Used SUV - 2008 Cadillac Escalade Base in Mishawaka, In

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    About This 2008 Cadillac Escalade Base
    Vehicle Location:
    Mishawaka, In
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    Four Door
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 15
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $157.50*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
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    Looking for a clean, well-cared for 2008 Cadillac Escalade? This is it. This Cadillac Escalade has a tough exterior complemented by a well-designed interior that offers all the comforts you crave. You appreciate the finer things in life, the vehicle you drive should not be the exception. Style, performance, sophistication is in a class of its own with this stunning Cadillac Escalade. Simply put, this all wheel drive vehicle is engineered with higher standards. Enjoy improved steering, superior acceleration, and increased stability and safety while driving this AWD CadillacEscalade . More information about the 2008 Cadillac Escalade: The 2008 Cadillac Escalade stands out from its competitors with its powerful, 403-horsepower engine, plush interior appointments and entertainment options, and an interior design that is possibly the most opulent of any American-produced vehicle. The EXT also offers more luxury and comfort features, and makes more of a style statement, than nearly any other pickup truck available. This model sets itself apart with interior space (ESV), controlled ride, style statement., safety, and Power and acceleration

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    Vehicle Options:

    • Audio System Controls
    • Rear With 2 Headphone Jacks (headphones Not Included) And Controls For Volume
    • Station Selection And Media
    • Audio System Feature
    • Bose 5.1 Studio Surround Sound System With 10 Speakers
    • Antenna
    • Diversity
    • Body
    • Power Liftgate
    • Wiper
    • Rear Intermittent With Washer
    • Headlamps
    • Twilight Sentinel Automatic Delay (included With Hid Headlamps.)
    • Luggage Rack
    • Roof-mounted With Chrome Accents
    • Moldings
    • Color-keyed Bodyside With Chrome Accents
    • Luggage Rack Center Rails
    • Mirrors
    • Outside Heated Power-adjustable
    • Power-folding And Driver-side Auto-dimming
    • Color-keyed
    • With Integrated Turn Signal Indicators
    • Ground Illumination And Programmable To Provide Curb View When In Reverse
    • Windshield Washer Fluid System
    • Heated
    • Tire Carrier
    • Lockable Outside Spare
    • Tires
    • P265/65r18
    • All-season
    • Blackwall Tl Al2 (not Available With (ult) Platinum Edition.)
    • Wheels
    • 4 - 18 X 8 (45.7 Cm X 20.3 Cm) 7-spoke Aluminum (requires (qxk) P265/65r18 All-season
    • Blackwall
    • Tl Al2 Tires. Includes 17 Spare. Not Available With (ult) Platinum Edition.)
    • Fascia
    • Front
    • Body-color
    • Assist Steps
    • Black With Chrome Accents
    • Mounted Between Front And Rear Wheels (not Available With (ult) Platinum Edition.)
    • Fascia
    • Rear
    • Body-color
    • Wipers
    • Front Intermittent
    • Rainsense
    • Door Handles
    • Chrome
    • Tire
    • Full-size Spare
    • P265/70r17-113s Blackwall
    • Tail Lamps
    • Led Illumination
    • Body
    • Liftgate With Deep-tinted Liftglass
    • Includes Rear-window Wiper/washer And Defogger
    • Glass
    • Solar-ray Deep-tinted (all Windows Except Light-tinted Glass On Windshield
    • Driver- And Front Passenger-side Glass)
    • Headlamps
    • High-intensity Discharge (hid) With (t74) Twilight Sentinel And Flash-to-pass Feature
    • Fog Lamps
    • Front Rectangular Halogen
    • Integral In Front Fascia
    • Seats
    • Second Row Bucket With Leather Seating Surfaces
    • Reclining With Heated Seat Cushions (3 Settings) And Fold-down Armrests
