Cadillac has just unveiled the first-ever all-electric 2025 Escalade IQ, meant to re-imagine the luxury full-size SUV experience, brimming with iconic design, the highest level of craftsmanship, and the latest automotive technology. With a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range, customers shouldn’t worry about finding charging stations nearly as much.
What Is The Cadillac Escalade IQ?
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ was envisioned to be the best-driving, most maneuverable Escalade to date, and the collaboration between Cadillac Engineering and Design ensured the production model remained faithful to the goal. The Escalade IQ features independent front and rear suspension, with power transferred to 24-inch wheels with 35-inch tires via front and rear drive motors that work in conjunction as an eAWD system. A fully integrated advanced technologies suite, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Adaptive Air Ride Suspension, isolates passengers from undesirable road surfaces while providing precise steering and feel.
The Adaptive Air Ride Suspension system enables the vehicle to be lowered up to 2 inches and raised 1 inch, while additional features such as the standard Four-Wheel Steer, available Cadillac Arrival Mode, and Low Ride Mode enhance capability as well as the Escalade IQ’s presence. Four-Wheel Steer reduces the turning diameter to only 39.4 feet (12 meters) at lower speeds and reduces the turning diameter by more than 6.5 feet for greater maneuverability in parking lots and a tight overall turning radius. It also enhances handling and stability at higher speeds, particularly when trailering.
Cadillac Arrival Mode is a unique Four-Wheel Steer feature that allows the Escalade IQ to move diagonally, making it easier when pulling into or out of tight spaces while making a statement so, like the Hummer EV’s Crab Walk but with a different name. Also, like the Hummer EV, the Cadillac Escalade IQ also rides on a 24-module Ultium battery that produces more than 200kWh of available energy and employs a flexible, high-voltage architecture that enables 800-volt DC fast charging.
The powerful electric propulsion configuration – consisting of the battery pack, power electronics, and a two-motor eAWD system – offers excellent power on demand and surprising performance. With up to 750 horsepower (with driver-selectable Velocity Max Cadillac estimate) and up to 785 lb-ft of torque, there’s plenty of power on demand enabling the SUV to travel from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds when Velocity Max is enabled. Not just that, but Cadillac estimates that the SUV can tow up to 8,000 pounds.
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For the exterior design of the Cadillac Escalade IQ, the team worked to create a dynamic balance between crispness and curvature. The SUV’s side profile features flush side glass and a large glass roof that provides seamless body lines. The artful integration of lighting reinforces Escalade IQ’s expressive design, helping to deepen the connection between the customer and their vehicle. A strong vertical light signature for both day and night, with tall front daytime running light blades and vertically oriented high/low beams. Dramatic lighting choreography at both approach and departure showcases the technical prowess of Cadillac design while also creating a unique rhythm.
As for the interior, the all-new 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ seamlessly melds thoughtful details and architectural influence with advanced technologies, creating an interior environment befitting the iconic name. A stunning, curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch-total-diagonal LED display powered by a next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies creates a vibrant first impression that only gets better over time with intuitive virtual Smart Controls, such as Universal Remote control when you pull up to your garage. Cadillac also added task-oriented comfort to the second-row seats, including features such as stowable tray tables, 12.6-inch-diagonal personal screens, a rear command center screen, dual wireless phone charging pads, USB-C and HDMI ports, massaging seats, and headrest speakers. Ensuring your kids get to ride in luxury just like you.
2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Production And Availability Details
The Cadillac Escalade IQ will be available in either Luxury or Sport, offering superior levels of premium content and the ability for customers to choose a vehicle that matches their personality and preferences. Regular production of the 2025 Escalade IQ begins next summer at GM’s Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan, with domestic and globally sourced components. Pricing will start at around $130,000, including destination charges, but that’s not too surprising considering how luxurious this EV SUV is.