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By Cars.com Staff
December 7, 2009
Vehicle Overview The high-end Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck competes with fully loaded pickups like the Toyota Tundra Limited and Ford F-150 Platinum.
New for 2010 The Escalade EXT's engine now features cylinder deactivation, a technology designed to save gas by automatically shutting off four cylinders when driving conditions allow. There's a USB port for connecting an MP3 player to the audio system.
Exterior The EXT's cargo bed has 45.5 cubic feet of volume (about the same as a short-box crew cab pickup truck). The cab midgate flips inward along with the second-row seats, extending the pickup box to 101 cubic feet of cargo volume. The EXT maintains the triangular C-pillar extensions of GM's first-generation crossover pickups, and the design is highlighted by its rectangular headlights and angular face.
18-inch wheels standard
17-inch wheels optional
22-inch alloy wheels optional
LED headlamps optional
Interior Two rows of seats accommodate five occupants. The folded midgate creates an expanded, continuous load floor for the bed, but the lack of a partition exposes occupants to the elements.
Standard leather upholstery
Standard power front seats
Standard automatic climate control
Optional heated steering wheel and navigation system
Under the Hood A 6.2-liter V-8 generates 403 horsepower and 417 pounds-feet of torque and works through a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.