The first Cadillac Escalade dates back to 1999 and was the
first SUV released by the luxury vehicle manufacture. It is believed to have
been designed to serve as a competitor for the countless Japanese and German
vehicles being released to the market at the time. Since its initial launch,
the Escalade has been continuously improved and is now renowned among the
highest rated full-size luxury SUV in today’s market. The last release in the
model comes in the form of the Cadillac Escalade 2018; which is expected to be
available for purchase in early 2018. The model boasts a plethora of features;
some unique to this 2018 model.
Owners of the new 2018 Escalade will be able to enjoy
feature such as the four wheel drive, seats for seven, 6.2 liter displacement,
420 @ 5600 horse power , dual shift mode transmission, cruise control, heated
front seats, adjustable steering wheel,
trip computer and rear defrost system. Owners will also have access to the
heated power windows, the new keyless entry, entertainment system, adjustable
pedals, the new parking aid feature, remote release for the luggage
compartment, as well as the ability to monitor the tire pressure. The 2018
Escalade is also outfitted with Bluetooth functionality for wireless
connection, controls for the rear seat audio and hThe purpose of the book is to explore the features of the
new Cadillac Escalade. The content will introduce how new vehicle owners can
best maximize the benefits of purchasing a 2018 Escalade. It is hoped that at
the end of the book, the content shared would be sufficient to enhance the
general knowledge surrounding the new luxury SUV.
Recommended Purchase Price
The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade is expected
to be on the market in early 2018. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is
between $84,910 and $107,205.
The 2018 Escalade epitomizes the modern-day
full-sized SUV. It weighs in at approximately 7,300 pounds with a dead weight
hitch weight of approximately 5000 pounds.
The vehicle is built to be powerful. The
Escalade is outfitted with a standard towing capacity of approximately 8,300
pounds… This is included in the basic Trailering package. This allows vehicle
owners to carry content of large magnitudes without fear of overturning and
damaging the Escalade.
The full-sized design of the 2018 Escalade
ensures that the vehicle has an extended cab to carry passengers. The suggested
passenger capacity is approximately seven (7).
Vehicle owners can purchase the 2018
Cadillac Escalade in a number of color options. The color options include Dark
Granite Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Black Raven, Bronze Dune Metallic, Dark
Adriatic Blue Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Red Passion Tintcoat and Satin
Interior Trim Color
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade design also
allows vehicle owners to select from a number of interior trim color options.
The available trim options include Jet Black and Maple Sugar. Vehicle owners
are able to select based on personal preference or to complement the exterior
paint color of the SUV.
Individuals purchasing the 2018 Escalade
Platinum will be able to enjoy interior luxury at the highest quality. The
seats and instrument panels have been encased in the elegant semi-aniline
leather. The headliners and door trim boast suede microfiber wraps while the
remainder of the cabin is outfitted with wood accents and crisp clean touches
of the modern.
This is one of the design packages
available to individuals purchasing the new 2018 Escalade. It is designed to
personalize the exterior appearance of the vehicle while maintaining the level
of luxury now associated with the Cadillac. The radiant package includes a
Galvano and Silver mesh styled grille across the front of the vehicle, chrome
wheels that have a 7-split spokes and are 22 inches as well as a an exhaust tip
that is polished to give that modern look.
The Platinum package offers the highest
quality features to the individual who purchases the new Escalade. It includes
heated and ventilated front seats that are outfitted with eighteen ways to
customize. The front seats are also outfitted with a multi-directional
massaging feature; easily accessed and navigated as needed.
The car boasts a fully equipped center
console with a plethora of feature options. The Center Console is designed with
sufficient space to accommodate devices. The area is outfitted with a 110 volt
power outlet for convenient charging access as well as a few USB ports. Vehicle
owners will also be able to enjoy dual cup holders.
Third Row Folding Seats
The car is also able to include the
optional third row folding seats feature. The feature is enabled by pressing
the designated button. When the seats fold in, the trunk space has another
ninety four (94) feet of cargo space for use.
This is one of the novel features of the
2018 Escalade. It is designed to offer the driver of the vehicle of a full view
of the area around the vehicle, from a bird’s-eye angle. The feature is enabled
only during use of the Reverse and low-speed Drive options. The feature is
ideal for providing clear view of blind spots and offers the ideal assistance
when navigating in and out of confined areas.
Rear Camera Mirror
This feature of the 2018 Escalade Also
boasts a rear HD camera. This feature of the vehicle is designed to allow
vehicle owners to have clear HD picture of what happens behind the vehicle. The
rear mirror offers approximately 300% full field of vision and also has a
built-in washing system for keeping the lens free of dust or debris.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade also boasts more
unique technology in the form of the Head-Up Display. This feature is designed
to automatically display the desired content such as speed, navigation and
Rear Seat Entertainment
The full-sized car is also outfitted with a
rear-seat entertainment system. This
features boasts dual screens that are strategically placed in the back of both
front headrests. The system also includes and overhead screen that opens
downwards and provides viewing for occupants of the third row. The inclusion of
the Tri-play feature into the system enables each screen to display its own
Drivers Awareness Package
This feature is available to individuals
purchasing the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade. The package is designed with a
number of safety and security alert features for added assistance while the car
is in motion. The package includes features such as the Lane Keep Assist, the
Lane Change Alert and the Side Blind Zone Alert.
