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The full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV has appealed to celebrities and affluent 20-somethings since 2001, when a flashier version debuted. Its competitors include the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Infiniti QX56 and other luxury SUVs. In the spirit of excess, the Escalade boasts available 22-inch wheels and a 6.2-liter V-8 with more than 400 horsepower. It can be configured to seat up to eight people and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Three-tier headlights and a large crisscrossed grille define the Escalade's styling, while chrome applications throughout emphasize the vehicle's luxury status. Exterior features include:
Two rows of captain's chairs and a three-seat bench in back are standard. An optional second-row bench increases seating capacity to eight. The center control panel flows into the floor console rather than being a separate unit. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
An all-aluminum 6.2-liter V-8 makes 403 hp and 417 pounds-feet of torque. It works with a six-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 8,300 pounds (rear-wheel drive) or 8,100 pounds (all-wheel drive) when properly equipped. Cadillac includes standard scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters, and multipoint vehicle inspections for four years or 50,000 miles. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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