In case you’re choosing the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in line with more fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would advocate trying out the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum contemporary by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum, which pushes the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.