2013 Cadillac Escalade Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Cadillac Escalade
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade has no new changes.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Exterior
The Cadillac Escalade is probably one of the most recognizable SUVs on the market, thanks to its popularity throughout Hollywood. For the 2013 model year, the Escalade’s exterior styling hasn’t changed, making it just as recognizable as before with its boxy, yet elegant body shape and prominently displayed grille that enhances its contemporary design.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Performance
A 6.2-liter V8 powers the 2013 Escalade, churning out 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, along with rear-wheel-drive, though all-wheel-drive is an available option. With this amount of power, the Escalade is capable of reaching 60 from a standstill in 7.5 seconds, which is an impressive time for such a large vehicle. When it is properly equipped, the two-wheel-drive Escalade models can tow up to 8,300 pounds.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Efficiency
EPA-estimated fuel economy comes in low at 16 mpg combined for the rear-wheel-drive and 15 combined for the all-wheel-drive. These low numbers are expected from the full-size SUV.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Interior
With the 2013 Cadillac Escalade comes luxury. The Escalade’s cabin combines supple leather upholstery with faux-wood and alloy accents to create an interior that is leaps and bounds more opulent than its competition, while its gauges and controls are all easy to use and well placed. There is plenty of space for passengers of all size with the exception of the third row, which is a bit cramped for adult-sized passengers. The cargo room is immense though, almost doubling when the third row is removed and the second row is folded flat.
2013 Cadillac Escalade Safety
Stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, multiple airbags, along with rear parking sensors, a review camera, and OnStar emergency contacting system are all standard safety features. A blind-spot warning system is also standard on all but the base model.