The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is a full-size SUV offered in base and Platinum Edition trim levels. It sleeps seven people with standard captain’s chairs in the second row and eight with the optional bench in the second row. The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid standard equipment includes 22-inch wheels, magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, running boards, power liftgate, automatic xenon headlights, fog lights, a roof rack, power folding heated mirrors with driver’s side auto-dimming system blind Spot Warning, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, remote start and keyless ignition / entry.
Inside 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, the automatic climate control three areas, heated and ventilated 10-way power seats with driver memory functions and four-way lumbar adjustment, leather (first and second row, third row vinyl) is achieved power-adjustable pedals, power tilt wheel one direction only, second-row heated seats and a rearview auto-dimming mirror. Electronic features include a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar emergency communications, navigation system, touchscreen interface, voice controls, an entertainment system for rear seat and a 10-speaker Bose system surround sound audio with six-CD changer, satellite radio, an audio interface iPod / USB and rear controls.
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum Edition is distinguished with unique style front, 22-inch chrome wheels, LED headlights, power retractable running boards (optional on base), dash and door tops covered leather, improved seating, contrast stitching, improved wood trim and heated and cooled cup-holders. For platinum, entertainment system gets dual screens mounted in the front headrests.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Interior
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid cabin is almost identical to that found in conventionally powered version, with a modern and elegant design with quality materials and finish. The layout of the controls is simple and operation is intuitive, including standard navigation system. There is room for up to eight, but the rear seats offer space for legs cramped for all but small passengers. When the time comes loaded with cargo, the 50 seats in the third row / 50-split fold conveniently also not as competitors; are heavy and difficult to remove and must be stored elsewhere. Once outside, however, there are 109 cubic feet of cargo space available.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Engine
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is powered by a V8 6.0-liter engine that works with a battery pack mounted under the seat in the second row and a pair of electric motors of 60 kilowatts located within an automatic gearbox single called “Two-Mode “. GM engineers say that combined with electric motors is 379 horsepower. The 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid can be had with either of the rear two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
In performance tests, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid went from zero to 60 mph in 9.3 seconds slower; normal Escalade does it in 7.5. The estimated fuel economy by the EPA is good for a large SUV with a V8 engine, returning 20 mpg highway city / 23 mpg and 21 combined, regardless of whether you get rear- or four-wheel mpg.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Safety
All 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid models come standard with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, air bags, front side-impact, full-length airbag side curtain, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a system blind spot warning and OnStar emergency communications.
In brake testing, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid came to a stop from 60 mph in 138 feet. This is long, but nevertheless acceptable for a full-size pickup. However, His recorded excessive fade after additional stops. This adds to the strange feeling in general that goes along with regenerative braking systems found in all hybrids. In government testing, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid received four out of five stars for overall crash protection with a perfect five-star ratings in the two tests of frontal and side impact, but three stars for tipping.