Small has never been a Cadillac virtue, so even in our downsizing world the Escalade keeps growing. The new version is 1.4 inches longer, 1.5 inches wider, and weighs just a few pounds more than the outgoing model.
A new, direct-injected 6.2-liter V-8 produces 17 more horses and 43 extra lb-ft of torque. Yet this 420-hp engine, shared with Denali-spec GMC Yukons, delivers better fuel economy. EPA estimates go up by 1 mpg in the city and 2–3 mpg on the highway, though even the highest-rated model, a short-wheelbase rear-driver, still only manages 17 combined.
The Escalades get an optional sport mode to stiffen up the shocks, but the ride is firm and controlled enough without engaging it. Weighty steering and a firm brake pedal accurately translate driver inputs, while offering excellent communication for such a big vehicle.
Cadillac’s eight-inch touch-screen infotainment system nestles in the center of the dash. Luxury package includes 22-inch wheels (20s are standard) and safety equipment such as collision alert and lane-departure warning. Premium package contains more advanced safety features like automatic braking and adaptive cruise control as well as a nine-inch rear entertainment system. You can also add a four wheel drive option.
For more information on this luxurious addition to the Cadillac family, come by today at Lake Country Chevrolet Cadillac 144 W Shawnee St Muskogee, OK or give us a call at 918-683-0311 today!