The uber luxurious Escalade series is ready to raise eyebrows again in 2019 with both its 203.90 in Escalade and the 224.3 in Escalade ESV. The Escalade lives up to its reputation to deliver the finest in craftmanship, creature comforts, luxury, performance and technology. Coming in both 2WD and 4WD models, the 2WD is known to display an attitudinal capability to tow 8300 lbs., thanks to its V8, when assigned this task while giving some of the best ride experiences through magnetic ride control and driver assistance features such as Park Assist. We wasted no time in landing up at Lancaster Cadillac dealer to get a feel of the 2019 Escalade series from Cadillac.
Exuberant Exterior Design
The exterior of both the SUVs in the Escalade Series is a statement of iconic power, elegance and exuberance. The Escalade comes in 4 energetic trim levels to choose from – the Standard, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. The Escalade sits high above the ground and sports 20-inch dual 7-spoke chrome plated wheels on the Standard and 22-inch wheels 7-spoke premium painted wheels with chrome inserts on the others. The Luxury trim onwards you get a power-tilt sliding sunroof, the Premium Luxury adds illuminating door handles and front LED cornering lamps and the Platinum comes with an exclusive front grille and power retractable side assist steps. The full LED blade tail lamps on the rear give the Escalade an unmistakable identity and LED headlamps are standard. You get to open the rear door by just swiping your foot under the rear of the vehicle. The boxy and aggressively designed front fascia sports active aero shutters for better temperature control on the go.
Handcrafted, Luxurious Interiors
The interiors in the Escalade series SUVs are handcrafted for luxury and sitting inside one is pure indulgence in comfort and immersive luxury. The interiors are lined with piano black and chrome finished accents. 12-way power adjustable seats come for the driver and front passenger and also includes 4-way power lumbar support. Features such as Active Noise Cancellation and Tri Zone climate control give you a quite and comfortable ride.
A Bose CenterPoint Surround Sound, 16-speaker audio system comes as part of the standard amenity on the Escalade’s the provides elevated entertainment. The Premium Luxury trim upwards you get a Rear seat entertainment system that supports Blue Ray or DVDs. Wireless Charging, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Bluetooth, the Cadillac User Experience system with navigation and surround vision, are some features you get out of the box. A 12in diagonal color Driver Information Center ups the ante.
Grand Power and Performance
Lancaster Cadillac showcased several of the variants of the Escalade series that come with 6.2L V8, 420 hp engines that deliver 460 lb-ft of torque. These come with a 10-speed automatic transmission gives you micro control of how you use the power. The most interesting feature is the Magnetic Ride Control that can read the road conditions up to 1000 times per second and adjusts the suspension accordingly for a smoother and more comfortable ride.