The Cadillac Escalade has created a nice little niche for itself on American soil with citizens enjoying the grand SUV with every gulping gallon of gas. Offered in both a standard size and a 20" longer version in the ESV, the Escalade towers over much of the competition with its enormous front grille and equally large 6.2 L V8 engine that delivers 403hp. Cadillac made an attempt to improve fuel efficiency by adding cylinder deactivation, but the best bang for the fuel buck is paying a bit more for the new Platinum Hybrid.
The Platinum Hybrid is powered by GM’s patented two-mode hybrid system and a 6.0L V8 engine producing 332hp and 367lb-ft of torque. This combination offers a 25% bump in fuel economy.
Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission.
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According the Playboy’s "2007 Cars of the Year," street-legal speedsters, a hyper-quick hybrid, and a blast from the past that drives circles around the competition.
The cars selected by Playboy were carefully chosen by an expert team of automotive writers who traveled the globe to test drive every new model they could get their hands on. They covered thousands of miles of the windiest, steepest, most challenging roads to sort the best from (...) > Full story
Cadillac Escalade and DUB Magazine are two pivotal forces in the personalized SUV and SUT movement. The synergy of a luxury SUV or SUT with plus-size custom rims caused a sensation that’s now a mainstream OEM/aftermarket segment. The 2007 Escalade EXT – DUB Partner was built as an extension of this long relationship, and the new “bling standard” in luxury SUTs.
A lot of news about the latest SUV lately, but have you ever wondered which are the best? CNN has tried to make a selection of the best five luxury SUV. And the nominals are: Best 5 Luxury SUV Mercedes GL450: price - $67820, powertrain - 355-horsepower 4.6-liter V8, 7-speed automatic transmission, highs - Acceleration, ride, quietness, roomy third-row seat, fit and finish, towing capacity, lows - Controls, premium fuel, no rear-view camera Mercedes-Benz R500: price - $62050, (...) > Full story
The 2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV, based on the all-new Escalade, is the largest member of the family, offering maximum passenger accommodations and cargo capacity. Combining power, size and strength with trademark Cadillac styling and technology, the full-size Escalade ESV has strongly positioned Cadillac in the large luxury SUV market.
The pattern of ‘clustering’ most frequently occurs with upper midsize cars like the Acura Integra, which accounts for eight of the top 25 most stolen vehicles. The Integra, along with the Suzuki Aerio (positions 12 and 13 on the list), are also part of a trend among what is commonly referred to as ‘tuner’ cars. These cars are popular with street racers, who look for vehicles packing a powerful motor in a lightweight and efficient package.
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The all-new 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT brings unmatched versatility to the completely redesigned Escalade family of luxury SUVs. Blending pickup truck-style functionality into a thoroughly luxurious Escalade, the EXT model joins the extended ESV model to create the industry’s largest family of luxury SUVs.
Acording to a studi made by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Cadillac Escalade has the highest rate of insurance theft. The next to cars are Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the DodgeRam 1500.
We all now that the Escalade is an eye candy, but the things that attract us also attract the thieves: chromed wheels, leather seats, DVD systems. Also this is the car that Tony Soprano drives and the one you see in a lot rap videos.
So, with all this how should a guy wish for this car! (...) > Full story
The luxury-appointed 2007 Mercedes GL-Class hitting showrooms in May is the first full-size sport utility vehicle in America from a European brand.
The debut of the $55,000-plus SUV with Class IV towing capacity also marks the first time Mercedes will go head-to-head against Cadillac’s best-known modern-day vehicle.
Those statistics, combined with the fact the new GL is based on the unibody architecture of the ML-Class and is being built at the same Tuscaloosa, Ala., assembly plant as (...) > Full story
GM officially announced the production of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade hybrid and even set a target date of fall 2007. The Escalade hybrid with use the same two-mode transmission as the Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid, a move that GM says will give the big Cadillac a 25-percent improvement in fuel economy. GM’s Displacement on Demand technology will also be used to reduce fuel consumption by the gasoline engine.
GM says will give the big Cadillac a 25-percent improvement in fuel (...) > Full story
Cadillac announced that pricing for the all-new 2007 Escalade, scheduled to hit dealerships in February, will start at $57,280 manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) including destination charges for the all-wheel drive variant available at launch. This price for the 2007 Escalade represents a carry-over entry price relative to the outgoing 2006 Escalade while the vehicle is all-new inside and out. The 2007 Escalade provides several new features as standard equipment including; a (...) > Full story