    • Climate Control
    • Rear Air Conditioning
    • Cup Holders
    • Quad Front
    • Dual Second Row And Single Third Row
    • Lighting
    • Interior Courtesy With Theater Dimming
    • Visors
    • Driver And Front Passenger Illuminated Vanity Mirrors With Extenders
    • Instrumentation
    • Analog With Speedometer
    • Odometer
    • Fuel Level
    • Engine Temperature And Tachometer
    • Defogger
    • Rear-window Electric
    • Tow/haul Mode Selector
    • Button Located At End Of Shift Lever
    • Floor Covering
    • Color-keyed Carpeting
    • Universal Home Remote
    • Includes Garage Door Opener
    • 3-channel Programmable
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does Not Apply To Spare Tire)
    • Theft-deterrent System
    • Vehicle
    • Pass-key Iii+
    • Driver Information Center
    • With Programmable Personalization Features Such As Door Locking And Unlocking
    • A Trip Computer With Trip Odometer And Individual Tire Pressure Read Outs
    • Fuel Information Such As Range
    • Average Mpg
    • Gallons Used And Oil Life
    • And A Message Center That Displays Dozens Of Warning Messages Such As Low Fuel
    • Door Ajar
    • Security
    • Seat Belt Reminder
    • Low Coolant And Oil Pressure Low
    • Cruise Control
    • Electronic With Set And Resume Speed
    • Steering Wheel
    • Color-keyed With Wood And Leather-wrapped Rim
    • Climate Control
    • Rear Heat
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Mounted Audio And Cruise Controls
    • Mirror
    • Inside Rearview Auto-dimming With 8-point Compass
    • Outside Temperature Display And Onstar Controls
    • Door Locks
    • Power Programmable With Lockout Protection And Power Lock For Liftgate
    • Remote Vehicle Start
    • Seats
    • Front Bucket With Leather Seating Surfaces Driver And Front Passenger 14-way Power Seat Adjusters
    • 4-way Power Lumbar Control
    • Independently Heated Driver And Front Passenger Seat Cushions And Seatbacks (3 Settings)
    • 2-position Driver Memory And Articulating Outboard Head Restraints
    • Console
    • Overhead Deluxe
    • With Reading Lights And (ug1) Universal Home Remote (includes Sunroof Controls When (cf5) Power Sunroof Is Ordered.)
    • Floor Mats
    • Color-keyed Carpeted First And Second Row
    • Rear Parking Assist
    • Ultrasonic With Rearview Led Display
    • Audible Warning And Instrument Panel-mounted Shutoff Switch
    • Seats
    • Third Row 50/50 Split-bench With Leather-appointed Seating
    • 3-passenger
    • Can Be Folded
    • Tumbled Forward Or Totally Removed
    • Windows
    • Power With Driver And Front Passenger Express-down And Lockout Features
    • Pedals
    • Power-adjustable For Accelerator And Brake
    • Console
    • Floor With Damped-door Storage Covers
    • Large Storage Bin
    • Analog Clock
    • Dual Cup Holders
    • Rear Seat Audio And Electronic Climate Controls And Second Row Heated Seat Controls
    • Climate Control
    • Tri-zone Automatic With Individual Climate Settings For Driver
    • Right-front Passenger And Rear Passengers
    • Trailering Equipment
    • Heavy-duty
    • Includes Trailering Hitch Platform
    • 7-wire Harness With Independent Fused Trailering Circuits And 7-way Sealed Connector
    • Automatic Level Control
    • Heavy-duty
    • Air
    • Engine
    • Vortec 6.2l Variable Valve Timing V8 Sfi (403 Hp [300.5 Kw] @ 5700 Rpm
    • 417 Lb-ft Of Torque [565.4 N-m] @ 4300 Rpm)
    • Transfer Case
    • Awd
    • Electronic Automatic System
    • Full-time
    • Always-on All-wheel Drive
    • Suspension
    • Rear 5-link Coil Springs
    • Gvwr
    • 7100 Lbs. (3220 Kg)
    • Transmission
    • 6-speed Automatic
    • Heavy-duty
    • 6l80e
    • Electronically Controlled With Overdrive And Tow/haul Mode
    • Recovery Hooks
    • 2 Front
    • Frame-mounted
    • Recessed In Front Fascia
    • Rear Axle
    • 3.42 Ratio
    • Differential
