2014 Cadillac Escalade Overview
Though its siblings are the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, the full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV is aimed at affluent buyers. Competitors include the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Infiniti QX56 and other luxury SUVs. In the spirit of excess, the Escalade boasts available 22-inch wheels and a 6.2-liter V-8 with more than 400 horsepower. It can be configured to seat up to eight people and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
High-intensity-discharge headlights standard with LED headlights optional. Side mirrors with integrated turn signals and powerlift gate standard. The Escalade comes with 18- inch wheels standard with 22-inch wheels optional.
The Escalade provides comfortable seating for seven with standard second-row captain's chairs or eights with optional three-person second-row bench seat. Standard LED-backlit instrument panel, tri-zone automatic climate control, and heated and cooled front seats. Additionally it has leather seats with power adjustments in front and seat heaters in the first two rows, power-tilting steering wheel, and navigation system all standard, with guide lines for the backup camera. DVD entertainment system and heated steering wheel available.
Under the Hood
The Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque in six-speed automatic transmission. Standard rear-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive with a 8,300-pound towing capacity (8,100 pounds with AWD). Optional Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension available.
Built for safety, majority of the safety options come standard such as four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system with rollover-mitigation technology, side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats, and front-seat side-impact airbags. Optional blind spot warning system available.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com