2015 Cadillac Escalade Gets Officially Priced, Starts $72,690
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been officially priced, and will start at $72,690 when it hits dealer showrooms sometime this summer. The price is a significant jump from the current Escalade's starting price of $68,965. But the new Escalade will boast an impressive array of standard equipment. Powered by a beefy 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the 2015 Escalade is good for 420 horsepower, much of that coming on the lower end. It also has Caddy's magnetic ride control, something we especially appreciated on the smooth cruising Cadillac XTS when we first sampled it, and a feature that mitigates road imperfections, making for a pleasant ride. LED headlights and taillights, 20-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, and Cadillac's smartphone and tablet inspired CUE infotainment system are also standard. While boasting a large list of equipment and features, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade's new starting price makes its barrier to entry higher than most of its competitors; It's priced about $10,000 above the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, but it is less expensive than the Lexus LX, which starts about $10,000 above the Escalade. Pricing for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade Luxury and Premium trims has not been released. We expect the all-wheel drive version to push the entry price just north of $75,000. We'll learn more as we get closer to launch in a few months. Source: Cadillac
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