2008 Cadillac Escalade Consumer Review: Absolutely love it!

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Absolutely love it!
By Len Cannarozzi on


2008 Cadillac Escalade 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


This Caddy (ESV) is an absolute dream. The sheer presence is impressive. Everyone that sees this thing loves it. When quickly accelerating the exhaust reminds of the race cars in "Days of Thunder". What a sound - almost better than my Vet. When you enter the car at night, the lighting, both inside and out, are unbelievable. Everything about this vehicle exudes luxury. I have read some complaints about the trans. But, I like the way it works. It tends to quickly go to the next gear. You have to go nearly 80 MPH to get to 2K PRM - an amazing engine. Still, if you're in hurry, you just need to punch it and it takes off. Like the TV ad says, if the Escalade had a bathroom, I'd live in it.

Best Features

Styling, inside and out; sound system; NAV; DVD; retractable running boards- AWESOME; amazing exhaust sound; powerful V8; heated and cooled seats; heated second seats - kids love this and the dual DVD screens; power hatch; 22in wheels/tires-you sit massively high off the ground; so much more.

Worst Features

Two complaints - the second seats need to be able to move forward to give the 3rd row more room. Also, the old standby, the 3rd row seats should stow. Note: the ESV gives the third row more downward leg room. The 3rd row is too cramped in the regular Escalade.
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