2022 Cadillac Escalade

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$77,795

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2022 Cadillac Escalade
2022 Cadillac Escalade

Key specs

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Overview

The good:

  • Impressive digital dashboard
  • Comfort in all three rows
  • Powerful and quiet V-8 engine
  • Ride quality
  • Multimedia usability

The bad:

  • Can get very expensive
  • V-8’s thirst for fuel
  • Large size limits maneuverability, handling

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Cadillac Escalade trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Lane-keeping assist now standard
  • Seven- or eight-seat full-size luxury SUV
  • Gas V-8 standard, turbo-diesel six-cylinder available
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Curved OLED digital dashboard standard
  • Super Cruise hands-free driving system available

2022 Cadillac Escalade review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV with room for seven or eight in three rows of seats. It’s powered by a standard 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine or an available 277-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Both engines team with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and both rear- and four-wheel drive are available. 

Cadillac also sells an extended-length ESV version with more cargo space and third-row legroom. Competitors include the Lincoln Navigator and Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The regular-length Escalade offers 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row and 13.2 cubic feet behind its third row, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

Lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning is now standard. 

What Features in the 2022 Cadillac Escalade Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 22-inch alloy wheels 
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Curved OLED digital dashboard
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • AKG Studio sound system
  • Navigation system with augmented-reality capability 
  • Wireless device charging
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • 360-degree camera system 

Available features include:

  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Soft-closing doors 
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather-wrapped interior 
  • Ventilated and massaging front seats
  • Console refrigerator
  • Head-up display
  • Rearview camera mirror
  • Dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Super Cruise hands-free driving system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Night Vision system

Should I Buy the 2022 Cadillac Escalade?

If the price doesn’t scare you off, the Escalade is an excellent choice among full-size luxury SUVs; the redesigned 2021 version won our Luxury Car of the Year award. 

The 2022 Escalade has an outstanding interior packed with tech features and offering comfort in all three rows of seats. The V-8 engine is powerful and quiet, though quite thirsty. Given its size, the Escalade is remarkably easy to drive, but its substantial bulk hinders maneuverability and handling. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Great in so many ways! But...

Things I love: SuperCruise, quiet ride, independent suspension, other innovative tech features. Cadillac is ahead of most Euro brands and all American brands when it comes to the technology they have put in this vehicle. Really eager to see how UltraCruise works and I hope it can update 2022 models. Things I don't love: Low power compared to Euro brand large SUVs. Interior is close but not quite as nice as the higher level Range Rover and Mercedes SUVs. The new model is actually slower 0-60 and through the slalom than the last model that ended in 2020. The list of constrained items seems odd. Monochrome badges? Not many semiconductors in those I don't think. Other items too that are more understandable, but I would have liked some notice and the opportunity to wait for them. Instead, the car just shows up with whatever they had in stock that day. The window sticker is like a scratch-off. What features did I win??? Things I absolutely hate: Why put radio controls on the steering wheel if I can't use them while driving? Why not use that space for something that I can use while driving like VIRTUALLY EVERY OTHER MENU in the infotainment system? Isn't that the point of putting something on the wheel? Climate control perhaps, which I have to look farther down and take my hands off the wheel to adjust anyway. Why disallow me from selecting a song while driving in the first place, either on the wheel or the main display? What's my option, remove my hands from the wheel and pick up my phone and look at it while driving? Unbelievably poor "safety" decision there, GM, assuming people will just accept the restrictions and completely failing to understand human nature. Every person who causes an accident from looking at his or her phone because they couldn't pick a song from the display or the steering wheel while driving in one of these cars is now kinda on your watch. Every car I've had since 2007 has allowed me to select songs and navigate music while driving, including my 2016 Escalade, all from the steering wheel, where I don't have to look down too far and can keep the road in my vision, and KEEP MY HANDS ON THE WHEEL. Do better. In fact, remove this ridiculous unsafe restriction in a firmware update and make your existing cars like every other manufacturer out there. Oh, and don't blame Apple CarPlay. I don't use it, don't have it turned on, have it locked on my phone, and I connect straight to the car with Bluetooth. It's not them, it's you. (And using Apple CarPlay doesn't allow that function either, so I can't get around the restriction by engaging it.)

2.7

Using cheap plastic material

Both kind of cheap made it look nice too much plastic inside I Here multiple squeaking spot from the plastic so much and imperfection inside

5.0

Best Suv Ever

I love my Escalade! It is my Dream car, I had it for almost 3 months. It's fantastic. It has every technology you can ask for. Not great on gas, but truly a great car!

See all 3 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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