Introducing the winner of the cars.com 2021 Luxury Car of the Year, the Cadillac Escalade. The fifth generation 2021 Escalade is now a stunning mechanical tour de force.
It's a luxurious limousine that features impressive interior designs, a far more usable and comfortable cabin than the models preceding it, and technology that's never been seen before, luxury or otherwise. Under the hood, you now have a choice of a powerful 420 horsepower, 6.2 liter V8, or a much more efficient and torquey turbo diesel 3.0 liter six cylinder engine, both made to a standard 10 speed automatic transmission. Cadillac's exceptional magnetic ride control and air suspension is an option for a super smooth, magic carpet ride experience. But this touch screen, the curved 38 inch display is simply jaw-dropping. It features the blackest blacks of any display we've seen. It's lightning quick, super crisp and clear, in it's colorful displays, and allows for a level of high tech geek lust that kept us endlessly entertained. The blissfully simple touch screen operation supports the same type of augmented reality navigation, night vision and other trickery offered by the biggest names in European luxury, but without clumsy remote controllers or perplexing steering wheel pads. Add to that an available mindblowing 36 speaker premium audio system that sounds amazing from any seat as well as Cadillac self steering, super cruise system that will soon be available to do, well, some of the driving for you. Beyond the tech, this is the most buttoned down and sophisticated Cadillac interior we've seen in ages. This Escalade finally feels like it's worth the luxury price and that's why we named the Cadillac Escalade the cars.com, 2021 Luxury Car of the Year.