The sport utility truck trim of the standard Escalade, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT is a full-size luxury SUV with seating for seven. Under the hood drivers will find a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque, for an impressive 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds. A 6-speed automatic transmission is mated to AWD to enable the Escalade to achieve an EPA estimated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. Features include 22-inch wheels, HID headlights, power liftgate, power sunroof, remote start, DVD entertainment system, and premium audio. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), advanced airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The Escalade is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Cadillac Escalade continues into 2013 essentially unchanged. The brakes have been recalibrated and there are a few new colors offered, but the 2013 Escalade is otherwise the same as last year's model.
Tough, stylish exterior; opulent interior appointments; strong V8 performance; impressive tow ratings; comfortable ride and handling for such a big truck-based vehicle; high-efficiency hybrid powertrain availability
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 its interior sets it apart. The Escalade's cabin is one of the most impressive, opulent interiors offered in an SUV, and ride quality and overall interior quality are top-notch. All the more impressive is the way the Escalade performs and handles considering its size and weight. The Hybrid version, though more expensive, doesn't give up any of the standard Escalade's luxury, handling, or ride quality, but does manage to get up to 50% better fuel economy.