The Escalade-V is the first Cadillac utility vehicle to tout the V-series badge — a stamp that implies more power and more performance, similar to that of BMW's M performance brand or Honda's Type R speedsters.
With that stamp comes impressive specs. The SUV packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine, producing 682 hp and 653 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Tests are putting the 0-to-60-mph time at around 4.3 seconds.
Speed comes at a cost, literally. The Escalade-V starts at $149,990, about $46,000 more than the highest-priced 2022 Escalade, the Sport Platinum.
A notable feature, albeit optional, is Super Cruise — General Motors' hands-free driving network. Reviews say the feature works wonders on its programmed country highways. The add-on will tack around $2,500 to the price tag.
Reviews of the Escalade-V from automotive journalists are generally positive, and we've compiled a few excerpts.