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My First and Probably my Last Escalade
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By K. Dowling
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2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)


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I traded in a 2008 Lincoln Navigator for the 2016 Escalade. I love the styling and the technology, but that is about it. Comparing the 2016 Escalade and an 8 year old Navigator, the ride in the Navigator was superior. In addition I think the driver's seat in the Escalade is probably the most uncomfortable car seat I have ever sat in. For almost $90,000 I was expecting a lot more comfort.


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3rd Time Escalade Owner
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By April
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2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)


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This is our third Escalade to own. I couldn't be more disappointed in the quality of the car this time. They really cut corners in the interior and it shows from parts coming unglued to the interior leather peeling. On the outside of the car the Crome trim on the door popped off and all four doors trim work between the doors had to be replaced. My car had less than 8k miles and they replaced the transmission. For a vehicle costing almost 100k very disappointed Cadillac. This will be our last.


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Three words
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By H R Goodwin
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2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)


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I love mine.


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Nice but Not Refined compared to Euro SUV
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By GM-vs-Euro
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2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)


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The Escalade is a luxury truck in my opinion; even the huge column gear shifter reminds me of a Chevy Truck. Despite the plush seats and upscale interior, the ride has many jitters from road bumps, engine drones, and the transmission drones under acceleration. If you have ever owned a truck then you know what I mean. If you are transitioning from European vehicles you will not like this unrefined beast in many aspects.

Despite the unrefined integration of all its bells and whistles, the Escalade makes a strong presence with its huge size, powerful engine, big LED taillights and headlights. Maneuvering into a normal parking spot can be a challenge, especially in an indoor garage. The front, rear, and top down view cameras do help with parking. I love the feature that vibrates your seat to warn you before you back into an obstacle.

Road handling is its strength. This beast can handle every road condition because it is really a truck. But riding in a truck with plush seats and interiors still can't trick your senses into believing that you are not in a truck. The high pressure suspension doesn't have very good rebound damping. When the suspension jitters are triggered, it resonates throughout the car. It doesn't give you a muted and dampened ride that you get from an Audi Q7 or Mercedes GL.

The GPS and radio has a nice big screen but it is tilted in a strange angle. The buttons are intuitive but again not refined like European or Japanese entertainment systems. Also, I wished the GPS map has a way of displaying on the large LCD dash display while the car is in motion. The Escalade only lets you see small arrows and turn instructions on the dash and on the minimalist HUD display. The audio system has clear sounds, and the interior is quiet enough even when blasting down the freeway at 80mph, as long as the road is smooth and you don't trigger the suspension jitter from poor road conditions. I also like the air vented and massaging seat. The lane departure control that vibrates your seat as a warning is a nice touch.

Having owned a Z06 Vette, and now got a chance to experience the Escalade, my complaints about high-end GM products are the same, un-refined interior. Unless you need the SIZE of the Escalade, an European SUV is much nicer to live with.


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Great car great service
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By long zhang
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2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)


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got my caddy finally and satisfied with the dealer.

comfort to drive. for spring break, fuel consumption is good below average peers(V4 V8 shifting).


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