The Escalade’s bling looks have attracted the attention of several Premiership footballers, but you’ll need their wages to run one because it averages just 17.4mpg. The high price-tag and top 35% company car tax rating are comparable with other big V8 off-roaders, but it’s unlikely to hold its value well.
Cadillac ESCALADE 4x4 quality & reliability
Perceived quality is a big weakness for the Escalade. The dash plastics and wood trim look cheap, some of the interior fittings feel flimsy and you can hear lots of rattles and creaks when driving over battered Tarmac. Reliability information is limited, but we’ve no reason to doubt the durability of its mechanicals.
Cadillac ESCALADE 4x4 safety & security
Every Escalade gets twin front airbags, and it’s good to see combined side and curtain ’bags covering all three rows. A stability control system that helps to keep you on the road and prevent a rollover accident is also standard across the range. Meanwhile, deadlocks and an alarm mean security is competitive.