2020 Cadillac Escalade Overview
The Cadillac Escalade is easily one of the most desirable full-size SUVs on the road. The 2020 model is the last of the fourth-generation, but even though Cadillac plans to unveil a redesigned Escalade for 2021, the 2020 version is as opulent and exclusive as ever.
What’s new for the 2020 Cadillac Escalade?
Cadillac previously suggested that the new, fifth-generation Escalade would make its debut as a 2020 model, but that has now been pushed back to 2021. That means the 2020 Escalade has only a few minor updates for the model year. Two colors (Manhattan Noir Metallic and Bronze Dune Metallic) are no longer available, while a new color (Dark Mocha Metallic) has been added. Cadillac has also updated the Escalade’s rear entertainment system from its previous dual screen system to a single screen one.
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The 2020 Cadillac Escalade retains its premium exterior styling. It has eight total exterior color options. Standard exterior features include black assist steps, automatic headlights, chrome bodyside moldings, LED headlights and taillights, and a hands-free power liftgate. A power sunroof is standard in Luxury and above models.
The interior of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is as luxurious as you would expect. In the driver’s seat, you can stay informed about vehicle information and receive warning messages through the12-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center with driver personalization. Front and rear passengers can stay connected using the standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot without running down their data plans. The interior is decorated with piano black and chrome accents. A Bose Centerpoint surround sound system with 16 speakers provides a theater-like sound experience whether you’re listening to a podcast or your favorite band. Other standard features include leather seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats, heated second-row outboard seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
Power is the name of the game with the 2020 Escalade. All models come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission to produce a whopping 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Standard heavy-duty trailering equipment allow the Escalade to tow up to 8,300 pounds with rear-wheel drive, or 8,100 pounds with four-wheel drive.
As expected, this engine is not built for efficiency. The Escalade yields an estimated 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
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As with most full-size SUVs, the 2020 Escalade is extremely safe. All models come with seven airbags as standard, as well as Automatic Parking Assistant for parallel and perpendicular parking, which automatically steers the vehicle for you. Front and Rear Park Assist provides distance alerts so you know when to stop when maneuvering into a space. Rear Seat Reminder helps you remember to check the rear seats before exiting, reducing the chances of leaving a child or pet in the car unattended. The 2020 Escalade also comes with standard Teen Driver, Surround Vision camera, and OnStar/Cadillac Connected Services.
News Sources: GM Authority