    • Heavy-duty Locking Rear
    • Suspension Package
    • Road Sensing
    • Electronically Controlled Shock Absorbers (not Available With (ult) Platinum Edition.)
    • Throttle Control
    • Electronic
    • All-wheel Drive
    • Alternator
    • 160 Amps
    • Battery
    • Heavy-duty 600 Cold-cranking Amps With Rundown Protection And Retained Accessory Power
    • Steering
    • Power
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Cooling
    • External Transmission Oil Cooler
    • Heavy-duty Air-to-oil
    • Suspension
    • Front Independent
    • Sla
    • Coil Over Shock And Stabilizer Bar
    • Safety Belts
    • First And Second Row Belts To Body
    • Third Row Belts To Seat
    • Lap And Shoulder All Seating Positions
    • Onstar
    • 1-year Of Directions & Connections Plan. Includes The Innovative Easy To Use Turn-by-turn Navigation Services Which Provide Voice-guided Directions (where Available). Also Includes Automatic Notification Of Air Bag Deployment
    • Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
    • Emergency Services
    • Roadside Assistance
    • Remote Door Unlock
    • Onstar Vehicle Diagnostics
    • Hands-free Calling
    • Accidentassist
    • Remote Horn And Lights
    • Information And Convenience Services
    • And Driving Directions (onstar Services Require Vehicle Electrical System (including Battery)
    • Wireless Service And Gps Satellite Signals To Be Available And Operating For Features To Function Properly. Onstar Acts As A Link To Existing Emergency Service Providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance And Remote Door Unlock Success Varies With Conditions. Onstar Vehicle Diagnostics Available On Most 2004 My And Newer Gm Vehicles. Diagnostic Capability Varies By Model. Turn-by-turn Navigation Requires Abs And Is Not Available In Certain Areas. Visit Onstar.com Or Call 1-888-466-7827 For System Limitations And Details.)
    • Automatic Occupant Sensing System
    • Sensor Indicator Inflatable Restraint
    • Front Passenger/child Presence Detector (always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Childs Age And Size. Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags And The Automatic Occupant Sensing System
    • Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat. Never Place A Rear-facing Infant Restraint In The Front Seat Of Any Vehicle Equipped With An Active Frontal Air Bag. See The Vehicles Owners Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel Antilock
    • 4-wheel Disc
    • Vac Power
    • Traction Control
    • All-speed
    • Electronic
    • Air Bags
    • Dual-stage Frontal
    • Driver And Right-front Passenger With Automatic Occupant Sensing System (always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Childs Age And Size. Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags And The Automatic Occupant Sensing System
    • Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat. Never Place A Rear-facing Infant Restraint In The Front Seat Of Any Vehicle Equipped With An Active Frontal Air Bag. See The Vehicles Owners Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Air Bags
    • Head Curtain Side-impact
    • First
    • Second And Third Row Outboard Seating Positions With Rollover Sensor (head Curtain Side Air Bags Are Designed To Help Reduce The Risk Of Head And Neck Injuries To Front And Outboard Rear Seat Occupants On The Near Side Of Certain Side-impact Collisions. Always Use Safety Belts And The Correct Child Restraints For Your Childs Age And Size
    • Even In Vehicles Equipped With Air Bags. Children Are Safer When Properly Secured In A Rear Seat. See The Vehicles Owners Manual And Child Safety Seat Instructions For More Safety Information.)
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • With Automatic Exterior Lamp Control
    • Stabilitrak
    • Vehicle Stability Enhancement System With Rollover Mitigation
    • Includes Disable Switch

