My only complaint was the noise from towing a trailer. The sound of the hitch rattling was transmited into the cab. The ride in the cabin is so quiet and refined. The sound of the trailer was very appparent.
The seating followed close by horsepower. Headlights. Luxury sound system. Interior.
Purchased Dec'06 about 17000 miles so far. Only 2 issues, battery died first month, and heated seats didn't work even though cooled function worked, both fixed without further incident. The interior is user friendly and car-like, exudes luxury, huge improvement over previous generation. Very comfy seats. AC strong and cold in 100+ temps. 11mpg mixed 19mpg highway. My particular truck doesn't suffer the excessive wind noise but did notice it on the loaner. Changing from a CLK55AMG overall pleased with the vehicle. No vehicle is perfect, everyone has different needs. For overall combination of size, power, handling, luxury and utility, this is currently the segment leader.
Exterior look, power liftgate, electrolumenescent guages, smooth V8/tranny/403hp, touchscreen DVD nav surround system, remote engine start, handling/ride/turning radius, large side mirrors, heated/cooled seats, rear backup camera, 22" wheels, heated steering wheel, OnStar when address not on DVD
XM Nav traffic, heads up display, fold flat 3rd row without sacrificing cargo height space, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 2nd row legroom, express up/down all windows, more storage, MP3 integration/hard drive based NAV, console big enough for laptop or cooler for drinks, push button start
I had the misfortune of choosing probably the worst Escalade in the lot. When I see all these "10" ratings in performance form other customers, I just feel like crying. Just bought a 2007 Escalade. I always wanted to have a Cadillac. I had a Navigator before (which I loved ) but the new ones are so ugly.. The Escalade is so impresive and beautiful.. But is probably the worst ride I ever had...starting with the loud wind noise, busy and rough shifting and having to "step on it" to get some kind of speed. I regret this buy big time. Dealer cannot "reproduce" the problem. I wany my Chrysler Pacifica back!
The sleeping giant is awake and has made one awesome vehicle. This is unbelievable how nice a suv this is. I love the looks you get from all types of people. But you should it's part of the new GM. "They're back". Doesn't get any better. Keep doing what you're doing. You have let all know who is number 1
I have had the LX470, Hummer h2 sut, test drove the Lincoln Navigator. The Lincoln was my second choice as I pull a boat and the LX470 is sorry to tow 6000 lbs. I went into the Caddy pessimistic because of the plastic wood and the uncomfortable seats and a stiffer than expected suspension. My Hummer was smoother. The Navigator dash design is horrible and the rear entertainment system looks like an aftermarket install. The Escalade will grow on you. It is the best SUV on the market. There isnt a better user friendly Nav entertainment system. If you do not choose this option you are missing out! I went in with a 2 year lease waiting for the new LX. I am staying with Caddy!
User friendly entertainment system. Nice engine, remote start, Tiptronic shift, rear air, great interior design asthetics
Please Grandma cant lift out 3rd row seats. Uncomfortable Captain Seats. Remote start distance not far enuff. No Bluetooth. Plastic wood. No aftermarket rear seat center console. Remote garage door opener will not work on gate entries. Voice Nav doesnt work worth a hoot.