Cadillac Escalade-V 2023 Is a Luxurious and Unbelievable SUV
In One Word – The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Is The Best And Most Insane Suv Ever Made!
Cadillac has finally made the right move (something it should have done a long time ago) when it comes to the Escalade and that is to give its full-size SUV the true V treatment. The Cadillac Escalade-V is one of the most powerful and luxurious SUVs on the market that is sure to turn heads wherever it goes. It is perfect for those who want the best of the best. The Escalade-V provides amazing performance and luxury. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy their life to the fullest.
This superpowered beast has a 682-horsepower wallop from a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 a hand-built mill that’s closely related to the 668 horsepower supercharged V-8 found in the CT5-V Blackwing, though the engine in the SUV trades the sedan’s 1.7-liter Roots-type blower for a larger 2.7-liter unit. This 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has all-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission that accelerates to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and is 1.8 seconds faster than the 2022 Escalade Sports Platinum which has 420 horsepower.
Our team decided to test drive this powerful SUV, and we’ll tell you right away that right from the moment we got into the car, we were amazed by the elegance, and luxury that this Cadillac Escalade-V provides.
With the start of the engine, our adventure also started, the main goal of which was to present you closely all the information we will get during the ride.
While driving the vehicle, if you press the V button located in front of the gear lever the mode of the highest dynamic settings of this fantastic SUV is immediately activated, and with that, the launch-control feature is activated, which keeps the engine revolutions at about 1500 per minute when the driver has pushed the pedals all the way to the floor.
If you fully lift your foot off the gas pedal while driving, you will notice that the engine of this powerful SUV continues to reach 2000 rpm, which essentially means that it has the same power that a moderately powerful electric vehicle initially achieves.
But also if you suddenly press the gas pedal while driving, the four pipes of this exterior Cadillac Escalade-V emit a terribly powerful sound, at that moment while driving the vehicle you feel like you are taking off with a jet plane. The sound emitted by this vehicle at that moment is somewhere around 85 decibels.
During our test drive, we could see that Cadillac has completely overhauled the braking and suspension system on this Escalade, for V duty. Front six-piston Brembo brakes give this Escalade-V a firmer brake pedal that responds well to even the gentlest of driver presses. Tweaks to its air springs as well as the addition of an adaptive shock absorber all of this allow for reducing the body movements of this huge car, all of which contribute to making minimal sacrifices when it comes to the ride quality of this 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V.
During our entire ride despite the big one’s 22-inch tires that this beast has, the brakes showed consistency without any warning of overheating or fading. But we have to mention here that these brake problems appeared when testing lesser Escalades.
While driving the Escalade-V we can say that the handling is a real pleasure that we cannot describe in words, it just has to be felt. But we have to mention that this SUV lags a bit behind its competitors such as the BMW Alpina XB7 and the Mercedes-AMG GLS63. These two German models have reached the mile-per-minute mark in less than four seconds and also come out of the factory with sticky summer tires, all with the aim of having a much nicer contact with the ground and thus more stability in the corners.
A very interesting piece of information coming from Cadillac is that this Escalade-V is not being pushed as an alternative to its sports sedans. The reasoning from their side is that most of these high-performance vehicles are driven on asphalt and very few outside the city and off-road. Therefore, their decision to reduce the comfort of the ride in relation to their competitors as well as the tires for three seasons seems like a very smart move for the reality in which we live.
The price of this 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is $151,490 and you have to pay another $3000 for the ESV model. But you must know that if you opt for the less powerful but similarly equipped Escalade Sports Platinum model, you will save about $40,000.
As with all other models, three years of GM’s OnStar and Connected Services Premium Plan is included for this Escalade-V, which adds another $1,500 to the base price.With this service is enabled Wi-Fi hotspot, digital streaming service, and SiriusXM 360L satellite radio. Аlso provides access to the OnStar Guardian app for mobile devices. One of the biggest drawbacks of this Escalade-V is its fuel consumption, which in our test drive was around 11 mpg.
Despite all these notable features that this Escalade-V has they basically fail to make it look significantly different from other Escalade models. What’s interesting as a fact is that it took Cadillac about 20 years to give the Escalade the V treatment. Hopefully, it won’t be too many years before this big brand like Cadillac produces an additional variant like this powerful and luxurious Cadillac Escalade-V.
Specification for 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V
1. Vehicle Type: all-wheel-drive, front-engine, 4-door wagon, 7-passenger
2. Transmission: 10-speed automatic
3. Fuel Economy: Observed 11 mpg
4. Epa Fuel Economy: Highway/Combined/ City – 16/13/11mpg
5.Engine: supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
6. Price: Base/As Tested: $151,490/$155,215 Options: Crystal White Tricoat paint, $1225, Super Cruise, $2500;
7. Test Results: Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.5 sec,
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.1 sec,
Top Speed: 125 mph,
60 mph: 4.2 sec,
100 mph: 10.3 sec,
Braking, 70–0 mph: 178 ft,
Braking, 100–0 mph: 353 ft