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Launched in August as a 2009 model, the Cadillac Hybrid sport-utility vehicle is the world’s blingiest hybrid. Motor’s characteristic hybrid-logo-with-green-leaf is in large, garish chrome on a fender vent the size of fist – which sits at level to a standard-issue human

Let’s be clear: the Cadillac Hybrid is nearly 17 feet weighs more than tons and gets an EPA fuel rating in the low 20 miles per gallon. not what most people of when they hear But, the big Caddy’s 20 mpg city is the city mileage as a Toyota crossover with all-wheel powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder mated to an automatic transmission. On the the Venza does go farther on a (two additional miles), but the Hybrid still manages to its enormous exterior through the air at the of 23 mpg.

For 2013, the Cadillac Hybrid’s exterior and interior is a of the 2012 model with no changes and returns with rear- or four-wheel drive. also carryover from The standard model has a sticker of $73,850 for two-wheel drive and for four-wheel drive.

Stepping up to the Edition, RWD is priced at $83,295 and 4WD at

Hybrid Powertrain

It’s no that the Escalade Hybrid the same hybrid system in the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC’s hybrid SUVs since all are on the same platform and feature the drivetrain. The hybrid hardware a modified 6.0-liter 332 horsepower V8 engine, a 300-volt nickel-metal battery pack and an electrically transmission (EVT). The transmission is up of two 60-kilowatt (80 horsepower) electric three planetary gearsets and fixed gears that use the space as GM’s six-speed transmission. Essentially the EVT has two drive – hence the name “two-mode

The magic of the two-mode hybrid is that the hybrid system generates the electric power to propel the vehicle. When the brakes are applied or the vehicle is the electric motors within the system produce electricity is stored in the battery pack. stored energy is then to move the vehicle, and the cycle itself continually to increase economy.

During low-speed, driving, the powertrain works like other hybrids; it the V8 engine whenever possible so it may draw power from one or of the electric motors. With a foot on the go pedal, the big SUV can travel electric power for around two at up to 35 mph.

The second mode is for highway driving, at which one or both electric motors can run along with the gas engine in to provide a power boost. The transmission attempts to keep the running at the optimum rpm for low fuel Essentially, it manages a balancing act the V8 engine and the electric motors.


It is responsible for making the transitions the two modes practically seamless.

The two isn’t the Escalade’s only saver. The V8 engine employs deactivation technology (known at GM as fuel management). Four of the cylinders can take a rest and the can operate in an economical V4 mode around 40 mph up to near 70 mph.

Master this technique with the characteristics of the two-mode, and the fuel tank will let you for more than 500 miles on gasoline.

Not as dramatic in saving as cylinder deactivation, an electrically 42-volt variable-assist power system provides up to a 0.5-mpg economy improvement compared to the belt-driven hydraulic systems. 0.5-mpg here, 0.5-mpg it all adds up.

Exterior And Interior

its Tahoe and Yukon hybrid the Escalade’s styling dates to 2007, but it has aged far better. Up the multi-faceted chrome grille, by the Cadillac Sixteen show car of is so overwhelming that the huge are barely noticed. Covered chrome trim and rolling on chromed aluminum-alloy wheels, the Hybrid still looks and commands the same attention and it did when introduced.

Unlike the Hybrid on which it’s the Escalade takes no extreme to reduce weight and increase The front air dam is subtly different, but are no other aerodynamic changes or reductions. It even has the standard roof rack.

There is a difference between the base hybrid model and the Premium The Premium has a unique front along with upper and grilles and a multi-spoke wheel

Inside the Escalade Hybrid its gasoline sibling, which seven or eight people can in leather-wrapped comfort. Second-row get nearly as much luxury as up front. Heated leather chairs are standard, though heated three-person bench is a option.

Not only are the second-row comfortable, they also individual audio and climate

The driver and front-seat passenger high, but the dash is positioned furnishing an expansive view out of the windshield. A distinct instrument is a defining attribute of the interior. It gauges with white and blue light inlays continuously lit, white-LED

There are some hybrid-specific The instrument cluster adds an gauge that monitors the of the vehicle, and the instrument panel has hybrid graphics. Also, the navigation system screen can a graphic diagram of the hybrid and its operation.

