"I've driven them all, Infinity, Lexus, GM, R. Rover and hands down, the Escalade topped the list. I never had any problems with it. The only time it was EVER in the shop was when I took it in for routine service -- and it wasn't rediculously expensive when I did.
It has all the power I would ever need to tow or get out of trouble on the road. The remote start is magical in the extreme heat and moderate cold of our climate. Probably the only negatives I have is that the ride can be a little rough from time to time, but that is my own fault for putting low profile snow tires on it. And the other is that all wheel drive is not as effective in snow as true four wheel drive when you are stuck in a ditch, but truly . . . is anything that effective when you are stuck??? lol What can I say, I love this vehicle. Just ordered my new one :)"
"I hunt alot, but i still want to drive a nice SUV. I had a friend who drives a Ford F-250 diesel turbo 4x4 truck and he got stuck in the woods. I drug him out with my escalade and then drove through where he got stuck with no problem. Its great!"
Pros: "This Glade is a head turner, fairly valued."
Cons: "It's a gas burner."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This Glade has a comprehensive history book. It's been owned by me and my son since new. It has heated front and rear seats and AC front seats. The headlight covers are clear (done by body shop). It sparkles in the sunlight. All badges have been replaced. Tires are in great shape. It's simple. This is one great Glade. I could go on and on."
Pros: "Fantastic looks, great space, wonderful to drive"
Cons: "Motor for running board had to be replaced already"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My Escalade ESV, Platium is so beautiful that I tell her she is beautiful and lovingly call her "Big Bertha"! I feel so safe and feel like I am driving in such luxury. This vehicle is the most loved of any previous SUV's(Navigators and Expedition) I have ever owned! I love the heated and cooled cup holders, love the powerful A/C and expecially love all the extra room. I love the extra space in the back that holds all my groceries without having to move the back seats. I find her easy to park, only I try not to park her too close to others in fear of her getting a "ding" on her side. Did I say I love this SUV!? Great to drive on long trips too or just in town."
Cons: "6disc changer and dvd system all in one unit"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Suv's in the past includes (Lexus RX, Infiniti QX56, Lincoln Aviator, Isuzu) Caddy looks and drives the best hands down. She is surely a keeper. I bought preowned, she still looks and smells new. Gas mileage surprisingly good for it's size and power. The only negative 6disc changer and dvd system in one unit.(maybe it's just me who have not taken the time to figure out if both can play at the same time)?"
"always get great service as the dealers, very happy with car, but a tiny bit too flashy in our current economic climate. i knew that when i bought it, just feels a little too flashy to drive to client meetings."
"Great ride, nice interior. Need more cup holders in better position for rear seats. Also would like to see Sat Tv for the rear entertainment system, much like Chrysler has with its mini vans. (3 kid channels..) other than that, the SUV is great.."
"I see why they call it Escalade, it will make you feel like your on top of the world.
It's like sitting your lazyboy driving down the highway. So comfortable, so stylish, hands down one of the nicest vehicles on the road! This is the best vehicle I have ever owned."
"Best looking large SUV on the market IMHO.
Unfortunate that GM won't put the front row captains chairs in row 2 to enable greater legroom and seat adjustments. Cooling belongs here too!
There are better Nav Systems on the market.
Otherwise, a comfortable and bold looking luxury unit."
"I've had my Escalade for almost 4 years. At first it was great but after a year it started coming apart cosmetically. All 4 door handles have had to be replaced. The battery has died three times. The tow hook cover panel blew off. The entertainment system buttons are worn out. Etc., Etc., Etc.
Although I love the look and it drives pretty well for a BIG VEHICLE, it's not the quality I had hoped for."