Having driven Japanese suvs for the last 6 years -- Acura, Lexus, etc. -- we were apprehensive about joining the big GMC SUV club. We are very happy thus far. So far we have put on around 500 miles. The truck drives like a car -- very little, if any, road noise, very easy to handle, great horse power and I have to admit, its easy to see why the "Cadillac" thing is for real. I'm thinking my next car is going to be their new convertible. Very hot!
Exterior styling., VERY plush leather, easy to learn controls, great stereo system, and you must get the bigger engine.
I think the entire GM line is due for a styling update. They tried to differentiate the Escalade with some more body trim, but to set a Cadillac apart, the guys at GM should spend a bit more time on the exterior.