Jun 15, 2015
Reviewed By Jim Pickering
Price as Tested $94,565: 420-hp 6.2L V8, 8-speed automatic transmission, Magnetic Ride Control, Navigation, Head Up display, heated/cooled/massaging front seats, heated rear seats, power folding third row, retracting side steps, Platinum Collection 22-inch wheels
Likes

Lots of space and loads of tech – this is GM’s flagship SUV and it shows. Easy to like being pampered by power everything, high-end finishes and components, and the latest in lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, ride control, massaging seats, etc. 6.2 V8 has a nice burble at idle and pulls with a strong head of steam, and the 8-speed auto does a good job of keeping you in the power at all times.

Dislikes

Feels heavy, especially when braking. And you pay for all that tech. This thing is Expensive with a capital E.

Verdict

This is no sports car, but it does handle well for its size, and the Magnetic Ride Control does a great job of leveling out bumps in the road. If you can justify $90k for an SUV, it’s hard to go wrong here, especially if you have a use for all the towing and hauling capability that comes with the luxury offered in this newest top-level Escalade.

Fun to Drive
1.3 rating
Fun to Look at
2.5 rating
Overall Experience
2.5 rating
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