We had first looked at the 06 Escalade but didn't like it. We went with the Mercedes R350, but when it was time to change, the styling was a turnoff compared to the GL. So we went with the Gl450. It has a great third row, but the bench seat is a turnoff. So we decided it was time for a new luxury SUV, with captain chairs, leaving us to the Navigator, extremely bold, the QX56, in which the redesign didn't thrill us but was a near choice, or the Escalade. By far the styling is great and overall i am pleased with it. It has AWD, which I need, and is VERY difficult to get in Florida.
Captain Chairs, 6.2L Engine & exhaust sound, rear view camera, OnStar, Touchscreen Navigation, Flex Fuel, and Cylinder Deactivation, as well as styling inside & out.
The third row seat is low and should fold flat, and the trim is too glossy and gets lots of scratches.