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    2008 Cadillac Escalade Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2008 Cadillac Escalade
    Big and powerful.


    The Cadillac Escalade is big in every way: in sheer size, in style, in comfort, and in power. All-new for 2007, this latest Escalade breaks from the customized-Suburban mold of its predecessors to provide a smoother, more integrated, more sculptured look. More than anything, it looks like big money, big success, big bling.


    The look is no deception. Under its imposing skin, the Escalade offers all the comfort and convenience features of a top-dollar luxury sedan, including automatic climate control, a premium Bose sound system, ultrasonic parking assist, power adjustable pedals, and heated leather seats. Navigation and DVD entertainment are available, as are a rearview camera and retractable running boards.


    The Escalade is offered in three body styles: The standard Escalade is a full-size sport utility sharing the same architecture and roughly the same dimensions as the Chevy Tahoe. The Escalade ESV is a long-wheelbase version, roughly the same dimensions as the Chevy Suburban. The Escalade EXT is a sport utility/pickup combination that quickly converts from a pickup with an enclosable eight-foot bed to a five-passenger luxury SUV with a short bed; it is Cadillac's version of the Chevy Avalanche.


    All three pack a high-performance, 403-hp 6.2-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that offers manual shift control.


    Built on GM's robust full-size truck platform, the Escalade, ESV, and EXT make excellent tow vehicles. They share their platforms with the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, and Silverado, as well as the GMC versions.


    At the same time, they're roomy and luxuriously appointed, letting them haul family or friends or business associates in real comfort. The 6.2-liter V8 supplies serious power for surprisingly quick acceleration. On the road, all three Escalade versions are smooth and stable. They ride smoother than the Tahoe or Suburban; but are at the same time taut and well-controlled for surprisingly good handling by full-size SUV standards.


    For 2008, both the standard Escalade and ESV come with rear-wheel drive (2WD) or optional all-wheel drive (AWD), while the EXT pickup comes with all-wheel drive as standard equipment. Late in the 2008 model year, a gas-electric hybrid version and an ultra-luxury Platinum Edition will be available. Otherwise, the 2008 Escalade is not significantly changed from last year.


    The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size sport utility vehicle. All models are powered by a high-output 6.2-liter V8 engine. Also standard are a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Autoride suspension.


    The Escalade is available with rear-wheel drive ($54,740) or all-wheel drive ($57,295). Standard features include leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with genuine wood highlights, aluminum and faux wood interior trim, Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound audio with AM/FM/XM/6CD, power adjustable pedals, power windows, power locks, fog lamps, remote vehicle starting, rear climate control, six-passenger seating configuration, third-row bench seat, heated first and second row seats, Ultrasonic rear park assist and heated windshield washer fluid.


    The Escalade ESV is available in 2WD and AWD ($59,710). The ESV features an additional 14 inches of wheelbase and 20 more inches of overall length, greatly enhancing third-row seat legroom and cargo space. It comes with all the same standard luxuries as the shorter Escalade.


    The Escalade EXT ($54,215) deletes the third-row seat in favor of a lined, lockable and enclosable pickup bed with manually folding Midgate and removable rear window. Otherwise, the EXT is equipped the same as the standard-length Escalade.


    Options on all Escalade models include retractable assist steps ($1,095); a power tilt-and-slide sunroof ($995); rear-seat DVD entertainment ($1,295); engine block heater ($75); chromed 18-inch wheels ($795); and an Ultra Luxury Collection ($7,735) that combines navigation, a rearview camera, IntelliBeam headlamps, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, and 22-inch wheels. On the ESV, the DVD entertainment system ($1,895) includes an additional flip-down screen for third-row passengers, plus an additional set of headphones. On the EXT, the Ultra Luxury Collection costs a little less ($7,310).



    Safety features on all Escalade models include anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes with EBD and Brake Assist; and an electronic stability control system called StabiliTrak with rollover sensing. Passive safety features include front seat belts with pretensioners and load-limiters, dual front air bags and side curtain air bags that span all three rows of seats. Tire pressure monitors are also standard.


    The front end of every Escalade is dominated by a bold, egg-crate grille that's dripping with chrome trim. The grille is flanked by three-element, vertical headlamps that tie the vehicle more closely than ever to the rest of Cadillac's lineup. Both of those elements are set into a one-piece fascia that integrates the grille and bumper, conveying a sense of integrity and quality.


    Similarly, the side-view styling is smoothly contoured, with no clunky side cladding as found on other luxury SUVs. As with the front end, there is abundant chrome, including on the door handles, the huge exterior mirrors, the full-length metal roof rails (which provide anchor points for accessory crossbars for securing cargo on the roof) and Venti-ports above the front wheels, which seem to be a response to the trendy elements found on Range Rovers and Jaguars.


    Another clear response to market trends are the optional 22-inch chrome wheels, which visually plant the vehicle, completely filling the Escalade's huge wheelwells and making the standard 18-inch wheels look positively puny by comparison (though we prefer the 18-inch wheels).


    Particularly appreciable in colder climates are the pull-type door handles that are easy to grasp, even with gloves on. They're also more comfortable, less likely to snap away from your fingers and less likely to break a fingernail.


    The rear view features the nicest modern interpretation of Cadillac's classic skinny taillights, which recall the dramatic tailfins of Cadillacs of the 1960s and '70s, but are now rendered in crisp LED strips. A high-mounted, horizontal brake light with LED illumination crosses the top. But the dominant feature of the Escalade's tail is the enormous badge set within a chunky block of chrome trim.


    A surprisingly low bumper height both reduces the truck look while providing easier access to the cargo area; from the ground to the cargo floor is a respectable 32.3 inches. The Class III tow hitch that comes standard is covered by a trim panel that is removable when not need, and which easily can be refitted once a trailer is detached.


    The Escalade's interior was designed to provide luxury both in terms of space as well as features. Escalade comes standard with seven-passenger seating, with second-row bucket seats separated by a center console, with a three-passenger, third-row bench behind it. The third-row bench on the standard Escalade has marginal legroom, making it suitable for adults for short trips only; kids should be fine for longer trips.


    The EXT pickup is available only with a three-across bench seat in the second row, so it seats up to five people.


    Escalade ESV adds nearly 10 inches of additional legroom for the third row, making it a pleasant place even for six-footers. Also, getting into the third row is easier with ESV, its longer rear door providing a larger opening when the second-row seat is folded.



    Though step-in is somewhat high, which is to be expected for a full-size SUV, the driving position is stellar. Escalade's streamlined, low dashboard is much more like a car-like than expected, providing easy access to controls without resorting to an imposing bank of buttons and switches. The result is a feeling of openness, with excellent outward vision to the front and side.


    Interior trim is very high in quality. The mix of soft, padded materials, genuine aluminum accents, chrome details and relatively convincing faux wood combine with soft leather seats for an ambience on par with other luxury-brand SUVs in this price range. Two color schemes are offered: ebony-over-ebony, or cocoa-over-cashmere.


    The Escalade's backlit gauges are clear and bright, featuring white markings and blue pointers on a black background. Between the speedometer and tachometer lies an information display that cycles through several menus via buttons on the steering wheel. The stalk controls for the turn signals and wipers have the supple, expensive feel worthy of the Cadillac name, as do the buttons and knobs on the radio and climate controls.


    Escalade comes standard with a 10-speaker (eight-speaker on EXT) stereo that features a six-disc changer that plays both CDs and audio DVDs. Bose designed the speaker system, outfitting the vehicle with 5.1 surround sound, an eight-channel amplifier and a subwoofer. XM radio comes standard.


    On vehicles without the navigation system, the head unit presents audio information clearly. On vehicles with the navigation system, the radio features are incorporated into the touch screen-based interface. The latter takes a bit of familiarization to operate smoothly, but offers more functionality and fine-tuning capability once you're comfortable with it all. OnStar route guidance is also included, for those times when getting directions from a live person is preferred. The navigation system is about mid-pack in terms of clarity and simplicity within its competitive set.


    A rear-seat entertainment system is available, utilizing a flip-down eight-inch screen that folds down from overhead. The DVD driver itself is mounted in front, but does not play the movie in the front seats. Rear seat passengers can listen to the audio portion of their DVDs via all 10 speakers in the vehicle, the rear speakers only, or infrared wireless headsets. Order DVD entertainment in the ESV and you get a second eight-inch screen for the third seat, as well as an additional set of headphones.


    The front bucket seats are quite nice: comfortable and supportive with power adjustment in many directions. Narrow-framed drivers may find the seats a touch wide, but all drivers should find plenty of elbow and shoulder room.


    Leather upholstery is standard on all models, which also covers the four-spoke steering wheel with redundant controls for the audio system and cruise control. The Escalade's huge cabin benefits from triple-zone automatic climate controls: one zone for each front passenger and another tending to the rear-seating area.


    In back, full-size adults can enjoy plenty of space in the second-row buckets. The EXT w.


    Driving Impression
    On the road, the nimbleness of the Cadillac Escalade is a pleasant surprise. The steering is light and reasonably precise, a nice compromise between the weight of the BMW X5 or Audi Q7 and the vagueness of the Lincoln Navigator. In spite of having a live-axle rear suspension (as opposed to an independent rear suspension, as found on some of the newest SUVs), the Escalade manages bumps beautifully, thanks to the road-sensing Autoride system.


