Live Thread: 2024 Cadillac Escalade V-Series review

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 14, 2024 | Cadillac, New Car Review, Live Thread, Cadillac Escalade

Photography Courtesy Cadillac

The ultra performance of a grand tourer from Aston Martin or Ferrari, but in the shape of a full-size, three-row SUV? Cadillac has you covered with the 2024 Escalade V-Series.

Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 rated at 682 horsepower and 653 lb.-ft. of torque, the hottest version of the Escalade can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds–all in a vehicle that weighs over 6200 pounds and can carry your kids, your kids’ friends and all the stuff that comes with them.

Perhaps not surprisingly, fuel economy is rated at 11 mpg in the city and 16 mpg on the highway, for a combined 13 mpg. (Of course, that’s assuming you won’t pin the throttle at every available opportunity to hear boosted V8 noises.)

On the other hand, the V-Series Escalade is capable of towing up to 7000 pounds.

MSRP? You’re going to want to sit down for this one: $154,290. For comparison, that’s enough to buy a C8 Corvette Z06–assuming you buy one at or near its MSRP of $111,795–and still have some $40,000 left over.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to drop them in the comments below.

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Comments
Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
6/14/24 11:50 a.m.

Wow! What a machine!

does it have the $700 refrigerator?

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 11:51 a.m.

So, the big question:

I need to cover about 250 miles this weekend. Mostly highway. 

Do I take this (in the name of science, of course) or the GTI

EPA says that the Escalade V gets 13 mpg combined.

Average mpg according to the Escalade at delivery? Like 13.1.

The GTI gets like high-30s.

So, which to load up for the trip?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 11:57 a.m.

And it has the fridge!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 11:58 a.m.
RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/14/24 12:03 p.m.

Does it come with Grey Poupon?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 12:06 p.m.
RacetruckRon said:

Does it come with Grey Poupon?

We eat Ba-Tampte in this house. :) 

DancesWithCurves
DancesWithCurves New Reader
6/14/24 12:17 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I need to cover about 250 miles this weekend. Mostly highway. 

Do I take this (in the name of science, of course) or the GTI?

I mean... you're not subject to EU or California fuel prices, right?

 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Publisher
6/14/24 12:25 p.m.

I had it open anyway, so I figured I'd compare this against my truck and my loaner truck.

Yeah, uh, wow.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 12:30 p.m.

If going all the way, how about a Suburban-based Escalade XL? Or do things get ridiculous at that point? 

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
6/14/24 12:36 p.m.

Can you hear the blower whine or does the Cadillac-ness isolate you from the good noises?

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