Review 2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Hybrid The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2011 Cadillac Platinum Hybrid

A couple back, Cadillac gave me a red, three-ton, rollin chrome-drenched, hybrid-electric, $88,140 truck to drive while in for the Campaign To Prevent Gingervitis 24 of LeMons. Since that the effort of attempting to write a review for this ridiculous-yet-amazing has caused my brain to develop a rod knock. Who is supposed to buy this I asked myself.

What can you do it?

My problem with SUVs, super-luxurious SUVs, is that I trucks are supposed to be trucks . is, you should be able to load a up with 900 pounds of swamp-water-soaked board and a burlap sack of hog and not cringe in the slightest at the thought of nasty stuff contaminating interior. A truck should a bench seat in front, with cheap cloth or and even air conditioning smacks of gingerbread. If you want luxury— of course, I do— then you should be a vast, strip-club-owner-grade sedan its soft springs groaning the weight of luxury options so that you ll be years figuring all out.

Right. So, this is we in the hack-writer business call a Personally, I couldn t think of any way this beast would my life in any meaningful way, I to decide to drop 90 grand on The only place I enjoyed it was around the paddock during the race, for reasons that be made clear soon

Still, it s extreme enough it must be absolutely perfect for the users, but who are they? Rappers and the elite would never in buy anything with big HYBRID all over the place, edge-city will shy away in horror the twice-as-much-as-the-Yukon price tag, and high-tech hipsters wouldn t be dead in an SUV.

I finally figured out the perfect Platinum Hybrid buyers, but we ll get my driving impressions out of the way first. The Platinum Hybrid rides a lumber truck, no doubt to the blinged-out 22 wheels and low-profile exacerbating the already bumpy of a big body-on-frame truck chassis.

but those wheels do look It goes without saying you re not going to be doing anything serious off-roading in your Platinum Hybrid, and these ensure that you ll want to pavement beneath you at all times. I the big Cad for a brief jaunt in the muddy of the Gingerman Raceway paddock and the experience did not inspire confidence.

You to go off-road, get an FJ40 Land or IHC Scout, right?

The six-liter V8 was very quiet; in fact, the level inside the cab was library-hushed about all the time, including parked next to the front at Gingerman with Cherry RX-7s blaring past. the electric motor made distant whining and howling both under acceleration and regenerative braking. Several I found myself looking for the emergency vehicles running sirens.

The computer that the control center suffers a slow CPU, kludgy or both. The response time for input could be as much as seconds. Using the navigation made me feel like a cinderblock through the screen.

on, GM, the future moves fast!

The was pretty comfy, but some of strange bending of space-time was place that made feet in each dimension when you made the transition massive exterior to not-so-massive The inside of this truck cramped, giving the sense it has about the same interior as an early Camry. I suspect this truck is so quiet because the side and roof are about a foot thick and with spray-in insulation.

But what about the fuel . you ask. Is it really possible to get mileage out of a 6,120-pound, 332-horsepower with the aerodynamics of a convenience

I drove 301.8 miles, highway but also a fair of cruising around the Gingerman as well as jaunts to the night in bustling South Haven. I no attempt to keep speeds to gas-sipping levels, and I did a fair of pedal-to-floor acceleration. GM claims 20 highway mileage.

16.711 meaning I got just a hair 18 miles per gallon. Considering the much more slippery, and less powerful Mercury Marquis doesn t do a whole lot in mixed city/highway driving, s very impressive.

So, in summary: If I had 90 to spend on a vehicle, this would be at or near the bottom of my list (a much more Lamborghini Espada would be at or the top). I didn t like of anything about the Escalade Hybrid but then who cares an SUV-hating curmudgeon like me Let s take a look at this from the point of view of its purchaser, shall we?

Yes, now I m for Popular Warlord Magazine! the point of view of your Third World and/or Soviet Republic warlord, the Escalade Platinum Hybrid is the motor vehicle in history!

image source for magazine English Russia

Whether you re a leader in the Horn of Africa, a entrepreneur in the Bolivian rainforest, or a in the Caspian oil fields, you know the days when a self-respecting could climb behind the of a grimy Toyota Hilux are past. Today s more warlord needs presence ; your Kalashnikov-brandishing entourage can follow behind you in their but you need to roll into in a vehicle that shows you ve

We ll start with the interior, that s where you ll be spending of your time as your takes you to meetings, nightclubs, and so on. have said that the Platinum is a bit cramped inside, but we at Warlord Magazine disagree; you come to terms with the that today s warlord only two or three personal traveling with him in the vehicle— the wild days when the himself had to carry an assault on his person are behind us— and that bodyguards will be armed pistols instead of RPGs and machine guns, you can see that truck has room for you, muscle, and your 19-year-old mistress.