Lane Change Alert
This feature is designed to emit an alarm
when the indicators are enabled for a lane change to occur. The Lane Change
Alert feature alerts the driver when it becomes illuminated and flashes the
warning icon on the side mirror of the car.
Side Blind Zone Alert
The Side Blind Zone alert feature of the
2018 Escalade is designed to work along with the Lane Change Alert feature.
They work together to peruse the area surrounding the car while it is in motion
and alerts the driver to vehicles that are approaching or travelling within a
blind spot. It works like the Lane Change Alert; illuminating the warning icon
on the side mirror to alert the driver to the need to stop.
Lane Keep Assist
This feature is designed to automatically
make gentle turns on the steering. This is done when lane markings are detected
to be at an unsafe distance when no turn signal was enabled. The feature is
also designed to emit audio alerts as well as seat pulses to indicate that the
lane markings were being crossed without the required signal. This minimizes
the possible of collision if the turn was not intentional.
The cab of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade also
boasts heated seats. The cab has front-row cooling and heating mechanisms.
These can be adjusted to offer comfort depending on the temperature or climate
on the outside. The feature combines with the innovative Tri-Zone Climate
Control feature to maximize temperature control and comfort.
The car also boasts an eighteen (18) inch
sixteen (16) speaker Bose system. This feature of the 2018 Escalade has
approximately sixteen speakers placed around the surface of the vehicle. The
sound system utilizes features such as the Acoustic front glass and the Bose
Active Noise Cancellation to deliver full and crisp sound.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is outfitted
with high-quality rear-seat entertainment. This feature of the car includes a
nine (9) inch drop-down screen, dual wireless headphones, ports for USB and
HDMI connection, MP3 connectivity, and Blu-ray playback. The rear-seat
entertainment feature is also designed to enable vehicle occupants to use Wi-Fi
enabled device to stream content.
Power Retractable Steps
The 2018 Escalade Platinum carries an
innovative feature in the form of retractable assist steps. This novel feature
is designed to automatically extend when the car is unlocked and motion
detected approaching the vehicle.
Wireless Phone Charging
This feature is designed to be standard for
all 2018 Escalade builds. The feature, located in the center arm-rest, enables
users to easily place their smart phone down for charging. The feature is
auto-enabled whenever the engine is running.
The car is also outfitted with a number of
wireless-enables features. Vehicle owners will be able to enjoy features such
as OnStar 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot feature built into the car’s system. The
addition of these features means that vehicle owners have the ability to
connect a maximum of seven smart devices and enjoy seamless and efficiency
wireless browsing while on the go.
Premium Care Maintenance Package
This is one of the care packages available
for 2018 Escalade owners. It includes a number of standard care options that
include tire rotation for every 7,500 miles travelled, replacement of the
engine air cleaner filter, replacement of the air filter in the passenger
compartment, a multi-point vehicle inspection and full maintenance services
while under warranty for up to 50,000 miles.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is designed to
be durable and rust resistant. To support this, Cadillac offer warranty on all
sheet and body metal components in the vehicle for 50,000 miles travelled or up
to four (4) years.
The OnStar feature offers user comfort in
the evident of accident while on the road. Among the features available to 2018
Escalade owners is hands-free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, emergency
road-side assistance, stolen vehicle slowdown, theft alarm notification and the
new OnStar Smart Driver.
Adaptive Remote Start
This car is powered by the new Adaptive
Remote Start feature. The feature enables users to utilize the key to start the
engine. Alternately, the MyCadillac application 2 can also be used to start the
engine of t. It is also designed to adjust the car’s temperature to ensure that
the cab is comfortable to drive. With the feature, the doors of the SUV can be
opened and locked with having to physically touch the key.
The new Cadillac Escalade 2018 is outfitted
with an upgraded transmission. This feature comes in the form of a new ten (10)
speed automatic transmission. Together with the integrated V8 engine, the enhanced
hi-tech transmission that enables the Escalade to seamlessly shift between
gears during driving.
The 2018 Escalade also boasts power and
efficiency. The car is outfitted with a 6.2 liters V8 engine. To enhance its
power, the engine also boasts 420 hp and 460 pound-ft. of torque. The V8 engine
included in the new Escalade also features active fuel management, a multi-port
Direct Injection and the new Continuous Variable Valve Timing. When combined,
these features all work to ensure heightened fuel efficiency.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is outfitted
with a capless fueling system. This feature is designed to enable vehicle
owners to easily and conveniently have access to the fuel tank as well as
complete the re-fuelling process in a timelier manner. This is another of the
features that epitomize convenience as well as modernity.
