The 2013 Cadillac Escalade is hardly a newly engineered design; its traditional body-on-frame layout dates back to the 2007 model year and hasn't seen any major structural changes since. But GM got this one right from the start; even with today's tougher federal crash-test system, the Escalade gets top ratings.
In frontal, side, and even side pole tests from the feds, the Escalade earned five stars. And although it earned a four-star score overall, that's only because of its mathematically determined rollover score.
All Escalade and Escalade ESV models include front side airbags, head-curtain side airbags covering all three rows, and a StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigatio.