Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by Victor A
Cadillac SUV models boast advanced technologies, elegant designs, and premium materials. The American automaker has one of the most attractive SUV line-ups in the market.
And the current line-up looks better than ever since during 2023 they’ve been releasing new facelifted models that show how confident they are in their cars.
2023 Cadillac Escalade, the largest Cadillac SUV models
The Escalade is Cadillac’s range-topping SUV, which exudes luxury from every angle. It features an imposing design that few SUVs could match.
Its size is one of its main features, as this is a full-size SUV that comes with three rows of seating, and plenty of cargo area.
The interior is as impressive as the rest of the car, with high-quality materials, comfortable seats, and advanced technologies, like its 38-inch curved Oled Display.
Trims and pricing
The Escalade comes in two forms, the standard and the long-wheel version, also known as the Escalade ESV. To know the prices of the ESV models, just add $3,000 to the standard one that can be found in the table below.
There are in total six trims, and you can choose your Escalade in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. If you want to know the price of the AWD version, just add $3,000 for each trim, except for the Escalade-V which comes exclusively with all-wheel drive.
|Escalade 2WD trim||MSRP Price|
|Premium Luxury Platinum||$107,490|
As standard, the Escalade uses a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) of torque. While you can pay $1,600 more for the Duramax turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six that pumps out 277 hp and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque.
Both engines are coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Cadillac Escalade-V is a bit different from the rest, this is a special car that serves as the ultimate range-topper in Cadillac’s SUV line-up.
With its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 paired with a 10-Speed Automatic, the Escalade-V’s engine produces 682 hp and 653 lb-ft (885 Nm) of torque, making it one of the most powerful SUVs in the world.
The Escalade-V comes exclusively with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8, and cannot be specced with any other engine, and the other models cannot get this engine.
2023 Cadillac XT6, mid-size with three-rows
The XT6 is a mid-size SUV that offers enough space to fit a third row of seating, making it a great option for families who don’t want all the extra space found in full-size SUVs like the Escalade.
Its sleek and modern design is complimented by its bold front grille and sharp LED headlights.
When it comes to interior design, we could argue that the 2023 Cadillac XT6 looks outdated, nevertheless, you can still see the high-quality materials and the attention to detail.
Trims and pricing
The Cadillac XT6 comes in three trims, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport.
The Luxury and Premium Luxury comes standard in FWD, but you can pay an extra $2,000 for the AWD version, while the Sport comes exclusively in AWD.
|XT6 2WD trim||MSRP Price|
The XT6 Luxury trim is available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque.
While the Premium Luxury and the Sports get a 3.6-liter V6 which pumps out 310 hp and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque.
All engines come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Cadillac XT5, Aging Cadillac SUV models
The XT5 looks outdated, we cannot deny that. Especially when you compare it with any other SUV in the line-up, and when you look at the interior, things get even worse.
This is a large crossover SUV that comes with two rows of seating and a seating capacity for five passengers.
The interior suffers from the same curse, it’s outdated. What makes it more obvious is when you compare it with newer SUVs from the line-up.
Trims and pricing
Like the XT6, The 2023 Cadillac XT5 comes in three trims, where the Luxury trim is the entry-level and the Sport trim is the top-level.
Except for the Sport trim, which comes exclusively in AWD, they all come in FWD but can be specced in AWD by paying an extra $2,000.
|XT5 2WD trim||MSRP Price|
In the engines department, the XT5 comes in two engine options, the Luxury and Premium Luxury, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 237 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque comes standard.
However, the Premium Luxury can be specced with a 3.6-liter V6 with 310 hp and 271 lb-ft (367 Nm) of torque by paying an extra $1,000.
The Sport trim comes standard with the same 3.6-liter V6, and you won’t be able to spec it with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit.
2024 Cadillac XT4, looking better than ever
Recently, Cadillac facelifted the XT4 and did a great job in rejuvenating the SUV, making it one of the best-looking cars in the line-up.
The 2024 Cadillac XT4 boasts the latest design bits from the new Cadillac design language, making it look sharper and cleaner.
The interior borrows great inspiration from the Escalade, with its 33.0-inch infotainment system and all the design bits that are taken from that model.
As a crossover SUV, the XT4 serves as the entry-level SUV in the line-up while also being the smallest one.
Trims and pricing
Trim levels and pricing haven’t been announced yet, as Cadillac said that they will announce them close to the release date.
However, this information shouldn’t differ much from the previous generation model, so here’s the data for the 2023 model:
|XT4 2WD trim||MSRP Price|
In the 2023 model, going from the standard RWD to the optional 4WD costs $2,500 more. expect the same for the 2024 model.
The 2024 Cadillac XT4 repeats the same engine options as the previous generation, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 235 hp and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque.
This is the only engine available for this SUV, and there are no plans to offer alternatives.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq, Cadillac models: SUV with electric powertrain
The Lyriq is the first electric SUV from the American automaker, and it debuted the current design philosophy.
Cadillac announced that they are expecting to release three new electric vehicles this year, and some suggest that one of them could be an entry-level SUV.
This could mean that this new SUV could replace the XT5 or XT6, but likely the XT5 since there are no plans to redesign it or facelift it, however, if it’s an entry-level SUV it could replace the XT4.
We see that as less probable since the XT4 just got the recent redesign and its sales have been strong for the past years. Plus some new information suggest that this new EV could have three-rows of seating.
GM estimates that the rear-wheel drive version of the Lyriq can reach 308 miles (495 km) of range, while the all-wheel drive can reach 307 miles (494 km).
Trims and pricing
All trims come standard with RWD and can be specced with AWD for an extra $3,500.
It’s important to mention that the RWD only uses one electric engine, while the AWD uses two, which means that jumping from RWD to AWD gives an important performance upgrade.
But the most interesting point is that range doesn’t suffer that much as speccing the all-wheel drive version only lowers 1 mile (1 km) of range.
|Lyriq 2WD trim||MSRP Price|
The Lyriq RWD uses an electric motor on the rear axle to produce 340 horsepower (255 kW) and 325 lb-ft of torque (440 Nm).
Then the AWD version adds a second electric motor at the front making it dual-motor and unleashing 500 horsepower (373 kW) and 450 lb-ft. of torque (610 Nm).
We will likely see the same electric engine options in future electric Cadillac SUV models.