    The interior is remarkably quiet, enhancing the ability to hold hushed conversation as well as hear the surround-sound system without extraneous noise. Even more remarkable is the plush ride. The Escalade models we've driven were shod with the optional 22-inch wheels and low-profile tires, and we'd expected them to transfer more road vibration and harshness than they did. We haven't driven any of these vehicles with the 18-inch wheels, but expect them to offer even softer ride characteristics. Frankly, we'd order the 18-inch wheels because we think they are superior for towing and are sturdier for rugged terrain.


    Handling crispness and body control are impressive, considering the Escalade's formidable mass.


    All Escalades are powered by a huge 6.2-liter V8 that produces a whopping 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration is astonishing for such a tall, heavy vehicle. A pleasing growl is emitted when accelerating briskly; otherwise, the engine is virtually silent.


    Towing is aided by this prodigious power. The various Escalade models are rated to tow trailers of 7600 to 7800 pounds; that's lower than the ratings for the Lincoln Navigator and Infiniti QX56, but GM is known to be conservative with its tow ratings, which are influenced by lawyers and marketing professionals as well as engineers.


    Hitching up a trailer is made easier by the Escalade's optional rearview camera, which mounts in the liftgate to provide a view behind the vehicle when backing up. What the camera sees is projected onto the navigation screen. We highly recommend this feature because it eliminates jumping out of the truck 17 times to get the ball lined up under the trailer tongue. It's also a very useful feature when parallel parking or when backing up close to another object. It can also help the driver spot a child behind the vehicle when backing up, potentially avoiding a tragedy.


    The six-speed automatic transmission shifts imperceptibly except during full-throttle acceleration. A Tow/Haul mode holds gears longer, or the driver can select gears manually via a button on the column-mounted shift lever. The multi-information display in the instrument cluster clearly displays the selected gear.


    All-wheel drive is available. It's a full-time system oriented around sure-footed traction on slippery pavement, rather than creeping through boulder fields. There is no low-range, for example. It works particularly well in slushy conditions with inconsistent grip, improving handling stability and traction and helping the driver better control the vehicle. We demand it for winter weather, but it's a great aid in hard rain or on oily pavement or wet leaves or on gravel or dirt roads or in mud.


    The brakes are powerful and quite responsive, more than up to the task of bringing the big truck to a halt with little drama and surprisingly little brake dive. The pedal feel was good, if not as pleasingly firm as its German competitors. ABS and electronic brake force distribution come standard for stable braking while turning or when the grip is inconsistent.


    StabiliTrak electronic stability control system manages wheel slip by applying the brakes at the slipping wheel without interrupting power deliver to the wheels with grip. StabiliTrak also helps maintain stability in corners by braking individual wheels when the vehicle's path doesn't match the driver's intentions. It's a superb system.


    Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 12 miles per gallo.


    The Cadillac Escalade is an impressive vehicle in more ways than looks. It drives like a smaller vehicle while accommodating adults in unbridled luxury. It offers the segment's most powerful V8, which will make it a great vehicle for drivers who tow or simply like the feeling of strong acceleration. As long as one has enough space in their driveway or garage for this big truck, and can afford its thirst for gasoline, we expect the new Escalade will make many drivers very comfortable and happy for the long haul.


    Steve Siler filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com, with nctd.com staff reports.


    Model Lineup
    Cadillac Escalade 2WD ($54,740); Escalade AWD ($57,295); Escalade ESV 2WD; Escalade ESV AWD ($59,710); Escalade EXT ($54,215).


    Assembled In
    Arlington, Texas (Escalade); Silao, Mexico (ESV, EXT).


    Options As Tested
    Ultra Luxury Collection ($7,735) includes navigation, rearview camera, IntelliBeam headlamps, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, 22-inch road wheels: DVD entertainment system ($1,295); engine block heater ($75); power sunroof ($995).


    Model Tested
    Cadillac Escalade AWD ($57,295).The Cadillac Escalade is a large and luxurious SUV that exudes the image of a successful lifestyle. Classy and powerful, it has everything one needs for a night on the town or hauling your favorite weekend toys. The Escalade returns with more enhancements both inside and outside the SUV. Standard equipment includes a power liftgate, stability control, remote start, and side curtain airbags. Some new options are 22-inch chrome wheels, a rear-view camera, and power running boards. It is powered by a 403 hp 6.2-liter V-8 that is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. For 2008, the Cadillac Escalade receives more standard features.

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    Mishawaka, In. 46545

    Phone:   574-271-3700
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