Price Range (MSRP): $33,215 (ATS) to $72,970 (Escalade)
The luxury arm of GM, Cadillac’s exciting 2015 lineup includes an exciting redesign for the Escalade SUV.
Cadillac's base model, the ATS, debuted in 2013 and is the latest stroke in Cadillac's renaissance. It has ambitiously set its sights directly on the BMW 3-series, the compact luxury segment's long-time standard, but has the chops both under the hood and in the bends to compete with Europe's best.
The CTS sedan was redesigned last year and is now larger to give it a little bit more separation from the ATS. V-Sport models feature a twin-turbocharged 420-hp V-6 for breathtaking performance. Though the CTS grew dimensionally, it’s actually lighter which along with mechanical improvements means it handles and drives better.
The XTS full-size sedan is now in its third year and much like the Cadillacs of old, offers plenty of interior and cargo room to go along with a comfortable ride.
If you need more utility, Cadillac also offers a five-seat midsize crossover, the SRX. A 308-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 powers each SRX which features an abundance of in-cabin technology including touch-sensitive buttons on the center console, HD radio, and Bluetooth. All-wheel drive remains optional.
There are few vehicles out there with a name (or a body for that matter) that carry as much weight as the Escalade, which gets a complete redesign for 2015. It looks as big and mean as ever, with nearly vertical sidewalls and a giant, chrome plated grille leading the way. Inside, there is seating for seven or eight passengers (with the optional second row bench). Standard features include a navigation system, tri-zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery which help to make the Escalade one of the most luxurious cars around. There is also a new, flat folding third-row for added convenience.
The Escalade ESV gets the same updates and has a wheelbase that’s 14-inches longer than a normal Escalade which adds legroom to the third-row and nearly triples the cargo capacity behind it.