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2018 Cadillac Escalade Overview

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The 2018 Cadillac Escalade offers the solid structure you’ve come to love from the Escalade, with an improved powertrain and added interior features. With a new 10-speed transmission and advanced tech like standard OnStar® 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot, the 2018 Escalade doesn’t disappoint.


Model Overview: 2017 Cadillac Escalade


2018 Cadillac Escalade

What’s New for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade?

While the exterior of the Escalade has remained largely the same as last year, the 2018 powertrain is receiving a bit of an upgrade. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is offering a new 10-speed automatic transmission under the hood. Plus, for added luxury throughout the Platinum, drivers can now opt for a Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade Exterior

The Escalade is known for its exterior appearance and can be easily identified from afar. With a signature grille, deep-tinted glass, and 20-inch dual seven-spoke chrome plated wheels, the Escalade has made a name for itself. The 2018 model also comes with LED high-beam and low-beam headlamps and heated, power-adjustable, power-folding outside mirrors with integrated turn signals for increased visibility and maneuverability.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade

  • Deep-tinted glass, 17-inch all-season spare tire; LED high-beam/low-beam headlamps; 17-inch full-size spare wheel; 20-inch all-season tires; Hands-Free Liftgate; Full LED taillamps; Spare tire lock; Black assist steps; Front active aero shutters; Outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal; Roof-mounted luggage rack; 20-inch dual seven-spoke chrome plated wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
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  • 22-inch seven-spoke premium painted wheels with chrome inserts, Power sunroof

Exterior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury
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  • 22-inch premium painted wheels with chrome inserts, Illuminated door handles, Front cornering lamps, Unique grille design

Exterior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
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  • Power-retractable assist steps

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2018 Cadillac Escalade Performance

The Cadillac Escalade has enhanced its performance for the 2018 model year with an upgraded transmission. This year, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Together, they produce 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also choose their drivetrain, with 2WD as a standard and 4WD as an available option.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade Efficiency

The efficiency of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade depends on the consumer’s choice of drivetrain. When equipped with standard 2WD, the Escalade earns an estimated 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. If the Escalade is equipped with 4WD, it earns an improved 21 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade Interior

Equipped with the latest technology throughout the cabin, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is designed to keep all seven passengers connected and entertained. For little ones in the back seat, the Premium Luxury offers a built-in rear seat entertainment system with an in-dash DVD player, including a dual DVD screen on the back of the front row head restraints. Plus, the entire cabin can enjoy the standard Bose® Centerpoint Surround Sound 16-speaker sound system.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade

  • Interior: Power-adjustable pedals, Power-folding third-row 60/40 split-bench seat, Heated steering wheel, Power tilt and telescopic steering column, Heated second row seats, Carpeted floor mats, Power-adjustable 12-way front passenger seat, Heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats, Rear cargo net, Front seats with leather seating surfaces, Steering wheel controls, Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Radio and Technology: Tri-zone automatic climate control; Two-speed transfer case; Rear seat reminder; Push-button keyless start; OnStar® 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot; 110-volt power outlets; Five USB ports with one in the articulating storage door/bin; Bluetooth® hands-free calling and data-service streaming; Cruise Control; Automatic Parking Assist; Phone integration for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™; Auxiliary audio port; Keyless Open and Start; Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound 16-speaker sound system; 12-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center; Teen Driver; Remote Start; Rainsense™ automatic wipers; Universal Home Remote; SiriusXM® Satellite Radio; Wireless charging; Cadillac User Experience with 8-inch diagonal color screen with embedded navigation, touch response, gesture recognition, haptic feedback, and Natural Voice Recognition technology; Front and Rear Park Assist

Interior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
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  • Radio and Technology: Forward Collision Alert, Rear camera mirror washer, Four-color reconfigurable Head-up Display, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Driver Awareness Package, Inclination sensor, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear camera mirror, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Theft-Deterrent Package, Safety Alert Seat, IntelliBeam®

Interior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury
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  • Interior: Maple Sugar with jet black accents; Leather-wrapped instrument panel, console, and doors; Premium floor mats; Unique exotic Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood; Second-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat; Front console compartment with insulated cooler; Platinum sill plates; Luxurious sueded microfiber headliner; 18-way driver and front passenger seats with three-mode driver massage
  • Radio and Technology: Rear seat entertainment system with in-dash DVD player, Adaptive Cruise Control, Driver Assist Package, Automatic Safety Belt Tightening, Dual DVD screen located on the backside of front-row head restraints, Livery Package

Interior features available on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum
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  • Interior: Cooled console with covered storage

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2018 Cadillac Escalade Safety

Paired with OnStar®, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with active and passive safety features to help prevent and accident and deal with one if it occurs. Plus, with OnStar® Emergency Services and OnStar® Automatic Crash Response, help is right there when you need it most.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade

  • OnStar® Basic Plan for five years
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with (ALO) Passenger Sensing System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • OnStar® Emergency Services
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • OnStar® Automatic Crash Response
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • OnStar® Guidance Plan for one year
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Surround Vision
  • Passenger Sensing System
  • StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system

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