The full size luxury SUV market has been one that has been led by one particular SUV for several years. As much as other brands have tried to build vehicles that can compare to this beast on the road none have been able to put the entire package together that come anywhere near what this big vehicle has to offer. The leader in this category is the massive Cadillac Escalade ESV which is still the largest, most powerful and feature filled SUV on the market today for us to enjoy the ride. This is the brute you want when you’re looking for the very best you can get.
As an SUV that’s been used to shuttle the elite celebrities of the world to their events, the Escalade offers you the benefit of a massive vehicle that has everything you want on it. This big brute provides impressive space, power and towing capacity to be a vehicle that gives you as much as you would find on a Chevrolet Suburban with more luxury items than you would ever have on that nameplate. This big luxury performer is perfect for your driving pleasure as the most comfortable and family oriented model on the road.
For 2017 this long time favorite is upgraded with a rear camera mirror which is actually a screen to give you a completely unobstructed view of the area behind the vehicle. This is one of the most important upgrades in an SUV of this size and the amount of people and equipment that can be included inside the vehicle when you head out on the road. Other new items include the Automatic Park Assist which uses sensors to automatically park this big SUV for you in either a parallel or perpendicular spot in the parking lot.
Regardless of the trim you have one engine under the hood of the Escalade and it’s a serious power plant that will never let you down. This engine is a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Attached to this power monster is a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission regardless of the choice of either 2WD or 4WD for the Escalade. It is recommended that you use premium gasoline with this powertrain, but it’s not required, which means you can actually save a little money at the pump whenever you fill up the tank.
With an SUV of this size and build you expect to be granted a menu of impressive features to make a huge difference in your driving enjoyment. For the Escalade you’ll see the chrome grill but what you won’t see are the active aero shutters behind this grill. The seats are adjustable twelve different ways in a power fashion, you have 20-inch chrome plated aluminum wheels, Magnetic Ride Control, a hands free power liftgate to add as standard as well. Other included items are the remote starter, tri-zone automatic climate controls, a configurable instrument cluster, a power folding third row, heated and cooled front seats, front and rear parking assists, rain sensing wipers, a surround view camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and much more.
Suffice it to say the Escalade comes well equipped even at the base model but there are many options that you can add to this impressive vehicle. You can have your Escalade with lane departure warnings, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, side blind zone alerts, rear camera mirror, cross traffic alerts, 22-inch machine finished wheels, Nappa semi-aniline leather upholstery, a suede microfiber headliner, 18-way adjustable front seats with massaging features on the driver’s side. Moving up to some of these added options certainly give you an SUV that’s even more impressive.
The Cadillac Escalade is a large SUV that hasn’t been matched by any other model on the market making it the right choice for you when you want a big beast of burden that can bathe you in the luxury features you want to enjoy. Your whole family will love the way this big SUV performs and the impressive way it makes a huge difference for you when you’re ready to head out and have a great adventure with the whole family. Come check out this big beauty at your nearby Cadillac dealer today.