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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV shows face, goes on sale this fall

Here's our first look at the regular Escalade's bigger brother.

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It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV

The biggest Escalade has arrived.

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So a regular 2021 Cadillac Escalade just isn't big enough? Enter the 2021 . On Thursday, Cadillac shared the first image of the regular Escalade's bigger brother.

No surprise, it's an identical looking machine with a larger footprint; the Escalade ESV is 15 inches longer than the standard SUV. Behind the first row, there's 142 cubic feet of cargo space, or 18% more than the previous Escalade ESV. Cadillac says this is a class-leading figure, even larger than the massive .

Just like the standard Escalade, the Escalade ESV nabs all the same updates. There's still a 38-inch, curved OLED screen front and center to handle all sorts of information displays, top-notch materials, Super Cruise and more. Powertrain options remain identical, too. A 6.2-liter V8 engine remains as the standard engine, and a 10-speed automatic transmission shifts power to the rear wheels or all four. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six engine is a no-cost option, and buyers can swap in GM's Magnetic Ride Control and an adaptive air suspension, should they feel so inclined.

While a standard Escalade starts at $77,490, after a $1,295 destination charge, the larger Escalade ESV costs $80,490. Prices increase by just $1,000 compared to the outgoing model, and there's a lot more SUV to love this time around. Be warned, the options list will most definitely inch either model into six-figure territory.

Cadillac said orders for the 2021 Escalade ESV open today and the SUV will ship out to dealers this fall.

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