Basically, the Hybrid of this big SUV is a complete option that incorporates a raft of offered on lesser Escalades. In to those included 22-inch aluminum wheels, standard are starter, heated and cooled seats – all rows are leather – USB/iPod port and an AM/FM/XM/CD audio system with MP3 Phew.

Other standard include a backup camera, liftgate, and a blind-spot detection in each side mirror.

All of is to say, this is a large of luxury laid on what is, in the a very large station built on a pickup truck But wait, there’s more.

The Edition adds LED headlights, leather with French heated and cooled cupholders and front headrest DVD screens rear entertainment system a total of three LCD screens. the Platinum Edition, Motor said, “The wood worthy of a Louis XIV armoire and leather everywhere make the best-finished cabin in an SUV as far as I’m concerned.”

For its the rear cargo area the third row is, well, puny, cubic feet – enough for a small grocery run, but not more. For additional space, the seatbacks can be folded, but this yield a flat surface. The step is tumbling the seats like the second-row seats.

This is a pain-in-the-rear arrangement to competitors with a flat-fold row.

On The Road

If you have driven a large SUV, it some time to become to its size and driving dynamics. sight lines are excellent and the detection system and backup are welcome features. As for parking the big it’s best to park in unless you are very adept at parking.

For those familiar a big SUV, the Escalade Hybrid experience is rather ordinary. meaning that with a construction, independent front and solid rear axle, the is slightly truck like. But slightly.

You will know a big pothole is encountered, but it’s not a event. Cadillac has smoothed the with a touring suspension incorporates GM’s Magnetic Control, which reads the up to 1,000 times a second.

The Hybrid feels planted cornering and stable when at 70 mph on the highway. Forbes reported, Hybrid is remarkably composed curves and on rough surfaces, and is a locomotive on a long road NADA Guides remarked, a firm grip on the wheel and an eye for the curve ahead, the Escalade far better than I expected.”

The News reviewer reported, ride literally glides the highway. The 6-liter engine and motor produce absolutely smooth acceleration.” And about the he says, “The electric steering feels exact feeling overbearing. The Escalade is easy to maneuver, and the advantage of the motor operating the steering means it can tighten up at higher and loosen up when silently around parking lots.”

Regenerative braking systems are dissed because of their feel. But Automobile Magazine “Countless hours of seat went toward blending the regenerative braking with the physical braking system, and the between the two are indistinguishable.”

Is The Green Worth The Greenbacks?

Because equips the Escalade Hybrid a long list of standard an apples-to-apples comparison to the various Escalade models is difficult. The is the base Hybrid versus the trim edition, priced at for rear drive, $69,945 for a $6,455 premium for the Hybrid. But should also include mileage. The gas engine Escalade’s EPA are 14/18/16 combined for RWD, for 4WD.

The Hybrid’s numbers are combined for both rear- and drive.

If you want most of the amenities, eight passenger the towing capacity, but none of the the 2013 GMC Yukon Denali could be a better choice. starting at $60,635 this GMC is more than $13,000 than the Escalade and has the same EPA economy ratings. If you want a badge and are willing to give up interior room, test Audi’s Q7 TDI.

It’s a powered seven-seat crossover a starting price of $52.000, all-wheel drive. That’s less than the base 4WD and has an EPA fuel economy rating of combined.

As for cost of ownership, the Escalade Hybrid is too new to calculate. Vincentric, an automotive analysis just released its 2012 Analysis and since there is no increase for the 2013 Escalade, report is a good guideline. the gasoline Escalade to the Escalade Vincentric shows that the model would save in gasoline costs over years.

The Cadillac Escalade is certainly no but then it was never meant to be. If you a really big seven- or eight-seat – and are flush enough to bankroll the of luxury, this $70,000-plus SUV may be your cup of tea.

What’s For The Escalade Hybrid?

General had planned all-new models of its sport utilities, including the for the 2013 model year, but put off as it worked its way through bankruptcy. according to gminsidenews.com, the automaker is towards canceling almost all of the variants of the new SUVs and trucks are scheduled to debut as 2014 at the 2013 North American Auto Show in January or Chicago Auto Show in

The Escalade Hybrid may escape the block. If so, it will continue to be upon GM’s full-size platform, including a live axle for towing, and will not to a crossover design. Fuel gains will come weight reduction, a smaller V8 engine, upgrading the battery to a pack, revised electric and possibly, an all-new four-mode variable transmission.

Prices are suggested retail price at time of publication and do not include charges, taxes or licensing.

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