The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT is a full-size pickup luxury, available in three trim levels: Base, Luxury and the Premium. The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT standard features on the base model entry level include alloy wheels 18 inches, an adaptive air suspension, automatic xenon headlights, fog-lights, heated outside mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming, rear privacy glass, a roof rack, electrically folding side steps, a folding center gate, three-piece cover lockable load, rear parking sensors, remote start and keyless ignition / entry.
Inside the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT, there is control of three-zone automatic climate, leather upholstery, power front seats 10 position (heating, cooling, memory configuration driver and four-way lumbar adjustment), heated rear seats, pedals power adjustable an auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering wheel tilt only and remote start. Electronic features include OnStar, Bluetooth, a navigation system, traffic in real time, a rearview camera and eight-speaker Bose audio system with surround sound CD changer, satellite radio, rear audio controls the seat headphone jacks on the rear seats and an iPod / USB interface.
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Deluxe model adds 22-inch wheels chrome alloy, adjustable Magnetic Ride Control suspension (optional on base), automatic headlights, a sunroof and a heated steering wheel. Emerging from the top of the line EXT premium trim gets different wheels, grill body color and other external decorative details, an entertainment system for rear seat assist steps retract and energy (the latter two elements are optional on Luxury).
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Interior
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT is distinguished from other luxury SUVs lined with a truly exclusive car in terms of design, materials and features. Leather upholstery launched by tasteful wood and metal trim gives the cabin a rich definite sensation, although the cheap plastic adjustment at some points detracts from the overall effect. Major disadvantage of the cab – limited visibility to the rear and sides – is partly offset by the standard rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT two rows of seats offer good head and legs, with manufacturing heating / cooling of the front hubs especially easy for occupants to feel comfortable, although some drivers want a telescoping steering wheel. Fold the rear seats forward and opening the lower half of the midgate extends 5ft bed in a large enclosed cargo area that extends 8 feet just behind the front seats to the rear door lock. For loading, removal and stowage of the rear window and canvas cover creates a traditional three-piece big enough for most antique shop located van.
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Engine
On the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT is a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. An automatic transmission, permanent four-wheel drive and a six-speed locking rear differential are standard high strength. In performance testing, the EXT went from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds, which is very fast for a truck. Estimated fuel are disappointing, however, at 13 mpg highway city / 18 mpg and 14 mpg combined. Properly equipped, the EXT can tow 7.600 pounds, a few thousand pounds less than a traditional double cab truck.
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Safety
Standard safety features for the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include rear parking sensors, rearview camera and OnStar emergency communications. In braking tests, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT stopped from 60 mph in about 140 feet long.