The current Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV model was presented in the summer of last year, and it is, we can freely say still a brand new model. On the other hand, the company has also used the presentation of this model, to announce the plans regarding the addition of some new features that are going to be seen in the upcoming time, and only 1 year after that presentation, Cadillac is planning on releasing the refreshed model. The new 2016 Cadillac Escalade will come with new exterior colors and couple interior features. The new model will be slightly redesigned and it will offer the same engine choices as the current model.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the new Cadillac Escalade 2016 will pretty much be the same as the current model; the visible changes will impact the sport model’s front bumper, where a new redesigned one will be placed, and also the exhaust system, which will be upgraded as well. Everything else will remain pretty much the same. There are ten color options available: Gray Silk Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Red Passion Tintcoat, Dark Emerald Metallic (late introduction), Radiant Silver Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, Black Raven, Terra Mocha Metallic and Dark Granite Metallic.
Regarding the interior, the inside of the vehicle will stay almost the same, and the base model will be equipped with pretty much everything you will need, and more, from a modern luxury SUV car. You will find 5 extremely comfortable seats, leather upholstery, infotainment system with 4 screens and a surround sound system, satellite navigation, internet access, and USB and wireless connectivity. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade V-Sport model will feature all mentioned, plus the optional premium cloth upholstery, red contrast stitching and a redesigned steering wheel with various commands. For 2016 it comes with Lane Keep Assist function and Enhanced CUE features, including Apple CarPlay capability.
|Wheelbase (in / mm)||116 / 2946||130 / 3302|
|Overall length (in / mm)||203.9 / 5179||224.3 / 5697|
|Overall width (in / mm)||80.5 / 2044||80.5 / 2045|
|Overall height (in / mm)||74.4 / 1889||74 / 1880|
|Track (in / mm)||front: 68.7 / 1745
rear: 68.7 / 1744
|front: 68.7 / 1745
rear: 68.7 / 1742
|Minimum ground clearance (in / mm)||2WD: 8 / 205
4WD: 8 / 205
|2WD: 8 / 205
4WD: 8 / 205
|EPA interior volume (cu ft / L)||120.8 / 3420||122.4 / 3466|
|Maximum towing capacity (lb / kg)||8300 / 3764 (2WD)
8100 / 3674 (4WD)
|8100 / 3674 (2WD)
7900 / 3583 (4WD)
|Fuel tank (gal / L)||26 / 98.4||31 / 117|
Cadillac Escalade 2016 mpg specs
Under the hood of the new Cadillac Escalade 2016, you will find the same engine that is used for the current model, and it is the 6.2 l V8 petrol unit, which is capable of producing up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine is pretty powerful and good for an SUV vehicle, but on the other hand it isn’t that fast. It will be teamed up with a 8-speed automatic gearbox, and offered in both RWD and AWD configuration.
|Engine type||6.2-liter V-8|
|Fuel delivery||Direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm)||420 / 313 @ 5600|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm)||460 / 623 @ 4100|
|Type||Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic|
|Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy)||15 / 22 (Escalade 2WD)
15 / 21 (Escalade 4WD)
15 / 22 (Escalade ESV 2WD)
15 / 21 (Escalade ESV 4WD)
There are some rumors that the V-Sport model will come equipped with the 3.6 l twin turbo powered V6 engine. In the current models that are also using it, this unit delivers around 420 hp, but in the new V-Sport model, it is expected to produce more than that, and as well deliver better performances and improved fuel consumption. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade V-Sport model will be equipped with the new 9-speed automatic transmission, and it will be available only with the AWD configuration.
2016 Cadillac Escalade price and release date
As far as the price of the new Cadillac Escalade 2016 is concerned, the current base model is available for a price of $65,000, while with the all optional features included, the price goes up to $75,000. The 2016 model is expected to come with a slightly higher price. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade release date is expected to be somewhere around the end of this year.