What’s New in 2022? The Escalade Boasts the Best in Safety & Tech


September 8, 2021

Words by: Mona Butler

Photography by: Cadillac Canada

Drivers of the Escalade expect power and quality and like most years the vehicle delivered, along with some exciting new details.

The undisputed leader of the luxury SUV class is rolling into 2022 with new features while keeping with those that drivers have loved the most. With a good base and enough technology and new details that will leave you saying “well, isn’t that smart!” the 2022 Escalade is a no-brainer for those looking for their next vehicle.

The 2022 Escalade, like its previous iterations, boasts a powerful V8 engine for swift acceleration. Though not renowned for its fuel efficiency, this powerhouse will get you, and anything else you need to load into the vehicle, where you need to go quickly. You’ll find this ride to be extra smooth now as it comes standard with all-new independent rear suspension. If you find yourself mid-test drive thinking to yourself that it could be even more so, the upgraded models offer the option of air suspension with adaptive dampers that use computer-controlled shock absorbers. 

Across the board, the 2022 Escalade models scored top marks overall when undergoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing. Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist comes standard in all models. Adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode is available as an add-on feature. For those who worry about lending their vehicle to the younger, perhaps slightly less careful members of their household, there is a new standard feature: Buckle to Drive. The feature, which is part of the Teen Driver system, will not allow the car to shift out of park until the seat is buckled.

Whether you’re the radio, playlist or podcast type, the audio will play loud and clear thanks to the sound system collaboration with Grammy-award winning audio and acoustics company AKG. The standard models come with an already impressive 19 speakers, however, the Platinum model takes it to the next level with a whopping 36 speakers. The piece de resistance of the interior is without a doubt the show stopping digital dashboard made up of 3 OLED screens stacked one on top of the other for an incredible 38 inches of combined screen space. Apple and Android integration come standard of course, as well as an augmented-reality navigation system. Don’t worry about having to pack entertainment for the kids on your next road trip either, thanks to the available rear-seat entertainment package featuring two 12.6 inch LCD screens.

This flagship vehicle of the Cadillac family stuck to its roots this year by continuing to be the veritable land yacht powerhouse that its fans expect, while the tech and safety upgrades bring a new and exciting edge. Lovers of the Escalade will without a doubt carry their affection over to the 2022 models. Those whose first Escalade is the 2022 will not regret it.


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