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Cons: Dashboard looks too much like lesser GM SUVs/lack of Low-Range
Advice: Be prepared for gas-pump shock, but otherwise BUY IT, won't regret it.This was the smoothest, quickest full-size SUV I've ever had the pleasure of driving. It's by far the most striking in appearance, and its no-apologies 345hp and throaty induction sound made even the most mundane errands seem exciting.
Pros: The White Diamond color and the power under the hood
Advice: Once you test drive one you'll want to take it homeThis is the most powerfull, most comfortable suv I test drove. Just got back from a trip in the moutains and I have to tell you that this thing handled the hills and the curves like a dream. I'd buy another if I could afford it.
Pros: Overall Quality from top to bottom
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Check out the Denali but for a little more $ you get a LOT moreAs an SUV owner for the past 10 yrs, the Cadillac Escalade is the creme de la creme. Prior to purchasing this vehicle Sunday, we checked out everything on the market and nothing compared. It is like driving down the road on air with tons of power under the hood. The competition seems to forget that a larger vehicle needs a better engine. You won't be able to take this one away from me! And to think I almost decided not to buy it because the first dealer was so horrible! Coulter was absolutely incredible! See Dr Cooper!
Pros: sound system
Cons: fake wood
Advice: if towing this is the best big suv.....best riding 3/4 ton truck i have owned. tows 30 foot snowmobile trailer with comfort. awd works great onroad. have pulled trailer in snow as deep as 12inches without problems. i drive 75 to 80 with 4 sleds in the trailer. the bigger engine makes huge differance in the hills of northern michigan.
Cons: leg room/ interior design
Advice: look at the 03 Navagator and Seqouia before you buy.The power of this SUV is awesome but the driver side leg room is not good. I am six foot four and had a lot more leg room in the Seqouia and the 02 and 03 Navagator. Cadillac needs to make the interior match the exterior. The dashboard of the 02 Cadillac is way to much plastic for the $ money. Learn from the 03 Navagator that's they way a 50k SUV should look on the inside. SUV is for us tall and big guys PLEASE give us more leg room CADILLAC learn from the Toyota SEQOUIA it is roomy and have pleanty of leg room in the drivers seat as well as the second row seat but I did here that it had brake problem investigate before you buy and the Navagator has the best leg room of them all in the drivers seat the Seqouia the best second row leg room seating. Cadillac look the best on the outside but needs more leg room and better interior styling and drop some on the price.
Pros: Extra power
Cons: Poor seating comfort!
Advice: Don't put this amount of money in this type vehicle!!Drives stiff and some what rough!! Has good power but does not sound smooth! Seats are nor confortable!!