• 2021 Cadillac Escalade
2022 Cadillac Escalade

vs.

2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV
$76,295

Starting MSRP

$80,990
Up to 7

Seating

Up to 7
168.4 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

170.4 cubic feet
120.9 inches

Wheelbase

134.1 inches
211 inches

Overall Length

226.9 inches
109.1 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

142.9 cubic feet

2022 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV 

If you’re shopping for a prestigious luxury SUV, the 2022 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 legroom 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, and Sport. You should note that there is expected to be an electric Escalade offered for the 2025 model year. Check with our sales team to learn more about when the electric Escalade will be arriving at our dealership.

Depending on which one of the Escalade trim levels 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 2022 Escalade MSRP and the 2022 Escalade ESV MSRP start at a very reasonable price point considering all that these premium luxury SUVs have to offer:

  • 2022 Escalade MSRP: Starts at $76,295
  • 2022 Escalade ESV MSRP: Starts at $80,990 

2022 Cadillac Escalade vs. the Competition

The Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV are extremely popular in Santa Monica, sure. But why should you consider either of these luxury SUVs when the competition is fierce? Compare the Escalade vs. two main rivals, the Lincoln Navigator and GMC Yukon Denali, below to find out.

Escalade vs. Lincoln Navigator

Interior & Seating

The new Cadillac Escalade seats a standard seven passengers, even on entry-level trims. So too does the Lincoln Navigator. In terms of cargo space, even standard-wheelbase Escalade models have 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space to boast about, whereas ESV models. have 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Keep in mind these figures are only with all seats in use! The Lincoln Navigator has up to 20.9 cubic feet of space — less than the Escalade by far.

Performance & Capability

The Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade have plenty of power under the hood for towing, hauling, and everyday driving. Choose the Escalade and you’ll enjoy up to 420 hp. Choose the Navigator and you’ll enjoy up to 450 hp. Either SUV you choose, you’ll be able to tow in excess of 8,000 lbs.

Features & Pricing

Whether you opt for the Lincoln Navigator or the Cadillac Escalade, you’re sure to enjoy plenty of luxury amenities. In fact, the Escalade and Navigator boast niceties like premium leather seating surfaces, a panoramic moonroof, heated seats, premium sound, smartphone integration, and all the latest driver assistance technologies. Best of all? The Escalade has a starting MSRP of $76,195 for 2021. The Navigator, meanwhile, starts at $76,705.

Escalade vs. GMC Yukon Denali

Interior & Seating

The GMC Yukon Denali can comfortably accommodate seven standard passengers just like the Cadillac Escalade. What’s more? These two SUVs are evenly matched with regard to cargo space — both offer up to 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space to boast about in their standard-wheelbase models, and 41.5 cubic feet of cargo space in their extended-wheelbase models.

Performance & Capability

The GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade both offer impressive big V8 engines, both of which provide up to 420 horsepower. That means, whether you’re looking to tow gear around Beverly Hills or just tackle the Sherman Oaks commute head-on, you can be well-prepared with the power you need.

Features

For $68,500, the Yukon Denali has a lot to love. But can it match up to the $76,295 Cadillac Escalade? The Escalade truly is a luxury vehicle through and through, while the Yukon Denali is a luxury trim offered in a premium large SUV. So while both SUVs have a lot to offer, only the Escalade can provide a true luxury experience. See for yourself today at Cadillac of Beverly Hills by scheduling a test drive.

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 offers. If you have any questions about the upcoming electric Escalade, the 2022 Escalade ESV MSRP, or would like to learn more about the difference between the Luxury vs. Premium Luxury trims, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us

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