Safety's a clear priority in the 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT, with good crash-test performance and plenty of features.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) gives the 2010 Escalade EXT five-star crash-test scores for front impacts; side impact tests have not been performed, but the EXT gets a three-star rollover rating. Standard safety features include dual front, side, and curtain airbags, as well as stability and traction control, tied into the all-wheel-drive system. Cars.com explains the stability system "uses rollover mitigation technology that senses impending rollovers and attempts to avert them by applying individual brakes." Other assists include a rearview camera, parking sensors, adjustable driving pedals, and OnStar.
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has not yet tested the Escalade EXT.
Visibility can be an issue, what with the EXT's wide sail panels and tall tailgate. ConsumerGuide reports, "Visibility astern and to the right-rear is hindered by the roof design, but standard rear obstacle detection and the available rearview camera compensate."