2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid car review @ Top Speed

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year: 2009 Cadillac Model: Escalade V8 MPG(Cty): 20 MPG(Hwy): 21 Displacement: 6.0 L Layout: FR

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on 06.17.2009 12:00 by Terence 10

Motor’s luxury arm, has an answer for all the environmentalists out there who to have their lavish SUV and it too. This is mainly due to the 6.0 Liter Vortec combined an electric generator in the transmission to create the world’s first luxury hybrid SUV. be fooled by the amount of Hybrid strewn about the Escalade, is truly a big money machine. our car’s Quicksilver exterior to the interior the Escalade Hybrid is all style.

Our $70,375 Escalade rolls around on stylish 22 chromed rims connected to ride control shock that soak up ever on the road’s surface.


From the outside, our Quicksilver Escalade Hybrid looks like the standard luxury SUV from one of the surviving branches of Motors. Unlike the Chevrolet Hybrid, a vehicle with the Cadillac shares many Ed Welburn’s crew decided not to go a lower hanging, more front end. The only that will distinguish you as an friendly driver are the numerous logos . No matter whether were etched into or as part of a tacky plastic vent, our Escalade had no problem the literate world know exactly it was hiding underneath.

As far as Escalades go, ours was very it came equipped with running boards, that stowed away doubled as an rocker panel. The shiny of metal tied the chromed 22 rims together nicely. our Escalade Hybrid had the same presence as any full size SUV on the today . it is hard to imaging an in anything other than or black, but Quicksilver is Cadillac’s color, so it is only fitting their truck for the 21st be wearing it.

The biggest drawback from the exterior is the overabundance of “HYBRID” sure they are neat at and despite distinguishing our Escalade as a from any angle, they are a bit The windshield treatment is nice . but do you to look at the large “HYBRID” across the side of your everyday. General Motors is pushing the elegance of an Escalade the computer chip looking “H” on the C-pillars, but they go too far with the fender vents.

It could be sticking plastic trim to your fender is in fashion, but should know well to leave that up to the aftermarket.


The interior of our Escalade is and luxurious as a $70,000 vehicle be. From the nuance leather seat you can enjoy an 8 inch screen that can control or everything from the 6 disc CD AM/FM/XM radio stations, DVD navigation, back up camera and our favorite, the power distribution that is an interesting animation what exactly the Hybrid system is doing. The rear passengers will appreciate the down Panasonic DVD screen and inside can enjoy the Bose 5.1 sound system.

The interior of the Escalade is adorned a combination of wood grain, trim and the traditional black The material that came the forest covers the center steering wheel and accents the in a very upscale manner. The impressive use of metal comes in front of the passenger riding in

The dash trim starts a hybrid badge on the left side and is balanced by a cursive engraved onto the other

One of the most engaging aspects of the interior is the Efficiency gauge. We constantly trying to keep the in the green . but that proved to be a bit What is odd about the way that the GM set up the dials to rotate clockwise, the gauge that displays the fuel economy spins in the direction.

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Why they did it that way, no knows?

The drive

The Cadilac Hybrid drove like you expect any luxury SUV to. Although was enough ground clearance this body on frame to take it off-road, the suspension was so sprung and comfortable that we even considered it thanks to the ride control system. You expect that a vehicle of size would have the feel of a Mack truck, but the controls can be easily managed only the touch of a pinky. The aspect of this vehicle change the way our Escalade drives; it did how we drove the Escalade, especially if the display was active.

We would ourselves creeping around in an vehicle most of the time. The problem with a hybrid of nature, is that due to the vehicle’s weight from items batteries, as well as the additional mass from the hybrid generator; these car’s fuel mileage suffers, 1 MPG better than city according to EPA estimates, but around thanks to GM’s 2-Mode System, we barely used any of the based product at all.

Why to buy?

Why not to buy?

If you are a closet and don’t want your down at the industrial plant to you out, the Escalade’s numerous will give you away for If the price is an issue, check out the Hybrid, which is the same with a slightly lower The other Hybrid SUV success is the Lexus RX400h, although is much more of an SUV with a softer ride and way more roll.

Top Speed Final Verdict

In to fully appreciate the Escalade, you observe while sitting in from another, smaller, expensive car. While at your cheap plastic you dream about how comfortable the of the luxurious Escalade must be their tri zone climate and nuance leather captain’s watching a flip down DVD

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Cadillac Escalade Electric Cars
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