Last week for my wife’s birthday, I sent in a special request to review “something special” as one of my gifts to her.
I was sent the all new 2015 Cadillac Escalade!
So in addition to the flowers (hydrangeas, my wife’s favorite kind), licorice, perfume, a subscription to Do It Yourself magazine, and a private family birthday featuring vegan cake and cupcakes purchased from Whole Foods so my wife didn’t have to make them herself like she normally does…
As well as a special homemade “birthday card” from our son, which was a rainbow colored page from a Batman coloring book in which he appropriately entitled “Beautiful Batman”…
We had the privilege of driving the ever-impressive Cadillac Escalade around Nashville for the week.
After driving it to work, she texted me, “I really like my birthday ride! I feel like I am in Beverly Hills!”
Needless to say, the Escalade was a hit. Not to mention, my son and I loved it too!
I was really surprised with the visibility in it. I had no issues whatsover seeing out of it. It actually had some of the best visibility for medium to full-size SUVs I have driven.
As if I needed to say it, driving the 2015 Escalade means you get to be king of the road. You feel the power: A V-8 with 420 horsepower, to be exact.
And as you can see from the Arlington Assembly “built with pride” sticker, the 2015 Escalade is made right here in ‘Murica!
Excuse me… I mean, America.
Granted, this thing is huge. It commands all other cars on the road. Therefore, there is a feature which causes the driver’s seat to vibrate any time you cross over the painted lines of the road; because as wide as the Escalade is, it’s not difficult to do so.
Another really cool feature about the 2015 is how easily the seats fold down. You just press the button!
Also, check out this other cool feature that I accidentally discovered: The face of the audio system has a hidden storage compartment. Who would have thought?
Nice wheels, right?
The price of the model I drove was $79,290.00. So if that works for your budget, and you like being large in charge, with plenty of class and style, I assure you that you will not be let down with the 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
This is the fourth generation Escalade; the first being introduced in 1999; the year I graduated high school.
It just so happens that one of the first Hot Wheels cars my son ever got was a 2007 Escalade; which he proudly displays along the real 2015 version.
Well, I have to turn in the Escalade in the morning. I will say that even though it averages 16 miles a gallon (14 city, 21 highway), I’ve just now cracked the halfway mark on the fuel gauge.
Granted, it holds 26 gallons. Still, if you’re in the market for a Cadillac, I assume the price tag and the MPG aren’t going to hold you back.
You get what you pay for, and the moment I stepped inside, I felt like I was sitting in an $80,000 vehicle; if not $100,000.
That’s it for this week’s family friendly car review. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. I know I have!
I wonder which vehicle I’ll review next?