CON�s: Cramped drivers cabin, only partially adjusting steering wheel, high price.
FINAL THOUGHT: A full size American built luxury SUV, that can hang tough with the world�s best.
It�s over 18 feet long, has up to 137 cubic feet of cargo space and with an interior that rivals most high end luxury sedans, it�s one of the nicest SUV�s on the planet. Meet the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum, the Big Dog of American SUV luxury. When I first picked this baby up from GM�s Manhattan storage facility my first thought was � Dear God is this sucker big, but as you�ll see, its size can be very deceiving. The Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum makes no bones about its in-your-face styling and the fact that it dwarfs everything else in the SUV world. It�s a favorite amongst celebrities, athletes and or anyone who wants to make a statement. As for me, I was just amazed at how good it actually was for its size.
It doesn�t matter if you�re going to the supermarket or the opera, if you pull up in the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum you�re making a statement. With big 22-inch multi-spoke chromed aluminum wheels, a huge chrome grill and stacked LED headlamps there is simply no missing this behemoth of an SUV. Not only did the Escalade handle well, but it also delivered a wonderfully compliant ride that was free of bumps and shutters when the road got rough.