The 2021 Cadillac Escalade was revealed some months ago. This very model marks the beginning of a new generation luxury SUV. Compared to its predecessor, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is more luxurious and more advanced than ever before. Given that it’s loaded with new tech and improvements, we were expecting the new Escalade to have a significant price increase.
CadillacSociety claims to have gotten their hands on the official pricing details, stating that the big luxury SUV will start at $76,195. This would make it $1,000 more expensive than the outgoing 2020MY, which is offered in Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trim levels, topping out at $92,295 for the latter.
From $85,595, the 2021 Escalade Sport grade becomes available, followed by the Premium Luxury, which costs $100 more when fitted with the Performance Package that adds features such as the Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential and Trailering Integration Package that includes access to up to 9 camera views, extended side blind zone and trailer brake controller.
Surprisingly, the Platinum trim has been phased off and replaced by the Platinum Package, which is available for the Sport and Premium Luxury, bumping both MSRPs to $101,745.
The standard engine is the 6.2-liter V8, shifting through a 10-speed transmission. As with the other full-sized haulers that will offer GM’s 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax diesel, pricing for that option will need to wait.
All prices are for the rear-wheel drive version of the Escalade, in the standard wheelbase length, and exclude a destination charge.