No SUV is as bold and stylish as the new Cadillac Escalade. The 2016 version of the Escalade -- fresh off a full redesign from the year before -- now comes equipped with an improved infotainment interface, a lane-departure intervention system and a front-view camera for navigating tight spaces. As always, the Escalade comes with an impressive engine and unparalleled interior comfort for both drivers and passengers. Are you considering getting behind the wheel of this head-turning SUV? If so, read on to learn more about what the new Cadillac Escalade has to offer.
The new Escalade is a full-size, seven-passenger SUV available in four trim packages. The base trim gets 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers and LED headlights, parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, heated-and-ventilated power-adjustable seats, adjustable foot pedals, leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control and more. The Luxury trim adds 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, a heads-up display, automatic high beans, power-folding second-row seats, added safety features and more. The Premium trim gets adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, a Blu-ray entertainment center and more. The top-level Platinum trim gets unique doors, 14-way power front seats with massage functions, improved interior suede and leather, rear entertainment screens and more.
Style and luxury is just half of the equation behind the Cadillac Escalade; fans of this SUV also appreciate power. The 2016 Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque with an eight-speed automatic suspension. That kind of heft results in EPA fuel ratings of 17 mpg combined (15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway). It's one of the fastest large SUVs on the market with a tested zero-to-60 time of just over 6 seconds. Still interested in learning more? Take our quiz to see which of the Cadillac Escalade's trims best fits your needs.