Get your checkbooks ready!
Not long after the reveal of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, CarBuzz obtained pricing information for General Motors' flagship SUV. For the entry-level Luxury trim level, pricing starts at a reasonable $76,195, which is only $1,000 more than the outgoing 2020 Escalade. Prices move up to $85,595 for the Sport trim, $85,695 for the Premium Luxury Trim, and $101,745 for the Sport or Premium Luxury trim with the Platinum Package.
Most Escalades will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8 producing 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque but for no-cost, a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel is available producing 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. If you've looked over all of these details and decided you'd like to own an Escalade, we have great news because the order books are about to open.
Cadillac will open reservations for the 2021 Escalade starting tomorrow, April 23, 2020. The company has posted a countdown timer on its website, counting down the seconds until enthusiastic customers can put their name down for the new model. Since the reservations have not opened as of this writing, we are not sure if Cadillac will also launch a configurator along with a build and price tool.
Before placing your reservation, there are a few details to consider about the Escalade's trim levels. Even the base Luxury trim comes well-equipped with curved OLED displays, an AKG 19-speaker audio system, 22-inch wheels, and lots of safety technology. The Premium Luxury trim adds options such as a panoramic sunroof, more safety tech, rear camera mirror, a full-color HUD, and available Super Cruise.
Opting for the Sport Trim adds gloss black accents, a performance package with a limited-slip differential, magnetic ride control, and dark 22-inch wheels. Both of the Platinum package cars include ultra-luxury features such as 18-way seats with massage, AKG 36-speaker audio, rear-seat entertainment, adaptive cruise control, and air ride suspension.
Just like the recently-launch Chevrolet Corvette, we're sure Cadillac will have plenty of pre-orders for the new Escalade. Customer deliveries are still planned for late 2020 but could be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.