2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Overview
Proving that a luxury SUV can be more than just a pretty face, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has a more-efficient and cleaner engine making it the perfect package.
Hopefully, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid will settle the dilemma between owning a large, capable SUV and saving money on gas and protecting the environment. That’s because an efficient 332-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 is paired to GM’s two-mode hybrid system that features dual electric motors, a continuously variable transmission, and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. Like most hybrids, the 2011 Escalade Hybrid’s system recharges the battery pack through regenerative braking. Fuel estimates check in at 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. For those concerned about the environmental impact of the Escalade Hybrid, just know that it emits between three and four fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide than the gas-only Escalades. Competition includes the GMC Yukon Hybrid and the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.
Now just because the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is friendly with Mother Nature, doesn’t meat that it lacks the capability to thrive in the great outdoors. The Escalade Hybrid is available in four-wheel drive for enhanced traction and handling, and can tow up to 5,800 pounds (2WD model). The Escalade Hybrid is bathed in hybrid badges, which instantly sets its exterior apart from other Escalades. A power liftgate, 22-inch chrome wheels, power sunroof, and xenon headlights are standard, while LED headlights and power-retractable running boards are optional.
Inside, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid can seat up to eight occupants in three rows. Cargo volume is also cavernous with 108.9 cubic feet of space to fit all of your luggage or equipment. Leather interior, power, heated, and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, tri-zone climate control, heated and cooled cup holders, a navigation system, Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB/iPod port are just some of the impressive standard features. Monitor the Escalade’s hybrid activity and efficiency through informative graphics displayed on the navigation screen and instrument cluster.
As for safety, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid features three-row side curtain airbags, driver and passenger airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with traction control, rearview camera, and a blind spot warning system as standard equipment. A suite of OnStar safety technologies and communications also comes standard and notify the authorities in the event of an accident. Standard maintenance such as scheduled oil changes, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, tire rotations and more are covered for four years or 50,000 miles.
Everything you could want in a luxury hybrid SUV is there in the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.