In case you’re opting for the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in step with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend testing the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra value. Non-obligatory 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 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum fresh by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum, which pushes the 2020 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 might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.