2019 Cadillac Escalade Changes, Platinum, Release Date

The king of the road is back in the body of the new model 2019 Cadillac Escalade. This version of full sized SUV looks great with its attractive design and luxury cabin. The Luxury details inside the cabin will include special leathers and 3nd-row bench seats that allowing seating for eight passengers.

It will be offered as a rear- wheel drive or optional all-wheel-drive. The new model comes with four trim levels, the Base one, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. The Escalade for the 2019 year is now faster, smoother and more efficient than ever before. Let’s take a look what we know about it.

2019 Cadillac Escalade front

2019 Cadillac Escalade Rest on the GMT K2 Platform

When we talk about 2019 Cadillac Escalade appearance, most details will be refreshed and redesigned while the main things will remain the same. The offer will feature two versions with different size: four-door SUV and an extended version called Escalade ESV. The platform on which it will rest is the newest GMT K2 platform. This is not unusual knowing that models from the entire fourth generation are following this platform.

The front grille on this model will be lowered in relation to its predecessor. The LEDs will be enlarged, which will affect even better visibility while driving in the bad weather conditions. The look will be refreshed with the new aluminum handles as well as the redesigned, wide taillights.

2019 Cadillac Escalade Colors

This model will be available with few colors on the exterior. This includes the Black Raven, Bronze Dune, Midnight Sky, Crystal White, Dark Adriatic Blue and others. We expect new combinations in the interior with the standards Jet Black w/Leather seating surfaces and also a Shale w/Jet Black Accents w/Leather seating surfaces.

Standard Equipment

The newest model 2019 Cadillac Escalade comes with many standard features. This will include big 20-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels, power liftgate that is hands-free and 12-way adjustable -powered seats and steering with heated leather-wrapped. For the safety of the car, it will be charge Automatic Park Assist, bird’s-eye 360-degree view, front and rear park assists and others. The APA system is there to make your parking easier with parallel park and Surround Vision of 360 degree that provides an image of your surroundings. In the entertainment section of the standard equipment, you will get Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, perfectly surrounded 16-speaker Bose Centerpoint audio and Wi-Fi. The best upgrade is the new infotainment system CUE 3.0. It will be provided through the large touchscreen, and it will allow access to some famous websites such as YouTube and Netflix.

Optional Equipment

In this section of an optional upgrade, you can get Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, adaptive cruise control and cross-traffic alert. Also side blind-zone alert, rear camera mirror and 22-inch wheels will be there. If the buyers want the most indulgence you can go for the middle range-topping Platinum trim. This trim will add semi-aniline leather Nappa, the newest climate system, 18-way-adjustable front seats with great massaging functionality for driver and front passenger. As for the tech, there will be a huge 9-inch overhead screen system with remote control, head-up display, sunroof and a rear-entertainment system for the second row.

At the end, if you go for the Top Platinum trim upgrade you will also get unique chrome grille. Also, the suede headliner/leather instrument cluster power-and power-retractable side steps. What remains unknown is whether the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will have the semi-autonomous technology or it is too early for something like that.

2019 Cadillac Escalade interior

2019 Cadillac Escalade Engine and Performance

This model only comes with the one engine choice and that’s the 6.2-liter V8 engine. It will produce around 420 horsepower at 460 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade has standard transmission for both front-wheel and four-wheel-drive (2WD, 4WD). This model will debut with ten-speed automatic transmission and shift driver control with tow/haul mode.

As for the EPA’s ratings, it will have around 14/23 mpg for the front wheel drive model and around 14/21 mpg for the all-wheel drive.

2019 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

We don’t have official information what type of engine will be hidden under the hood of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid model. According to the information`s that we collect from the internet this model might get 6.2L Vortec V8 engine. This engine comes with an electric motor that will use his power from lithium-ion batteries. However, as we said at the beginning this information is not yet provided by the company officially.

2019 Cadillac Escalade rear

2019 Cadillac Escalade Manufacturer Retail Price and Release Date

The new model 2019 Cadillac Escalade comes with four trim levels. The standard one will have Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail price of around $74,500. This price also includes a $995 destination charge. However, if you go to the Luxury trim level that will cost you about $5,500 more. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade premium trim will start at $83,890 and the full equipment Platinum, just over $93,000. If you go for the Long-wheelbase ESV model this will cost you extra $3,000. And finally, with the optional AWD system, you will need to pay another $2,600.

With the starting price above, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will pick up a lot of competitors like the Lincoln Nautilus, Infiniti QX60, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Audi Q7.

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