Cascadia® Evolution

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Specs & Resources

350-505 HP
Up to 1750 lb-ft
80,000 lbs.

Cascadia Evolution Brochure

Cab / Sleep Configurations

  • Day Cab
  • Mid-roof XT
    • 48" XT
    • 60" XT
    • 72" XT
  • Raised Roof
    • 60"
    • 72"
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Fuel Efficiency

The Cascadia Evolution: Fuel Efficiency Redefined

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution sets the industry benchmark for long-haul applications that demand the highest level of fuel efficiency. 

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Proven Performance

The Cascadia Evolution reached the 10 MPG mark with a load of 76,000 pounds on a test track. Then, it went on to hit 9.31 MPG in real-world conditions on a cross country tour with a full load. The Cascadia Evolution demonstrates a seven percent increase in fuel economy over the original EPA10-compliant Cascadia.

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Research and Development

The Cascadia Evolution's aerodynamic features were refined using our proprietary, state-of-the-art wind tunnel. Extensively tested on highways throughout the United States, with nearly three million miles in combined reliability and fuel economy testing.

Leading the Evolution

Integrated Powertrain Technology

Detroit has designed, engineered and manufactured the DD15® engine, DT12 transmission and a full line of Detroit™ axles to work together as one integrated Detroit™ Powertrain in the Cascadia Evolution.


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Customer Testimonial: The Fowlers

The Cascadia Evolution's sleek aerodynamics with Integrated Detroit™ Powertrain lowers operating costs for husband and wife drive team, Cindy and Jim Fowler.

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Customer Testimonial: Liquid Trucking

Freightliner works with Liquid Trucking to spec their Freightliners with roll stability, which is especially important for keeping trucks upright when hauling liquids.

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Safety Hits the Road

The Detroit Assurance® suite of safety systems includes driver-friendly controls and seamlessly integrates into the truck’s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics.

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Keeping Drivers Safe

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution features an ergonomic cab layout with backlit LED gauges that are easy to read both day and night. The truck also features steering-wheel-mounted controls for cruise, marker lights, engine break. The Driver Message Center helps drivers focus on the road ahead.

Industry-Leading Safety Options

The Cascadia Evolution offers a range of safety features, from driver airbags to LED headlights, enhanced stability control to air disc brakes for steer and drive axles.

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Customer Testimonial: Bison Transport

Bison Transport, North America's safest large trucking fleet, chooses Freightliner to get their drivers home safely.

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A New Level of Connectivity

The Detroit™ Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system removes guesswork from repairs, enabling drivers and fleets to quickly and accurately understand warning lights.

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Data Driven Decisions

The Detroit™ Connect portal provides users additional information about overall fleet health, while enabling them to dive deeper into specific fault events. Detroit Connect delivers actionable insights on engine, vehicle, driver, trip and fleet performance.

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Quality Drives Success

Freightliner® trucks are manufactured using the latest technology, including robotics, automated systems and factory laser alignment, to achieve precision results. Quality control steps include dyno testing of all Detroit™ engines and trucks to ensure maximum performance.

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Long-Haul Reliability, Delivered Daily

Quality matters. At Freightliner, advanced manufacturing technologies ensure comprehensive structural integrity, reliability and durability.

Never-Ending Pursuit of Excellence

Teams of engineers and industry professionals at Daimler Trucks North America are constantly challenging their own benchmarks and existing industry-leading standards. 


Customer Testimonial: Brossard Leasing

Brossard Leasing depends on the Freightliner dealer network to lower its Real Cost of Ownership. The Cascadia Evolution delivers the reliability Brossard needs to do business.

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Uptime = Profitability. It’s That Simple.

Boosting uptime with Detroit™ Connect telematics solutions, including Detroit Connect Virtual Technician, Detroit™ Connect Remote Updates and Detroit™ Connect Analytics, the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution takes the guesswork from engine repair.

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Lowering RCO with Reliability

Downtime eats into your bottom line. That's why Freightliner Trucks tested the Cascadia Evolution's major components under grueling performance simulations to ensure their reliability.

Pit-Stop-Quick Service Engineering

The Cascadia Evolution was designed with attention to cross-platform improvements that increase your uptime and grow your bottom line. The standard roped-in windshield can be replaced within 30 minutes, while the rugged three-piece bumper features replaceable end caps.

On-Highway Applications

Cascadia Evolution: From day cabs to mid-roof and raised-roof sleepers, Freightliner has the right on-highway truck to fit your business needs.


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Regional Distribution


Temperature Controlled / Reefer

Lower your Real Cost of Ownership

Recognizing the crucial factors that contribute to your RCO is essential to growing your bottom line. Download our quick-reference guide to RCO, and read all about how lowering it can benefit you.

Financing Packages that Fit Your Budget

Whether you’re looking for a truck lease or a loan, Daimler Truck Financial pairs the best vehicles with the best financing by offering heavy-duty and commercial truck financing packages to maximize your investment. DTF delivers flexible and customized financing solutions for owner-operators, as well as vocational and fleet customers.

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