2018 Cadillac Escalade is a large and luxurious SUV of Cadillac. The Cadillac Escalade came out in 1999. The first generation was made in Arlington (Texas). All 2018 Escalades have a V8, which is between 5.3 liters and 6.2 liters. The Cadillac Escalade also made pickups.
The third-generation of the Escalade on the basis of the GMT-900 chassis was presented in autumn 2006. In the first sales months, the vehicles were only available as 4WD variants, then also as a 2WD version. In contrast to the optical transformation between the first and the second generation of the Escalade, this generation largely corresponds to the basic design of its predecessor. In general, the body was slightly rounded and softer.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Features
The third generation of the Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 6.2 l Vortec 6200 V8. Furthermore, since the end of 2010, a 6.0 l Vortec 6000 V8 is available as a full hybrid. Pure electric driving is thus possible on short distances of up to 40 km / h. As the vehicle has almost a complete series configuration, only minor improvements have been made over the years in the various model years, Such as the “Magnetic Selective Ride Control” chassis, which is known from many Cadillac models.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition includes LED headlights, heated and cooled cup holders, rear view camera, superior leather trim, the navigation system, DVD entertainment system, and aerated front seats. As in the predecessor, the third generation has also been available as a pickup variant EXT as well as for a long version ESV. This time, the EXT offers an increased length of 490 mm and the 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV a plus of 520 mm compared to the normal Escalade. The ESV is based on the Chevrolet Suburban / GMC Yukon XL, the EXT on the Chevrolet Avalanche.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Two engines were available as engines. The 5.3L Vortec 5300 V8 from the Chevrolet Tahoe of the same model year as well as a high-output version of the 6.0L Vortec 6000 V8, which was installed in the GMC Yukon Denali of the same model year.
From the beginning of 2003, the ESP system “Stabilitrac” was part of the standard equipment. In the autumn of 2003, the list of standard equipment was extended again. The equipment now included single seats in the rear as well as a tire air pressure control system (in all models up to the 2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT version).