Cadillac’s large household hauler, the Escalade, obtained an entire makeover simply final 12 months, bringing new styling, interiors and “pioneering applied sciences,” and, for the primary time, the selection of a diesel engine.As earlier than, the Escalade is available in two physique sizes: the regular-length Escalade, at 211.9 inches; and the Escalade ESV, at 226.9 inches.
The 2 sizes are just like the distinction between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban, that are primarily siblings to the Escalade and Escalade ESV (as are the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL).
For this report, we examined the regular-length Escalade, which is available in 4 trim ranges: the Luxurious mannequin ($77,795, plus $1,795 freight, 2WD); Premium Luxurious ($86,595, 2WD); Sport ($89,595, 2WD); and Platinum ($104,095, 2WD).
Out there on all trim ranges, four-wheel drive is an additional $3,000.
Our tester was the standard-length Escalade Premium Luxurious 4WD mannequin (base worth $89,595), with the 6.2-liter engine. The optionally available diesel engine is $100 extra throughout the road.
The latest Escalade is also roomier inside for passengers and cargo, particularly within the third row, the place there’s a further 10 inches of legroom within the regular-length mannequin. Cargo house additionally expands by 68 p.c behind the third row within the standard-length mannequin.
These boosts in passenger and cargo house resulted from an extended wheelbase and longer general automobile size, in addition to a brand new unbiased rear suspension, which permits for a decrease inside flooring.