For the year 2012, Cadillac has come out with its redone and updated version of Cadillac. Meet the new 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV. It’s big, it’s luxurious, it’s the Escalade. One of the most popular cars to have ever come out of the Cadillac stable and boy has it added something more to its existing repertoire.
It has added more seating as well as luggage space, enhanced its navigation system, added new suspension and has customized its interiors to give the 2012 Escalade that plush feel. With all this and more, the new Escalade ESV turns out to be the SUV to own. So let’s get into details and explore this beautiful beast.
2012 Cadillac Escalade Features
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is bigger than usual. It has been given an extended wheelbase and also added seating capacity.
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Apart from the basic trim model sporting 18-inch wheels, the luxury edition sports 22-inch wheels and other added features which include a roof rack, adaptive suspensions, blind spot warning system, LED headlamps, rear parking sensors and a power sunroof. However, the characteristic wide grille and the Cadillac badge still remain the same.
The 2012 Escalade ESV is a complete package. With an impressive exterior in place, the designers went all out on the interior. The driver’s cabin has been done up well with leather upholstery and alloy finish that make the ESV feel luxurious and plush. The dashboard has all the gauges and instrumentation placed in order and a power-tilt steering for the comfortable driving experience.
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Depending on the arrangement of seats in the second row, the new 2012 Escalade ESV can house upto eight passengers. With the extra seats in place, the new Escalade still manages to offer you with 46 cubic feet of space for luggage and if you can fold and detach the rear seats, then you are sure to enjoy a maximum luggage space of 137 cubic feet.
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a beast for sure. Its 6.2 liter V8 engine produces an impressive 403 horsepower at 417 lb-ft of torque. With that much power in place, it can easily rev from 0 to 60 mph in about 7 seconds and that’s really impressive for an SUV that is as huge as the 2012 Escalade.
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The new Escalade also comes in with a six-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive. The mileage is pretty standard in the new Escalade with 14 mpg on the city roads and 18 mpg on the highways.
Safety Feature and Add-ons
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV has its safety features in place. The standard features include antilock disk braking, traction control and side curtain airbags. Other feature like blind spot warning system has been made available in all the ESV models except the basic one. Add-ons are in plenty.
The 2012 Escalade has been fitted with a rearview camera, an enhanced navigation system, phone connectivity through Bluetooth, satellite radio and an audio system from Bose with a 6-CD changer in place. You get 10 speakers to blast it out loud and two wireless headphones for that personal experience.
2012 Cadillac Escalade Price
The new 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is priced at around $65,750 and upwards.