June 13th, 2023 by

The Cadillac Escalade has proven itself time and time again to offer a luxurious and compelling experience to drivers across the globe. A lot has changed between the fourth-generation 2017 Cadillac Escalade and the current fifth-generation model, but the first-class experience it offers has remained consistent throughout. Let’s navigate through a few ways the model has evolved to preserve this experience over the past five years.

More Performance Options
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade didn’t have a lot of performance options for drivers to choose from. The only powertrain option consisted of a 6.2-liter V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2023 model keeps the engine but swaps out the transmission for a 10-gear system, additionally offering an available diesel-powered 3.0-liter I6 engine option for drivers that require a bit more torque on their day-to-day drives.

Enhanced Interior Features
Luxury can be found in both the 2017 and 2023 model years, but the 2023 model allows more passengers to enjoy the experience at a given time. The current iteration has swapped out the removable third row for a collapsible one, ensuring cargo capacity is maximized while folded down. The 2017 model’s premium upholstery, heated and massaging seating, and center console refrigerator remain iconic fixtures in today’s model as a reminder of Cadillac’s commitment to passenger experience.

Advances in Technology
The 2017 model’s eight-inch touchscreen interface has been upgraded to a 38-inch command center, completely digitizing most interior and entertainment controls. Rear-seat entertainment is still an option in the modern Cadillac Escalade, only this time it can be enjoyed with the added benefits of an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and available 36-speaker AKG premium audio system.

Test Drive a Cadillac Escalade at Cadillac of Bentonville
Despite its age, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade can most definitely keep up with the current luxury SUV market. But don’t just take our word for it, visit us here at Cadillac of Bentonville to check one out firsthand. Comparing both the old and the new will no doubt prove illuminating, so stop by today and take a test drive!

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