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Rating 67/100 Background In this category of traditional luxury SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade has experienced an on-again, off-again position as class leader that has historically been tied to its newness. Undergoing a full redesign, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade looks to recapture the top spot. We suspect it will, but whether the Escalade’s particular brand of …

Rating 73/100 Background Over the last decade, Cadillac designers and engineers have done a remarkable job of transforming the brand’s image from over-the-hill to up-and-coming. Now, however, the very nameplate that helped propel this transformation, the Cadillac Escalade, feels like an anachronism. To its credit, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade maintains the attributes that made it …

Rating 77/100 Background Fashion is a fickle mistress. There was a time when the Cadillac Escalade was the car du jour for the wealthy, famous or those keeping up appearances. Unlike the classic black cocktail dress or gentlemen’s two-button suit, however, the Escalade doesn’t enjoy a timeless status. Six years into the current generation’s run, …

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Rating 67/100 Background There are big SUVs, and then there’s the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. There are luxury SUVs, and then there’s the Escalade. You could buy any number of more sensible and all-around better vehicles instead, but there’s just no substitute for the Escalade’s visual presence and grand celebration of wealth and power. The Escalade …

Rating 50/100 Background There are luxury SUVs and then there’s the 2011 Cadillac Escalade. There are full-size SUVs and then there’s the Escalade. You could buy any number of big, luxurious vehicles instead, but there’s just no true substitute for Cadillac’s celebration of power, brashness and wheels in a package so large the Amish could …

Rating 62/100 Background If you’re one of those folks who still believe that nothing succeeds like excess, the 2010 Cadillac Escalade is your SUV. By just about any measure you care to name, the full-size Escalade is just plain over the top. From its oversize dimensions to its brawny (and gas-guzzling) V8, this four-wheeled fashion …

Rating 67/100 Background It’s probably best known as the venerable drive of choice for hip-hop stars and professional athletes, but the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is much more than just a fashion accessory. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more capable and appealing full-size luxury SUV in today’s marketplace. Given the upward trajectory of …

Rating 62/100 Background The following review will not utter the word bling. Nor its many derivatives like blinged up, blingification or blingtastic. They’re dreadfully overused and increasingly cliché, especially in reference to the 2008 Cadillac Escalade, which helped put the word into the American lexicon. In its second year since a complete redesign, the Escalade …

SUVs hold widespread appeal due to their versatility. Not only can you find models that deliver sportier handling with ample interior room, you can find power behemoths which can tackle your most demanding jobs with ease. Whether it’s towing boats, trailers with work equipment or camping items, manufacturers provided their SUVs with powerful drive systems, …

BMW is certainly on a mission when it comes to churning out SUVs. The company is expected to refresh its X Series lineup over the next two years while also adding two completely new models. Right now, the X Series lineup includes the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. Soon, it will be expanded to …

It’s one of the scariest things that can happen to you on the road. It can take place when you round a curve, strike a guardrail or make too sharp of a turn one way and then overcorrect. Rollovers are dangerous accidents that often have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes.   The National Highway …