We’ve talked about the Cadillac Escalade’s problem before. It’s Cadillac’s most successful vehicle at present, but it hardly fits the brand’s budding fashion motifs. It was also pretty average in its previous generation. However, that didn’t stop the sale and success of the nameplate.
Regular Car Reviews took a crack at a 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV and turned up all the stereotypes to produce a six-minute-long video that rings with some truth to it. The Escalade was, and always has been, a more luxurious option over a GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban. As Mr. Regular points out, the 2014 Escalade is nice, but it still exudes the feeling of “oh, that’s good enough” when looking at materials and design.
Thankfully, the new Escalade is much better, looks more distinct and still captures some of its glory from the mid-2000s. With a new Lincoln Navigator on the scene, the Escalade won’t be going anywhere, and will likely polish itself up for a dramatic redesign early next decade.