Cadillac Introduces the Not-So-Sporty Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition
It looks cool thoughby Ciprian Florea, on
Anxious to finally see a V-Sport version of the Cadillac Escalade in showrooms? Well, you’ll have to wait a while longer as Cadillac isn’t planning on one until the next-gen SUV arrives. However, the luxury brand just debuted the Cadillac Sport at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Sadly though, it’s not as sporty as the badge suggests.
Don’t Get Too Excited
Unfortunately, the Escalade Sport is nothing more than just a black-accented version of the boxy SUV. Unlike the regular model, it features gloss-black exterior trim, including the front grille, black window frames, body-side moldings, and a unique Midnight Silver finish for the multi-spoke, 22-inch wheels.
Granted, the Escalade Sport has a cool, murdered-out exterior, but it's disappointing that it doesn't feature other extras elsewhere.
Heck, Cadillac didn’t even bother to add new trim or extra standard items inside the cabin. And more importantly, there are no drivetrain upgrades to talk about.
Sure, the 6.2-liter V-8 engine is plenty powerful at 420 horsepower, but that’s not so impressive now that the Lincoln Navigator’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine cranks out a solid 450 horses.
At Least There’s Some Variety
The only good news here is that you can order the Sport package on three trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum.
It’s also the first special-edition version of the current Escalade, so there is hope that Cadillac will deliver something truly special not too far in the future.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Cadillac Escalade.
Read our full review on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade.