2015 Cadillac Escalade
The fourth-generation Escalade is an entirely new design yet instantly recognizable. The product line consists of the standard Escalade model, as well as the extended-length ESV edition, which offers a 14-inch-longer wheelbase and approximately 20 inches more in overall length, maximizing space for third-row passengers and 60 percent more cargo space behind the third-row seat than the Escalade.
Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the 2015 Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension system, is now standard and delivers precisely controlled driving performance.
The exterior features crisp, new and more sophisticated surfaces, accented by dramatic light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting. The new interior features cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, with wood trim options chosen for elegance and authenticity. Seats were engineered to be more comfortable and sculpted in appearance. The new interior is dramatically quieter, too, thanks to a stronger new body structure, new and enhanced acoustic material, and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology. CUE, Cadillac’s advanced system for connectivity and control, is standard featuring state-of-the-art voice recognition with touch controls common with most tablets and mobile devices.
The performance threshold for the 2015 Escalade lineup rises with an all-new, more efficient 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 420 horsepower. The engine is matched with the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission with enhanced TapShift control.
Base model estimated miles per gallon: 15/21. Estimated starting price: $71,695.
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Compiled by Motor Matters