Roadshow Video Reviews
2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum is a massive luxury cruise shipCaddy's biggest and plushest Escalade is a smooth, comfortable and expensive operator.
[MUSIC] [MUSIC] To me the 6,000 pound Escalade has got a 6.2 litre V8, with 420 horsepower, bolted to a 10 speed automatic. The pair has no problems getting this around with the engine seamlessly switching between four and eight The ride on the magnetic suspension and 22 inch wheels is excellent for long drives. and absorbs bumps from Michigan's many road hazards well. Steering is responsive and weighty but not too weighty to make wrestling around in most speed situations a pain. [MUSIC] Being a platinum, this big boy has everything. It's got power running boards, lots of leather, microfiber suede, wood, massaging front seats, a rear-view entertainment system with four screens, a wireless phone charger, a ton of space with 120 cubic feet behind the front row, and even a cooler in the front armrest. That's an interior that nice, quiet, and well built. [MUSIC] All the safety stuff, like a heads up display, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring worked for me as advertised on a short road trip. There were no false alarms from the forward collision warning. And [INAUDIBLE] did great adjusting with the flow of traffic. Then in parking lots, parking sensors and a 360 degree camera helped maneuver this 18 foot long brute into spaces. Without damaging anything. And then when you reverse out of a spot, rear cross traffic alert and reverse auto braking help prevent hitting anything or anyone. There's no question that the Escalade ESV Platinum is a really nice truck, but it's $100,000 price tag is a little steep considering its GMC Yukon XL Denali cousin