While the IIHS has not conducted any crash tests, the NHTSA's review of the Cadillac Escalade resulted in a four-star overall score, with four stars for frontal crash tests, three stars for rollover evaluations, and full marks for side crash testing.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The Cadillac Escalade is well equipped when it comes to safety gear, starting with a suite of seven airbags. This includes curtain airbags for occupants in all rows and seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger. All versions also come with hill start assist, hitch guidance, electronic stability control, traction control, and tire-pressure monitoring. An array of driver assist technologies includes the brand's Buckle to Drive feature, front/rear pedestrian detection, front/rear parking sensors, an HD surround-view camera system, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning. More expensive trims add features like adaptive parking assistance, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, adaptive cruise control, and reverse automatic braking. Night vision is available as an option, as is Super Cruise, a semi-autonomous system that allows for hands-free driving on compatible highways.
|Cadillac Escalade Trims||Luxury||Premium Luxury||Sport||Premium Luxury Platinum||Sport Platinum|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||O||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||O||O||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||O||O||O||O|
J.D. Power's overall rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 83 out of a possible 100, with the same score awarded for quality and reliability. Over at the NHTSA, one recall was issued for the 2023 model year for running lights that may not deactivate. This issue affected 2022 models too, along with a complaint for improper rivets used on the seat belt buckle assembly. This is an improvement on the 2021 model year where a total of nine recalls were announced.
If the big Escalade does let you down, Cadillac sells it with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty, a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, and roadside assistance for six years or 70,000 miles.