Friday, October 29, 2010
2011 cadillac escalade review
The base Escalade comes standard with 18-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a power liftgate, automatic xenon headlights, foglights and running boards. The Cadillac Escalade Luxury adds chromed 22-inch cast-aluminum wheels, automatic headlight high-beams, a blind-spot warning system, a suspension with an active damping system (optional on the base model), a sunroof, power-folding and tumbling second-row seats and a heated steering wheel.
The Cadillac Escalade Premium adds power-retractable running boards and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a single roof-mounted display (optional on Luxury). Rear-wheel drive is standard on the Cadillac Escalade, but all-wheel drive is optional.
The Cadillac Escalade features cylinder deactivation technology for improved fuel economy. Standard safety features on the Cadillac Escalade include stability control, antilock disc brakes, traction control, front side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and OnStar emergency telematics. Adding the available second-row bench raises total seating capacity to eight. Fold those second-row seats down and the cargo capacity grows to an impressive 108.9 cubic feet.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade ranks 2 out of 10 Luxury Large SUVs. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade is not for shrinking violets.
"There are luxury SUVs and then there's the 2011 Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade can seat up to eight people and comes in four models: the Escalade, Escalade ESV (an extended wheelbase version), the Escalade EXT (which trades the third row seat and enclosed cargo area for a short truck bed) and the Escalade Hybrid. We review the Escalade EXT and the Escalade Hybrid separately.
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid combined luxurious and chic design with a superior 2-Mode power train for significant fuel savings, and early predictions have the 2011 exceeding the high standards its predecessor set.
The head turning vehicle is impeccably appointed, as well as an extremely smooth ride.