2015 Cadillac Escalade Price Increases $7,950

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The base price of the Escalade is, well, escalating in the new model year. Cadillac announced that the latest version of the luxury SUV will start at $72,690, including a $995 destination charge. That's nearly $8,000 more than the base price of the outgoing 2014 version and a whopping $9,145 more than one of its competitors, the 2014 Infiniti QX80, which has a starting price of $63,545 including a destination charge, but still nearly $11,000 less than the 2014 Lexus LX 570, which starts at $83,540 with destination. The 2015 Escalade is set to arrive at dealerships in the spring.

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The reason behind the dramatic spike in price is that Cadillac dropped the previously available base model, which started at $64,740, including destination. Donny Nordlicht, a Cadillac spokesman, said that model was sold only in "extremely limited" quantities and discontinued in the first month of the model year's production (Cars.com shows just 31 base-model 2014 Escalades available in its online inventory out of over 4,000 available). The 2015 starting price applies to the lowest trim level, now called the Standard, which comes with a host of equipment not available on the 2014 base model.

By Matt Schmitz | January 22, 2014 | Comments (13)

2015 Cadillac Escalade Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

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After nearly eight years without a redesign, the Cadillac Escalade is making a comeback for the 2015 model year with a new platform, new look and new interior. The Escalade stepped out for the first time Wednesday at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and, like many of the city's rich and famous for whom it's the luxury SUV of choice, we immediately noticed the work it's had done to its face and body. The angular mug and blocky shape of the extended-length ESV are accented by LED headlights and LED piping in front and rear, and it's blinged up with standard 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Inside are high-gloss features such as real-wood trim, the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system, a 12.3-inch gauge display, and second- and third-row seats that tumble flat at the push of a button for maximum cargo space.

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When the new Escalade arrives at dealerships in the spring, you won't find the EXT or hybrid versions, both of which have been kiboshed. But you will find that the remaining trims boast substantial horsepower and torque increases. Check out the gallery below; photos by Cars.com's Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2013 | Comments (3)

2015 Cadillac Escalade Video

Cadillac's king of bling is redesigned for 2015 with — you guessed it — even flashier styling and a more luxurious interior. A large, bold grille, dynamic LED headlights, striking rear LED light pipes and a blocky silhouette make it a dramatic departure from the outgoing model.

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For 2015, the Escalade returns in regular length and extended-length ESV models; the pickup-truck-like EXT and hybrid models have been discontinued. Check out the video for more details.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2013 | Comments (1)

Will the 2015 GM Full-Size SUVs Have a Hybrid Version?

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By Rick Popely | November 10, 2013 | Comments (1)

2015 Cadillac Escalade: More Photos

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Cadillac's flagship of bling has been redesigned for 2015 with a bold face, chiseled body and opulent cabin. Fresh styling joins an updated powertrain and an interior loaded with tech, safety and convenience features.

Click here for the First Look, and check out the photo gallery below.

By Jennifer Geiger | October 8, 2013 | Comments (3)

2015 Cadillac Escalade: First Look

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Competes with: Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Looks like: The Escalade's status as the king of bling is secure
Drivetrain: 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine with six-speed automatic transmission; rear- or four-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2014

GM has been steadily updating its full-size pickup truck and SUV lineup over the past year, and the capstone is its 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV, the most expensive and luxurious one of all. Offered in regular- and extended-wheelbase ESV form, the redesigned Escalade has a bold new face punctuated by distinctive headlights, a revamped interior with a focus on premium materials, more entertainment and safety technology and a new V-8 drivetrain. Hybrid and EXT pickup truck versions are no longer offered. The SUV hits dealerships in spring 2014.

By Mike Hanley | October 7, 2013 | Comments (7)

2015 Cadillac Escalade: Sneak Peek

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If you think the interiors of the updated-for-2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon are nice, just wait. Cadillac released another teaser image of its redesigned 2015 Escalade, and the cabin is the picture of luxury, following in the footsteps of the new CTS sedan.

"Advanced technical features and controls are designed to add a boldly modern element to the design, as well as offering the latest features in luxury, connectivity and safety for up to eight occupants," the automaker said in a statement. Check back for more photos and specs when Cadillac reveals the new SUV on Oct. 7.

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By Jennifer Geiger | October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Which Cars Have Heated Seats with Separate Back and Bottom Heaters?

In the new Chevrolet Impala, I noticed the heated seats are two-stages like GM vehicles used to have. But many GMs I've been in recently have just the one setting for bottom and back combined. Is this GM-wide? Which vehicles have the two-setting heaters?

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By Rick Popely | September 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

2015 Cadillac Escalade Coming Oct. 7

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You saw this coming a mile away. GM's new K2 platform, which underpins light-duty versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, will sprout a lot more trucks — heavy-duty versions of those pickups, plus their related SUVs: the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and the GMC Yukon/Yukon XL. Eventually we'll get the big daddy of them all — the Cadillac Escalade, a favorite of Hollywood A-listers, star athletes and the run-of-the-mill rich. GM confirmed aspects of the timeline at this month's Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, the Detroit News said on Aug. 8.

Well, now we have a timeframe. The next Cadillac Escalade will arrive for the 2015 model year, and we'll see it in less than two months. Citing a media invitation, the Detroit News reports Cadillac will unveil a new Escalade in New York City on Oct. 7. The invite called the Escalade "evolutionary" — expected, given the styling direction of its pickup siblings.

By Kelsey Mays | August 15, 2013 | Comments (3)

Ford F-250 Nabs Most-Stolen Title From Cadillac Escalade

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For the first time in a decade, the Cadillac Escalade does not rank as thieves' favorite target, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute's analysis. The dubious distinction now belongs to the Ford F-250 — specifically four-wheel-drive, crew-cab versions of the pickup truck — which is six times more likely to get stolen than the average vehicle. Large pickups and SUVs continued to be targeted at higher rates than other vehicles.

In the Escalade's fall from first to No. 6, the HLDI cited waning popularity and improved antitheft technology, including a steering-column lock and an alarm that sounds when the vehicle's incline changes, along with a standard ignition immobilizer. But it's not all good news for the Escalade. Although its theft rate dipped by 50% from figures reported three years ago, four-wheel-drive versions of the luxury SUV still were stolen 4.5 times more than the average vehicle. The average insurance loss payment was $6,508 compared with nearly $12,000 previously.

By Matt Schmitz | July 9, 2013 | Comments (0)

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