What Are Some Features of the Cadillac Escalade?


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The 2016 Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle hauls seven passengers with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that generates 420 horsepower. The vehicle has an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission and gets an EPA-estimated 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway. Colors available are mostly metallic and include black, red, granite, white, gray and silver.

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The instrumentation includes a clock, tachometer, trip computer, compass and external temperature display. The SUV has adjustable pedals, adjustable and heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors and a universal remote transmitter for things such as garage doors or security systems. It comes with 16 speakers and a subwoofer, and satellite radio is available

Safety features include anti-lock brakes, an engine immobilizer, stability and traction control, and a remote anti-theft alarm. Other safety features are rear adjustable headrests, dusk-sensing headlamps and tire-pressure monitoring.

The Escalade measures almost 17 feet long and is 6 feet 8.5 inches wide, 6 feet 2.4 inches tall and has ground clearance of 8 inches. The wheelbase spans 9 feet 8 inches. The maximum towing capacity rates at 8,300 pounds, and payload is 1,520 pounds. The vehicle weighs 5,552 pounds unloaded. The cargo capacity with all seats in place is 15.2 cubic feet.

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