The luxury full-size vehicle also boasts
the four-wheel drive. This feature of the car enables drivers to seamlessly
transition between the available driving modes; depending on road conditions.
Four-Wheel Drive Modes
The Four-wheel drive feature of the new
2018 Cadillac Escalade has three primary modes. The AUTO mode enables the
driver to shift between 4WD and 2WD during normal road conditions. The 4 Low
mode is designed to allow users to tackle the more difficult road terrains,
while the 4 HI mode allows the driver to achieve traction on rough road
Magnetic Ride Control
This is one of the unique and innovative
features of the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade. The full-sized SUV boasts the
ability to automatically modify the suspension as needed to ensure the most
responsive ride. The Magnetic Control feature employs the use of technology to
read the terrain and surface of the road at a speed of 1000 times per second.
One of the unique features of the new
full-sized Escalade is the incorporation of the new hands-free liftgate.
Vehicle owners are able to use their foot to open the trunk of the car. To use
the feature, the foot should be used to kick under the center of the bumper.
The action should be repeated to close the trunk after use.
The car is outfitted with a set of all-LED
headlamps specifically designed to enhance the front of the vehicle. The LED
headlamps boast five (5) fully stacked crystals. The headlamps also include the
new Available IntelliBeam feature; which allows the headlamps to automatically
move between high beams and low beams as vehicles come towards the car.
Cornering LED Lamps
This is another feature of the LED
signature headlamps on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. The cornering ED lamps are
designed to work along with the IntelliBeam feature; illuminating sufficient
light around corners as the car navigates on the road.
Another unique feature of the 2018 Cadillac
Escalade is the Light-Blade Tail-lamp feature. It is designed as a full-LED feature
that enhance the overall appearance of the vehicle.
This is a novel and modern feature of the
2018 Escalade. With this feature of the vehicle the various lights become
illuminated as the car is unlock and motion is detected approaching the car. The
lights that become activated on the 2018 vehicle include the outside mirrors,
door handles, running boards, head lamps as
well as the tail lamps.
This feature is incorporated in all
Cadillac features from 2011 moving forward. The Shield feature offers a
plethora of owner benefits that include remote vehicle diagnostics, current
mobile applications and premium care maintenance program.
This is a warranty feature offered to
individuals who purchase 2013 and beyond Cadillac vehicles. The coverage
offered includes maintenance for up to six (6) years or 70,000 miles travelled.
The warranty also covers 2012 models for up to 5 years or 100,000 miles of
travel. This is a limited warranty feature and also includes roadside
assistance and courtesy transportation.
The courtesy transportation feature is
included in a number of the warranty packages offered to Cadillac Escalade
owners. This feature provides vehicle owners with a number of transportation
options when the Escalade is in for servicing or repairs. Also included is the
option to be reimbursed for cost incurred on transportation during this period.
The Courtesy transportation feature is primarily offered for 6 years or 70,000
miles travelled for Cadillac vehicles from 2013.
The roadside assistance feature offered to
the Cadillac vehicle owners include toll-free phone assistance seven days week
and twenty-four hours a day, trip interruption assistance, flat tire change,
emergency fuel delivery, trip routing, towing to the closest authorized dealer
and trip routing.
Contacting Roadside Assistance
Cadillac vehicles are outfitted with OnStar.
This enables vehicle owners to have access to roadside assistance when the
button is pressed. Alternately, vehicle owners can call 1-800-224-1400.
This is one of the warranty options
available to the 2018 Cadillac Escalade owners. The coverage is limited
warranty in nature and for vehicles registered within the continental United
States and Canada. The Bumper-to-Bumper warranty offers coverage for any defect
that occurs with workmanship or design materials. It extends for four (4) years
or approximately 50,000 miles.
My Cadillac Application
This is one of the more modern features
available to owners of Cadillac vehicles. With the MyCadillac application
vehicle owners are able to view diagnostic details, control the wireless
feature of the car, issue commands to the car remotely, update the navigation
system with desired destinations, set appointments for vehicle servicing or
locate the closest certified dealer, regardless of your location. The
application is currently available for download in the Apple App Store and
Owner Guide Application
Another Cadillac application available to
vehicle owners is the Cadillac Escalade Owner Guide app. This application is
designed for Cadillac vehicles that are 2015 and beyond. It provides
information on all the features of the Escalade as well as how to best use each
of the features of the luxury car. From the application, vehicle owners are
also able to specify preferences before entering the vehicle. The application
is available for download in the Apple App store as well as the Android Google
This is one of the novel features available
to Cadillac vehicle owners and enthusiasts. The application is primarily
designed for smart tablets and can be downloaded from Google Play as well as
the Apple App Store. The app displays stories from vehicle owners in which they
share how they have maximized the use of the luxury car and all it has to
All repairs that are covered under warranty
for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade must be performed by a certified, authorized
Cadillac dealer. Vehicle owners are only able to use another dealer in
emergency situations where a part or need cannot be satisfied by an authorized