2023 Escalade-V is everything a Cadillac should be

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V ESV's 6.2L supercharged V8 produces 682 horsepower.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V may be the perfect Cadillac.

Not the best — don’t ask me to compare it to the pioneering engineering of Caddies from a century ago, trailblazing midcentury modern design statements, or the V-series sport sedans that helped restore the brand to relevance 20 years ago. Each era is unique. I can’t rank those any more than my father vs. grandfather vs. great-grandfather, but the Escalade-V is the embodiment of everything Cadillac should stand for: design, power, substance.

It’s an ideal prelude to the brand’s switch to electric power, which begins in earnest with the Lyriq SUV this summer and the ultra-luxury Celestiq coming later this year.

The Escalade-V drives a stake in the ground. Powerful, fast, luxurious, technically superlative, it’s a challenge to the next generation:

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