It really won t do your image any good if you have to a load of jerry-cans in your your Armani suits t be exposed to gasoline— and so the hybrid of this truck will you the extended range you need to go say, Addis Ababa to secret landing strip in the without refueling.

You ll want the people to know the caliber of they re dealing with the very first glance at vehicle, and the massive Cadillac will let them know you re not to be trifled with.

The four-wheel-drive system and vast reserves mean that the Platinum Hybrid should do fine on the rough dirt in your area of influence; you ll to get in the Land Rover or the Hilux in to leave the road, but for everyday potholes the Escalade performs

In summary, the staff of Popular gives the 2011 Cadillac Platinum Hybrid our highest Rides rating. For the cost of a of fat envelopes of cash, you can equip compound with several of fine luxury trucks.

OK, so the (or strongman, if you prefer that is the Escalade Platinum Hybrid s buyer, but there s another who can get some good value this truck: the 24 Hours of Supreme Court Justice! in addition to writing for Popular . I m also moonlighting at…

LeMons Magazine! Yes, the publication for the corrupt race official. Let s see how big red truck fares at LJM . shall we?

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Sam and myself rolled into the To Prevent Gingervitis determined to a proper judgely impression on the and the Escalade certainly accomplished Why, three different told us words to the effect of I have bought one of these— I enough cash in hand, you but I decided that the Tahoe/Yukon was a better truck. Yes, re a bunch of pathetic slobs, trying to impress the LeMons Court with their fat bankrolls… but still, their envy at the sight of this machine was gratifying.

Judge as my cousin (yes, the LeMons Court firmly supports in all its forms) and the son of the legendary Dirty had an instant appreciation for the inherent superiority of this machine, and I had to with him.

We think this truck much better with the emblem on the grille.

So, this scores huge in the impress the racers category, but we ran into a flaw right away: the 5.1 surround-sound audio system sufficient boom. Rich Boy s Some D s On It hardly rattled a mere 50 feet away, and s Ice Cream Paint Job ? Forget it. the Fiat 500 s stereo cranked out decibels.

Come on, Cadillac, the Supreme Court needs

You see, a true Judgemobile more than just around the paddock cranking tunes. A proper Judgemobile project its music at sufficient for such audio-centric penalties as the Man and the Joe Arpaio Chain Gang. The Platinum Hybrid s sound was just adequate for the Macho as seen here.

However, one of Judgemobile duty at which truck excelled was the level of provided by the climate-control system. We any GM vehicle to produce frigid scalding air on command, and the Escalade Hybrid delivered and then even when temperatures into the 20s and stinging snow through the paddock, borne on 60 MPH Those poor freezing doing the Macho Man made the Supreme Court feel much more comfortable the truck.

I would have a slightly more La-Z-Boy-ish s seat, but the comfort level was good for two judges bloated free bribe booze and meat products.

For the West Homestead penalty, in which must put their car up on jackstands, the wheels, and eat salty snacks sitting on lawn furniture, the provided both a pleasant to the racers hoopty-ass wheels and a place for the LeMons Supreme to get out of the cold.

Can you see the envy in this Tahoe s eyes?

Speaking of envy, out this haul of bribes for the Supreme Court! We re forced to that the storage capacity in the area was somewhat limited, the size of the truck. This was due to the folding third-row seats.

We that the LeMons Judge of the Escalade go with a third-row-delete to make more room for of beer.

Of course, the second row of serve as bribe-booze storage you ve got only two judges in the Judgemobile, so truck should be able to fit the of even the most generous

The automatic fold-out running were handy for climbing up the truck, but judge robes had a to get caught on them.

What s the on this Judgemobile from the here at LeMons Judge We re going to give the Escalade Hybrid a respectable three-gavel not quite up there with the Doorless Wheel-Shedding Amazon and Smokescreen Caprice Wagon. but a proper Judgemobile all the same.

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