General Motors began producing the luxury full-size SUV under the Cadillac brand in 1999. The Escalade debuted that year, and has been built in Arlington, Texas, ever since. For its first few years in production, the Cadillac Escalade was identical to the 1999 GMC Denali. In 2002, the Escalade was redesigned for an upgraded appearance that more closely aligned with Cadillac’s “art and science” design theme.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade reflects the first year in the SUV’s fourth generation, and was completely redesigned for the occasion. Driver’s can choose from four different trim levels: Standard, Luxury, Premium, or Platinum.
With the all-new Escalade design for 2015, each trim level offers new and exciting standard features, that the outgoing model did not. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is as practical as it is luxurious. Featuring an innovative interior design that not only “wows” everyone who enters its cabin, but the 2015 Escalade also includes a new level of interior practicality that sets the bar high for all other vehicles in its class.
Cadillac first unveiled the all-new Escalade in 2013, and while the luxury SUV featured new design features, it was instantly recognizable. The 2015 Escalade saw changes in both the mechanics and exterior of the vehicle, but the major change came in the interior cabin of the SUV.
The Escalade still features seating for up to eight passengers, and is available in an extended ESV version, for drivers who need added space. See exactly where the Cadillac design team made changes in the following categories below:
Power and Performance
The all-new Escalade features a brand new 6.2-liter V8 engine, that is more powerful and efficient that the outgoing model. The Escalade also incorporates the world’s fastest reacting suspension system - Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control. This standard feature delivers the ultimate precision-controlled driving experience. A new electric variable-assist power steering system, and a 9.5-inch rear axle with automatic locking rear differential, are also included on the 2015 Escalade.
While the exterior did not receive extensive revisions for 2015, the Escalade does feature a new sophisticated surface, with crisp lines, and dramatic light-emitting LED lighting.
It is without a doubt that the major alterations made to the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, were to the SUV’s interior. The changes that were made to the cabin were carefully chosen, and expertly crafted. No detail was overlooked, and no area of the interior was left untouched. For added elegance and luxury, the interior features cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, wood trim accents, and new seats that offer more comfort. The interior was also engineered to be much quieter than previous model years, thanks to a stronger body structure, enhanced acoustic material, and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.
Cadillac’s advanced system for connectivity and control, CUE, comes standard on the 2015 Escalade. The premium technology features voice-recognition, and enhanced touch controls. The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is also standard, and can be configured with four different themes. The optional head-up display can project information onto the windshield for the driver to see more clearly. Back seat passengers will enjoy the available Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system with a roof-mounted nine-inch screen for viewing.
Vehicle occupants will remain protected before, during, and even after a collision thanks to the new suite of safety features integrated into the 2015 Escalade. Front and rear automatic braking, front seat center-mounted air bag, forward collision alert, safety alert seat, full speed range adaptive cruise control, and automatic collision preparation technology, are a few examples of the extensive safety features added to the 2015 Escalade.
For the driver who wants it all, the 2015 Escalade Platinum model is the answer. Starting just under $90,000, the Escalade Platinum is the King of the Cadillacs.
Check out a few of the highlights that this particular trim level offers, that other models simply leave behind.
The 2015 Escalade Platinum is easily one of the most luxurious SUVs availble on the road today. Other highlights that are featured on this trim level include:
A luxury SUV means nothing to its driver if it can’t offer premium practicality. The 2015 Escalade was designed with practicality in mind. Featuring more storage compartments than ever before, more storage space, enhanced center console storage, and larger accommodating doors, the 2015 Escalade truly is a practical luxury SUV.
The third row of seats on the Escalade fold down in mere seconds, with the simple touch of a button. The 2015 Escalade also features a first-in-class hands free power liftgate. Individuals who have the Keyless Access fob in their pocket or purse, are able to simply place their foot under the rear bumper of the Escalade, to open and close the liftgate. A unique memory-height function allows drivers to set a pre-determined height that the liftgate will not exceed, once programmed. For those drivers who have a garage with a low ceiling, can rest easy knowing that both their vehicle, and house, is well protected.
Available OnStar with 4G LTE wireless capability, keeps drivers and passengers connected regardless of their location. One more reason why the 2015 Escalade is a purely practical, luxury SUV.
For drivers who seek a different kind of practicality, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade gets an impressive 8,300 pound max-towing capacity rating. Every trim level comes with a standard trailering package, equipping every driver with max towing capabilities.