The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is classified as a full-size SUV luxury, come with seats seven passengers with captain’s chairs in the second row standard eight when optioned with the seat in the second row. An extended model called the 2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV battle is covered in a separate review and increase third-row legroom and cargo capacity.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade Base is generously equipped with 20-inch chrome wheels, magnetic damping control with Sport and Comfort modes, automatic LED headlamps, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, running boards, a power tailgate handsfree, power- -SIDE folding and driver auto-dimming mirrors,the keyless ignition and entry, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt and telescoping heated steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, heated and the ventilated power front seats with eight-way features four-way lumbar adjustment and driver memory, heated rear seats and seats electrically folding third row split. Standard features include electronic touch interface works CUE infotainment, rear view camera, custom instrument panel, a navigation system, real-time traffic, and an audio system with 16 speakers Bose cancellation active sound, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, 5 USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.
Intensifying Luxury trim adds 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, automatic headlights, second-row power folding seat, a Head-Up Display, improved alarm system, monitoring system blind spot, a warning system for lane departure, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and driver seat safety alert buzzing to warn of potential hazards and additional security features. For this setting adds Premium cornering lights, the rear entertainment system with a Blu-ray, adaptive cruise control and forward and reverse collision mitigation automatic braking. Power retractable side steps with approach lighting are optional on the Premium trim.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Interior
The cabin redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade has a lot of high quality materials and an attractive interior design that brings it up with the rest of the Cadillac lineup. As you would expect from an SUV of this size, passenger space is also generous. Full-size adults can fit in the front rows and socks comfortably even for long road trips. The third row seat is fine for small children, but mounting on the floor of their low means higher teens and adults will probably find their knees pushed up toward the ceiling awkwardly. Most competitors offer larger seats in the third row.
One of the centerpieces of the interior of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is the interface CUE infotainment, located in a pod bevel in the center of the dashboard. While we find pleasing to the eye, the system performance is a constant source of frustration. Reactions to the inputs via the buttons on the touch screen or physical are slow or sometimes completely ignored. Complicating matters is the complicated menu structure is so unintuitive as these systems get.
In terms of capacity, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is comparable to other luxury SUV with 15.2 cubic feet of storage behind the third row and 94.2 cubic feet available with second and third rows stowed. The rear seats fold flat at the touch of a button mounted trunk in seconds. In all but the base setting, the second row flips forward to another series of adjacent switches.
Access to the cargo area is through a convenient hands-free tailgate that is activated when you sweep your foot under the rear bumper, as long as the key is within 3 feet of the vehicle. Loading articles is hampered, however, by a very high floor height makes it difficult to load large items, heavier.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Powering the 2015 Cadillac Escalade have 6.2 V8 engine that generate 420 lilter horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, and drives the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive is optional. In the tests, a four-wheel drive 2015 Cadillac Escalade accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. That makes it one of the largest SUV fastest available. EPA estimates a rear-wheel-drive returned 17 combined (15 city / 21 highway) mpg, while the 2015 Cadillac Escalade four-wheel drive model is rated at 16 mpg combined (14 city / 21 highway). These figures are slightly better than gasoline-powered rivals from the competition. Properly equipped, an 2015 Cadillac Escalade can tow up to 8,300 pounds.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Safety
Standard safety features on all models include 2015 Cadillac Escalade antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, rear view camera, front and rear parking sensors, side airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and airbag located between the front seats that will help in the face -Impact accidents. Also standard are OnStar, which includes automatic collision notification, roadside assistance on demand,the remote door unlock, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
The luxurious setting adds automatic high beam control, a system of monitoring blind spot warning system lane departure warning system, the rear cross-traffic warning system and forward collision system alert buzzing seat left, right or both sides of the driver’s seat depending on where attention is needed. The top-end premium setting adds forward and backward collision mitigation with auto braking. In testing, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade was stopped from 60 mph in 131 feet. That’s a long distance, but consistent with heavy vehicles based on truck.