A redesign for 2007 brought a 403-hp, 6.2-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic.
Maximum towing capacity is 8,100 pounds.
The interior is much nicer, but handling is clumsy, fuel economy is poor at 13 mpg overall, and the third-row seat is small.
Still, when it comes to luxury, nothing else in the category (built in America) can compete with the ultra-plush Escalade's features.
As long as you focus on comfort and space, the Escalade shines.
Bring dynamics into the equation and there are better offerings to be had from offshore.