Published on October 10th, 2017 | by SellAnyCar.com Team
Luxurious 2018 Cadillac Escalade with Exceptional Performance Features
Powerful, luxurious and stylish, the Cadillac Escalade is among the most favorite SUVs of the UAE’s SUV enthusiasts. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is expected to be launched sometime in 2018 and is being highly anticipated by SUV enthusiasts across the world. One of the bestselling vehicles by General Motors, the Escalade SUV is a real crowd pleaser with its spacious interior and stunning exterior.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with advanced drivetrain technologies to bring extraordinary comfort, unmatched handling and better performance. Even though the 2017 model received plenty of updates, the 2018 model comes with many new upgrades that have increased the popularity and anticipation of this vehicle even more.
The 2017 model received the 2017 Best Luxury Large SUV for Families award by US News that added to its reputation worldwide. The 2018 Escalade has everything that an SUV enthusiasts would want in a luxury vehicle to take it off the road and on an adventure trip.
Here is a review of the all-new Cadillac Escalade with a closer look at its design, performance, upgrades, safety features and a lot more.
Design of 2018 Cadillac Escalade
The design of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is supremely elegant and luxurious from every angle. The exterior is crisp and clean, while the interior is laced with luxuries and latest technologies that make the cabin better than ever before.
With sharp angles and clean lines, the exterior of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is eye-catching and luxurious. The exterior retains the iconic style elements that have now become synonymous with the Escalade SUV.
At the front of the vehicle is the bold and stylish grille that dominates the front fascia with its commanding presence. The grille is framed by the all-LED signature headlamps that still feature five crystals fully stacked on top of each other to denote a striking presence.
The headlamps are available with IntelliBeam that automatically switch between low and high beams as other vehicles approach the all-new Escalade. Also available are the cornering LED lamps that cast light into the curves for a hassle-free ride.
The hood of the SUV is sculpted to be more muscular and offers lesser air resistance than before. The chrome accents can be found on the grille, lower bumper grille, at the sides of the vehicle and at the rear of the vehicle to draw the attention of the onlookers.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade features 17-inch all-season tyres that can be replaced with the optional 20-inch all-season tyres with the 20-inch dual 7-spoke chrome plated wheels as per preference. However, 22-inch premium wheels with chrome, polish or painted finish with 22-inch all-season tyres are also available.
At the rear of the vehicle are the signature full-LED light-blade tail lamps that retain their sharp shape. The polished exhaust tip adds to the sporty appeal of the vehicle and makes the exterior look great even from the rear.
The hands-free liftgate is an available optional feature that allows the driver or the passenger to open the tailgate by just kicking beneath the center of the rear bumper. Also part of this feature is the memory height function that lets the user decide how high the gate should open whenever the hands-free liftgate is activated.
The interior of the 2018 Escalade is spacious and luxurious so that the driver and passengers can experience the grand cabin that Escalade is famous for. Offering unparalleled comfort, the cabin is fitted with refined elements that breathe life into every detail.
The cabin is laced with hand-crafted materials that take the luxury to the next level for all 7 passengers. The designers at Cadillac have used authentic materials such as high grain leather and natural wood to make the cabin luxurious and comfortable for everyone.
The front seats are 12-way power adjustable with 4-way power lumbar support and three-setting heating and cooling functions. The driver also gets to enjoy 2-position memory function so that the driving position can be adjusted as per preference and the Escalade will remember that.
The second and third-row seats are available in Semi-Aniline leather, while the second-row seats come with heating function in the standard package. The front seats are also available with 18-way power adjustable settings with massage feature.
The power-folding third row 60/40 bench seat can be folded down to increase the cargo capacity. With both second and third rows folded down, the 2018 Escalade has a cargo capacity of 94.2 cubic feet to carry luggage and adventure gear at the same time.
The heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel has driver’s controls so that the driver has every necessary control just a fingertip away. To further enhance the comfort of the passengers, Cadillac has added Tri-Zone Climate Control so that every row can fully enjoy the ride.
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The cabin of the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade is fitted with innovative technologies that connect the occupants with the outside world and create a pleasurable driving and traveling experience. Here are some of the highlighting technological features in the 2018 Escalade.
- Bose Surround Sound with Centerpoint Technology
- Bose Active Noise Cancellation System
- Wireless Charging
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- SiriusXM NavTraffic
- HD Radio
- 12-inch Diagonal Color Driver Information Center
- Cruise Control
- 110-Volt Power Outlet
- 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Other available optional technological features include Rear Camera Mirror that streams HD video of what is behind the vehicle to give 300% more field view to the driver, 4-color reconfigurable Head-up Display and rear Entertainment System that features a 9-inch diagonal flip-down screen, two wireless headphones, USB ports, HDMI ports and Bluray playback functionality.
Performance of 2018 Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac Escalade is known for its powerful performance and its authoritative presence both on and off the road. To keep up with the expectation of the SUV enthusiasts, the 2018 Escalade is fitted with a 6.2-litre V8 engine with Spark Ignition Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing functions.
The engine uses an Active Fuel Management function that deactivates the cylinder system and increases the torque so that the vehicle can run on four cylinders without compromising the performance while reducing the fuel consumption.
This V8 engine is capable of producing 420 horsepower, a torque of 460 lb-ft and it is paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission that replaces the previous 8-speed automatic transmission. This is an all-wheel drive SUV (two-wheel drive optional) that offers perfect control and stability to the driver even on the most difficult terrains.
The 2018 Escalade is available with Magnetic Ride Control that reads the road up to 1,000 times in a second and adapts the suspension for a highly responsive ride regardless of the road conditions. Also available is the 4-Wheel Drive feature that allows the driver to seamlessly switch between multiple driving modes according to the conditions of the road.
The Auto Mode effortlessly switches between 4WD and 2WD for everyday driving. The 4 HI Mode helps the driver in maintaining traction during challenging driving conditions while the 4 LOW Mode is the perfect mode for driving on challenging and rough terrains. There is also the Stabilitrak Mode that automatically reduces engine torque to maintain the path with sufficient stability and applies brakes when necessary.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade has a towing capacity of 8,300 lb. and offers a fuel efficiency of 14mpg in the city, 21mpg-23mpg on the highway and 17mpg combined.
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The 2018 Cadillac Escalade boasts of a wide collection of safety features that are designed to protect the driver and passengers in any dangerous situation. Some of its highlighting safety features include:
- Ultra-High-Strength Steel Alloy Safety Cage
- 7 Air Bags
- Automatic Parking Assist
- Front and Rear Park Assist
- Hill Start-Assist
- OnStar Basic Plan for 5 Years
- OnStar Guidance Plan for 1 Year
- Surround Vision (providing Bird’s Eye View of the SUV)
- Teen Driver
- Tire Fill Alert
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Traction Control
- OnStar Automatic Crash Response
- OnStar Crisis Assist
- OnStar Emergency Services
- OnStar Roadside Assistance
- OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance
- OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
Optional safety features include:
- Lane Keep Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Change Alert
- Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Side Blind Zone Alert
Price of 2018 Cadillac Escalade
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is expected to reach the global car markets sometime in 2018. The 2018 Escalade will have a starting price of $73,995 with two-wheel drive and $76,995 with all-wheel drive in the USA. Cadillac has not announced the price or release date for the UAE market yet.
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