The Cadillac Escalade is one of the most iconic luxury SUVs in the world, known for its bold design, spacious interior, and powerful performance. But what if you could have all that and more without tailpipe emissions? That’s the promise of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, the first-ever all-electric version of the Escalade, which was unveiled earlier this month.
The Escalade IQ is not just a battery-powered version of the existing Escalade. It’s a completely new vehicle, built on GM’s innovative and modular Ultium Platform, which allows for a range of electric vehicles with different sizes, shapes, and capabilities. The Escalade IQ electric luxury SUV is designed to be the best-driving, most maneuverable Escalade to date, with a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range, 750 horsepower, and a 0-60 mph time of less than four seconds.
But the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is not just about performance. It’s also about style and substance, with a reimagined interior and exterior that blend the future with the here and now. The Escalade IQ has a sleek and expressive silhouette, with a long hood, a sloping roofline, and a massive dash-to-axle measurement that recalls the classic Cadillac Eldorados of the 1970s. The front end features a distinctive grille-like panel that displays a light show to greet the owner on arrival, while the rear end has split taillights that add some flair to the otherwise conservative design. The Escalade IQ also comes with massive 24-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch tires, giving it a commanding presence on the road.
Inside, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ offers a luxurious and spacious cabin that can accommodate up to seven passengers and their cargo. The headline feature is a curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display that spans nearly the entire width of the dashboard, providing information, entertainment, and customization options for the driver and passengers. The display is divided into three sections:
- A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver
- A 17.7-inch infotainment screen for the center console
- A 24.9-inch passenger screen for the co-pilot
The display can also be configured to show different modes, such as night vision, augmented reality navigation, or entertainment content.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ also offers a range of advanced technologies that enhance the driving experience and safety. One of them is Super Cruise, GM’s driver assistance system that allows for hands-free driving on compatible highways. The Escalade IQ electric SUV will be one of the first vehicles to offer an enhanced version of Super Cruise that can automatically change lanes when requested by the driver. Another technology is vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging, which allows the Escalade IQ electric SUV to act as a backup power source for the home in case of an outage or emergency. This feature works with GM Energy’s available Ultium Home products, which include solar panels, batteries, and chargers.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ electric SUV also offers a range of luxury features that cater to different tastes and needs. For instance, an executive rear seating package includes two individual seats with massage functions, stowable tray tables, wireless charging pads, and rear-seat entertainment screens. An E-Trunk option also adds a rolling tray to the 12-cubic-foot frunk (front trunk) for easier access and loading. And for those who want to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, there is an available panoramic glass roof that spans nearly the entire length of the vehicle.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ electric SUV is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms late next year, starting at around $130,000. It will be available in two trim levels: Sport and Luxury, each with different exterior and interior accents. The Escalade IQ will compete with other electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model X, the Rivian R1S, and the GMC Hummer EV SUV.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ luxury SUV is part of Cadillac’s ambitious plan to become an all-electric luxury brand by 2030. It follows the launch of the Lyriq crossover earlier this year, which will be followed by other electric models such as the Celestiq sedan and an unnamed compact crossover. Cadillac hopes to redefine American luxury in an electric era with these vehicles.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is more than just an electric SUV. It’s a statement of style and substance that shows how far Cadillac has come in its 120-year history. It’s also a glimpse into the future of luxury mobility that promises to deliver an unparalleled driving experience with zero emissions.