The 2019 Cadillac Escalade will be a response to the announcement from Lincoln that they prepare the new Navigator. The full-size luxury crossover segment is the battlefield where these two vehicles are dominating. It is not easy to maintain the position. Each company is trying to make their SUVs better. So, mistakes could cost a lot. Caddy is not going to allow this. The new Escalade will come out after the redesign is complete. Refresh will include a new engine lineup, as well as the revisit of the interior. The 2019 Escalade is a car worth of waiting.
2019 Cadillac Escalade drivetrains
Current Escalade SUV is equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. This unit is good for 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Also, it comes with SIDI and VVT features. Power goes through a 10-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels. An all-wheel drive is optional. However, engineers are about to add another version of the drivetrain. It could be a 4.2-liter unit, boosted by a turbocharger. With it and an 8-speed auto transmission, 2019 Cadillac Escalade will be able to achieve 500 hp.
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Besides the standard model, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will come in ESV version. This crossover will have a longer wheelbase. While the base unit is 203 inches long, the Escalade ESV adds 20 inches more between wheels. Benefits of this are more space in the cabin. There are 25 cubic-feet of extra space behind the third row. Also, passengers on the rear seat will have 10 extra inches for legs. Finally, the fuel tank is larger. Strangely, the regular model can tow more than ESV. The capacity of 2019 Escalade is 8,300 pounds, and long-wheelbase model can do 8,100 lbs.
2019 Cadillac Escalade price
The base model, without any addition, will cost $75,000. Luxurious SUV is more expensive than its main rival Lincoln Continental. The ESV version will start from $78,000. There are three additional trim levels to choose from. Luxury trim raises the price for $6,000. The Premium Luxury is $10k above the base model. Finally, the Platinum edition will be just under $100,000 mark. With some extra additions, it will require a 6-digit number on a purchase check.