Shopping for a new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid?
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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
Just about anything you can get on the regular Escalade is available on its gas/battery-powered brother
Lots of luxury
Car and Driver
An extensive array of standard equipment is included
Because of its heritage, the 2010 Escalade Hybrid includes pretty much every luxury that Cadillac offers on this truck-based vehicle. The base Escalade Hybrid includes tri-zone climate control, a magnificent-sounding Bose digital sound system, rear-seat audio jacks, 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, power-adjustable pedals, and power-actuated running boards. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com note that buyers can also order the even-more-luxurious Escalade Hybrid Platinum Edition.
The standard Cadillac Escalade Hybrid provides "an extensive array of standard equipment," note the reviewers at Edmunds. Car and Driver states the obvious, pointing out there is "lots of luxury" to be found on the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, but all these standard features lead Cars.com to ask, "is the [Hybrid Escalade] too much?" Among those features, says Edmunds, are "leather upholstery, heated and cooled power-adjustable front seats...tri-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system with real-time traffic," and "Bluetooth connectivity." J.D. Power reviewers add that the Hybrid Escalade comes with full power accessories and a "Bose AM/FM radio with 6-disc CD changer" that also includes standard "XM satellite radio with one-year subscription."
For buyers who need even more, the Escalade Hybrid Platinum Edition picks up such items as heated and cooled cup holders and a rear-seat entertainment package with two 7-inch DVD screens in the back of the front headrests. Several options can also be added to the standard 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Edmunds cautions that "options drive up [the] price steeply," but those likely to spend more than $70,000 on a 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid may not worry about a few grand more. MyRide.com reviewers note that "just about anything you can get on the regular Escalade is available on its gas/battery-powered brother," including "High Intensity Discharge headlamps, and a power-assisted rear liftgate that opens and closes with the touch of a button."
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is still a Cadillac, hybrid or not, and comes with a high level of standard features and even more as options.