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Old 10-09-2013, 10:36 AM
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it just looks too huge and something is off about it
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:10 AM
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it just looks too huge and something is off about it
Yes, the rapper is missing.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:17 AM
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I think it looks good. Still to similar to the Tahoe/Yukon though. I'm looking to get the wifey the 2015 Tahoe next year.
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I think Caddy could have and should have did a better job on the design. The current body style is by far better looking IMO.
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Love it or hate it, it does retain the family resemblance well. Can't mistake it for anything other than a Caddy.
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This thing will sell well. That interior is much nicer than the last.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:39 PM
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:56 PM
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Resembles a Caddy inside and out, which are good things.

HUGE improvement over the previous interior.
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Interior is very nice, exterior not so much.
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It does look good, but beyond the front clip, it basically looks exactly like the Tahoe/Yukon platform sibling from the side.

As for the interior, a definite improvement, but still using a column shifter in this day and age?
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:09 AM
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Post 2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

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Cadillac today announced numerous enhancements to the just-launched 2015 Escalade, including the new range-topping Platinum Collection model launching in the fourth quarter this year.

Escalade Platinum features elegant, hand-crafted luxury additions to both the exterior and interior while the entire Escalade range gets new technical features, highlighted by the addition of 4G LTE connectivity, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a Surround View camera system to help increase visibility.

“Since the launch just a few months ago, the next-generation Escalade has proved exceptionally desirable among luxury SUV buyers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Cadillac. “Now, within the same year we are able to elevate the Escalade line with the Platinum Collection, as well as deliver enhancements through the entire Escalade range.”

The 2015 Escalade Platinum extends and upgrades the use of premium materials within the Escalade’s cut and sewn interior. First- and second-row seats are wrapped in Nappa semi-aniline leather, while the dashboard, upper door panels and center console are clad in hand-stitched and hand-wrapped leather. Customers can choose between two distinct interior environments, each paired with sueded microfiber headliner trim and unique exotic wood accents.

Escalade Platinum Collection is also designed to provide passengers with unsurpassed comfort and convenience. Heated and cooled 18-way power front seats are standard, and include a massaging function on the driver’s seat. A pair of seven-inch LCD screens, embedded in the front head rests, supplement the overhead 9-inch screen, while a cooled center console compartment can keep chilled beverages handy. Platinum models also include premium floor mats and Platinum-branded door sill plates.

Escalade Platinum models ride on 22-inch wheels and the model is distinguished by chrome accents, Platinum exterior badging, and a unique grille mesh design. All Escalade models wear the new, streamlined Cadillac Crest.

In addition, all Escalade models – from the standard Collection through to the Platinum – feature a host of technology upgrades. Vehicle performance is aided by the new eight-speed automatic transmission that is standard on all models, as well as a two-speed transfer case standard on four-wheel drive models. An electronic hands-free liftgate already standard on Escalade will also feature hands-free closing capability.

Like the new ATS sport sedan, Escalade includes OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity with a WiFi hotspot capable of connecting up to seven devices and inductive wireless device charging. Surround View, which provides a bird’s eye view of the area immediately surrounding the vehicle.

The enhancements add just $1275 to Escalade’s starting price in the U.S., for a total of $73,965, including destination.

The top-of-the-range 2015 Escalade Platinum is priced from $90,270, including $995 in destination.
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nice column shifter.
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
nice column shifter.
Its an SUV. Id rather it there than console mounted taking up cubby/storage room.
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SUV or not, it makes the interior look 10 years older than it actually is.

LIke the feeling when i drive my company van.
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SUV or not, it makes the interior look 10 years older than it actually is.

LIke the feeling when i drive my company van.
I dont see it that way. I prefer it there on a truck
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I like this iteration of the escalade. although, for me, I prefer the 2nd row bench rather than the captains chairs. so, looks like the platinum edition isn't an option for me.
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1 View Post
Its an SUV. Id rather it there than console mounted taking up cubby/storage room.
They could have done something like a rotary dial shifter buttons. I agree in that the column shifter makes it resemble a work truck or minivan.

I am all for function over form, but that's egregious in a luxury SUV.
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They could have done something like a rotary dial shifter buttons. I agree in that the column shifter makes it resemble a work truck or minivan.

I am all for function over form, but that's egregious in a luxury SUV.
The column shifter really disappears in the luxury of the Escalade. I was very impressed when I sat in one. The wife got a '15 Yukon Denali XL and although they are the same SUV w/ the same engine, Cadi did a very good job of changing up the interior enough to differentiate between the two.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bl^5 View Post
The column shifter really disappears in the luxury of the Escalade. I was very impressed when I sat in one. The wife got a '15 Yukon Denali XL and although they are the same SUV w/ the same engine, Cadi did a very good job of changing up the interior enough to differentiate between the two.
You have a point, sometimes things tend to not stand out as much in person. I don't think the camera angle helps either, just makes it look like a phallic protrusion from the steering column.
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https://carbuzz.com/news/2020-cadill...engine-options

It's time to move on from the small block V8. Or is it?

