Front View of Cadillac Escalade

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is a large size luxury SUV which comes with powerful engine, bold styling and seating for seven passengers. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is also available. The new features of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade include an automated system for parking, a rear passenger reminder, a teen-driver monitoring system and an innovative rear-view mirror.

There are four trims of the SUV - Escalade, Escalade Luxury, Escalade Premium Luxury and Escalade Platinum. The MSRP of the Escalade starts at $76,395. The MSRP of the Escalade Luxury begins from $81,395. The starting MSRP of the Escalade Premium Luxury is $85,895 and the Escalade Platinum comes with a starting MSRP of $95,195.



The main competitors of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade are the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.    

ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS

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The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower @ 5600 rpm and 460 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm. It is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SUV has towing capacity of 8,300 pounds with the rear wheel drive, while 8,100 pounds with the four wheel drive model.

As for mileage, the EPA estimates fuel economy at 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. The curb weight of the vehicle is 5,521 lbs. Besides, the SUV comes with a fuel tank capacity of 26.0 gal.

EXTERIOR

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The 2017 Cadillac Escalade has iconic looks. The signature headlamps, front LED cornering lamps and Full LED tail lamps enhance the beauty of the SUV. In addition, the invisible rear wiper of the car, protecting it from the elements and is concealed when not in use.      

Other exterior features of the SUV include keyless open and start, outside heated rear view mirrors, power sunroof, front active aero shutters, hands free liftgate, front door glass, solar absorbing windshield and 17" all-season, blackwall spare tire, while the top trims have 22" 7-spoke premium painted wheels with chrome inserts, driver assist package, power retractable assist steps and illuminated door handles.

In terms of dimension, the SUV measures 203.90 inches in length, 80.50 inches in width and 74.40 inches in height. At the same time, it has 116.00 inches of wheelbase and 8.0 inches of ground clearance.

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is available in these attractive colors - Red Passion Tintcoat, Radiant Silver Metallic, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Black Raven, Dark Granite Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Bronze Dune Metallic and Silver Coast Metallic. 

INTERIOR

Cadillac Escalade Interior Dashboard

The interior of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade comes with cut-and-sewn stitching and piano black and chrome finish. Cabin of the car is comfortable, quiet and roomy. Front seats comes with leather seating surfaces and there is adequate head room, shoulder room and leg room.

Moreover, the SUV features heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats, front passenger 12-way power seat adjuster, heated second row seats and power 60 / 40-split folding third row seat.

In terms of comfort and convenience, the SUV comes loaded with plenty of features such as leather and heated steering wheel, driver information center, power programmable door locks, cruise control, automatic park assist, rear window electric defogger, floor console, color keyed carpeting floor covering, tri-zone automatic climate control and steering wheel mounted controls for audio and driver information center.

Other features of the car include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 110-volt power outlet, SiriusXM satellite radio, HD radio, NavTraffic, auxiliary audio input, a 16-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with CD player, OnStar 4G LTE, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, five USB ports,Wi-Fi hot spot, mobile apps and wireless charging.

Furthermore, in terms of cargo capacity, the SUV delivers 94.2 cubic feet behind the first row, 51.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 15.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row.

PERFORMANCE

 22" 7-spoke premium painted wheels with chrome inserts

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is an excellent performer. The SUV offers luxurious ride quality. Handling is also pleasing. It has active air suspension, that provides a comfortable ride. on the braking front, the car is fitted with ABS - 4-wheel disc brakes.

In terms of safety, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade comes equipped with plenty of features like driver air bag, rear head air bag, front side air bag, front head air bag, passenger air bag and passenger air bag sensor, first, second and third row safety  belts, front and rear parking sensors, rear child security door locks, hill start-assist and tire pressure monitoring system.

Other safety features of the SUV include integrated turn signal mirrors, lane keeping assist, adjustable pedals, stability control, blind spot monitor, cross-traffic alert and traction control.

While, the top trims come packed with lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision alert with automatic low-speed emergency braking and the new rearview mirror.  

ADVANTAGES

The major advantage of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is its standard 6.2-liter V8 engine. Cabin is luxurious and quiet. Moreover, the SUV has impressive towing capacity.

DRAWBACKS

One of the main drawbacks of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is its tight third row seat which is uncomfortable even for children. The high cargo floor of the SUV makes loading difficult. Besides, the infotainment system of the car can be frustrating.

VERDICT

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade comes with the latest cutting edge technology, bold styling, comfort and safety. No doubt, the SUV provides an amazing ride to its passengers.