2023 Cadillac Escalade Performance Highlights

Rear side view of Cadillac Escalade parked

Cadillac’s flagship vehicle hasn’t slowed down as the 2023 Escalade dominates its competition, sitting atop its throne as America’s premier large luxury SUV. Constantly pushing boundaries, the Escalade routinely features the best and most innovative technology that Cadillac has to offer. Naturally, the 2023 Escalade also sports the best design and materials offered by Cadillac, as the Escalade continues to build upon its reputation of comfort and luxury. An SUV that any resident of Ontario would dream of driving, the 2023 Escalade is available at your automotive leader here in Goderich, McGee Motors Cadillac. Read along with our team as we put the spotlight on performance specs, and dive into the powertrains, performance technology, and so much more that the 2023 Escalade can offer.

2023 Escalade Performance Specs


Performance Specifications: 6.2 L V8 3.0 L Duramax Turbodiesel Supercharged 6.2 L V8
Max Horsepower 420 277 682
Max Torque 460 460 653
Drivetrain Four-Wheel Drive Four-Wheel Drive Four-Wheel Drive
Transmission 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic
Estimated Fuel Efficiency (RWD) 16.6 / 13.1 L/100km (city/highway) 11.7 / 9.0 L/100km (city/highway) 21.6 / 14.9 L/100km (city/highway)
Starting MSRP $110,429 $110,624 $196,729
Front side view of Cadillac Escalade driving

The Power of Luxury

Under the hood of the 2023 Escalade, drivers have a choice of three impressive powertrains, covering a wide range of tastes and desires. The standard offering is a 6.2 L V8, good for 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The sole diesel option on the Escalade is a 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel, a fantastic option for highway fuel efficiency and low-end pulling power. The top-end option is found standard on the extravagant V-Series trim of the Escalade, the supercharged 6.2L V8. Drivers will receive 682 hp and 653 lb-ft of torque, lending the power to truly conquer anything.

Performance Highlights

Though the Escalade has a reputation for putting luxury and comfort first, its power and performance are just as much of a spectacle. Performance features are plentiful on the 2023 Escalade, as numerous features ensure your ride is smooth, dynamic, and luxurious. Features such as Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, and the Electronic Limited Rear Slip Differential provide elite traction and control. 

Front side view of Cadillac Escalade parked

2023 Escalade Updates

Rolling into 2023, updates for the Escalade model are headlined by the V-Series Escalade, a brand new top trim level. The new V-Series Escalade is posh, performance-centric, and is the most premium representation of the Escalade nameplate to date. From a pure performance standpoint, the highlight here is the standard 6.2 L Supercharged V8 engine paired to an automatic 10-speed transmission, providing the Escalade V-Series 682 horses, 653 lb-ft of torque.


Cadillac’s most storied modern nameplate is better than ever for 2023, explore the Cadillac Escalade in Ontario with the experts at McGee Motors Cadillac, here in Goderich. Discover a range of sedans and SUVs in Ontario from the Cadillac model lineup here at McGee Motors Cadillac. Explore our full inventory of new and used Cadillac models. Don’t forget to schedule service with us, shop parts, and so much more. Contact McGee Motors Cadillac, today, to book your test drive.