The New 2021 Cadillac Escalade

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Providing distinct and highly differentiated trim choices, the new MY21 Cadillac Escalade will follow Cadillac’s “Y” model strategy. (Photo : GM/Cadillac)

From General Motors Canada comes this exciting news! The newest Escalade (Short Wheelbase/ESV) starts at $89,798/$93,298 (not-including DFC). It includes industry-first technologies, increased cargo capacity, and an improved ride, accentuated by Escalade’s iconic bold design.

Providing distinct and highly differentiated trim choices, the new MY21 Cadillac Escalade will follow Cadillac’s “Y” model strategy, including the following trims:

  • Luxury • Premium Luxury • Premium Luxury Platinum • Sport • Sport Platinum

New standard features on the MY21 Escalade 


  • Industry’s first curved OLED display—more than 38” diagonal of total display with more than twice the pixel density of a 4K TV.
  • Enhanced Navigation experience—augmented reality and street view features.
  • HD Surround Vision Camera—drivers get an overhead bird’s eye view of the environment around the vehicle.


  • The AKG Studio sound system features exclusive audio technology from AKG. Unique features include Conversation Enhancement, making communication between the first and third rows easier, and more intuitive directional navigation prompts with Navigation Rendering.


  • All-new Independent Rear Suspension allows for a more spacious third row/cargo area.
  • 68% increase in cargo space behind the 3rd row (Short Wheelbase).
  • 41% increase in rear legroom (Short Wheelbase).

Optional Equipment (varies by trim)


  • A wide array of finely tailored interior colour/trim environments, nine interior colour and trim combinations and four unique seats insert perforation and quilting designs.
  • Rear seat entertainment system includes first-in-class 12.6” HD displays and a massive array of connectivity options, including: Android mirroring, streaming, HDMI, gaming, and Miracast. Passengers can also interact with the vehicle’s navigation function and select destinations.


  • The AKG Studio Reference sound system, provides 36 speakers at many different height levels and locations for a 360-degree sound immersion. Conversation Enhancement with the Studio Reference system features front to back and back to front communication enhancement. It also features Front Passenger Volume control.


  • Super Cruise, the world’s best true hands-free driver assistance technology for compatible highways, with lane change on demand.
  • Air Ride Adaptive Suspension with Drive Modes offers premium ride comfort with height adjustment of up to 4-inches: 2-inches lower at entry/exit and 2-inches higher for off-road ground clearance and self-leveling during towing and hauling.
  • Duramax 3.0L Turbo Diesel.

The 2021 Escalade ESV boasts over 4020 litres of cargo space behind the first row; an increase of 18.1%. No competitor in its class has more cargo volume.

The new 2021 Escalade is available to order now. Customers can contact their local dealer directly to be put in touch with a dealer to place their order. The vehicles will arrive at dealers this fall.

To learn more about Escalade, customers can take advantage of numerous digital shopping experiences available to them, including the recently updated Escalade visualizer on Cadillac.com and the Cadillac Live showroom.

Using Cadillac’s 3D Visualizer, customers get an immersive 360-degree digital experience of the 2021 Escalade and Escalade ESV with views from every angle, both inside and out or jump into the interior and explore the view from the first or second row seats.

There are four wheel choices, nine available exterior colour options, and three interior trim combinations on the Premium Luxury Platinum trim. Customers can also experience the exterior lighting choreography with the new nighttime environment.

Shoppers can enter a digital showroom to speak with a Live product specialist, who can answer vehicle questions, open doors and explore every part of this exciting product.


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