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 Lincoln Navigator L.
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, 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.