A blend between a full-size luxury SUV and a pickup truck, the 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT seats five passengers and has room for cargo in the rear. A 403 hp 6.2L V8 provides more than enough power and it is managed via a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include stability control and side curtain airbags.Read more Read less
The Escalade continues into 2010 with no major changes, though it does get a number of new features and other revisions. Active Fuel Management technology is added to the 6.2-liter V8 engine to improve fuel efficiency, while a new battery saver shuts off accessory power when the charge gets too low. Side thorax airbags have been added in front, and the inside door panels have been revised for better side-impact protection. The in-dash clock that was formerly offered only in the Platinum model is now standard on all Escalades, and there's a new USB connector that functions as an audio interface or gadget charger. Hybrid models of the Escalade get a taller axle ratio for improved fuel economy; the 6.0-liter engine in the Hybrid is now also flex-fuel capable. Also, there's one color change to the Escalade lineup: Silver Lining replaces Quick Silver and Blue Chip.
Tough-lux exterior; opulent interior appointments; strong V8 performance; uncompromised tow ratings; comfortable ride and handling for such a big truck-based vehicle
The Cadillac Escalade has a lot in common with GM's other full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/XL, underneath--but you wouldn't know it inside. The Escalade's cabin is one of the most impressive, opulent interiors offered in an SUV; ride quality and overall interior quality is top-notch. All the more impressive is the way the Escalade performs and handles, considering its size and weight. The Hybrid version, although more expensive, doesn't give up any of the standard Escalade's luxury, handling, or ride quality, while getting up to 50-percent better fuel economy. With high-tech safety and tech conveniences available as well, the Escalade is a model that anyone looking for a large luxury SUV should consider.