2023 Cadillac Escalade Safety and Reliability

Cadillac Escalade Reliability Rating

2023 Escalade Safety

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.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Escalade Key Safety Features

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 TrimsLuxuryPremium LuxurySportPremium Luxury PlatinumSport Platinum
Back-Up CameraSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/ASSSS
Rear Parking AidSSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorN/AOSSS
Lane Departure WarningSOOOO
Lane Keeping AssistSOOOO
Night VisionN/AOOOO
Tire Pressure MonitorSOOOO
Brake AssistSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSS

2023 Escalade Reliability

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.


  • Warranty Note:
    Preliminary 2023 Warranty \ 
  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit
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