2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Hybrid an AW Drivers Log Autoweek

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EDITOR WES RAYNAL: is a bizarre vehicle in that it has a $5,000 price premium a regular Escalade and really, the mpg improvement is in the city, where I about 18 mpg on the weekend. I remember 12s in regular Escalades, so there is real improvement there the hybrid system.

The trade-off is the ute is even heavier than a model, costs more (as and is noticeably slower. It takes a to get the big fella up and moving, and another to get it stopped. There’s also weird thing I’ve in most hybrids I’ve with regenerative brakes, you start to apply the brake and the car doesn’t begin to slow you’re into the brakes good.

That said, the system and its start/stop function as smooth as the other hybrid available.

It’s gorgeous with plenty of room and is I guess my biggest question is, why someone spending $90,000 about saving some gas town?

EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER A couple of things bugged me this: First, the regen-brake is absolutely the worst I’ve I had to make a panic stop on the and it was downright scary how long thing took to finally get I know there’s a lot of mass but the brake feel is not something elicits confidence in getting slowed down.

The trade-off increased fuel mileage only work if someone this in the city a lot.

not having the third row of seats into the floor is a major when trying to haul a of stuff. In this day and age, nearly every other having third rows fold flat, having a vehicle where I would to lift the seats out and store in my garage just doesn’t real luxurious to me.

The highlights: interior. I like the tray on top of the that is perfect for your phone. The heated/cooled cupholders are a touch as well.


And I’ve liked these General seats, which are very

NEWS EDITOR GREG What a luxury barge. Escalade is opulent in the way that cruise ships were. I the interior.

The woodlike parts and finishings all this leather are simply The stitching is sharp and everything upscale. Then again, for this should be the Queen on wheels.

As Roger notes, I particularly fond of the regen the feel is just sticky. when you factor in the girth of boat, it’s a weird The acceleration is respectable, but it does awhile to dial up all this Once moving though, a locomotive.

The stop/start is a nice in my book, too.

This is one of the commanding views of the road in a light-duty vehicle. The steering is nimble for such a large and it handles well in turns and at on the expressway. It’s confident and over all roads, too.

I like most about the is it makes a statement. The chrome are blinding. The headlights have so parts and bulbs they like Christmas tree The side vents and (even) door chrome are striking. The makes no apologies for what it is, and I it’s one of the best there is at its

The hybrid element—that’s fine fuel economy is important, and beast appears to have chops in that department. But just take the big V8 by itself.

EXECUTIVE EDITOR—AUTOWEEK.COM BOB GRITZINGER: often been critical of the feel and hybrid powertrain on and off wave electric-motor feel, but in Escalade I have no complaints. I can see an initial light touch on the might not get much result, but it is a three-ton vehicle, so I guess I expect impressive brake I am usually much more about the grabby and inconsistent of regenerative braking, but this seems to suffer from of that.

The brakes simply stopping power the harder you the pedal—that’s usually what I from brakes.

On the other of the equation, and again keeping vehicle’s heft in mind, I the big ute was fairly quick getting to with the electric motors in tandem with the high-revving V8 to supercharged V8 sounds and results. I was intrigued by how long the transmission a lower gear at redline as the big got moving from a stop, or under heavy pedal on an or in passing maneuvers. That’s a engine/motor/trans combo there.

be really wicked in something a Camaro.

While I’d be the first to say someone who can afford a $90,000 hardly needs to worry fuel economy, and furthermore, needs to worry about four-wheel drive, both winners for my weekend work. The drivetrain gave the vehicle far range than I would expected in a regular Escalade, me to travel longer distances worrying about gas stops. And the drive, and especially the low-lock came in quite handy the going got muddy in the two-track back to my hunting spot.

a worry once I engaged system, which also turns off Stabilitrak so you don’t to worry about losing by having the power cut out because of the sideways slide in slick

The 22-inch wheels and tires be my choice for the kind of use I’d put a like this to, but then be more likely to go a grade to a Suburban or a pickup truck to get a lot of the hardware without all the bling.

nice truck, though.

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EDITOR CYNTHIA L. OROSCO-WRIGHT: Escalade seems to be a contradiction in Yes, you have the Cadillac and comforts and bells and whistles, but you have a large barge—with badges all over. Don’t who buy Escalades buy them for the wow factor, the factor, because they to say and show that they own big and beautiful?

Do people who buy these types of really care, or have to about saving money at the I think not.

All of that this Escalade is indeed a vehicle. The high driver’s is great to navigating, the four decent power and the stop/start is not overly sensitive. The brakes, are another story and don’t much confidence in their power. You have to mash far down on the pedal to get the big ute to stop.

I didn’t have to make any stops.

The interior is well the seats are comfortable and there is of space to stash stuff. The are all quality and the trim is beautiful. The row appears to provide decent but not the third row.

I liked the liftgate, but when it opened, I the third row of seats folded but taking up almost all of the cargo I picked up a very large box work and had to hike it up on top of the folded because it didn’t fit behind For nearly $90,000, could really not make these fold into the floor?

If the statement you want to make is I about the environment but I want to be while doing it, maybe Escalade is your ride. But having driven our very and strong new long-term Infiniti I would pocket nearly and go for the QX and get right about the same in fuel economy.

2011 Escalade Platinum Hybrid

Price: $89,090

As-Tested $89,090

Drivetrain: 6.0-liter V8 4WD, four-speed automatic

332 hp @ 4,100 rpm, 367 lb-ft @ rpm

Curb Weight: 5,879 lb

Economy (EPA/ AW ): 21/17.7 mpg

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