2007 Cadillac Escalade Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: The Cadillac Escalade is the unrivaled of bling and backs up the attitude very well-designed interior

The bad: Fuel economy is with 400 horsepower pulling pounds, and the sheer size can urban driving stressful. isn’t available, and a few otherwise interior touches remain

The bottom line: The 2007 Escalade will be the only for a determined segment of buyers, but other vehicles match its and offer better value.

For the Cadillac Escalade gets its redesign since the model in 1999 with an ungainly face and styling barely from that of the GMC Yukon Now fully embracing its role as an symbol of excess, the Escalade a distinctive headlight and grille and offers 22-inch wheels as a option.

In addition to its cosmetic overhaul, the rides on a new platform (the GMT also found on Tahoe/Yukon which features standard control. While not as advanced as of its overseas competitors, our all-wheel-drive rode and drove competently, its size.

The list of tech and options is pretty comprehensive, as at this price level. The touch-screen navigation and rear-seat systems are among the best tested, both in appearance and Other nice extras a heated steering wheel and ($625), a large sunroof and the must-have jumbo chromed rims, our Escalade’s most option at $2,995.

Excessive they most are, but they fill up the wells properly, and even on low-profile tires–the aspect of 45 is especially low for an SUV–the ride is harsh.

The AWD Escalade has a base of $56,405. Our nicely appointed carried a hefty $8,830 in bringing the total sticker to $66,110, including an $875 charge.

Buyers of the 2007 Escalade are spending big to make a and GM is relying on them to continue so. The bold exterior strikes the note, and the interior is similarly albeit more conventional in

The interior of the Escalade is enormous, all three rows providing space for … passengers to in comfort. Our cabin had the Ebony scheme rather than the Cocoa/Cashmere, and we liked the effect. The wood and brushed-aluminum accents an understated oasis inside the fortress, and the dark leather and add to the convincingly classy interior.

Dark leather and wood bring refinement to the Escalade’s interior.

The electronics are installed and the main touch screen is easy reach of either the or the passenger. A gripe with the layout is that the screen be higher to take better of the new Escalade’s improved front and lower dash. An ugly, readable analog clock takes pride of place, everything else down.

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The screen tilts vertically four positions, allowing viewing angles for differing heights. Resolution is excellent, and buttons and fonts are crisply step up from the simple of the Honda/Acura system that we so much. Touch sensitivity seemed better than the Honda’s screen, requiring second tries for missed when entering destinations.

A simple tab-style menu the top of the screen allows access to the main menus (navigation, information), and moving between and split-screen displays is intuitive.

The system is part of the information ($2,495), which also a very helpful rearview and Intellibeam auto high-beam of the standard high-intensity discharge Our Escalade also came the rear-seat entertainment system, a option. The integration between the two was than with other we’ve seen, with control possible but full separation also simple to set up.

The Escalade’s touch-screen navigation is and renders maps with resolution.

The rear-seat system with two sets of two-channel headphones, either of which can to the front or rear source which don’t work in the seats), and a dedicated remote to what’s playing on the 8-inch, tilt-down screen. Both also display track from CDs playing from the six-CD/DVD changer in the dash, but the front shows full XM

Sound is full, with bass and good separation, to the 10-speaker Bose 5.1 Dolby surround system. Center-point processing and eight-channel digital allow extensive audio via the main screen, including surround for stereo sources.

The lack of Bluetooth phone is a major issue that should remedy for the next year if not before. The standard park-assist feature is effective, but the rearview camera display not include distance or pathway One-touch windows should be a on a vehicle in this class.

The rear tailgate and separate control are handy, as is the remote feature on the key fob.

Other with the interior center adjustability: the steering wheel telescope at all, and the tilt isn’t fluid but clicks to set The adjustable pedal-cluster compensates but shorter drivers need the closer. For taller drivers, the of a … pedal is another

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