Ever since it’s introduction to the United States, back in 2002, the Cadillac Escalade has gained a notable reputation as one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market – if not the most luxurious. Along with the superior luxury comes a superior price tag, starting at $63,170 and available in 9 stunning, eye-catching color options. Over the past 11 years, the Cadillac Escalade has received the best reviews and accolades of any SUV currently on the market. The signature front grille doesn’t just provide a stunning appearance, but helps provide the maximum airflow to the monstrous engine, allowing the engine to remain cool, even on blazing-hot summer days. The side mirrors have auto-dimming technology and are heated, to melt away snow, sleet and fog. 22-inch, 7-spoke chrome aluminum alloy wheels provide an exceptionally stunning appearance. Perhaps the only downside to the exterior is the sheer size of the Escalade, which can make maneuvering a bit tricky.
Once inside this year’s Escalade, consumers are immediately greeted by absolute comfort, convenience and luxury. The standard leather seats and side panels provide the occupants with a sense of pure luxury. The leather-appointed steering wheel can be heated with the push of a button, warming cold hands on those wintry days. There are also steering-wheel-mounted controls for cruise control, radio, MP3 or CDs and Bluetooth connectivity. Many modern vehicles have dual-zone climate control for the front passengers. The Escalade is one of the few that comes with standard tri-zone climate control to allow the front passenger, driver and rear passengers to each select their own temperature and climate settings. This luxury SUV also comes with a large, 9″ touchscreen GPS navigation system, guiding the driver to wherever their travels may take them. The Escalade also comes with a premium Bose sound system, providing crisp, sharp music through the innovative speaker system.
Imagine this scenario: A drag race between the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Sedan and the 2013 Cadillac Escalade. One is a gigantic, heavy SUV, while the other is a light and agile sport sedan. Who do you think will win? If you guessed the Mercedes (like most would), you would be wrong. Cadillac actually performed this test on a closed course. The Escalade won by more than a car length. The reason is a dominating 6.2-liter, V8 engine with 403 horses. This is certainly no ordinary SUV. It also has a remote start mechanism, allowing the driver to start the engine, with the push of a remote button, even when up to 50 yards away. Not only that, but consumers can also turn on the heat or air conditioning before entering the Escalade, so they are greeted by a comfortable climate, upon entering this impressive SUV. Needless to say, the 2013 Escalade has completely stomped out any and all competitors. The only downside about the performance is that test drivers and consumers have noted that they maneuverability could use some improving. Then again, what did you really expect with a vehicle of this magnitude.
If you’re thinking about getting a top-of-the-line SUV and have the money to spend, there should be no reason not to get a 2013 Cadillac Escalade – or at least test drive one.