Why the New Cadillac Escalade Makes Everyone Drool?
The Cadillac Escalade has always been viewed as a symbol for affluence. After all, it has been the most favorite ride of several celebrities here and abroad. However, the Escalade has occasionally lacked quality – low performance, cheap interiors and bad driving dynamics. With the introduction of the 2015 version though, there are even more reasons to love this epic ride.
The new Caddy is bigger but retains the classic Escalade touches – Fiat 500-sized rims and a large grille that seems like it fit on a semi. Then, there are some awesome touches, as well, including the massive clear rear light assemblies that are given a modern appeal, door handles with wrought LED lighting and a new, cleaner, bolder logo, which highlights the fact that this vehicle is truly a luxury item. Look closely and you will not find the wreath on the logo anymore.
More luxurious interiors
In the past, the Escalades had fake wood and bits of plastic. With the new Caddy, there’s more leather, wood and suede than any BMWs. Plus, it looks like it’s extremely well put together. There’s no more panel gaps and loose parts, which were the hallmark of the previous versions of the Escalade. Of course, with improved materials, there should be improved design, as well. The Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system is now the highlight of the center console, which makes a stylish statement as it has no more buttons and switches. Aside from that, there’s a platinum trim strewn with high-tech tools, including heated, cooled and massaging seats, refrigerators and third-row seats that lower and raise at a touch of a button.
Everything about the new Escalade is impressive, but the real treat is its dynamics. In fact, the big Cadillac boasts much better ride quality, if not handling capability. Despite a staggering weight of 5,840 pounds, the new version bears it all pretty well. Steering is also precise and direct – force builds up well even in hard turns. What about suspension? Well, despite its weight and size, it keeps this magnificent vehicle level in all corners, with its 52/48 front-to-rear weight balance aiding the suspension’s competence. Aside from that, it almost feels as if the Escalade is flattening the road underneath it. As for power, its 6.2-liter V8 engine and 420 horsepower, giving a 0-to-60 time of around 6 seconds.
Are these enough to make you drool over the new Escalade?