Cadillac Escalade

Base MSRP price range:
$72,970 - $94,875
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Ratings Category: Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Cadillac Escalade Overview

Few vehicles arrive with the Escalade's imposing bling. It's extremely quiet and plush inside, with a natty interior finished in hand-stitched leather. But the Escalade's luxury is disappointingly skin deep. Atop its shiny 22-inch rims, the harsh ride reminds you of a rented box truck. Stopping distances outstretch some big pickups. And in emergency maneuvers, the Escalade makes other full-sized SUVs feel graceful by comparison. Parking this leviathan every day feels like docking a supertanker. Power is plentiful, but even with a new eight-speed automatic its 16 mpg seems stuck in the 1990s. For all its size, none of its seats really leave room to stretch out. And operating the CUE infotainment system is a constant aggravation.

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