Cadillacspecs.com – The big 24-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch rubber help to disguise the size of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ in photographs, but the Escalade IQ appears plenty massive in person. Its length is in between the normal Escalade and the extended Escalade ESV, and its sloping roofline is reminiscent of the electric Lyriq and XT-series SUVs. Since its introduction in 1998, the Escalade has screamed wealth, power, and luxury with a decidedly American flair. With an all-electric powertrain, it will soon address purchasers’ environmental worries for the first time.
The design simply fails at the rear. The large, sloping D-pillar is appealing, and while the black-painted roof divides. The lighting is tolerable, but it reduces the IQ’s back storage space. The problem is with the taillights, which are separated from the body by the D-pillars and the body. They appear to be leftovers from the Escalade IQ’s overall appearance, with one set of CT4 taillights (placed upside-down to escape detection) and the top pair from a first-generation CRV.
2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Interior
On the inside, the electric Escalade IQ redeems itself. Behind doors that may be customized with power-opening capabilities, a cabin that merges the future and the present is hidden. The most appealing feature is a large screen that runs practically from one end of the dashboard to the other—a significant distance for a vehicle the size of the Escalade IQ.
The interior of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is dominated by screen area. A 35.0-inch driver display connects to a 25.0-inch passenger screen on the dashboard. The superb leather wraps, with polished metal accents and ambient lights inset into the door panels immediately above the armrests, take precedence over the pixels on another 11.0-inch touchscreen that controls climate and ambient lighting.
2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Engine Specifications
A dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain with “up to” 750 hp and 785 pound-feet of torque will power the Cadillac Escalade IQ 2025. What exactly does “up to” mean? Cadillac defines these parameters for the Escalade IQ’s Velocity Max mode, which we believe is Cadillac’s response to the Hummer EV’s Watts to Freedom (WTF) setup.
Cadillac claims a 0-60 pace of less than 5.0 seconds with Velocity Max on, which doesn’t strike us as very rapid. Consider that the Tesla Model Y can reach 60 mph in 4.1 seconds if you simply push the accelerator—but the Model Y does not weigh more than four tons, as we estimate the Escalade IQ will.
Charging and Battery Life
Although the EPA has yet to approve a driving range estimate for the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, GM anticipates that the all-electric Escalade will be able to go 450 miles on a single charge. To accomplish this, the Escalade IQ’s 200.0 kWh Ultium battery pack must work smarter rather than harder.
When it comes time to recharge its enormous battery bank, the Escalade IQ’s 800-volt architecture is stated to handle DC-fast charging speeds that can allegedly give a range improvement of 100 miles in 10 minutes. When charged at a Level 2 charger, the IQ can achieve 19.2 kW AC, or around 36 miles per hour of range. We’ll update this area whenever EPA estimates and our own 75-mph highway driving range test findings are available.
2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Price and Release Date
The Escalade IQ will be able to power external devices as well as residences outfitted with GM Energy’s Ultium Home equipment. Cadillac will manufacture the Escalade IQ at the Hamtramck Assembly Center in Detroit, Michigan. The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will go on sale next summer, with prices starting at $130,000.