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2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is the Most Powerful and Expensive, Yet

Cadillac is once again raising the bar. The new top-of-the-line Cadillac SUV delivers 682 horsepower and 653 lb.-ft. of torque.

Cadillac is releasing new details about its new top-of-the-line 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V and true to Cadillac form, it will be the most powerful full-size SUV available. The new pinnacle of luxury and power will produce an incredible 682 horsepower and 653 lb.-ft. of torque. Cadillac expects the Escalade-V to be capable of 0-60 mph in under 4.4 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.74 seconds at 110 mph.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Price

All of that power will come with a hefty price tag. The Escalade-V carries a MSRP of $149,990. That price does include the destination charge. The supercharged Escalade-V is scheduled to be available in late summer. This is the first time that Cadillac is putting the V-Series designation on its Escalade. An extended Escalade-V ESV version will also be available.

“Customers and enthusiasts have asked for an Escalade-V, and we’re thrilled to bring this high-performance SUV to market in the year of Cadillac’s 120th anniversary,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “We do not deploy the V-Series designation lightly. The arrival of the 2023 Escalade-V is the result of a rigorous development program that allows this highly anticipated model to meet the criteria and capability thresholds established by nearly two decades of inspired V-Series performance.”

The 2023 Escalade-V will be fully loaded. It will have full-time all-wheel-drive and have exclusive suspension hardware. It will have a ten-speed transmission paired with its hand-built supercharged 6.2-liter V-8.

Other Unique 2023 Cadillac Escalade V Features:

  • Unique V-Series front and rear fascias
  • Exclusive Six-Piston Brembo® front brakes
  • Edge Red brake calipers
  • Unique 22-inch aluminum wheels
  • Selectable V-Mode with driver-customizable performance driving settings, lowered suspension and active exhaust valves that control the throaty V-8 growl
  • V-Series badging on the driver and front passenger doors, liftgate and throughout the interior, including the steering wheel
  • Platinum trim interior featuring Zebra Wood decor with semi-aniline leather on all three rows, and heated/ventilated and massaging front seats
  • Escalade’s signature curved OLED with 38 inches of total diagonal display
  • AKG Studio 36-speaker audio system

Hands-Free Driving Available Option

So far, it looks like the only real option that is missing is Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free driver-assistance technology, which includes trailering and automatic lane change capabilities. The hands-free Super Cruise will be an available option. It uses real-time cameras, sensors, and GPS, paired with detailed LiDAR map data, to allow driving completely hands-free on more than 200,000 miles of compatible roads in the U.S. and Canada.

“With a power-to-weight ratio among the top in its class and advanced driving technologies to put that power to the pavement, the Escalade-V offers an engaging and energetic driving experience like no other full-size luxury SUV,” said Jaclyn McQuaid, executive chief engineer, Full-Size Trucks. “More importantly, it lives up to the vigorous requirements of the V-Series Mondrian insignia.”

The Escalade-V’s engine is similar to the CT5-V Blackwing’s supercharged V-8 but features a larger supercharger. The all-wheel-drive system splits the torque between the front and back wheels for great driver control. Along with the full-time active all-wheel-drive system, standard Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and exclusive Escalade-V suspension hardware combine for an outstanding driving experience.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V joins the CT4-V, CT4-V Blackwing, CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing in Cadillac's Performance V-Series.

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