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 battleground where these 2 vehicles are dominating. It is not easy to maintain the position. Each company is trying to make their SUVs much better. So, mistakes could cost a lot. Caddy is not going to permit this. The brand-new Escalade will come out after the redesign is total. Refresh will consist of a new engine lineup, in addition to the revisit of the interior. The 2019 Escalade is a car worth of waiting.
2019 Cadillac Escalade Drivetrains
Existing 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. Likewise, it includes SIDI and VVT features. Power goes through a 10-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels. An all-wheel drive is optional. Nevertheless, engineers will add another version of the drivetrain. It might be a 4.2-liter unit, improved by a turbocharger. With it and an 8-speed vehicle transmission, 2019 Cadillac Escalade will be able to achieve 500 hp.
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Besides the basic 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 in between wheels. Advantages of this are more space in the cabin. There are 25 cubic-feet of extra space behind the 3rd row. Also, guests 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 pounds.
2019 Cadillac Escalade Price
The base model, with no addition, will cost $75,000. Luxurious SUV is more costly than its primary rival Lincoln Continental. The ESV version will start from $78,000. There are 3 additional trim levels to select from. High-end trim raises the price for $6,000. The Premium Luxury is $10k above the base model. Lastly, the Platinum edition will be just under $100,000 mark. With some additional additions, it will need a 6-digit number on a purchase check.