It’s no secret that the Cadillac Escalade is one of the most intriguing vehicles you’ll see on the road, and undeniably an attention grabber. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is no different from the model’s previous years in that sense but offers even more features and amenities to give you the best ride possible.
#1. Seating, Space, and Surfaces
It doesn’t matter what season it is; the 2020 Cadillac Escalade has you covered. The front seats are not only heated but cooled as well. There is more space overall with additional cargo space, headroom, legroom, allowing for eight people to be seated comfortably. The wood trims and leather appointments are made from high-quality natural materials by some of the best designers and craftsmen.
#2. Entertainment and Audio
Whether you’re traveling with a caravan of children or transporting late-night partiers through Uber or Lyft, the entertainment system can be seen from both the second and third row. That keeps the driver less distracted and passengers at bay. If they’re only interested in listening to music, that’s fine because the 16 speaker Bose Centerpoint system provides incredible sound. You’ll always remain connected in the 2020 Cadillac Escalade, but the level of connectivity depends on the specific trim.
#3. Exterior Lighting
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade has easily recognizable full LED light blade taillamps. They’re thin and vertical to minimize distractions while keeping up with the Escalade title. The side view mirrors and door handles have LED lights as well, which Cadillac refers to as Concierge lighting.
#4. Power Assist Steps
Power assist steps will help those at any height get in and out of the vehicle without any struggle. The steps will lower once the doors open, allowing for a smooth entrance or exit.
When it comes to the polished 22-inch aluminum wheels, weight reduction was a focus which is why it was decided to have them cast formed. They’re not only of a lighter weight but provide a little more strength and look stunning.
#6. Hands-Free Liftgate
One of the most interesting features is the hands-free liftgate. A slight kicking motion is all it takes for the liftgate to activate, so you won’t worry those around you by beating up the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade.
#7. Invisible Rear Wiper
Replacing your wipers can be annoying, but that problem is minimized because they rear wiper is, “invisible.” It’s not actually invisible or transparent, but it is hidden to reduce weather damage. Concealing the rear wiper does not compromise the design of the rear of the vehicle, which is seen as a plus to many.
#8. Surround Vision
Surround vision assists with parking, as long as the vehicle is in reverse or driven at a low speed. It provides a birds-eye view of the area around the vehicle, so you’ll be able to park with increased confidence.
#9. Forward Collision Alert and Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
If you’re following a vehicle, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will not only alert the driver if a front end collision is detected but if the driver is too close to the vehicle in front of them. Brakes will be automatically applied if the driver hasn’t after the vehicle senses there will be a front end collision.
#10. Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning
Mistakes happen, but having lane keep assist with lane departure warning helps keep all of the passengers as safe as possible. If the vehicle senses that the driver is crossing lanes unintentionally, a slight nudge on the wheel will be provided to remain in the current lane.
#11. Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade takes your blind spots into consideration with alerts on the side mirrors. What’s awesome about this feature is that it not only notifies the driver when a vehicle is already there but also when a vehicle is fast approaching and changing lanes could be dangerous.
#12. Safety Alert Seat
Cadillac can’t speak for everyone, but there have been times where the number of safety alerts can become irritating. With the 2020 Cadillac Escalade, they took that into consideration. The driver’s seat has the ability to vibrate for alerts rather than beeping when there might be a dangerous situation approaching. You can be given a heads up as well as a slight massage for those who like the Bose speakers more than noisy alerts.
#13. Engine and Transmission
The performance of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade keeps up with the quality of the rest of the vehicle. Extras within the 420 horsepower, 6.2L V8 engine include Continuous Variable Valve Timing, Active Fuel Management, and Fuel Injection. This combination allows for the vehicle to have the best efficiency as possible. It doesn’t matter what gear you’re in while driving the 2020 Cadillac Escalade, its 10-speed automatic transmission is smooth and speedy in acceleration and shifting.
#14. Reading the Road
Magnetic Ride Control is a feature that has the ability to read the road approximately 1,000 times per second. This happens so that the vehicle can adjust the suspension based on the conditions of the road. Reading the road increases both balance and control without extra attentiveness from the driver.
#15. Four-Wheel Drive
This is a well-known feature, but still an excellent one. Without four-wheel drive, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade wouldn’t be able to brace the elements. It would almost be silly to have a rear windshield wiper concealed on a vehicle that isn’t going to face some less than ideal driving conditions. The options of two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive high, four-wheel drive low, and auto are available at the driver’s discretion.
#16. Stabilitrak and Hauling
Although Stabilitrak isn’t a new feature, it is still one of importance. Pressure is applied on any of the brakes in order to remain in control when it seems as though the vehicle will have an issue remaining on the path its meant to be on. This is a feature that works well while hauling heavy loads, and control is more difficult to keep. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade has a trailering package with a capacity up to 8300 lbs, so these features complement each other.
There’s Always More
It’s up for debate which features are the best, but you can take your pick from the list. Of course, there are more or less features and amenities available depending on the trim you choose. The trim levels for the 2020 Cadillac Escalade are standard, luxury, premium luxury, and platinum. They get better and better the higher up the ladder you climb, and all of the trims except the standard are available in a sports edition.
The standard trim starts $75,195. There are plenty of extras that make it the price worth while. Just head over to your local dealership to take it for a test drive and see why the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is one of the best models yet.