For over two decades, the Cadillac Escalade has ruled the roost as America’s premier luxury SUV. And in that period, the Big Caddy has evolved into something much more than just a vehicle. In fact, it’s a bona fide pop culture icon.
Some of the world’s biggest rappers and pop stars, including Big Tymers, Jay-Z, and Jennifer Lopez have weaved the Escalade into their music videos and lyrics. It’s more of a style statement than a vehicle. So if you’re looking to rent a luxury SUV for a road trip to a place as glamourous as Sin City, there are very few vehicles that fit the bill as well as the Cadillac Escalade.
The Technical Highlights
Underneath the Escalade’s glitzy and glamorous exterior, there lies a truly capable machine – an SUV that’s as versatile and capable as any of its aristocratic rivals from across the Atlantic. Sitting behind that giant chrome front grill is mighty 6.2-liter Vortec V8 that pushes out 420 hp. That power is sent to all four wheels via a 10 speed smooth-shifting automatic gearbox.
Besides impressive acceleration and speed figures, the robust powertrain means that the Big Caddy can tow as much as 8,300 lbs. The Escalade also features adaptive dampers on all four corners, which provide a smooth and comfy ride on both the highway and on rugged off-road terrains.
Interior and Tech Features
Being almost 17 feet in length, the Escalade is huge – even for an SUV. And it’s the same story on the inside. The Cadillac’s interior is simply cavernous. There are three rows of seat that can comfortably accommodate 8 adults. Even then, there’s 24 cubic feet of storage space left behind the last row of seats.
The Escalade impresses in the tech features department as well. Equipment that’s standard on all trim levels include an 8.0-inch infotainment system that features Cadillac’s excellent “CUE infotainment” software, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE mobile hot spot.
Cadillac also offers a slew of tech features with its flagship SUV. You get automated emergency braking and forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alerts and blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning and lane-keep assist.
The Final Word
If you want an SUV that provides an unparalleled “red carpet” experience, the Cadillac Escalade is truly in a class of its own.
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