The Cadillac Escalade was the first entry into the full sized luxury SUV market. It is built in Arlington, Texas, and has a name that refers to a siege warfare tactic of scaling defensive walls or ramparts with ladders or siege towers. This unique name and background is a reference to exactly what the Escalade was meant to do. The Escalade climbed the walls of the SUV market and made an impact on the what the future of the SUV could be.
Cadillac Escalade from 1999 to Now
Since it was first produced in 1999, the Escalade quickly has gained fame and is now offered in every country that Cadillac is available in, except Israel. In 2007, Cadillac introduced the Escalade ESV (based on the Chevrolet Suburban) and the Escalade EXT (based on the Avalanche truck). Today, the Cadillac ESV has replaced the Cadillac Commercial Chassis in being the largest luxury oriented, passenger carrying vehicle.
Escalade Engines Evolution
The first Cadillac came with a 5.7 liter Vortec V8 engine. It was a 4-speed and generated 255 hp. The Escalade, unfortunately, was considered under powered compared to other vehicles at the time, like the Navigator at 330 hp. Overtime, the Escalade engine was updated to the high-output Vortec 6.0 L V8 engine. Today, the Escalade is offered with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel that gets much better gas mileage and offers a choice between 6-speed and 8-speed.
What is Offered Today?
The newest version of the Escalade has been kept up-to-date with the latest luxury SUVs in things such as safety and convenience. It has excelled in all areas of testing, and is one of the most sought after SUVs. The 2017 Escalade is designed with dramatic angles and powerful planes do more than just provide impressive scale. Inside you’ll find advanced technology features, like wireless charging and built-in Wi-Fi, along with incredible functionality, extreme comfort, and, or course, Cadillac Supreme luxury.
Test Drive a Cadillac Escalade
Come by Moore Cadillac to test drive the Escalade today! Our professionals can tell you more about the history and what the newest version offers. Find out why the Escalade is such a well-known vehicle when it comes to SUV’s. Also, be sure to stop by for any vehicle needs you may have. We are happy to help and answer any questions you may have. Our professionals are here and ready to assist you in whatever you may need help with.