Cadillac is a division of General Motors that produces highly-priced luxury vehicles. This is the brand on which the highly paid wall-street piranhas spend their big bonuses. The number of cars and SUVs produced by Cadillac are low but the prices are very high. According to the press release by Cadillac, Cadillac’s global sales grew by 7.5% in 2015. Apart from producing luxury sedans, Cadillac also produces full-sized SUVs. Here is a detailed review of the upcoming 2017 Cadillac Escalade.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Innovation and New Look
In one word, humongous. It looks like a big bulky SUV with a sturdy body. It seems that this has been designed for VIPs to travel. The front façade of Escalade has Internal Reflectance LED headlights that increase the visibility and better illuminates drivers’ path. The taillights of Escalade also have aesthetic look. It activates 200 milliseconds faster than ordinary taillights that give the driver behind a little more time to react quickly.
This SUV also has a Magnetic Ride Control suspension that continuously assesses the road to adjust the suspension. This technology is the reason why the drive inside the Cadillac’s Escalade is so smooth and peaceful.
One thing that we miss is that Cadillac hasn’t added the day-time running lights in the 2017 Cadillac Escalade that could’ve enhanced the beauty of this SUV when it cruises smoothly over the roads. It is available in following ten different colors.
- Dark Emerald Metallic
- Dark Granite Metallic
- Black Raven
- Gray Silk Metallic
- Majestic Plum Metallic
- Silver Coast Metallic
- Radiant Silver Metallic
- Terra Mocha Metallic
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Red Passion Tintcoat
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Interior Cabin
Although the outer body of 2017 Cadillac Escalade looks aggressive, the interior cabin is quite the opposite. It is comfortable and welcoming. The seat covers are made of original leather and there is a sufficient leg space for the passengers. The passenger seats in the third row, however, have lesser leg space. The center console of the car has plenty of infotainment options. A 12.3-inches CUE touch screen display is placed on the center console and it has GPS technology integrated into it.
It is also speculated that the 2017 Cadillac Escalade will have telescopic wheels, 4-screen infotainment system, HD sound system with noise cancellation technology and power adjusted seats and pedals. The wireless charging technology has also been integrated into 2017 Cadillac Escalade. This gives the passengers the option to charge their electronic devices while on the go. The color of the leather work done in Escalade can also be customized. The interior leather is available in following five colors.
- Jet Black
- Shale with Cocoa Accents
- Kona Brown with Jet Black Accents
- Tuscan Brown
- Jet Black with Jet Black Accents
The center console of Escalade 2017 also has an inbuilt cooler that can keep your drinks cool at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The third-row seats are foldable which provides additional space for your cargo. Total cargo space after folding third-row seats is 120 cubic feet.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Engine Specifications
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade’s engine is extremely powerful when compared to the engines of other full-sized SUV’s. It has a Pushrod 16 valve, 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 420 hp energy and 460 lb-ft torque. This engine of Escalade is mated with 8-speed automatic and manual transmission. This beast-like engine makes it possible for 2017 Cadillac Escalade to achieve a speed of 60mph in just 5.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 112 mph.
Escalade is able to return the only 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highways, which for us is a huge setback as we expected its fuel efficiency to be better than this. One reason for this reduced fuel efficiency could be that the curb weight of this SUV by Cadillac is nearly 6,000 lbs. The towing capacity of 2017 Cadillac Escalade would be 8,300 lbs.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Price, Competition, and Release Date
The company officials haven’t yet disclosed the price of Escalade however, many market experts believe that this new version will be priced a bit higher than its 2016 version. It is estimated that 2017 Cadillac Escalade will carry a price tag of approximately $75,000. The Platinum version will cost about $90,000. The launch date is also not yet disclosed however, it is predicted that Escalade will be released and made available for sale in the first quarter of 2017.
As it is evident from the price, this SUV is not competing with all the other ordinary SUVs in the market. According to the official website of Cadillac, Escalade’s direct competitors are Mercedes-Benz GL and Infiniti QX80. The features and specifications of all these SUVs are same except that the 2017 Cadillac Escalade’s engine is much more powerful when compared to Mercedes and Infiniti’s engine performance.
This car is only for people who have loads of money to blow. Well, as a matter of fact, not many people like to purchase a full sized SUV. This is why only a limited number of full size of SUVs are manufactured and sold every year. If you have a family of five or six and are looking to purchase a luxurious SUV that catches the attention of bystanders then wait for another three months till Cadillac launches its latest version of Escalade. If you are worried about the price tag then you’ll be glad to listen that you can purchase 2017 Cadillac Escalade and pay the money in 36 equal monthly installments.