Cadillac is America’s most prestigious domestic luxury automaker, and it is owned by General Motors. For most of its existence, the firm was known solely for its comfortable, senior-friendly cars, but in recent years, the manufacturer has redesigned and expanded its lineup in an attempt to appeal to a new, younger generation.

With Sport Utility Vehicles becoming very popular in American homes, it’s likely you’re searching for Cadillac SUV models.

Like every other SUV, Cadillac SUV models are as versatile as they are iconic, they have a much tougher look and a design suited for off-road driving.

Cadillac is among the first automotive brands in the world; they aren’t known for being cheap. In fact, they tend to be on the premium side of things, with more luxurious interiors, top-tier features, and a high price tag to match.

It’s worth mentioning that their high price tag makes them appealing because it acts as a representation of one’s superior status.

Cadillac SUV Models

Let’s take a look at the Cadillac SUV lineup

1. Cadillac XT4

5 Seater SUV (doesn’t have 3rd-row seating)


The Cadillac XT4 (short for “Crossover Touring 4”) is a subcompact luxury crossover SUV. It sits below the mid-size Cadillac XT and is a luxury version of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.

On March 4, 2018, Cadillac debuted a teaser for the XT4 during the 90th Academy Awards telecast, and it made its formal introduction at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

The Cadillac XT4 is the brand’s smallest and most affordable luxury SUV. Despite its diminutive size in comparison to the Escalade, it is one of the roomier vehicles in its class, with enough passenger and cargo space for the money. Another plus is the user-friendly infotainment system.

The XT4 utilizes GM’s E2 platform, shared with the Chevrolet Malibu and Opel Insignia/Buick Regal, and is available in three trim levels.

Cadillac XT4 Trim Levels

  • Luxury (starting price: $35,795)
  • Premium Luxury (starting price: $39,795)
  • Sport (starting price: $39,995)

2. Cadillac XT5

5 seater Midsize SUV (doesn’t have 3rd-row seating)


The Cadillac XT5 is a two-row midsize SUV that sits in the middle between the XT4 and XT6. It was launched in 2016 to replace the SRX, and become a rival to the Lincoln Aviator and Mercedes GLE.

The Cadillac XT5 is closely related to the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox and is sold in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. All trims are pleasingly roomy for both passengers and cargo

Cadillac XT5 Trim Levels

  • Luxury (starting price: $43,995)
  • Premium Luxury (starting price: $48,795)
  • Sport (starting price: $55,095)

A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque in the Luxury and Premium Luxury models. A 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 271 lb of torque is available as an option on the Premium Luxury and standard on the Sport.

3. Cadillac XT6

The Cadillac XT6 is a three-row midsize SUV that seats six or seven passengers


In Cadillac’s SUV lineup, the XT6 fits between the smaller XT5 and the bigger truck-based Escalade. It competes with the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, and Lincoln Aviator, among other midsize luxury crossovers.

The XT6 is a good choice for your growing family looking for an SUV with 3rd-row seating. It has sleek styling, a premium interior with a suite of safety and driver assistance features.

It’s available in three trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport. The Luxury trim comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (237 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque). All other XT6s get a 3.6-liter V6 (310 hp, 271 lb-ft).

Trim Levels

  • Luxury (starting price: $48,045)
  • Premium Luxury (starting price: $52,945)
  • Sport (starting price: $57,445)

4. Escalade

The Escalade is a full-size luxury Cadillac SUV Model engineered and manufactured by General Motors. This model marked Cadillac’s first major entry into the SUV market


The Cadillac Escalade is GM’s largest and baddest SUV, seating up to eight people with the second-row bench seat. It’s worth comparing it to competitors like the Lincoln Navigator and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

The Escalade is a three-row large luxury SUV that comes in five trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, and Sport Platinum.

The Cadillac Escalade is a fine vehicle and is currently one of our highest-ranked large luxury SUVs.

Trim Levels

  • Luxury (starting price: $76,195)
  • Premium Luxury (starting price: $83,195)
  • Sport (starting price: $85,895)
  • Premium Luxury Platinum (starting price: $100,595)
  • Sport Platinum (starting price: $100,595)

5. Escalade ESV

The ESV is the Escalade’s long-wheelbase version, which means it offers greater rear-seat and cargo space than the standard Escalade. The fifth-generation Escalade is based on the GMC Yukon XL and Chevrolet Suburban and shares many of the same features.


The Escalade ESV is a three-row large luxury SUV that comes in five trim levels and can seat up to eight with the second-row bench seat. The optional captain’s chairs drop the count to seven.

Escalade ESV Trim Levels

  • Luxury
  • Premium Luxury
  • Sport
  • Premium Luxury Platinum
  • Sport Platinum

GM intends to release an all-electric Cadillac Escalade by 2024, based on the company’s new BT1 electric vehicle design and platform, which debuted on the GMC Hummer EV. The front and back exterior fascias of the Escalade EV will be similar to those of the Cadillac Lyriq.

6. Cadillac Lyriq

The Lyriq SUV will be Cadillac’s first entry into the luxury electric vehicle market.


This electric luxury midsize SUV introduces a dynamic styling, Cadillac’s latest technology features, and a new generation of battery technology – General Motors’ new scalable battery architecture. The Lyriq should be on sale sometime in early 2022 as a 2023 model.

The Lyriq’s base price will be roughly $60,000. This places it between the XT6 midsize SUV and the Escalade in Cadillac’s SUV lineup. It’s also about what a top-end Tesla Model Y costs but less than an Audi e-tron.

Cadillac says that its new SUV will be available in single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive, with a range of more than 300 miles.

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