Used Cadillac Escalade Shoppers Should See What Charlie Clark Has To Offer, Both New And Used.
What makes a legendary SUV? Is it history? Current performance, or power and performance? In its two and a half decades since release, the Escalade has gone from a controversial copycat buy to one of the Cadillac brand's most distinctive and best-selling vehicles. While it comes with a steep sticker price, the Escalade has expansive standard features, offers peak performance, and is a noticeable head-turning in the luxury market. Now well established in its fifth generation, there has never been a better time to explore the Escalade and its wide range of choices for used models.
What To Expect When Purchasing A Used Cadillac Escalade
The facade of an Escalade is unique and robust, with a boxy exterior and impressively sizeable front end. Little has changed in the exterior design of the Cadillac Escalade over its lifetime, save for updates to the front grille, inclusion of sleek LED lights, and definitive changes in crash safety features that saw the addition of more fiberglass and raised side skirts for limited offroad capabilities.
The current and last generations of the Escalade feature a potent 6.2-liter V-8 engine that makes a 420 horsepower engine along with a diesel option, which delivers similar performance with the drawback of a slower response time. All new models from 2008 and onward come with automatic 10-speed transmissions standard, with manual models being phased out over time. Depending upon what you are looking for, the Escalade has both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options, which offer varying driving experiences and a hefty price jump between the RWD and AWD models. One drawback that the Escalade is known to have is lackluster efficiency. On the standard models, you can expect even the most efficient engine to max out at 14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway, and 16 mpg combined, while the turbo-diesel option changes it up and gives a modest 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
Interior Comfort And Space
With the Escalade firmly at the forefront of the Cadillac brand, it brings some of the most impressive luxury features in its standard models, often blowing the competition out of the water. The baseline models have a faux leather interior, while the premium editions opt for full, genuine leather and hand-stitched seating. There is plenty of space in the Escalade, with seating for up to seven and lots of legroom for the driver and passengers alike. Newer models of the Cadillac Escalade up the ante by adding connectivity, multi-layered climate control, and device charging ports in the back seats to keep everyone powered up.
Common Concerns With The Escalade
Besides the mediocre efficiency, there is little to worry about when considering a used Escalade. Older models, those released before 2015, have a modest safety rating.
However, the newest generations of Escalades are some of the safest on the road. SUVs tend to have lower safety ratings than other, smaller vehicles, and the Escalade is not immune to the dangers inherent in such a large vehicle. Still, it does have a four out of five-star safety rating and continues to innovate over time. Newer Escalades come with some of the best driver assistance and safety features, which include:
• Automated Emergency Braking • Pedestrian Detection Software • Lane Departure Warnings With Cruise Control Lane Assist • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control On Some Models
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