The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is the odds-on favorite for luxury shoppers who need an extra-large SUV to simultaneously accommodate lots of people and cargo, and maybe tow a boat while they're at it.
- Simultaneous cargo- and people-carrying ability
- Unique visual presence
- Long list of standard features
- Gutsy V8
- Composed ride.
- Awkward to maneuver in tight spaces
- Non-foldaway third-row seat
- Lackluster braking
- Poor fuel economy.