Cadillac Escalade 2008 | Part Two

Cadillac Escalade | Interior

Cadillac Escalade

Interior – exclusively sumptuous

The warm and inviting Escalade interior features a premium and distinctive full-size SUV layout exclusive to this model.  The cabin, which can be specified in two colours, Ebony and Cocoa-Cashmere, is remarkably spacious, thanks to the long wheelbase (2946 mm), generous body width (2007 mm, excluding door mirrors) and skilful packaging.

Nuance leather-covered seats; leather-covered door trims and front centre console; fabric-covered interior pillars, a heated steering wheel (optional) and a power-assisted rear tailgate that opens and closes with the touch of a button, all combine to create a unique interior ambience.

The curving instrument panel cowling is kept low to ensure good forward visibility.  The unique instrument cluster has gauges with white needles and blue light inlays with continuously lit, white-LED backlighting.  Eleven steering wheel-mounted controls contribute to hands-on-the-wheel, eyes-on-the-road driving safety.

The front-row seats have 25 mm more fore/aft travel and second row seat comfort is boosted by 10 mm more legroom plus a backrest that is reclined an extra two degrees.

The Cadillac-exclusive power fold-and-tumble for the second row seats (standard on Sport Luxury models) ensures easy access to the third row, while allowing one-handed push-button operation – for example when a parent is holding a child.

The new-for-2007 double-decker centre console has 17-litres more capacity, while the 5-litre glove box is 25% larger and also features a ‘spring-damped’ closing lid echoing Escalade’s premium feeling of refinement.

Cargo space, which has been increased by 65-litres behind the third row seats, is also versatile, ranging from a useful 478 litres up to a cavernous 3084 litres – depending on the number of seats in use.  In order that the cargo bay may still be quickly and easily used whenever required, the second row seats fold flat and can be tumbled forwards, while the third row seats have this facility and can also be removed to maximise cargo capacity.

Standard on Sport Luxury models, the new power sliding sunroof, which is wider than the previous model and measures 866 x 625 mm, has express open/close and auto-close features as well as a wind deflector.

Equipment, Fixtures, Fittings and Storage

Comprehensive standard equipment on Elegance models includes a power-assisted rear tailgate, rear parking assist function, plus comfort-adding items such as a triple-zone climate control, an audio system with DVD and six-CD changer, 10-speaker Bose 5.1 Discrete Surround Sound System, leather-covered seats (heated on first and second rows) and power-adjustable front seats with two-position driver-seat memory.

Sport Luxury models have additional standard features such as a power tilt/slide glass sunroof, cooled front-row seats, a heated steering wheel and a fully integrated touch screen DVD navigation and a rearview camera.  Entertainment is provided via a roof-console mounted rear DVD entertainment console with 200 mm flip-down screen and power release ‘tumble & fold’ second-row seats to give easy access to the third row seats.

Cadillac Escalade | Part Three
Published 28 April 2008 Melanie Carter

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