The new Cadillac Escalade has a lot going for it and, shortly after we had the opportunity to test it out in ESV Premium Luxury Platinum guise, Throttle House has tested out the massive SUV in ESV Sport trim.
In the United States, prices for the new Escalade ESV Sport start at $85,595. It is based on the Premium Luxury trim level and adds a gloss black front fascia, roof rack, window trim, running boards, bodyside molding, liftgate trim, and exhaust bezel. Moreover, the Sport has an electronic limited-slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control, and the Trailering Integration Package as standard. It is also available with a Driver Assist Tech Package, AKG Studio Reference 36-speaker sound system, Super Cruise, Night Vision and Power Assist Steps.
The interior is where the new Escalade feels noticeably more premium than the previous generation. Taking pride of place in the cabin is a curved OLED display that consists of a 7.2-inch driver information center, a 14.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 16.9 infotainment system. These screens are superb, and the reviewers in this video say that it is the best infotainment and display system of any current luxury vehicle.
Powering the new Escalade is a 6.2-liter V8 that pumps out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. This engine is coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission and an optional four-wheel drive system. As we found during our review, it works well in the new Escalade, and the reviewers seem to agree.