For almost two decades of its history, this model has seen lots of modifications, and the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade is in the mood to portray them in a totally different manner. The Cadillac’s vehicles have always been known to define an owner’s taste. Drawing direct design inspirations from the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia, it tops the line of Cadillac’s SUV segment.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Attractive Design
While this 2018 Cadillac Escalade is looking to get some freshly designed ergonomics, its heritage face off with the Lincoln Navigator seems to be a never-ending story. Bearing almost similar design perspectives, they outrun each other in significant genres. Hallmark designs on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade include its vertically aligned LED headlamps. Their jewel-like appearance does force aficionados to give a second glance. While a facelift seems to be totally acceptable, the chrome makes way as the major design metal in both cousins.
The Cadillac’s answer to the Navigator’s mesh grille is its horizontal bar trellis design that houses an air intake as well. The company insignia finds the exact central location while its trapezoidal head gives this vehicle and extra edgy look. Design experts have perfectly complemented this design conglomerate with a pair of L-shaped fog lamps bearing a similar Jewish LED design. However, an addition pair of roof rails and bigger 22-inch alloy wheels sees Cadillac victorious over its counterpart in this segment.
A traveler’s perspective
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade personifies “luxury” in an exquisite, yet simple manner. A passenger can treat himself or herself to the comfort of the perfectly hand stitched leather upholstery of the highest quality. It suffices for Cadillac’s seats, dashes as well as the steering wheel. Not to forget its soothing interior lights that provide a serene ambiance during long highway drives.
The travelers can entertain themselves from a ten speaker Bose surround sound system that draws music from its 8 inches LED touch panel. This control center equips itself with Android Auto, Apple Car plays, Bluetooth and houses 2 USB ports for auxiliary inputs.
Safe as it can get
Such high-end vehicles receive safeties suiting its quality. The standard features will include forward collision alert and low tire pressure monitoring system, hill climb assists and traction control will favor its adventure through hostile terrains.
Engine Specs and EPA Ratings
A driver’s facial muscles will clearly explain Cadillac’ dominance over the Lincoln in this segment as well. Compared to a mere 3.5 L engine, 2018 Cadillac Escalade will vouch for a powerful 6.2 L V8 under its hood. Engine volumes are enough to impress, and with power outputs of 420 HP and almost 460 lb-ft of torque, this 4X4 is a joy to drive around.
Such intense power hauls this vehicle from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds clocking top speeds of nearly 112 mph. It also provides 2018 Cadillac Escalade with a towing capacity of nearly 9,000 lbs. However, such horse value takes a slight toll on its EPA ratings that stands at 15 mpg in city traffic and 21 mpg during freeway cruising. A special mention here goes to its carbon ceramic brakes. This is of utmost importance owing to its more than usual curb weight of almost 6,000 lbs.
Price and Development
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade shall receive a price bracket of $74,000 to $93,000. If this sounds similar to Lincoln’s Navigator, then release dates will surprise all. Both SUV’s look to hit dealerships by the end of 2017 and will battle it out for ultimate glory.