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#289 of 1005 Escalade engine
Feb 07, 2001 (7:04 pm)
My mistake I guess. Escalade brochure says 2002 has "high-output LQ9V8 was engineered exclusively for Cadillac by GM Powertrain..... Corvette style intake and exhaust ports allow increase flow through the combustion chambers."
I personally know nothing about engines - I'll just care how it drives.
.. There is no room behind the 3rd row seat in the Escalade from what I can tell -surprising for a vehicle larger than the Landcruiser, etc. Hope they make up for it in leg room, but it doesn't sound like it from previous postings.
Feb 09, 2001 (3:33 pm)
I could be mistaken, but I believe you will find a sizeable interior space advantage for the Cadillac versus the Landcruiser. Both from a storage as well as passenger perspective. There is no comparison between towing capabilities and engine output...the Cadillac wins hands down.
I am not particularly a fan of the Escalade's looks however its mechanical specs regarding most measurements of performance that an SUV shopper would be seeking would strongly favor the Cadillac over the Landcruiser with the notable exception of a lack of 4wd low in the Cadillac.
I will leave it to others that know the two vehicles better to address manufacturing and other creature comfort comparisons.
If you are seeking a vehicle with maximum storage, maximum towing capacitiies, maximum engine output combined with above average luxury features such as a Bose Sound system and AWD, the Denali XL is your only choice in 2001. Of course I am biased since I recently took delivery on a 2001 Denali XL.
I would be interested in other's views of any other vehicles with 3 rows of seating with substantial storage behind the third row, lots of hp (320 in Denali), AWD (or 4wd), tow capacity of 8500lbs or more and lots of luxury features. The only vehicles I found to choose from were the Excursion, Suburban, Yukon XL and Denali XL. Only the Denali XL had the level of luxury I was seeking.
#291 of 1005 What a ride!
Feb 09, 2001 (6:16 pm)
I just had the chance to see and test drive the 2002 Escalade. Truly Impressive and totally different feel than the current Escalade version. This was a very smooth ride - sedan like. Excellent power and braking with no roll or traction slippage at red light. Looks are also outstanding interior and ex. More rounded off than it's predecessor. Cargo behind third row seems to be a bit roomier than Lexus and Landcruiser, Navigator, etc.
Third row is comfy enough for this 5'8" woman with longish legs- for a short trip - knees up though - kids liked it. Loved the retractable side mirrors. Many pluses. Only minus IMHO is second row cup holds are low - none in center console- impossible for my kids to reach when they are strapped in.
A great improvement and my favorite of the Lux SUVS.
#292 of 1005 Change of color
Feb 10, 2001 (9:27 pm)
I was told by a salesman for a local Cadillac dealer yesterday that the factory had advised them that the white color is to be discontinued, immediately was his impression, in favor of an off-white or pearl white that he thought would be similar to that used on the Lexus 470.
Feb 14, 2001 (1:08 pm)
I cannot get over how great the new Escalades are. I drove it and now I think there can be nothing closer to perfection when it comes to SUVs. Class leading ride. The most luxurious of them all....by FAR! Great looks, great interior layout. All wheel drive and a 345hp engine that can tow 8,500 lbs! If you haven't driven one, you wouldn't understand.
Feb 14, 2001 (3:07 pm)
Escalade vs. Denali: More luxury, better backed warranty, more horsepower, more technology. If you have the money to spend in making this decision, why not just get the best?!? The engine in the Denali is similar, but GM has given the Escalade a serious advantage...They've made it the most powerful full size SUV on the market. I'd hate to spend $46000 on an inferior product. This new Escalade has been specifically designed for Cadillac. Drive it and see!
#296 of 1005 Cadillac vs. Denali (XL)
Feb 14, 2001 (4:04 pm)
Too bad the Escalade doesn't come in an XL version. For those with greater space needs combined with luxury and tow capacity, the only choice that worked for me was the Denali XL with 320hp, awd and all the major features of the Escalade.
You get the space of the Denali XL with the features of the Escalade and you get to pocket 4-5,000 by deleteing folding mirrors, stabilitrak, rear backup sensors and an ugly front end (just my opinion).
#297 of 1005 ESCALADE 2002 AND WHITE PAINT
Feb 14, 2001 (6:19 pm)
I have a 2002 white escalade on order and have
been informed by my dealer that a stop has been
put on the color white. Anybody know what gives?
#298 of 1005 White discontinued
Feb 14, 2001 (8:11 pm)
See my post #291. Not sure why they are discontinuing white, but maybe because it makes the Escalade look "too big", whereas the pearl white, or whatever they call it, that will replace the white doesn't, and will better compete with the Lexus 470 color that seems to be so popular. If you have looked at a white and a black Navigator side by side, you may have noticed that the white one looks about two sizes larger, and that may be why Lincoln dealers seldom park them next to each other it seems.