Standard features on the Cadillac Escalade EXT base vehicle include heated seats, bluetooth capability, an eight-speaker Bose system, dual climate control and navigation. The vehicle is a six-speed shiftable automatic with a V8 engine and all-wheel drive. The Escalade EXT gets approximately 13 to 18 miles per gallon.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT features an interior with seating for up to five people, as the vehicle is a crew cab pickup truck. Both front and rear seats have cooling options, and the majority of reviews report that seating is both comfortable and spacious. Additional feature options available for an increased cost include a heated steering wheel, blind zone-alert, power sunroof and rear seat entertainment system.
While most reviews are positive for this vehicle, potential issues include lack of head room for tall drivers, the lack of a telescoping steering wheel and less legroom with the midgate folded, as the driver must move the seat forward to accommodate the midgate in a down position. Additionally, when the driver folds the midgate down to allow for more cargo space in the truck bed, passengers cannot sit in the back of the vehicle. However, reviewers report that the versatility of the midgate allows for hauling longer items when compared to other short-bed trucks.