- Cadillac Escalade review in Nigeria
The US auto market is rich with luxurious SUVs and Cadillac Escalade is definitely among them. This make was a real innovation for the marque. Unlike the previous model that gained much criticism, Escalade was a transformation of obsolete and traditional Cadillac to a younger and more impressive version. Its angular face has a bold and attractive appeal whilst the chrome trimming all over the car complements the gorgeous design. The mere look at this model is enough to realize Cadillac did not skimp on its Escalade exterior.
- Cadillac Escalade specifications
First Cadillac Escalade was manufactured in 1999. The latest 2016 model is the advanced version of the previous Escalades. This full-size SUV can accommodate up to eight passengers. Cadillac Escalade includes a 6.2-liter V8 engine releasing 415 lb-ft of torque and 403 hp, a 6-speed auto transmission via standard features. The make has both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models with the latter presented as safer and more reliable variants. Cadillac Escalade comes in three trim options - Luxury, Platinum and Premium trims.
The cabin of Escalade is rich with equipment: the first and second seat rows are heated; a Bose sound system (surround); navigation system. There are also extra options that may cost additional price.
Nevertheless, Escalade does feature certain disadvantages. The make is somewhat clumsy on tighter roads; the third row is built on the cost of the middle row's comfort and must be removed once extra cargo room is needed.