The Platinum is the range-topping trim level in the Cadillac Escalade ESV lineup and includes exclusive standard features such as power retractable steps, exclusive grille and 22-inch wheels.

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For the cabin, the Platinum features a leather-wrapped instrument panel, console and upper door panels.

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The Escalade is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 making 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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A 10-speed automatic transmission is new for the Escalade for 2018. The drivetrain combo receives an estimated fuel economy rating of 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway with four-wheel drive.

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To help the 6,088-pound Escalade handle respectably, a Magnetic Ride Control suspension comes standard on the big Caddy.

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To get things slowed, six-piston Brembo brakes are equipped on our Escalade test car.

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Caddy's Cue system with an 8-inch touchscreen navigation, OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto handle infotainment functions.

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A 16-speaker Bose surround-sound system is also included in the Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum.

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With the second and third row of seats folded, the Escalade ESV features 120.9 cubic feet of cargo carrying space. 

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Our 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum wears an as-tested price of $103,185, which includes $1,295 destination. 

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