The Cadillac Escalade is getting completely redesigned for the 2021 model year. For years, the Escalade has set the standard for full-size luxury SUVs. Now, the bar is getting raised even higher with a new, sophisticated look, advanced technology, and an available diesel engine.
Buyers looking to improve the fuel efficiency they get with the Escalade will love the new Duramax® 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. This engine is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Compare this to the standard 6.2-liter V8, which has an output of 420 horsepower and the same amount of torque.
According to the marketing manager for the Escalade, Dave Schiavone, the fuel economy gains from this diesel engine option will be “significant” when compared to the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. Official EPA estimates are not yet available. He also says that this engine will give the Escalade good performance, especially when it comes to acceleration.
If you’re excited by the idea of this engine, but don’t want an Escalade, General Motors is planning to add this engine option to a lot of the 2021 lineup, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe.
At Cadillac of Santa Fe, we’re looking forward to learning even more about this engine’s performance.