Segment-leading, award-winning SUV receives an aggressive new black-accented look
Los Angeles — Cadillac is introducing the 2019 Sport Edition, a bold new look for those who aren’t afraid of the dark. This new black-accented version is the first special edition available for the current generation of the sales- and segment-leading, award-winning SUV.
Offered on Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum models, the new Sport Edition is distinguished by gloss black exterior trim, including the front grilles, window moldings, body side moldings and more, as well as a unique Midnight Silver finish on the standard 22-inch wheels.
“Two decades after its introduction, the Escalade remains the segment’s benchmark and sales leader,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “The Sport Edition extends that momentum in response to customer and dealer demand for a dark and aggressive look.”
Escalade has led the full-size luxury SUV segment in sales for 15 of its 20 years on the road, driven by a powerful blend of sophisticated style, uncompromising capability, innovative technology and exceptional craftsmanship.
Escalade’s list of awards keeps growing. In fact, J.D. Power named the Escalade as having the “Best Initial Quality and Resale Value among Large Premium SUVs,”1 and Consumer Guide® Automotive named it a Best Buy Award winner for five consecutive years.
A powerful 6.2L V-8 engine rated at an SAE-certified 420 hp (313 kW) drives all models. Each model is available in 2WD and 4WD configurations and can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
As with other Cadillac models, the Escalade features the latest Cadillac user experience system2, offering connectivity and embedded navigation3 with intuitive, smartphone-like functionality.
Additional highlights and select features offered include:
- Magnetic Ride Control with driver-selectable modes.
- Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot (includes 3GB/three-month data trial)4.
- Automatic Parking Assist5.
- Fold-flat second- and third-row seats with power-folding third row.
- Heated and cooled front seats with heated second-row bucket seats.
- Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood accents.
- 12.3-inch-diagonal instrument cluster display with high-resolution digital driver information center.
- Bose® Centerpoint audio system featuring 16 speakers.
- Hands-free liftgate with Cadillac logo illumination.
The Escalade Sport Edition package is $2,700, and the starting MSRP in the U.S.A. is $84,7906 including destination charge. It will be available for orders beginning in Q1 of 2019.
1Cadillac Escalade received the highest ranking among Large Premium SUVs in the J.D. Power 2018 Resale Value Awards and Initial Quality Study (IQS). Resale based on transactions made between January-June 2018 on 2015 model year vehicles and IQS based on new vehicle owners’ experience with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership.
2Cadillac Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
3Map coverage available for the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
4Offer valid after 5/1/18. Connected services include 1 year of navigation services and 6 months of Remote Access Plan. Data plans offered by AT&T. Services subject to user terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. See onstar.com for details. Availability subject to change.
5Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.
6MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.