2017 Cadillac Escalade Review

When you imagine a perfect SUV of the future, you have to imagine the 2017 Cadillac Escalade. This model has it all and brings everything to the table in a spectacular fashion. Being a GM’s SUV is no small thing and the newest model manages to bring us all the necessary attributes needed from a model of this size. The model is smoother, quieter on the inside, much more attractive and also holds a full load of equipment.

2017 Cadillac Escalade front view

This model has been completely remodeled for this year and has all the makings of a great vehicle as it is purposefully built for people who want everything from a car. It offers utility, capability and luxury, which many of its peers cannot combine. This model has gained some general improvements and refinements and also added some new technology and higher comfort abilities to make it even better.

2017 Cadillac Escalade rear view

The exterior is also one of the things that make the car much better and differentiates it from before. The model has some new and crisp lines with the LED features that have been added making it seem much more premium than it actually is. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is a brand that is going to be carries and this review will show you just how great it has the potential of being.

Exterior

The thing with the exterior design of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is that it took two generations of evolution to get it where it is today. Ever since it appeared in the 90s, the model has been getting better and improving. With its big, bold and swathed characteristics it has been slowly shaping to the point it got today with the 2017 model. This 2017 model has finally matured and brings a perfect combination of tasteful plastichrome accents,  more vertical pillars, flat-pressed panels and stacked LED lighting which actually manages to recreate a classic Cadillac design. The result that we get is a model which is sophisticated from start to finish and has all the crisp parts that we have been wanting to see.

2017 Cadillac Escalade side view

The best part of the car are actually the LED illuminations that it has gained. Actually this part makes up half of the work that the car needs in order to succeed. There are massive LED taillights  which actually bracket the tailgate and give a very crisp look. There are even LED illuminations that are provided for the crest badge as well. All in all, the designers have outdone themselves with the design and have brought us the perfect mixture of class and elegance for a family friendly model.

Interior

As the body has been designed in the sharply creased way, the interior of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is completely the opposite. It is a warm and welcoming setting which brings us all the necessary comforts and necessary equipment on the inside to feel great. It even holds a perfect design that brings everything to the right kind of shape. In order to keep up an appearance and also look great, the Escalade has some new leather and suede cut and sewed details on the inside which actually resembles the one seen on the entire newest lineup of Cadillac vehicles. There is a variety of wood trims which combines with a spectacular open-pore selection of details and brings us spectacular look for the car. The car offers a premium Kona-brown leather interior which is perhaps the finest one offered by a GM car.

2017 Cadillac Escalade interior

We also mentioned that the technology has taken a step further and has been rebuilt with this car. There is a  tablet-like CUE touchscreen system placed centerpiece on the dashboard and has voice activations commands, capacitive touch and swipe gestures. There is a 12.3-inch display  which is placed in a cluster of various digital gauges that you are able to customize by using one of the four offered themes. It is also offered as a head-up display that projects selected information over the hood.

Engine

This year, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade will come packing only one engine option. The one that you are going to get is actually a pretty stable one and manages to work pretty well for the car. The model uses a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that makes 420-horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is actually a variation of the 5.3-liter V-8 used in big SUVs at Chevrolet and GMC models, but this one manages to enhance the fuel efficiency and smoothens up the driving. The car also manages great acceleration features, even with the weigh of 6,000-pound and the ability to haul 8,000 pounds, the model can speed up to 0-60 mph in around 6 seconds. The fuel efficiency has improved at an EPA rating of 15 mpg city, 22 highway, 17 combined, which is still pretty low but much better than its counterparts.

2017 Cadillac Escalade engine

Release date and price

The newest 2017 Cadillac Escalade is getting its release date in January next year, while the estimated price is set at a base MSRP level of 72,970 USD.

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