The new 2017 Cadillac Escalade is an endearing option for buyers looking for strong V8 power and bold styling. Furthermore, its appeal is broadened by features such as an available seating capacity for up to eight people, quiet interior, stout towing capacity, lots of standard features and amenities. The Cadillac Escalade 2017 release date is slated for this fall, of course, as a 2017 year model.
It has been more than one and a half decade now since the Escalade debuted in the market. Then cynics were quoted as saying that Caddy was trying to scratch an itch that was apparently absent. Flash forward to today and the Escalade is still thriving after the luxury SUV market caught on. There are serious rivals in this segment, no doubt, but the Escalade has been able to stay true to the course by constantly re-inventing the Escalade again and again.
For 2017, the bold and attractive exterior remains put and only features subtle but welcome changes on both fascias. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade interior, in stark contrast, is ostensibly the mother of all changes and updates. The upgrades span from the technological updates, to material change, to the cabin ambience. The infotainment system has also been updated and is now crisp and offers better responses over the existing model.
Driving aides have also been increased. All these changes however only serve as freshening features as the Cadillac Escalade 2017 is an already accomplished vehicle. Similar to other vehicles in its class, it sadly comes with some few foibles. The load height is painstakingly high for a short person. The ride is rather jiggly, and the third-row is – you’ve guessed it right – cramped!
That said, it only makes sense for anyone shopping for a large three-row luxury crossover to shop around the segment before making a decision. Alternatives here include the Land Rover Range Rover, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Another possible option is the Infiniti QX80.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Review of Trims
Four trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: Platinum, base, Luxury, and Premium. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV SUV price starts from $75,970. Some of the highlights that underpin its relevance include a seating capacity of up to eight passengers, a stout towing capacity, a whisper-quiet interior, and a strong V8 power. Similar to the model under review, four trims are available for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV with the Platinum being the top-of-the-line model a well. A full review for the model is substantially offered elsewhere on this blog.
Exterior Cadillac Escalade colors: Dark Granite Metallic, Terra Mocha Metallic, Black Raven, Gray Silk Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, and Crystal White Tricoat. You can expect slight changes on its release date.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories offered for the base model include running boards, twenty-inch wheels, a heated power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, driver side-auto dimming mirrors, adaptive suspension system, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated and heated power front seats, automatic tri-zone automatic climate control, split-folding third-row seats, power-adjustable pedals, and automatic headlights and wipers.
The interior comes fitted with a sixteen-speaker Bose audio system, a surround-vie camera system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, five USB ports, a navigation system, a customizable instrument cluster, auxiliary audio jacks, and active noise cancelling.
Wheelbase: 116 in
Length: 203.9 in
Width: 80.5 in
Passenger volume: 120,8 cu ft
Cargo volume: 15,2 cu ft
Curb weight: 5552 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 5,6 sec
MPG: 15/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Granite Metallic, Gray Silk Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic and Terra Mocha Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8300 lbs
2017 Cadillac Escalade Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is one engine option – a 6.2L V8 engine – rated at 460 lbs. ft. of torque and 420 hp. transmission pairing is done by the eight-speed automatic. The EPA puts the fuel economy ratings at 15/21/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the four-wheel drive system, and 15/22/17 mpg with the rear-wheel drive system.
Some of the standard safety features available include front and rear parking sensors, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, a surround-view camera system, traction and stability control, automatic crash notification, and front seat side airbags.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime this fall as a 2017 year model. Pricing is yet to be announced, but we should expect a price around $72,970.
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