Looking at its specs, it’s clear that the new Cadillac Escalade is set to take over the top position in the luxury SUV segment.
The full-size luxury SUV segment is in high demand these days, and the brand new Cadillac Escalade 2021 is no stranger to that tier of cars. The Escalade was always the driver’s first top choice for a big, muscular, sophisticated SUV with the latest in cutting edge technology, and 2021 proves this statement, despite the Escalade’s direct competitors which include the Mercedes GLS, BMW X7, Lincoln Navigator, and Range Rover Vogue.
Interior Communication & Sound
36 speakers in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. You read it right, 36 speakers including Bluetooth headphones. Sure, the Tahoe has 62 speakers, but if that is not insane nothing is. 4 of the Escalade’s speakers are in the front headrests, and half of the dashboard itself is covered by a huge speaker. Also, the front passenger can control his own volume.
Mounted on the back of the seats are the two largest screens in the car industry, which are of course multimedia devices that cater to the rear passengers’ needs, such as plugging their PlayStation or Xbox for video games. Other features are passing media content from one screen to the other such as a movie and sending navigation destinations from the rear screens to the driver’s screen.
Driving & Features
The first feeling that rushes through a driver’s mind while driving the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is being on top of the world. With the General Motors magnetic ride control going on its fourth generation, the ride quality ensures a smooth and non-bumpy ride. The Escalade is sporty on the corners and comfortable on the straight open road, as it is expected to be. Commuting in this massive SUV could be surprisingly comfortable compared to a Range Rover.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade holds great secrets regarding its features. For starters, the Escalade drives itself using a feature called Supercruise, which could be argued as the best self-driving technology on the market compared to competitive rivals such as Tesla. Another practical feature worth mentioning is that the rear glass can open separately from the tailgate by pressing the rear glass button on the car’s key, it opens independently in case the driver doesn’t want to open the entire rear trunk. Also, the 2021 Cadillac escalade comes loaded with tons of lighting features that do different dance patterns all around the exterior.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade has been redesigned from the ground up, and the steering wheel will definitely catch the driver’s eye. Many would agree the steering wheel has been given a sportier and edgier feel while preserving its elegant look and measurements to suit its massive car size.
On the steering wheel, there is a button that enables an internal intercom to communicate with passengers in the last row, Cadillac calls it a conversation enhancer. Another revolutionary feature in the brand new Escalade is the fact that Amazon Alexa could be communicated with the touch of a button on the steering wheel. With features like these, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is proved to be yet again the best SUV in terms of technology and innovation.
There are five separate front screens in the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade, including a curved screen covering 38 inches, now that’s next-level technology. All the screens on the dashboard are made to look as if they are combined into one massive screen, an element not found in the car industry till now.
As mentioned above, three of the screens are merged into one huge screen within the driver’s reach. The far-right one is the new infotainment system from Cadillac, a sophisticated system compared to BMW’s iDrive and Mercedes’ MBUX. The second screen is a rather small yet multifunctional screen on the left of the gauge cluster showing the trip odometer, map, night vision, heads up display, and Augmented reality which puts arrows and directions in real-time view while having the navigation turned on. The third screen is the gauge cluster screen behind the steering wheel, showing the speedometer, seatbelts, RPM, fuel consumption, and so on. The other two screens are the climate control screen and the rearview mirror screen. The Cadillac also comes with two rear screens mounted on the back of the seats.