If you ask people in Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, Radville, or Regina for a word that describes the 2024 Cadillac Escalade, you can be pretty sure that they will answer with a superlative. It’s impossible to overstate the imposing presence of the Escalade, especially in its current stunning form. At 5,382 mm long in its standard form and even longer if you go for the extended wheelbase ESV variant, the Escalade is an incredibly commanding vehicle that makes a big impression wherever it goes.
Even without considering the ESV, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade lineup offers shoppers plenty of choices. There are no fewer than six different trim levels to choose from in the 2024 lineup, and all six get four-wheel drive as part of their standard specification. There may be a price gap between the entry-level and top models in the Escalade family, but there’s no such thing as a “bare bones” or sparsely-equipped Escalade. Any version of this legendary Caddy is a vehicle anyone would be proud to be seen in.
The 2024 lineup starts with the appropriately named Escalade Luxury. Then the range goes to the Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum, and top-of-the-range V-Series.
It would have been easy – as well as relatively conventional – for Cadillac to have adopted a take-it or leave-it attitude to the powertrain of the Escalade. However, there are plenty of choices here, too, with no fewer than three powerplants for shoppers to select from. The standard engine for all models apart from the V-Series is a sensational 6.2-litre V-8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.
The standard engine gets this mighty beast of an SUV from 0 to 100 kph in just over 6.0 seconds, which is pretty incredible for a vehicle of these proportions. However, Cadillac takes Escalade performance to another level in 2024 with a V-Series model equipped with a 6.2-litre DI engine with an immense 682 horsepower and 653 lb.-ft. of torque. And if you want something completely different, all models apart from the V-Series are also available with a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel that brings 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque to the table.
It doesn’t matter if your priority is comfort, luxury, connectivity, safety, driver assistance, or infotainment, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade has got it covered. Any automotive feature you can think of is either standard or available with the Escalade. The base model lives up to its Luxury billing with standard features that include HD Surround Vision, heated front and outboard second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a massive 16.9-inch OLED touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity.
Of course, the range-topping V-Series is as special as you’d imagine, and then some. As well as that monstrous engine, the Escalade V-Series also comes with Night Vision. This sensational bit of kit can help you see beyond your headlamps with a thermal heat image that highlights pedestrians or large animals detected directly ahead of the vehicle.
The Escalade is a legendary vehicle with a name synonymous with excellence, and the 2024 Cadillac Escalade more than lives up to the nameplate’s stellar reputation. Experience this exceptional SUV for yourself with a test drive from Barber Cadillac at 1 Government Road, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, or call us at (306) 842-6531 to book an appointment that fits your schedule.