2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Review, Trims, Specs, Price, New Interior Features, Exterior Design, and Specifications

From the base model up to the top-tier trim, a lot is going on in terms of standard features. The base model is equipped with standard Inteluxe leatherette seating, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, heated first and second-row seats, an automatically heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 110- and 12-volt power outlets, a power tilting/telescoping steering column, power-release second-row seats, remote start, and wireless phone charging. The Premium Luxury adds features such as leather seats, ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and, from this year, the Touring Package is standard, which includes soft-close doors, illuminated sill plates, and adaptive air suspension. Premium Luxury Platinum trims add 12-way power front seats with massaging.

On the safety front, all models come standard with seven airbags, hill-start assist, Cadillac’s Buckle to Drive system, a teen-driver feature, rain-sensing wipers, front auto braking, front and rear park assist, auto emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, an HD surround-view camera system, and forward collision alert. Premium Luxury models add adaptive park assist, adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic braking, automatic seat-belt tightening, a head-up display, a rear camera mirror, lane-keep with lane departure warning, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, and lane change alert. Platinum models include trailer blind-spot monitoring. The Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving function is not available this year due to the semiconductor chip shortage but is expected to reappear later.

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