Luxurious “King” Of SUVs
Called the luxury king of SUVs, Cadillac’s full-size Escalade ESV has become the status symbol of choice for country clubbers and the urban cool affluent. This heavy full-frame truck-based SUV drives like a very large car. It’s no sport sedan, but it is more agile, sure-footed, and Cadillac-comfortable than most any other full-size truck you’ll encounter. The 6.2-liter V8 idles aggressively at rest and roars impressively at full throttle as it surges the big Caddy forward with eye-opening authority.
Loaded With Amenities
Remote Vehicle Start, is one of those features that you may not want to live without once you’ve become used to it, especially in hot summer or cold winter weather. At the touch of a key-fob button from afar, it can start the engine and begin cooling or heating the cabin before you’re even inside.
Heated Windshield Washer Fluid, forget frozen washer fluid with this long-overdue feature. What could be better than warming it before you need it to melt annoying and dangerous windshield ice?
A Quiet, Posh Ride
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade’s interior is luxury-car plush and surprisingly quiet – it raises the luxury and refinement bars another couple of notches. The instrument panel is set low and far forward to improve the real and perceived room. It houses quad round gauges with white needles, blue-light inlays and white LED backlighting. “Nuance” leather covers the seats, doors, steering wheel, and center console, while the interior pillars wear rich-looking fabric. Let’s not forget about the heated steering wheel!
The 2010 Escalade ESV looks powerful, purposeful, and streamlined, not unlike a 1950s diesel locomotive. The largest and heaviest Escalade to date, Cadillac’s stylists have cleverly created a vehicle that appears somewhat smaller thanks to its sleek, tightly-wrapped new body. Stepping in requires the use of the side step rails for all but the tallest passengers, and reaching the roof-mounted luggage rack is best left to those with the longest arms. The swept-back 57-degree windshield contributes to a segment-best aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.36, which helps improve fuel economy and reduce wind noise, and careful detailing shows in its large, finely-crafted Cadillac signature grille, front fender vent ports, and tasteful chrome accents.
Entertainment & Convenience
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV’s comprehensive standard equipment begins with an all-wheel drive, ultrasonic rear park assist, a power liftgate, and remote vehicle starting. Inside are leather-covered 14-way power heated front seats, heated fold-and-tumble second-row seats, three-passenger third-row seating, tri-zone automatic climate system.
Safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), StabiliTrak stability control, advanced front airbags with passenger sensing, head-curtain side airbags for all three rows, rain-sensing wipers, and heated washer fluid.
Powering every 2010 Cadillac Escalade is a 6.2-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management, which deactivates half of the cylinders under a light load. Variable valve timing (VVT), optimizes camshaft timing to improve low-rpm torque and high-rpm power, along with emissions and fuel economy.