The 2018 Cadillac Escalade nameplate stands tall among the world’s elite luxury Sport Utility Vehicles. This niche market is becoming more competitive with improved performance and technology. With that said this year’s Escalade holds firm to its place as one of the world’s best ultra-lux SUVs.

For 2018 Cadillac adds to the Escalade line-up a new 10-speed automatic transmission that compliments a 6.2-liter V-8 engine which delivers 420 hp and 460lb-ft to the pavement. This match up helps get the Escalade’s full figured 8000 plus pound body to 60 mph in an impressive 5.9 seconds.

Cadillac offers the Escalade in several variations that climb the ladder of luxury to the Platinum edition. The trim level that elevates your game and the price tag to the mid-90-thousand-dollar range. You can also choose to outfit your Escalade with more room with the long wheel base ESV edition.

The 2018 Escalade handles well on the road offering exciting acceleration and braking. The ride is surprisingly stiff for such a luxurious vehicle, but we find that comforting considering the size of this vehicle. We prefer the sporty ride to a slushier less confident alternative.

The list of standard and optional features is very long and includes items like the classic bling of the Escalade’s front grille, 20-22inch rims depending on the trim level, plush leather filled interior with many variations to suit your tastes, convenient power-retractable running boards, top to bottom LED headlights and taillights that really set this ride off on the road. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade received a four-star overall rating out of a possible five stars from the NHTSA.

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is not for the faint of heart. This big, bold SUV is a status symbol of luxury and success. Take a test drive and experience it for yourself. The Escalade is the A-game and will not disappoint.

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