You sit high in the Escalade, so get a good view of the road ahead. However, it’s only available in left-hand drive and over-the-shoulder vision is terrible. To help you get settled the pedals are electrically adjustable, but a steering wheel that only moves for angle means comfort could be better. The heater controls are fiddly, too.
Cadillac ESCALADE 4x4 space & practicality
The Escalade has seating for up to eight laid out in a 2-3-3 formation, but you won’t get three adults in the third row because shoulder room is tight. Boot space is also limited with all the seats in place, and it’s disappointing that the heavy third row seats have to be removed instead of folding under the floor. A separately opening boot window comes in handy in tight parking spots.
Cadillac ESCALADE 4x4 equipment
Two trims are available, with entry Elegance cars getting heated, electrically adjustable seats, leather upholstery, tri-zone climate control, a six-disc CD multichanger, parking sensors and cruise control. The more expensive Sport Luxury model adds cooling to the front seats, a heated steering wheel, satellite-navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.