setup, new brakes and similar things. Of course, we also count on various aesthetical upgrades, on things like new wheels, more aggressive bumpers and exhaust pipes, more prominent grille etc. Exclusive color options are also possible.


The recent redesign has brought a completely new cabin design, which is far more upscale than before. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade interior design will remain pretty much the same. Of course, the dashboard will be highlighted with three massive screens. Furthermore, the whole cabin is full of high-end materials, while the build quality is excellent. Add to this a very good cabin insulation and you get one of the nicest cabins in the segment.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Interior

Besides great visual appeal, this interior also offers an impressive amount of space. Passengers may count on three very spacious seats, which accommodate up to eight adults with ease. The cargo area is even more impressive. You may count on about 25.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 72.9 cubic feet with the third row folded down and 121 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Those are class-leading numbers.


Once again, it’s hard to expect bigger changes, considering that we are talking about the second production year. Of course, a couple of new things are always possible, but we have no doubt that the vast majority of things will remain the same as in the current model. For reference, the current model comes standard with tech goodies like a 16.9-inch touch screen, a 7.2-inch digital control panel, a 14.2-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, a 19-speaker AKG Studio stereo, wireless device charging, Bluetooth, two USB ports, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, HD Radio, tri-zone climate control, keyless entry and many more.

If you’re willing to pay more, you can also get options like a panoramic sunroof, cabin air ionization, and a center console refrigerator and freezer, a 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference surround-sound stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens.

2022 Cadillac Escalade Engines

As we already mentioned, one of the biggest rumors for the next year refers to the 2022 Cadillac Escalade-V, which would be a high-performance version of the SUV. Besides the aforementioned upgrades, it would also come with an upgraded powertrain. We presume that would be a supercharged version of the well-known 6.2-liter V8 engine, which would probably feature a max output of around 650 horsepower. Unfortunately, the officials are still quiet on this matter.

On the other side, standard models will continue in the same way. This means that the base engine will remain the same 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated unit. It puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. There is also a more efficient, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 in the offer, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Cadillac Escalade-V
2022 Cadillac Escalade-V Render

2022 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price

We expect that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2022 Cadillac Escalade price, base models should go around 77.000 dollars. Of course, Lincoln Navigator is the key competitor, but there are also models like Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7 etc.

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