The center console is wide enough to set a laptop on, and the Cadillac Escalade includes standard heated power seats, tri-zone climate control, power-adjustable pedals, and a magnificent-sounding Bose system with USB port.
Think of the base model as providing all the traditional luxury and convenience items—along with, of course, the top-notch trims and interior materials that are included in the Escalade. Luxury models add Magnetic Ride Control (a must-have in our opinion) plus 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and IntelliBeam headlamps. Premium models add DVD entertainment and a Side Blind Zone Alert system. But for those who must have tech, along with a unique, no-holds-barred look, the Platinum is the way to go; it adds unique chromed 22-inchers, special Tehama anilene leather, heated and cooled cupholders, LED headlamps, a leather-trimmed instrument panel, and many other appearance and trim upgrades.
Features worth note individually include an eight-inch touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic, a Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system, cooled front seats, and power-actuated running boards. The maximum tow rating is 7,800 pounds when properly equipped.