Cadillac, which is part of the General Motors Corporation and is produced and sold primarily in the United States, is a luxury car brand. And in America, this luxury car brand has become synonymous with “high quality.” Certainly, for this reason, it was used in certain jargons and phrases such as “the Cadillac of watches.” Cadillac was formed by the Henry Ford Company and the car was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur of Cadillac, founder of Detroit, Michigan in 1701.
One of the vehicles that travel under the Cadillac name is the Cadillac Escalade. This vehicle is a luxury derivative of the large Chevrolet / GMC SUVs and is available in three trim levels: the base SUV model, the longer model Escalade ESV and the Escalade EXT pickup truck. The first two versions are sports utility vehicle wagons that have three rows of seats and can accommodate a capacity of seven passengers. The Cadillac Escalade EXT, on the other hand, is a double cab pickup that has four doors. Similar to the Chevrolet Avalanche, it has a wall of “middle hatch” between the cab and the cargo bed.
All versions of the Cadillac Escalade are equipped with all-wheel drive and a 6.0-liter V8. The low wagon is also available as a 2WD model. All come with automatic transmission, front side airbags, ABS, skid / traction control, tire pressure monitor, and Cadillac road-sensing self-adjusting suspension. Also standard features for all Cadillac Escalade trim levels include a trailer package, electrically adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, rear obstacle detection and OnStar assist. The Escalade ESV Platinum Edition includes features such as a navigation system, rear DVD entertainment, specific cosmetic touches, and 20-inch chrome alloy wheels instead of the standard 17-inch Escalade alloy wheels.
Acceleration on this vehicle was ample despite occasional transmission lag in full speed downshifts. It has a towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. for Escalades 2WD, 8,100 lbs. for AWD models and 7,300 for EXT versions. It averages 13.7-15.6mpg in the city or on the highway. The vehicle can be quite unnerving at times. It is also very similar to a truck. Cadillac Escalade ESV models have a longer wheelbase that offers a smoother feel on bumpy roads. In terms of steering and handling, the vehicle is generally heavy and has a slow response to steering movements. It has a light and lazy steering that requires constant attention on the road. In addition, it has a standard rear leveling suspension and improves control with a heavy load. The brakes, however, are soft but have adequate power. Provides excellent isolation from wind, road and engine noise. It also offers plenty of head and leg room and a wide shoulder width. Soft seats with fold-down armrests complete the interior. Drivers have an impressive view of the road and a useful audio / visual obstacle detection system is added at the rear to warn of the invisible while reversing.