Despite the refocus on smaller crossover utility vehicles, the full-sized Escalade remains a popular component to the Cadillac division. For 2012, the Cadillac Escalade is outfitted in accordance to a base, Luxury, Premium or Platinum Edition trim level. A premium utility vehicle, each 2012 Cadillac Escalade includes a healthy dose of standard amenities. Leather seating, power liftgate, Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround Sound, tri-zone climate control and OnStar are noted equipment on all 2012 Escalades. Offering up to 8 passenger seating, the Cadillac Escalade can also fit 108.9 cubic feet of cargo if a motorist discounts the 2nd and 3rd row seating. Power for the 2012 Cadillac Escalade continues to emerge from a 6.2 liter V-8 engine. With 403 horsepower and 417 pounds-feet of torque, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade’s power is guide through either rear wheel or four-wheel drive using a 6-speed automatic transmission. A lavish assortment of accessories and dress up pieces to the 2012 Escalade, the Platinum Edition model enhances the exterior and interior aesthetics with touches such as 22-inch alloy wheels and Tehama aniline leather. Also added onto the 2012 Escalade Platinum Edition model is Magnetic Ride Control, dual DVD screens and full LED headlights.