2017 Cadillac Escalade boasts more bravado than any other Cadillac in the streets. This new SUV is more luxurious than ever before and bring along great refinements. The styling of 2017 Escalade is now pronounced with modern touches, however the car will also share most of its design ques from its predecessors.
Cadillac will roll out this new generation Escalade in 3 trims – Platinum, Luxury and Premium Luxury. One of the newest additions is the Radiant Package which includes 22-inch 7-split spoke chrome wheels, polished exhaust tip and a mesh grille. Another optional package is the Interior Protection Package.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Powertrain and Performance
2017 Escalade uses a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine which has a variable valve timing. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces around 460 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 RPM and 420 HP of power at 5,600 RPM. With the help of Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system, mileage figures now stand at 15 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined.
In terms of acceleration, Escalade can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 6 seconds. The figure is pretty impressive for a vehicle that is rated to tow almost 6,000 lbs. Buyers will get the option of both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control is a standard feature which monitors the terrain and adjusts suspension accordingly.
Exterior and Interior
The refined exterior styling of 2017 Cadillac Escalade makes a bold and powerful presence. Dramatic angles and powerful planes now embellish this SUV’s body with modernness. As compared to the previous-gen model, 2017 Escalade now incorporates more chrome styling for a premium profile. Some of the notable exterior styling/features are:
- Advanced Lighting – 2017 Escalade’s headlight wear the same signature design but improves on functionality. Cornering LEDs come as optional in these headlights.
- Invisible Rear Wiper – The rear window incorporates a hidden wiper which adds functionality and sophistication.
- Light-Blade Tail Lamps – Rear lights of this new SUV is unlike any other as they incorporate functional LEDs.
The interior cabin of 2017 Cadillac Escalade is as functional as much as it is sophisticated. Apart from a luxurious upholstery, Escalade’s cabin offers advanced technological features like wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot and 4G LTE connectivity.
The center console has a small storage compartment which is convenient for tucking in essentials. Rear entertainment is a breath of relief as it includes HDMI/USB ports, wireless headphones, MP3 support and Blu-ray playback.
Safety and Accessories
Cadillac reassures utmost safety in every vehicle which includes this 2017 Escalade. Some of the features of this SUV are:
- Surround Vision
- Safety Alert Seat
- Keyless Open and Start
- Intelli beam Headlamps
- Lane Change Alert
- Lane Keeping Assist with Departure Warning
- Side Blind Zone Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
With the options for several accessories, buyers can look forward to endless personalization. Some of these available accessories include:
- Cargo Net
- Skid Plate
- Door Handles
- Hitch Ball Assembly
- Chrome Exhaust Tips
Price and Competitors
2017 Cadillac Escalade starts at $73,395 and the price reaches up to $94,795 for upscale trims. 2017 Infiniti QX80 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS are two of the most significant competitors of this SUV.