2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium 4dr SUV 4WD w/ Prod. End 10/14 (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
I don't believe the mainstream reviewers have ever driven this vehicle. I have.
We have gone from excited anticipation to disillusionment. Not what we were expecting for $93,000.
I ordered this 2015 Escalade ESV Premium with every option, sight unseen, based on the great reviews & excellent presentation on Cadillac's website. That was a mistake.
I own a 2008 CTS which I absolutely love to drive, a few faults, but basically a great machine, never had a problem. So when I read that the new SUV was to be partially based on the CTS, along with great reviews, I was on the hook.
Keeping it brief, what's good: styling, performance, handling, ride (especially Sport), finish, sound system, GPS,
Magnetic ride control
Heads Up Display
Door handle button for easy unlocking and locking
Good Head lights
Consideration for older drivers.
Larger wing mirrors.
Button & knobs for frequently used controls.
Ability to switch from Adaptive cruise control to normal cruise control.
Drivers steering wheel with large easy to use cruise control buttons.
Two multi function stalks as per previous Caddi CTS for example.
Move gear shift to center console.
Auto/Manual shifter like 2008 CTS.
Vent excess heat under driver's seat outside.
Ditch electric seat back flipping.
Comfortable and power adjustable second row seats.
Comfortable, roomier 3rd row seats.
It's a car first, not an entertainment & social media system.