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2015 Cadillac Escalade is understated excess (pictures)

The latest-generation Escalade is the biggest application of Cadillac's Art and Science design school yet.

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Tim Stevens
Tim Stevens got his start writing professionally while still in school in the mid '90s, and since then has covered topics ranging from business process management to video game development to automotive technology.
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This is it, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

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The latest generation is slightly wider and longer than before, and 100 pounds heavier, too.

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It is Cadillac's biggest machine on the road, big enough to make those 22-inch wheels look tiny.

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Up front is a 6.2-liter V-8, producing 420 horsepower.

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Styling is somewhat sedate compared to the last generation, but with that comes a new air of sophistication.

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LEDs abound, both in the headlights and the stacked tails.

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Chrome, 22-inch wheels are a $600 option.

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Cadillac's redesigned logo is quite prominent to say the least.

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Clean, straight lines abound.

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More LED lighting and Cadillac family styling.

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Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is an option.

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Chrome, too, is standard.

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Here's a shot of the 6.2-liter V-8, which produced just over 14 MPG for us during testing.

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The interior cabin is quite well appointed.

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Cadillac's CUE system is in charge of all infotainment duties.

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Wireless charging? It's here.

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This is the input panel for the rear entertainment unit. Sadly, no HD inputs.

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But, the Blu-ray player means you can enjoy some quality films in HD.

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Wireless headphones mean you won't have to distract the driver.

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Comfortable, heated and cooled seats up front.

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Second-row seats are heated as well.

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All fold down at the touch of a few buttons.

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Said buttons.

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