All runs were conducted with the transmission in "D." Shifts occur at 5,500 rpm. We got our best run without brake-torqueing it.
Our first run was the shortest, but all subsequent stops were within 3 feet. The pedal went soft on runs three and four, but distances were unaffected. Braking distances were likely longer than they would have been had our test vehicle had more than 300 miles at the time of testing. New brakes often don't perform as well as brakes that have been previously heat cycled.
The Escalade exhibited a flat cornering attitude on the skidpad. It offers reasonable steering feedback for a truck and feels well-damped. Our slalom speeds were electronically limited because you can't fully shut off StabiliTrak. The steering and chassis seem to work in unison through the cones — it's a shame the stability control system kills the handling numbers.