Cadillac’s Escalade Sees Its MSRP Escalate

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It starts at more than $8,000 over the starting price of the outgoing model, but Cadillac (NYSE:GM) is counting that its 2015 Escalade SUV will pack enough standard features to warrant the price bump. When it goes on sale in April, the new Escalade will start at $71,695, before the $995 destination fee.

The retail configurator has yet to go live, but Autoblog was able to confirm with GM that the aforementioned figure is in fact accurate. General Motors also contends that the base trim for the new Escalade is actually more closely paired to the Premium trim of the outgoing model, due to the addition of more standard equipment. For 2014, the Premium Escalade will cost buyers $73,245.

The standard features on the new SUV — which come standard — include Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, LED headlights and taillights, and 20-inch wheels.

For the 2015 Escalade Luxury trim, Cadillac adds 22-inch wheels, a head-up display, power fold-and-tumble second-row seats, and safety systems such as forward collision warning and lane departure warning, Autoblog reports. That trim will start at around $75,000; the top of the line Premium trim will begin at $80,195, and will add a rear-seat entertainment system, illuminated door handles, and the Driver Assist Package, which is made up of front and rear automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control.

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