Designed to exceed every expectation of what an SUV is and can do. A meticulously crafted vehicle with an unmatched exterior style, interior comforts and power, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV represents the perfect balance of sophistication, functionality and technology. This is unequalled ambition on a grand scale.
THE POWER AND THE BRAINS
As intelligent as it is powerful.The 2018 Escalade luxury SUV combines dynamic performance and poised handling with a surprising fuel economy. The 6.2L 420-hp V8 engine is paired with an intelligent 10-speed automatic transmission that moves between gears smoothly. And engine technologies like Continuous Variable Valve Timing, multi-port Direct Injection and Active Fuel Management ensure that 621 Nm of torque are used efficiently.
4WD DRIVE STRENGTH
Power at your command. Available 4-Wheel Drive allows you to smoothly switch driving modes as conditions change. AUTO mode switches seamlessly between 2WD and 4WD for everyday driving. Or, you can opt for a 4 HI mode to maintain traction during challenging road conditions, or a 4 LOW mode when trailering.
Stay steady. In snow, gravel or rain, Stabilitrak® automatically applies the brakes and reduces engine torque to help keep you firmly in control in heavy weather.
Pulling capability.The standard Trailering Package has an 3,765 kg towing capacity, so whatever doesn’t fit inside of your Escalade 2018 can travel behind it.4
MAGNETIC RIDE CONTROLTM
Read the road 1000 times per second. Magnetic Ride Control automatically adjusts the suspension depending on the road quality and weather conditions. The system reads the road up to 1000 times a second and continually adjusts the suspension tuning for a smooth drive even on bumpier roads.
THE ESCALADE, REFINED EVEN FURTHER.
Experience more.With exclusive features and elegant enhancements, the 2018 Platinum Escalade takes comfort, convenience and refinement to the highest level possible.
Ride in supreme comfort. In the 2018 Platinum Escalade, the driver and front passenger seat feature multi-directional massaging functionality, 18-way adjusters and supple Semi- Aniline seating surfaces for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
CENTER CONSOLE COOLER
Cool down beverages. The Center Console Cooler maintains a temperature of approximately 4°C and has enough room to keep six 0.5 liters bottles chilled.
REAR-SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Keep backseat passengers entertained. For second- and third-row passengers, the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system features dual screens in the front head restraints and tri-play capability allows different screens to play different content, so everyone can be pleased to their preference.
Every entrance becomes an arrival. Make an already impressive presence truly unforgettable with the unique Galvano chrome grille and 22" 7-spoke aluminium wheels with premium paint and chrome inserts. For a smooth entry and exit, the Power-Retractable Assist Steps come forward to greet you, then retract gracefully when not in use.
WHAT YOU NEED, EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANT IT.
Envelop yourself in sophistication and innovation. The 2018 Escalade luxury SUV’s interior is crafted with care and attention to details reminiscent of fine tailoring. With cut-and-sewn stitching, hand-finished design touches and materials like semi-aniline leather, it provides utmost comfort for all passengers. Indulgent comforts like available massaging front seats make every ride even more enjoyable.
POWER-FOLDING THIRD ROW SEATS
More space in a blink of an eye. With the simple touch of a button, the Power-Folding Third Row Seats disappear to provide up to 3.4 m3 of cargo space.
Everything you want to know, in front of your eyes. The available four-color Head-Up Display (HUD) projects selected information like navigation or audio onto the front windshield, allowing you to stay focused on the road.
CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEATS
Comfort in any season. With two rows of heated seats that warm you and your passengers on cold days, the cold season is no challenge for the 2018 Escalade luxury SUV. And when the temperature rises, cooled front seats keep the driver and front passenger comfortable.
16-SPEAKER BOSE® CENTERPOINT® SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Perfect sound all around. Acoustic front glass, triple-sealed inset doors and Bose Active Noise Cancellation work beautifully together to create the Escalade 2018’s extraordinarily quiet interior, while the Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System makes use of 16 strategically placed speakers to play your favorite music with crystal clarity.
RECONFIGURABLE GAUGE DISPLAY
The way you want it. The Reconfigurable 12.3” LCD Gauge Cluster lets you choose how you want to see vehicle, entertainment, communications and navigation information.
A remarkably elegant cabin. The 2018 Escalade luxury SUV’s interior holds a number of hand-finished design touches, from the full Turin leather steering wheel, to the available leather-wrapped instrument panel and full Mulan leather Kona Brown seats.
CADILLAC USER EXPERIENCE®
Cadillac user experience1 not only offers a suite of information, entertainment and communications functions — activated by touch or voice — but also enables you to stay connected via Phone Integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto2. The system lets you use key smartphone functions through Cadillac user experience, including navigation, music, contacts, hands-free text messaging and select applications supported by Apple or Google.
LEGENDARY LOOKS. REFINED DETAILS.
An imposing presence.With dramatic angles and powerful planes, the 2018 Escalade provides more than impressive scale. Thoughtful design details like chrome accents and an impressive lighting system complement it’s look. One that is unmatched by any other vehicle on the road, and yet, is unmistakably Cadillac.
INNOVATIVE FORWARD LIGHTING
Brilliantly functional. The signature headlamps on the 2018 Escalade luxury SUV illuminate the road ahead with five light, fully stacked crystals. While available Cornering LED lamps project light into curves when the vehicle is turning, for an improved vision of the road.
Rear lights, forward-thinking technology. The LED lights in each Light-Blade Taillamp deliver brighter illumination than conventional ones. LED lights also turn on faster, giving drivers behind you more time to react to your movements.
Attention grabbing in full circle.22” premium painted wheels featuring chrome inserts are sure to be seen on any road.
INVISIBLE REAR WIPER
See it only when you need it. The Invisible Rear Wiper is concealed when not in use—protecting it from the elements, while preserving the vehicle’s clean lines.
FORM MEETS FUNCTION
Intelligently designed, brilliantly capable. Amenities fill the 2018 Escalade. From flexible interior space to advanced technology enhancements, the 2018 Escalade luxury SUV is designed not just to meet your expectations, but also to satisfy more.
Effortless charging. With conveniently located Wireless Charging3, you can power your compatible phone anytime the vehicle is running.
REAR-SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Keep all your passengers entertained. The available Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system features a 9” diagonal flip-down screen, Blu-ray™ playback, MP3 capability, two sets of wireless headphones, as well as HDMI and USB ports. The system also allows Wi-Fi connecting devices to stream through the screen so you can access your favorite content, the way you want to.
HANDS-FREE POWER LIFTGATE
A most helping hand when needed. A kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper is all you need to open and close the Hands-Free Power Liftgate. And a memory height function allows you to program how high the gate opens, so you can fit even in tight spaces.
CENTER CONSOLE STORAGE
Space used with vision. The Center Storage Console is equipped with a layered soft-touch tray and has enough space to store a smartphone, tablet or small laptop. And with USB ports and power outlet, you can keep your devices charged wherever your journey takes you.
Should individuals require even more space, the Escalade ESV offers additional leg room, seating and larger doors to easily accommodate up to eight passengers. With the touch of a button, the Power-Folding Third Row Seats quickly disappear to yield up to 3.4 m3 of cargo spa
EVERYTHING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
Countless innovations for your peace of mind. With an ultra-high-strength steel alloy safety cage and a sophisticated collection of radar, camera and ultrasonic sensors to detect potential hazards, the 2018 Escalade luxury SUV is engineered to help you feel safe at all times.
KEYLESS OPEN AND START
A smart head start. Keyless access allows you to open or lock the doors without removing the key fob from your pocket or handbag. The fob also has a Remote Start button that detects the ambient temperature and heats or cools the cabin and front seats accordingly.
SAFETY ALERT SEAT
Your useful sidekick. The available Cadillac’s patented Safety Alert Seat sends a discreet pulse to the left, right or both sides of the driver’s seat, indicating the direction of the hazard—left, right or front.
An overall view of the world around you. Surround Vision provides an elevated top-view of the area immediately surrounding the vehicle when in low-speed Drive or Reverse. This view, projected on the Cadillac CUE® screen, helps increase your awareness when parking or in Reverse.
REAR CAMERA MIRROR
A clever look back. When you feel the need for additional visibility, the available Rear Camera Mirror streams HD video from a tailgate camera directly to the rearview mirror, offering a view with substantially increased vision than a traditional mirror.
Innovation you can see. Available Intellibeam® headlamps automatically turn high beams on or off, according to outside conditions. The system also disengages high beams when approaching headlights or taillights are within range.
SURROUNDED BY SAFETY
Included with the 2018 Escalade Base, the Premium Luxury and Platinum models are:
Exclusive to the Premium and Platinum models are:
1. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity, see my.cadillac.com/learn.
2. Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.
3. The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn
4. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
5. Specifications/options featured on this page vary based on trim level. Please refer to specifications page on this website or contact your local Dealer