For Big. Very big, in fact, with space for eight. The Cadillac Escalade also has plenty of presence, is rare on UK roads, and is absolutely packed with safety and luxury kit.
Against Left-hand drive only, and difficult to guide around UK roads due to its sheer size and awkward, jerky auto ‘box. Quality is well below par too.
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It’s outclassed in every area by luxury European rivals, but some might love its in-your-face presence and individuality. The Cadillac Escalade is not one for those concerned by rising fuel costs, either.
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There are 3 Cadillac Escalade versions available
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The Cadillac Escalade is almost comically large and looks completely incongruous on UK roads, proving difficult to manoeuvre in built-up areas - thanks also in part to a jerky automatic gearbox.
Its strength is its individuality and a relatively low price - it undercuts a V8 Range Rover by more than £20,000. However, it feels at least that much cheaper inside, with poor-quality plastics and a generally lacklustre feel in the cabin.
It almost makes up for it with oodles of standard kit - even entry-level Elegance cars get heated electric seats, leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, parking sensors and cruise control. Sport Luxury versions add cooled seats, a heated steering wheel and sat-nav.
It’s comfortable, but the driving position could be better and the third row of seats is too small for adults. As you’d expect, the 6.2 V8 suffers from appalling fuel economy and high CO2 emissions.