The 2008 Cadillac Escalade speaks of class, quality road performance, and powerful V8 engine. It is famous for its stylish interior, excellent ergonomics, and impressive driving characteristics. These features and more help make this model one of the best full-size luxury SUVs available.
The ‘08 Escalade comes in only one trim level which is packed with standard equipment. However, it includes xenon headlamps, a powerful liftgate, an adaptive suspension, park assist and a heated windshield washer fluid. Inside this full-size luxury SUV are triple-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, heated first- and second-row seats, remote starting and OnStar. Meanwhile, it is also equipped with a Bose surround sound audio system with 10 speakers, satellite radio and an in-dash six-CD changer. On the other hand, buyers may also opt for a V8 Ultra Luxury Collection package with an additional navigation system, rearview camera, Intellibeam adaptive headlamps, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, power-release second-row seats, sunroof and 22-inch chrome aluminum wheels.
With regard to interior design, the 2008 Escalade has a lot to offer. It has stylish alloy trim, faux walnut inlays and high standard plastics. It can also accommodate six to eight people. It provides 60.3 cubic feet of cargo space which can increase up to 108.9 cubes with the second row folded.
The Escalade is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 403 hp and 417 pound-feet of torque. It also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission that offers a manual-shift mode. Furthermore, it is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Safety is guaranteed by stability control with a rollover sensor, antilock disc brakes, traction control, side curtain airbags and OnStar telematics system. It earned a five-star rating for protection of front occupants in head-on collisions in NHTSA testing.
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade is one of the best choices for a full size luxury SUV. It is fast with excellent handling and road manners. If you’re looking for a luxurious family vehicle, this is definitely worth it.