Like its predecessors over the past 19 years, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade delivers a blend of opulence, power and status that resonates with many shoppers exploring the realm of full-size luxury SUVs. But the fact that it's become a favorite among high-profile celebrities, sports stars and business moguls doesn't detract from the Escalade's value as a capable people, cargo and trailer hauler.
Changes for 2017 include reconfigured trim levels, new 22-inch alloy wheels, a rear passenger reminder, teen-driver monitor and a parking assist system, which uses sensors to automatically steer the Escalade into either a perpendicular or parallel space. There's also a unique rearview mirror that's actually a screen for a tailgate-mounted camera, a feature that provides a much broader view behind the vehicle than a conventional mirror.
Power for the Escalade comes from a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel-drive option includes high and low modes to cope with various road conditions and trailering requirements, as well as an auto mode for everyday driving that automatically switches from two-wheel to four-wheel propulsion.
Built on a truck chassis ? shared with the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon in standard-wheelbase form and with the Suburban and Yukon XL in the longer ESV model ? the Escalade tends to be a bit harsher over bumps than some of its car-based rivals, although this is mitigated somewhat by the standard Magnetic Ride Control. But the more robust construction will appeal to buyers who intend to tow large trailers, haul a lot of cargo or take the vehicle off-road.
The Escalade might share underpinnings with its siblings from Chevy and GMC, but on the inside the Cadillac makes an entirely different statement. The class-leading interior boasts features that include heated and cooled leather seats, wood and metal trim, ambient lighting and tri-zone climate control, as well as acoustic glass and active noise cancellation for a quiet ride. In addition to a plethora of standard equipment, a wide range of available packages and accessories allow buyers to tailor the cabin to their individual requirements.
Fuel economy may not be the Escalade's strong suit, but its numbers are par for the course with this class of vehicle. Both the two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions are rated by the EPA at a combined 17 mpg (15 city/22 highway and 15 city/20 highway, respectively).
The base Escalade comes extremely well equipped, but shoppers looking for more technology and convenience features can opt for the Luxury and Premium Luxury trim levels. And the top-of-the-line Platinum model piles on even more goodies, like a refrigerated center console, massaging driver seat and exotic wood trim. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the 2017 Cadillac Escalade that best meets your needs.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Overview
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), Premium Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), and Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A). Escalade models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Escalade comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Escalade comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
Review After driving foreign SUVS for over 20 years (mostly German), this time I decided to try something different. I wanted more room, larger towing capacity, 4WD/AWD, and a nicer interior. After 2000 miles in an ESV 4WD Luxury, a new surprise emerges everyday. It has a beautiful interior, nice fit and finish, tons of electronic safety features and the oft-criticized CUE infotainment system. I am pleased and surprised with the ride quality of the suspension and 22" wheels. The sophisticated electronically controlled shock technology may be the reason. I have not found the CUE system overly complicated. There is a lot to learn here, but most of the controls seem logical and useful, if you are patient and read the owner's manual. The interior's low noise level is impressive as is the standard Bose designed sound system. A big surprise is the weight of this vehicle of this vehicle compared to its European competitors, ie., the M-B GL series and the large Range Rover. They all weigh in the 5700-6000 lb. range. Cadillac has used a lot of aluminum and lightweight high strength steel based on my research. I like the ability to run less expensive regular or mid-grade gas, (which is acceptable) although premium is recommended. Mileage so far has been slightly less than the EPA estimates. So far I have only towed my 6000 lb. boat for about 200 miles. The torque and H.P of this model's drive train seemed unfazed with the task. And the room in the rear cargo area is huge. This is a large vehicle, but it doesn't feel that way from the driver's seat or in its handling prowess. It also has a very tight turning radius. So what is there to not like? Keeping in mind the concept of this vehicle and the reason I bought it, I haven't found much to dislike yet, but I'll keep looking. Most owners that I have talked to, love their vehicles and without hesitation would buy another one. Enough said!
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