2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV Interior and Cargo

Cadillac Escalade ESV Interior & Cargo Rating

2023 Escalade ESV Interior

If it's luxury you're after, you've come to the right place: the interior of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV is seriously plush and features a sleek contemporary design that echoes that of its more prestigious European competitors. We appreciate the choice of premium materials and the well-insulated cabin that keeps disruptive outside noises to a minimum. The cabin of the 2023 Escalade ESV features many modern features, including advanced tech such as active noise cancellation and augmented reality to go along with the expansive display on the dashboard. Of course, it's also comfortable with kit like tri-zone climate control, power front seats, and heated seats in both front rows, all standard on even the base trim. It truly is a far cry from the more utilitarian Escalades of the late nineties and early 2000s.

2023 Escalade ESV Interior Photos

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Seating and Interior Space

Inside the cabin of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll find three rows with seating for up to seven adults. At the bottom of the range, the Escalade ESV features eight-way power driver and front passenger seats with lumbar adjustment. Both the front and second row get heating, and the rear 60/40 split-folding third-row bench seat has a power-folding function. Higher up in the range, the Escalade features heated and ventilated 16-way power driver and front passenger seats and even power driver and front passenger massage. With so much adjustability, and even a massage function, the seats in the Cadillac Escalade ESV, both front and back, are exceptionally comfortable, and there are few other places we'd rather want to sit while undertaking a long drive. Interior space is excellent, with enough headroom and legroom for adults in every row, including the third row. Back there, you'll find 1.7 inches more legroom than in the normal Escalade.

2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV Interior Dimensions:

Cadillac Escalade ESV TrimsLuxuryPremium LuxurySportPremium Luxury PlatinumSport Platinum
Headroom Front Seat42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.42.3 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.44.5 in.
Legroom Back Seat41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.41.7 in.
Shoulder Room Front65.5 in.65.5 in.65.5 in.65.5 in.65.5 in.
Shoulder Room Rear64.6 in.64.6 in.64.6 in.64.6 in.64.6 in.
Hip Room, Front61.7 in.61.7 in.61.7 in.61.7 in.61.7 in.
Hip Room, Rear61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.61.2 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

One of the biggest appeals of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV is its luxurious cabin. It envelopes its occupants in premium luxury, and a large part of the overall experience boils down to the material choices. The Escalade ESV's interior colors aren't too overt but there are some more interesting choices on pricier models.

The base model features Jet Black Inteluxe seats that have a quality feel but step up in the range, and leather upholstery with precision perforation becomes available. Moving up to the Premium Luxury gets you leather in a choice of Parchment with Jet Black accents, Jet Black only, or optional Brandy with Very Dark Atmosphere accents and faceted quilting. The Sport loses the Parchment option and replaces it with Whisper Beige with Jet Black accents.

Above that, the big Caddy gets even more lavish. Both the Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum come with full semi-aniline leather with mini-chevron perforated inserts in Whisper Beige with Gideon accents or Jet Black semi-aniline leather with Mondrian quilting. The third option is Dark Auburn semi-aniline leather.

Brushed alloy and wood trim are available depending on the trim. Overall it's a smorgasbord of fine materials that makes even the most entry-level of hip hop stars feel like a royal.

2023 Escalade ESV Trunk and Cargo Space

If there's one thing this SUV has in spades, it's trunk volume. The Cadillac Escalade ESV's trunk space spans a substantial 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row, which is enough space to carry a life-sentence worth of MDMA. The standard Escalade with its 25.5 cubes doesn't even come close. From there, you can expand cargo capacity to a substantial 94.1 cubes by folding the 60/40 split third row, or 142.8 cubes when the second row is folded. A power-release function for the second row and power folding for the third row makes the task even easier.

Small items can be stored in the sizable glove box, a deep center console storage bin, and second-row seatback pockets. There are cup holders for seven, a storage nook flanking the shifter, an overhead console, and Cadillac even offers a refrigerator in the front center console for those looking for some afternoon delight.

2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Escalade ESV Infotainment and Features


The Cadillac Escalade ESV might have a hefty price tag, but there's a good reason for it; this thing is packed with features. In base form, the Escalade ESV features luxury amenities such as ambient interior lighting, heated front and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and tri-zone automatic climate control. At this level, both front seats are eight-way power-adjustable. Techies need not worry as many cutting-edge tech features are scattered all over the interior, including an augmented reality system, integrated Wi-Fi, wireless phone charging, and a 14.2-inch digital cluster display.

All trim levels also come standard with driver assistance features such as rear pedestrian alert, forward collision alert, front and rear park assist, HD surround vision, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. Higher in the range, exclusive features such as 16-way power driver and front passenger seats, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, and enhanced automatic parking assist become standard.


Technology lives comfortably alongside luxury in the Escalade ESV's advanced cabin. Ahead of the driver is a gorgeous 16.9-inch OLED color information display, a 7.2-inch control panel, and a 14.2-inch digital gauge cluster. Although it all looks a little intimidating at first, the system is pleasantly intuitive and the touchscreen responds quickly to inputs.

The system packed with features. Even the base model enjoys wireless operation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you won't need to fumble with messy cables to connect your device. It also comes with SiriusXM with 360L and a six-month Platinum trial subscription, Bluetooth, HD Radio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The standard sound system is an AKG Studio unit with 19 speakers, but further up in the range, there is an AKG Studio Reference sound system with a remarkable 36 speakers. This system sounds best when playing Hertz by Amyl And The Sniffers. The Cadillac Escalade ESV's top trims also have a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 12.6-inch touchscreens, HDMI ports, USB ports, and Bluetooth headphones.


How big is the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV's trunk?

Behind the third row, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV offers 41.5 cubic feet of trunk space. Behind the second row, there are 94.1 cubic feet of space, and with all the seats behind the first row folded down, there are 142.8 cubes of space on offer.

How many seats does the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV Have?

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV can seat up to seven occupants.

How many cupholders does the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV have?

Each of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV's seven occupants gets their own cupholder.

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