As Mark Richardson of Autos.ca says, everything changes when there’s a dog in the car. Accommodations must be made, rearranging of items, and in this case, the author’s two sons all need to fit into something with four wheels. And it has to travel 1,000 miles plus in comfort from Tennessee to Toronto. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade seems to be a good choice to make all of these things occur in harmony.
Now, the dog really just acts as a backdrop to putting the 2015 Escalade through its paces, and nonetheless the author walks away mighty impressed with where the luxury people (or in the case, dog) mover has come from.
The story follows the journey to pick up a new family pup in Nashville, and Richardson grabbed the keys to a brand new Escalade to accomplish the haul. Richardson was impressed by the active cruise control, which included the lane departure warning system. Certainly a much appreciated creature comfort on a long road trip. Just set the speed you’d like, and the leather lined Caddy makes sure you don’t begin to creep up on any incoming traffic, applying the brakes and slowing down as needed.
Richardson exits the journey with two main gripes, though. First, the active cruise control began to misread after a surprise snowstorm hit the family and their new pup, but no one can predict what mother nature will bring. This also caused the lane departure warning to cease as well. Ultimately, the group stopped for the night and waited out the surprise snow. Second, the $94,000 as tested price only included basic all season rubber. Again nothing substantial, and depending on your local climate, the lack of grippier rubber may not effect owners at all.