Upgrading a car’s headlights or taillights is nothing new; a new set of eyes can add some stylistic pizzazz without requiring extensive modifications. Such aftermarket pieces are often of the plug-and-play variety – pull out the old units, hook up the new ones, secure them, and boom, done. And for owners of the K2-based Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe, a new aftermarket option is a set of Cadillac Escalade taillights.
There’s little doubt that Escalade taillights are a prominent feature on the mammoth SUV. Stretching from the roof to the bumper cover, they’re quite tall as they flank the rear hatch. But more importantly, they’re much more visually striking compared to the Tahoe and Suburban’s smaller, traditional taillights.
The LED-based Escalade taillights start at $397.99 per pair, though a bulk-buy option can save at least $11… though four pairs of Escalade taillights might be a bit extreme for some. Installation should be a breeze, since these aftermarket taillights do not require any drilling or other modifications to the vehicle to fit. Instead, the listing says that the aftermarket lights have a “plug-n-play” operation with “direct bolt-on OE fitment.” They fit the 2015-2018 (and likely the 2019) model year Tahoe and Suburban (the ones on the GM K2 platform), and likely utilize pre-existing contact points used for the the trim pieces in the Chevys.
Adding these Cadillac Escalade taillights to your Chevrolet SUV is a great way to add some visual flair without spending a fortune, though it’s doubtful you’ll fool anyone into thinking that your Chevrolet truck is a Cadillac Escalade. After all, that Bow Tie in the front and back kind of gives it away. Even so, adding Escalade taillights to your Chevy Suburban or Tahoe is a nice option to have available.
And though it may be disingenuous to put Cadillac Escalade taillights on a non-Cadillac model, we should note that more egregious aftermarket foolery can and does happen (like replacing the iconic Chevrolet bowtie with a Cadillac Crest emblem).
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