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My first Cadillac
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By imint213
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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We sold our Lexus GX470 and chose to buy a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Gas mileage is great and love the features. I would never buy new, so we got a great deal. Ride is great for being on a truck chassis. I have missed the truck feel. You do have to adjust for your braking distance, but there's a safety advantage to driving a heavy SUV.


Best Features

Love the features that Cadillac puts on their vehicles, such as Blind spot monitor, tilting mirrors, digital speedometer, large touchscreen with lots of options.


Worst Features

Too long of Delay to upgrade to a push button start. The A/C buttons should tilt up for better driver visibility or at a higher level. I wish more SUV's and Trucks had a rear window that was power down like the Toyota Sequoia. Rear windows should be designed to roll down all the way. Front view camera should be mandatory on Luxury vehicles for safety.


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The Big Sipper
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Brak
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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It ain't a Prius, but I am getting much better city mileage than in my previous CX-9. I have been pleasantly surprised that I have not given up much in terms of acceleration but gained so much in luxury, comfort and space. The legend is (not from the dealer but my research) that this is one of the "bail- out mobiles" driven from Detroit by the GM execs that were blasted for flying the private jets. A bunch of them came off lease and I got this for $11k-$13k below retail (according to Edmunds and KBB). Looks a lot better once I got all the blasted "Hybrid" decals off. We are in love with the Big Sipper.


Best Features

Best SUV mileage Comfort Great intuitive navigation Ability to customize Beautiful body Tight turning radius Can move better than I thought REGULAR GAS!


Worst Features

Pull out third row is the only thing my last two SUVs (MDX and CX-9) had on this car. How stupid is that?


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Huge Mistake
1 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Michele
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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My husband wanted this car and we traded in our Lexus GX for it. I should have know something when they rushed to take our Lexus. It looks great on the outside, causing accidents when I drive from people looking so hard. Cheaply made bumper (bumped while parked by a car slowing coming out park) and broke clips and bumper. Seat belts are flimsy (my kids as well as myself struggle to buckle in). We are currently trading it in and it has lost so much value the last year (over 10 thousand). Factory Remote start works when it feels like it. I have to push button several times unless I am right next to it. Who needs it then. Don't listen when they tell you that this car can take regular.


Best Features

I love the retractable mirrors and running boards.


Worst Features

Better quality on everything. Stop focusing on the outside cosmetics and put some quality in the material.


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Are you seriously stupid?
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By Sam
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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WHAT THE HELL did I get myself into? I should have bought a Mercedes Benz or Land Rover Rang Rover HSE! The quality management of this car is horrific, the navigation/cd player unit is useless most of the time due to its horrific functionality: every day I choose a new station it needs to scan the stations again and again and again the navigation is SLOW. I'll press buttons and wait up to 10 seconds until anything happens, and when it does, it'll happen all wrong. I went over a bump, and the plastic under carriage clip broke off and the INTERIOR wood trimming in the rear snapped of since it's a CLIP ON! The DVD unit takes such a long time to start if you've turned off the car so.


Best Features

The exterior and how people look at me when I'm driving- THAT'S ALL- I'm glad they don't know how much of a resale value loss I'm going through, how I got ripped off on the quality of the car, and how much of a premium I pay to maintain horrific car.


Worst Features

Where the hell should I start? - Interior is garbage and made of garbage material: good luck cleaning the interior, it's easily scratched and damaged for life. - the second and third row are GARBAGE! they manually go up and down and my WIFE CAN'T DO IT! It's extremely heavy to move the third row.


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NOT WORTH THE MONEY AND MILEAGE IS TERRI
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By amanda
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV Platinum Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)


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I bought this car thinking I was going green. Unfortunately, only thing green about this car is the high price tag. I have always had a MERCEDES and never minded spending the money as it is a quality car. No comparison!!!! Leather is cheap in the Escalade and my dog have made scratches every time they are in there. Storage is non existent. Not even room for the DVD ear phones. No spare tire. Had to pay $1,400 extra for a spare tire mounted underneath the car. This car needs to be totally redesigned and done correctly Do not waste your money on this one.


Best Features

Feel safe when driving


Worst Features

The third row is impossible to get into. Navigation system is impossible to use when going out of state. I actually bought a brand name mounted system, as I had three people including myself try to key in an address and would not accept it. However, I get 16.9 miles per gallon, not 22 as promised.


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