2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum an Autoweek Drivers Log Car Review Autoweek

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EDITOR GREG MIGLIORE: The Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum is a luxury-laden SUV should be: comfortable, and blinged-out. This Cadillac is It makes jaws drop and people drool.

This is the equivalent of the 1959 Eldorado, was a halo for the brand when it was the of the world.

Really, this is a ute in every way. The V8 is a monster, and needed to propel this along in reasonable fashion. big, and the driving position is Inside is a sumptuous cabin as well appointed as it is huge.

The the stitching, the badging everywhere—I it all impressive.

The outside is equally with vents, chrome and headlights. I think it all presents I like this slightly than our long-term Infiniti but there are really only a few in this class.

General makes solid SUVs, and is the top of the line. My only beef is you can get pretty much the same ute the bling) in Chevrolet and GMC trim for a lot than $88,000.

INTERACTIVE ASSOCIATE EDITOR ARNOUTS: I never really the appeal of the gigantic SUV until I this one.

As mentioned, the driving position is something I longed for ever since down and out of this ute. The views from the opulent spoiled me and made me lust for the one in an eight-person truck scenario after.

It felt as if I could all of my possessions inside the cavernous with space to spare. feeling so large on the outside, it a problem to drive or parallel downtown either, a big surprise.

the Escalade has come a long The more refined look of SUV sits well with me. wheels come standard but surprisingly small on the gargantuan

The engine is strong and sounds Don’t expect to break records, but once the momentum is it has some oomph when you put the down.

Obviously gas mileage car-level, but it could be worse for this size. And despite more electronics and gadgetry most, the Escalade lacks a column that moves and back. Really, Cadillac?

the negatives, I now understand the appeal of the SUV and put the Cadillac high on my list of utes in which you can haul 1.5 in comfort and with ease.

If this truck is in your and you have no problem showing that you spent a chunk of this is a good route to

MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: am I, stuck inside a music And one from about 10 years no less?

Yes, it’s though I suppose no more so plenty of other cars, and trucks. Yes, it’s It gets me every time its size, and I start to think it’s a hell of a useable if you have a spouse and three or kids, and you all ride together

This example was screwed well, it featured nice seats and was comfortable to drive, than the nontelescoping steering That’s definitely an odd feature to on such a mammoth, when I how many equally (in human mammoth people drive one of

But Escalades have come a way from the Chevrolet Suburbans of and it’s a quite comfortable and SUV to pilot. Just remember to yourself ample room for angles, and you need a fair of distance to bring the Cadillac to a stop from speed. where I’m apprehensive these full-size monsters. is good under normal, circumstances, but I don’t want to myself behind this in a fast-developing emergency situation calls for quick reactions both driver and vehicle.

In that case, I guess you do and hope for the best.

Overall, I feel ridiculous driving alone in the Escalade. I feel more ridiculous when pull up next to me, excited and thumbs-up signs and yelling like, Yo, that’s tight! I to scream, No, no!

It’s not mine! no! I always feel as if I should go up six people to travel with me I go, just to improve my efficiency.

EDITOR JONATHAN WONG: not often I need to carry a bunch of people being a guy and all, but a friend asked me to him and his family to the airport and pick up when they returned a cruise. Easy enough, but the is that he has two teenage boys who are roughly six-foot-three. Then add in my who is six-foot-one, his wife, daughter and

So we’re talking about a family of five and gear for a trip.

He asked me if I could get big enough to handle the job. Oh, I said, I can get something big enough. I showed up in this 2011 Escalade ESV Platinum, it swallowed the human cargo and the luggage ease. All of them were by the trick power running and nicely trimmed interior the leather-wrapped dashboards and door which were mostly with soft-touch materials. To my the wood and aluminum trims are and, combined with all of the helped distinguish the Escalade’s from that of the everyday Chevrolet Suburban.

Of course, at $88,000 it better go and beyond.

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Other Platinum-model include the higher grade aniline leather for the first- and seats, which are real and comfortable. There also are scuff plates, heated and front cupholders, a heated wheel, power liftgate and a entertainment system with front-seat-headrest-mounted monitors. But the big standard are the magnetic-ride-control suspension, LED headlights and 22-inch rims.

During my of days, I spent a good of time just driving with one passenger, which was an waste of the Escalade’s capabilities. But I did it around some tight garages and lots in Ann Arbor and and with the backup camera and steering effort, I was able to shoehorn this thing some tight parking

Strangely, I didn’t find hating this giant. I really mind any of these and was rather fond of our long-term Suburban from all those ago. For a full-frame SUV, GM a really good job from a and handling standpoint.

The magnetic suspension should probably be credited for this Caddy’s demeanor. Going down the at 80 mph or rolling around the city at 25 this does it all well. I have to say that GM is probably the around when it comes to big SUV (minus the hybrids)—they are strong a firm pedal feel.

The V8 moved this big thing easily and helped it merge the expressway without issue. The automatic is also smooth.

I was surprised at how much attention thing got—both from who liked it and from people who I was flipped the bird in Ann Arbor for no reason one night and on the other, I had a guy in an old Rover Discovery chase me pull up next to me and give me the while grinning ear to ear.

If you have a giant family and to roll in more than luxury, you could do a lot worse this Cadillac. If you think too expensive and you could do without a few of the touches, you could always go for the GMC XL Denali and save thousands.

Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum

Price: $88,295

As-Tested $88,295

Drivetrain: 6.2-liter V8; six-speed automatic

Output: 403 hp @ rpm, 417 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm

Weight: 5,963 lb

Fuel (EPA/ AW ): 14/12.9 mpg

Cadillac Escalade Platinum Electric Cars
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