The all-new, 2021 Cadillac Escalade represents a complete overhaul of the iconic full-size luxury SUV, delivering a thorough redesign and re-engineering inside and out. Cadillac Society has been here every step of the way to tell the story of the fifth-generation model, and now we’re back to show you the 2021 Cadillac Escalade color palette.
A total of eight exterior colors will be on offer for the 2021 Escalade and Escalade ESV. Seven of these eight are extra-cost hues, while one – Black Raven – will be offered at no additional charge.
To give you an idea of how the the 2021 Cadillac Escalade colors, we’ve configured the regular-length model in the Premium Luxury trim level, while giving it the optional Platinum range-topping treatment.
Crystal White Tricoat
Satin Steel Metallic
Dark Moon Blue Metallic
Dark Mocha Metallic
Interior Color Combinations
Additionally, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will offer nine interior color and trim combinations as well as four unique seat insert perforation and quilting designs. We will take a look at these shortly.
About 2021 Cadillac Escalade
One of the biggest improvements of the all-new model is significant increases in interior passenger and cargo space, with the regular-length Escalade gaining 68 percent more cargo space behind the third row as well as 41 percent more rear legroom than the last-gen model. Another major update is the addition of an independent rear suspension (IRS), which delivers improved ride and handling characteristics, while also enabling the aforementioned gains in passenger and cargo room.
The all-new exterior features Cadillac’s latest design language. At the front, a set of horizontal primary headlamps joining the vertical signature accent lights. Out back, the Escalade’s signature vertical tail lamps (with no horizontal elements) are completely redesigned for a new, next-gen appearance.
The 2021 Escalade follows Cadillac’s new Y trim level strategy, and will be offered in the following trim levels:
- Luxury (base)
- Premium Luxury
- Premium Luxury Platinum
- Sport Platinum
- Premium Luxury
Luxury and Premium Luxury models get bright exterior accents, while Sport models finish those features in black. 22-inch wheels are standard, with a total of seven designs and finishes available.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade offers two engine choices: the naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8 (production code L87) gasoline engine is standard while the 3.0L I6 turbo-diesel motor (production code LM2) is a no-cost option. Both hook up to Caddy’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, either in rear-wheel-drive or 4WD form.
|Engine||Aspiration||Fuel Type||Valvetrain||Horsepower @ RPM||Lb-Ft Torque @ RPM||Transmission|
|6.2L V8 L87||Atmospheric||Gasoline||OHV||420 @ 5600||460 @ 4100||10-speed auto|
|3.0L I6 LM2||Turbo-charged||Diesel||DOHC||277 @ 3750||460 @ 1500||10-speed auto|
The available Magnetic Ride Control and an Electronic Limited Slip Differential provide increased driving performance and traction. The similarly-optional Air Ride Adaptive Suspension with Drive Modes offers premium ride comfort with height adjustment of up to four inches: two inches lower at entry/exit and two inches higher for off-road ground clearance and self-leveling during towing and hauling.
Inside, the 2021 Escalade features the industry’s first curved OLED display that measures 38 inches diagonally and has twice the pixel density of a 4K TV. An enhanced Navigation experience includes augmented reality and street view features, while the HD Surround Vision Camera provides drivers with an overhead bird’s eye view of the environment around the vehicle. Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto are standard, as is an AKG Studio sound system with 19 high performance studio speakers and a rear subwoofer. The system includes Conversation Enhancement, making communication between the first and third rows easier.
Rear seat occupants can be entertained via an optional Rear Seat Entertainment System with 12.6-inch HD displays and various connectivity options, including Android mirroring, streaming, HDMI, gaming, and Miracast. Passengers can also interact with the vehicle’s navigation function and select destinations using the rear seat entertainment screens.
Those looking to get even better sound fidelity can opt for the optional AKG Studio Reference sound system. Designed exclusively for Cadillac, the system features 36 speakers at many different height levels and locations, delivering 360-degree sound immersion. Conversation Enhancement with the Studio Reference system features front to back and back to front communication enhancement. The system also features Front Passenger Volume control, which allows the front passengers to individually control volume.
Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible highways with lane change on demand, is optional. However, the system will not be available immediately at launch (more on that, later).
As originally reported by Cadillac Society, pricing starts at $77,490 for the regular-length model and $80,490 for the extended-length Escalade ESV.
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