The Cadillac Escalade EXT is an extravagance pickup truck, which at first may appear to be an unusual vehicle characterization. Be that as it may, when Cadillac redid the Escalade in 2002, the organization investigated distinctive approaches to exploit the extravagance SUV’s road cred and runaway prominence. So it spun off the model each which approach to amplify the Escalade identification – henceforth, the EXT.
One section full-size extravagance SUV and one section team taxi pickup, the Escalade EXT makes for a particularly helpful top of the line vehicle. Overwhelmingly huge and shockingly utilitarian, the EXT is, for some Cadillac fans, a definitive Escalade.
Utilized Cadillac Escalade EXT Models
There were two eras of the Escalade EXT. The latest was delivered from 2007 through 2013. Mechanically identified with the Chevrolet Avalanche of the same time period, this Cadillac Escalade EXT was ordinarily accessible in three trim levels (base, Luxury and Premium) and one body style: a four-entryway team taxi pickup.
From the back entryways forward, the Escalade EXT it is basically a standard Escalade and is furnished with the same suspension and powertrain. The last comprises of a 6.2-liter V8 (403 pull and 417 pound-feet of torque) mated to a six-velocity programmed transmission and all-wheel drive. From the back entryways back, the EXT is a pickup. An extraordinary “Midgate” framework permits more prominent freight limit – the back seats, back window and back bulkhead all fold down, which empowers the transportation of longer things. A programmed tonneau spread shields payload from the components. The EXT is likewise furnished with 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights and programmed suspension damping.
Inside the lodge, the EXT is all extravagance as cowhide upholstery, wood trim, warmed seats, tri-zone atmosphere control and a 10-speaker Bose encompass sound framework all come standard. On later forms, a route framework and a rearview camera were likewise included as standard. Climbing through the trim levels includes more extravagances, for example, a warmed directing wheel, 22-inch chrome wheels, versatile suspension, power-withdrawing evades and a back seat excitement framework.
In street tests, we found that the Cadillac Escalade EXT offered a satisfying driving background, particularly for an extensive extravagance truck/SUV. Given its size and mass, you’d expect some trouble in the taking care of office, yet the EXT’s controlling is light and unsurprising. In no way, shape or form is it a deft vehicle, yet it’s steady and controlled over everything except to a great degree unpleasant surfaces. With its big deal V8, quickening is lively from almost any rate, which is momentous for a SUV that weighs about 6,000 pounds. As one would expect, gas utilization is very poor.
Changes all through this current era’s run were insignificant. For the initial two years, route was discretionary and a few components were distracted like the blind side cautioning framework, satellite radio, Bluetooth and versatile dampers with the 22-inch wheels. Before 2010, the EXT was just accessible in a solitary trim, while the USB sound port and the V8’s barrel deactivation capacity (which supported efficiency by a solitary mpg) were not accessible.
The first 2002-’06 Cadillac Escalade EXT wasn’t as refined as the more up to date show yet it did set up itself with its imaginative Midgate. It was controlled by a littler 6.0-liter V8 that made 345 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A four-rate programmed transmission was standard. Keeping in mind the second-gen EXT was furnished with rack-and-pinion guiding, the first-gen model had a recycling ball setup, which implied the vehicle had a less responsive directing feel.
As a result of various redesigns in 2003, going on the ’02 model may be insightful. The ’03 and up EXTs accompanied an enhanced inside, better security hardware and new components like HID headlights and a discretionary back seat amusement framework. The force worked tonneau cover initially showed up in 2006.