2011 Cadillac Escalade Overview
By blending bling with power, versatility, and class, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV is a vehicle you’ll want to drive and be seen in.
Powering the 2011 Cadillac Escalade is a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 which is mated to a six-speed automatic, and either two- or all-wheel drive. This power plant gives the Escalade a leg up in horsepower over the competition which includes full-size SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX56, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and Range Rover. This beastly motor is good for an 8,300-pound tow rating and over 1,600 pounds of payload, while delivering 12 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway. If you love what the Escalade brings to the table, but would like more fuel-efficiency, don’t despair—a Cadillac Hybrid (21/22 mpg city/highway) is also available.
Inside of the 2011 Escalade you’ll find plenty of room to fit whatever you need, whether it is people or cargo. Seat between seven and eight occupants, or utilize the staggering 109 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the front seats and 39 inches of rear legroom.
High-end materials line the surfaces on the 2011 Escalade’s interior. Take in luxurious features like heated leather seating for all rows and a leather and wood-covered steering wheel. Adding class to the interior are alloy, leather and wood trim pieces, and a laminated windshield and more side glass makes the 2011 Escalade quieter than ever. The electronics package includes a power rear liftgate, Bose speakers, XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic, six-CD changer, and a DVD-based navigation system. Tri-zone automatic climate control system ensures passenger comfort, while a TV with DVD player and video game hookups is available for your entertainment. On the Platinum edition, hand-stitched leather trim with French seams, heated and cooled cup holders, and a sunroof take you to cruising nirvana.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade takes safety very seriously. Three-row head, dual front, and front-side airbags give all outboard passengers optimal cushioning in case an accident occurs. Antilock brakes, traction and stability control systems, and a blind spot warning system help keep the Escalade upright and out of danger. The 2011 Escalade now features standard scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, engine and cabin air filter replacements, and several vehicle inspections for the first four years or 50,000 miles.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade is still a statement maker, and qualifies as one of the most luxurious and versatile SUVs on the road today.