• 2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Cadillac Escalade


2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Starting MSRP

Up to 7


Up to 7
168.4 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

170.4 cubic feet
120.9 inches


134.1 inches
211 inches

Overall Length

226.9 inches
109.1 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

142.9 cubic feet

2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV 

If you’re shopping for a prestigious luxury SUV, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade should be at the top of your list. From its bold and sophisticated exterior design to its meticulously crafted interior and wide array of premium features, the Escalade is poised to take your Santa Monica driving experience to a whole new level. This Cadillac SUV is offered in two different body styles; the standard-length model and the extended-length Escalade ESV. Find out which will best suit your needs in this Escalade vs. Escalade ESV comparison from Cadillac of Beverly Hills.

Escalade vs. ESV: Exterior Dimensions 

The primary difference between the standard Escalade and the ESV model is size. ESV stands for “Escalade Stretch Vehicle,” which simply means that it is an extended-length version. Compare the Escalade vs. ESV dimensions below.

  • Wheelbase: Escalade 120.9 inches / ESV 134.1 inches
  • Overall Length: Escalade 211 inches / ESV 226.9 inches
  • Overall Width: Escalade 81.0 inches / ESV 81.1 inches
  • Overall Height: Escalade 76.6 inches / ESV 76.4 inches
  • Front Track: Escalade 68.5 inches / ESV 68.5 inches
  • Rear Track: Escalade 68.3 inches / ESV 68.3 inches

Escalade vs. ESV: Interior Dimensions & Cargo Space

Turning to the Escalade vs. Escalade ESV interior dimensions, you’ll find that each offers three rows of seating that can accommodate up to seven passengers on your drives around Sherman Oaks. Both have basically the same measurements in the cabin, although the ESV offers a bit more leg room and shoulder room in the third row, as well as more overall passenger volume.

  • Headroom (Front / 2nd-row / 3rd-row): 42.3 inches / 38.9 inches / 38.2 inches
  • Leg Room (Front / 2nd-row / 3rd-row): 44.5 inches / 41.7 inches / 34.9 inches (36.6 inches in the ESV)
  • Shoulder Room (Front / 2nd-row / 3rd-row): 65.5 inches / 64.6 inches / 62.7 inches (62.8 inches in the ESV)
  • EPA Passenger Volume (Escalade / ESV): 168.4 cubic feet / 170.4 cubic feet

The extended-length of the new ESV enables more cargo space than the standard Escalade.

  • Escalade Cargo Capacity (Behind 1st row / behind 2nd-row / behind 3rd-row): 109.1 cubic feet / 63 cubic feet / 25.5 cubic feet
  • ESV Cargo Capacity (Behind 1st row / behind 2nd-row / behind 3rd-row): 126.6 cubic feet / 81.5 cubic feet / 42.9 cubic feet

Escalade vs. ESV: Performance 

The Escalade and ESV are both available with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and each can be equipped with one of two and efficient engines paired with a Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission.

  • 6.2L V-8 VVT DI with Dynamic Fuel Management and Stop/Start: 420 hp / 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Duramax 3.0L DOHC I-6 Turbo-Diesel: 277 hp / 460 lb-ft of torque

Even though they offer the same engine configurations, the trailering capacities are different.

  • Escalade Trailering Capacity (2WD max / 4WD max): 8,200 pounds / 8,000 pounds
  • EEV Trailering Capacity (2WD max / 4WD max): 8,100 pound / 7,900 pounds

Escalade vs. ESV: Features & Price

There are five new Escalade and ESV trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Platinum Luxury, Sport. Depending on which Escalade or ESV trim you choose, you’ll enjoy new features such as:

  • Curved OLED with 38 Inches of Total Diagonal Display
  • AKG Studio 19-Speaker Sound System
  • AKG Studio Reference 36-Speaker Sound System
  • Augmented Reality-Enabled Navigation
  • In-Cluster Navigation
  • Available Night-Vision System
  • Available Full-Color Head-Up Display
  • Available Super-Cruise™ Hands-Free Driver Assistance Feature

As for the Escalade price, in the Woodland Hills area you’ll find that both the Escalade and ESV start with a very reasonable MSRP considering all that these premium luxury SUVs have to offer:

  • 2021 Escalade Starting MSRP: $76,195
  • 2021 Escalade ESV Starting MSRP: $79,195 

Test Drive the New Cadillac Escalade Today at Cadillac of Beverly Hills! 

The best way to decide between the Escalade or Escalade ESV is to take each one out for a road test. Whichever you choose, we’re certain that you will be impressed with the superior engineering, lavish comfort, and advanced tech features of this world-class luxury SUV. Make sure to take a look at our current new Cadillac specials and Escalade lease deals, and if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Escalade Luxury vs. Premium Luxury trims, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us


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