Welcome to 2020. SUVs are still alive and selling extremely well, as are pickup trucks. Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs are more abundant than ever, but America will always be America when it comes to loving its trucks and SUVs. Fortunately, automakers learned years prior how to make these once gas guzzlers more efficient with technologies like downsizing and turbocharging, and electrification.

But it was only in 2018 when the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade came with only one engine: a thirsty 6.2-liter small block V8. What was Cadillac thinking only six years prior when the now previous generation Escalade launched? Only one engine option and it’s naturally aspirated?

Wow, glad we’re living in 2020, right? Jump back in time now to 2018 and a report from Cadillac Society claims GM is planning to offer the next generation Cadillac Escalade, due for 2020, with at least three engine options. What could they be? Cadillac isn’t talking details, but Cadillac Society learned of the three engine approach from unnamed sources, but the rumor doesn’t sound too farfetched. A few engine possibilities include the current 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp remaining the base option, though it’d likely receive a few upgrades.

Another possibility is Cadillac’s new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8, making its debut right now in the refreshed 2019 CT6 sedan. It’s rated up to 550 hp and would likely be paired up with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The third option is, of course, a plug-in hybrid setup with the powertrain also coming from the CT6, specifically the PHEV version.

For now, Cadillac won’t confirm details, but we’ll likely have some answers in the coming months because the 2020 Escalade will likely debut sometime in 2019. Detroit is one possibility, but we think the New York Auto Show in April will be the chosen venue. After all, New York City is also home to Cadillac’s global headquarters.
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people who want to buy Escalade do not give a shit about MPG. IT is all about G factor
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/09/20...revolutionary/

Cadillac recently held a dealer meeting in Las Vegas and the company used the event to showcase a handful of upcoming models including the 2020 Escalade and XT6. While the automaker has been tight-lipped about the vehicles, several dealers talked openly about them with the Detroit Free Press.


Starting with the Escalade, Williamson Automotive Group owner Ed Williamson said the model is “evolutionary, not revolutionary.” He went on to say the SUV has a “really jazzy” interior and will finally be getting a console-mounted shifter. Williamson also shot down rumors suggesting the Escalade will receive three different engine options as he said the “powertrain is the same as the current generation.”

Speaking of the latter, the current Escalade has a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp (313 kW / 425 PS) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system.

The news that the engine will once again be offered in the Escalade isn’t too surprising as model will be based on the same platform that underpins the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Both those models are available with the aforementioned 6.2-liter V8.

The Escalade is expected to be launched late next year or in early 2020. Cadillac hasn’t said much about the model, but it is expected to have an independent rear suspension and rear seats that finally fold flat.
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Oh boy, looks like Cadillac/GM needs to step up their game in the luxury SUV segment. Evolutionary and not revolutionary is not a good sign of things to come.

The current Escalade is quite dated and is only selling due to the visual status symbol or "G factor" as mentioned above.

I drove the new Navigator just a short while ago and currently in a 2018 Escalade...the Escalade is way behind the Navigator and the interior is quite dated and it wont age well. The CUE system and the small (relative) infotainment screen is in dire need of an update. The steering wheel is also pretty abysmal for a 100k SUV. At least they are doing away with the column shifter.

It'll be very interesting to see how much market share the new Navigator wrestles away from the Escalade. But at this point I'd take the Navigator over the Escalade any day.

It'll be interesting to see if fleet buyers for these luxury large SUVs shift more into the Navigators (hotels, private security, limo companies, etc.)

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https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...sport-edition/

Now you don’t have to go aftermarket to get an all-black Escalade. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade will offer a Sport Edition with black exterior trim starting early next year.

The Sport Edition receives a black grille, black window moldings, and black body side moldings. It also features dark-finished 22-inch wheels as standard equipment. Buyers can opt for the Sport Edition treatment on all trims except the base model. That means it’s available on the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum models.

“Two decades after its introduction, the Escalade remains the segment’s benchmark and sales leader,” said Cadillac President Steve Carlisle in a statement announcing the vehicle. “The Sport Edition extends that momentum in response to customer and dealer demand for a dark and aggressive look.”

Cadillac introduced the current-generation Escalade in 2015, but this is the first time it’s offering a special edition version. The special edition comes at an opportune time to boost interest in an older model as Lincoln tries to steal the spotlight with its new Navigator. All Escalades come with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine good for 420 hp and paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The introduction of a special Escalade model comes less than a week after General Motors announced it would discontinue six cars, including the Cadillac CT6 and XTS, and lay off 15 percent of its salaried workers. The move is intended to pivot the company’s focus away from cars toward SUVs and crossovers. The Escalade has historically been a high-profit-margin vehicle for GM, so offering a new special edition seems to align with Cadillac’s strategy to increase profitability by $1 billion by 2020.

Prices for the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition start at $84,790. The order books will open in the first quarter of 2019.
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