New 2018 Cadillac Escalade – Release Date and Review

 

The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade is one vehicle that says a lot of things about the personality of the owner. It is a standout in a crowded segment in terms of its expressive styling and a well-trimmed cabin that is home to upscale equipment and materials. Sound like your thing? Well, the review below is detailed and offers you most of the things you may need to know.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Release Date & Price

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No confirmations have been made yet by Caddy about both the pricing and the release date, however, those in the privy say the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime during the second half of 2018. Pricing is expected to remain unchanged at the current MSRP that starts from $72,000.

Review

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With features such as an upgraded smartphone app integration that includes features such as Apple CarPlay phone integration, a whisper-quiet cabin, a stout towing capacity that stands at 8,300 pounds, a strong V8 engine, an available seating capacity for up to eight passengers, and tons of standard features. Furthermore, it comes with a slew of driver aides.

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It’s big, elegant, lux, and hands down offers lots of utility functions. Plenty of passenger and cargo space is offered, and is one of the best companions you may need if you like shuttling your brood around in comfort and in style. The Cadillac has been in the automotive industry for about seventeen years now. During its debut, cynics were quick to remark that Cadillac was trying to scratch an itch that was apparently not there. However, the segment has matured now and is now offering a plethora of other options.

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Keeping up with the Joneses is proving to be tasking each year, Cadillac has nonetheless proved to be competitive by offering several refreshments aimed at strengthening its appeal in its class. Several updates are in store for the 2018 Escalade including a refreshed exterior design that has now seen souped-up creases and design changes for the headlight and taillights. The Cadillac Escalade interior 2018 has also improved as well in terms of the material quality and technologies offered.

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Beneath the hood, the new model comes with a potent a powerful but familiar 6.2L V8 engine that Cadillac rates at 420 horsepower and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. The rear-wheels receive all his power from the mill via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy ratings are average for this segment and the EPA puts them at around 17 mpg of combined highway/city driving. The maximum towing capacity offered by the fully loaded Escalade stands at 8,300 pounds.

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Some of the safety features offered include side curtain airbag, a surround-view camera system, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, fronts seat side airbag, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, and automatic crash notification. Others include a forward collision alert system, lane-departure warning system, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, and forward and reverse collision mitigation.

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While all versions of the Escalade come with a decent feature list including an unmistakable styling, a sophisticated styling, and a powerful V8 engine, the top-of-the-line Escalade Premium model offers the best features for the money.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Interior Changes & Exterior Photos

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It comes in four trim levels and a standard seating capacity for up to seven passengers. The optional second-row bench seat can however increase the seating to eight. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV price starts from an MSRP of around $75,970. It too comes in four trims.

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Some of the standard accessories offered by the base Escalade include heated rear seats, a heated power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, rear and front parking sensors, adaptive magnetic suspension system, leather upholstered seats, driver and front-passenger memory settings, an automatic tri-zone climate control, and automatic LED headlights.

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Engine Specs – 2018 Cadillac Escalade

As already mentioned previously, the new Cadillac Escalade comes with a brawny V8 capable of sending a whopping 420 horsepower to the rear wheels. Fuel economy for the FWD version stands at 15/21 mpg in the city/highway. And for a 0-60 mph run, the massive Escalade takes about 6.1 seconds.

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Specifications

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Wheelbase: 116 in
Length: 203.9 in
Width: 80.5 in
Passenger volume: 120,8 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,2 ft³
Curb weight: 5552 lbs
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 6,1 sec
MPG: 15/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Granite Metallic, Gray Silk Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Red Passion Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic and Terra Mocha Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8300 lbs

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