2017 Cadillac Escalade – Review and Specs

December 18, 2016 2017, CADILLAC

2017 Cadillac Escalade

Like its predecessor, the new 2017 Cadillac Escalade retained its chopped form and sharp edges, but now has a different front, executed in the style of Cadillac latest models with a large radiator grille and full LED headlights encased in the hood. In addition, the car received narrow vertical taillights stretching from the roof to the bumper.

At the heart of the SUV is an upgraded K2XX platform on which new pickups Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra were built, and the recently presented counterparts Chevrolet Tahoe 4 and GMC Yukon. But the interior of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is markedly different from the past models – more premium finishing materials and the general architecture.
The central console is executed in a style similar to the ATS, CTS and XTS sedans. The large tablet-like CUE touchscreen infotainment system is included in the basic equipment, while a 12.3-inch high-resolution display with an instrument panel faces the driver.

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The 2017 Cadillac Escalade has a host of advanced safety systems, including a central airbag, an adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, as well as collision warning system and automatic emergency braking when driving at low speeds. The Escalade also features an enhanced security complex with satellite tracking.
The car comes in a rear wheel-drive and all wheel-drive modifications. The range of available engines will be expanded, but transmission will be only one – a six-speed automatic transmission Hydra-Matic 6L80.

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As before, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade in its new body is available in standard wheelbase and extended (ESV) model. In the standard wheelbase, the total length of the car is 5180mm, width 2044mm and height 1889mm, while in the extended model, the length is 5698 mm and height is 1880mm.
This Cadillac Escalade ESV boasts of space in all the three seat rows (three passengers can be accommodated on the last row, making it an eight-seater) and a big trunk, which, if desired, can be converted into a giant.

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Among the other important updates are the aluminum hood and trunk lid. In general, the weight of an all-wheel drive 2017 Cadillac Escalade was reduced to 2.541 kg, which is 680 kg less than a similar modification of the previous generation.

John Goldberg