The big, bulky Escalade is based on the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon platform.
All models are now powered by the 6.0-liter V8 engine.
The interior is a dichotomy of luxurious plushness and cheap materials.
A removable split third-row seat brings passenger capacity to eight, but it's uncomfortable in the standard model.
Second-row bucket seats are standard, with a bench available.