Cadillac’s SUV Lineup for 2023
The SUV hasn’t been around as long as sedans or pickups, but in its relatively short lifespan, the segment has grown into one of the most popular, chock-full of competition that drives the industry forward through innovation and cutting-edge technology. With so much demand, there’s plenty of room for specialization within the segment, but perhaps none as riveting as the luxury SUV. The vehicle’s generous proportions suit the premium adornments that come with a luxury brand, and with so much room to stretch your legs, feeling like a high roller comes naturally.
There’s one automaker that continually sets the bar for this segment, so those who want the best from their SUV know to look for Cadillac SUVs for sale. Their convenience features, style, and comfort are tough to match, and the newest generation of Cadillac SUVs continue carrying the torch. The 2023 lineup is gearing up to be a good one for Cadillac, full of classic mainstays like the Escalade and promising newcomers like the Lyriq, with plenty of options in between that help a wide array of drivers find their level of luxury.
The XT4 is the entry-level SUV in Cadillac’s lineup, with a starting MSRP of $36,295.[a] It makes luxury accessible without compromising the level of comfort Cadillac is known for. The compact SUV seats up to five people and feels spacious inside, with 48.9 cu.ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded.
All XT4s come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. XT4 owners can opt for front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on their needs. All-wheel drive vehicles are great under certain driving conditions, like when it’s snowing, but the front-wheel drive version will get better fuel economy. The XT4 gets an average of 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway when it’s front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive version isn’t far behind, getting 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.
The Cadillac XT5 builds on the XT4 with larger dimensions and greater variety. It has two engine options: the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6. The latter generates 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. It takes performance to a premium level with the inclusion of technology designed to make the driving experience as smooth as possible. Chassis Damping Control, for example, automatically adjusts the suspension every five milliseconds according to road conditions.
The XT5 comes standard with a suite of safety features that includes automatic emergency braking and rear park assist, which alerts the driver to obstacles behind the vehicle while it’s in reverse. In addition to feeling safe, passengers of the XT5 will enjoy complete comfort thanks to the vehicle’s premium interior. It’s made of quality materials, like wood, leather, and carbon fiber, and heated, power-adjustable front seats come standard. Whether you are opting for a new model or a used Cadillac XT5, you will be in good hands.
The Cadillac Lyriq is unique for a few reasons. Namely, it’s the first fully electric vehicle from Cadillac, debuting for the 2023 model year. When fully charged, it can get up to 312 miles of range. It uses GM’s Ultium platform, the same technology that powers the likes of the Hummer EV. The Lyriq can be had with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, producing 340 hp or 500 hp, respectively.
As the first electric vehicle from the luxury automaker, the Lyriq gets styling that feels both distinctly Cadillac and new. It has remnants of the bold grille and squared-off front end that make the Cadillac’s looks iconic but with its own spin. The grille looks different, of course, due to the fact that it doesn’t need to let any air in. Instead, the Lyriq’s grille puts on a light show, highlighting the focal Cadillac emblem, also lit up. At the back end of the Lyriq, the body looks elongated with stretched taillights, giving the impression that the vehicle is traveling into a wormhole. It’s a look befitting a vehicle with a forward-thinking attitude.
The XT6 is the largest of the XT series from Cadillac, with three rows of seats and room for up to seven or eight people. It also has a roomy 78.7 cu.ft. of cargo space when the seats are folded down. Like the XT5, the XT6 is either powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or the 3.6-liter V6. Unlike the XT5, the XT6 is all-wheel drive only.
There are three trim levels available for the XT6. The base level is the Luxury, and it is truly a luxury vehicle, with plenty of standard features like a sunroof, LED headlights, and automatic high beams. The next trim level up is the Premium Luxury. It tacks on the more powerful engine option, plus a hands-free power lift gate and a 14-speaker sound system, to name a few upgrades. The most deluxe XT6 comes in the form of the Sport trim. It strives to create a more dynamic driving experience with the inclusion of several performance features, like active damping and brakes by Brembo.
The Cadillac Escalade has been serving as a symbol of excess in all its glory since 1998. Coming in at 211.9 inches long, the Escalade is a commanding presence on any road. That length translates to 121 cu.ft. of maximum cargo space. A vehicle this big demands considerable power, so the Escalade is powered by either a 6.2-liter V8 or a 3.0-liter turbodiesel.
The Escalade has come to represent the pinnacle of luxury, so there’s no skimping when it comes to innovative tech or quality of design. It sports Cadillac’s most premium features, like a combined driver display and infotainment center with an OLED screen that stretches 38 inches diagonally and curves with the dashboard. The finest of materials—wood and hand-finished leather—make up the interior, and the center console is refrigerated with freezer functionality. New and used Cadillac Escalades can also be outfitted with a 36-speaker audio system (that’s more speakers than any other vehicle in its class).
The Escalade-V brings all the style and opulence that comes with the Escalade brand but with a build focused on performance that isn’t quite like anything else on the market. Every Escalade-V has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that can launch the supersized SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. It puts out 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque. The Escalade-V also has a limited slip-differential, which helps to maximize traction, and Blazing Edge Red Brembo brakes.
Performance isn’t the only thing that makes the Escalade-V stand out; it has a number of exclusive style elements, like its own unique badging. It also comes standard with Cadillac’s most premium features, like the hands-free Super Cruise driving assistance technology. The interior is leather, and the front seats are equipped with heating, ventilation, massage, and 16 power controls.
The Cadillac of SUVs
Cadillac has become synonymous with the highest quality. It’s no wonder things that stand out as the best are described as the “Cadillacs” of their particular realm. True to its name, Cadillac continues to deliver the very best, offering some of the most innovative and luxurious SUVs money can buy.