The recent redesign of the famous luxury SUV has brought a lot of novelties and improvements. As the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV is about to represent the second production year, we have no doubt that most of the things are about to remain the same. Of course, there is always a chance for some yearly updates, which come in the form of new standard features, but the overall layout will certainly remain the same.
Therefore, you may count on an SUV that offers tremendous amounts of passenger and cargo rooms. Besides plenty of space, the cabin also features exceptional quality and comes with a full load of tech and convenience features. Add to this smooth and refined ride, as well as a couple of capable engine options, and it becomes obvious that finding bigger drawbacks on this model isn’t an easy task.
Considering that no bigger changes are expected for the next year, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV Design
Design-wise, the second production year definitely won’t bring any particular change. We are about to see a familiar layout, introduced last year. This particular model is a stretched version of the Escalade and it features a quite impressive wheelbase that goes over 134 inches. Other than the stretched wheelbase, things aren’t much different in terms of mechanics. This model rides on GM’s new T1 platform, which brings various improvements, starting from weight reduction, ride quality and comfort.
The 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV will continue with an independent rear suspension as a standard feature, which has a highly positive impact, not just on ride quality, but in terms of cargo space as well. We will get on that in a minute. All in all, the next year shouldn’t bring any notable update, though there is always a chance to see new color options and similar things.
The 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV interior will continue to be one of its biggest strengths. Besides plenty of space, we like the exceptional quality. The whole cabin features high-end materials, while the dashboard looks particularly impressive. Not only that it looks great and features super-nice materials, but it also comes fully loaded with tech goodies. Of course, that combination of three massive screens is the highlight of the cabin.
Given the model’s wheelbase, it’s no wonder that there is plenty of passenger room on the inside. The first row is good for 44.5 inches of legroom, which is spectacular. The second row is good for nearly 42 inches, which the third row offers 36.6 inches of legroom. Even the latter accommodates adults with ease.
The cargo area is as impressive. You may count on 41.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 94.1 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum cargo capacity of 142.8 cubic feet. No other luxury SUV comes even close.
Yearly updates are mostly about additions to the list of standard equipment. So, we presume that the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV could come with a couple of such novelties as well. However, most of the things are about to remain the same. The current model is very fresh and offers an impressive list of standard features. Some of the highlights are goodies like tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, remote start, 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, and HD Radio.
The current list of options includes things like a panoramic sunroof, a center-console refrigerator, a 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference surround-sound stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 12.6-inch touch screens etc.
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV Engine
The engine lineup will definitely remain the same. Therefore, the base model will continue with a well-known 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which does a fantastic job. The ride is smooth while driving dynamics are also pretty amazing. On the other side, the engine is quite thirsty. You may count on about 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Those who look for something more efficient can opt for a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 277 horsepower. Although it’s not as fast as the gasoline version, this model rides with ease, considering that this turbodiesel also features 460 pound-feet of torque. Once again, you may count on a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV Release Date and Price
Considering that no bigger changes are about to come in the next year, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV price, base models should go around 80.000 dollars. The Lincoln Navigator is the key rival, but keep in mind that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is coming back after years of hiatus.