If you happen to’re opting for the 2020 Cadillac Escalade over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2020 Cadillac Escalade. You get a significantly better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2020 Cadillac Escalade happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction when you need it most.
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this type of vehicle. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Cadillac Escalade’s journey and driving experience start to fall consistent with more trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest trying out the 2020 Cadillac Escalade’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Cadillac Escalade are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade additionally gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Cadillac Escalade recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Cadillac Escalade, which pushes the 2020 Cadillac Escalade 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 long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.