2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Review

October 28, 2019

The 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum is the final model year for the 4th generation full-size luxury SUV from General Motors. We go over everything you need to know about it.

 

The 2020 Cadillac Escalade shares almost everything from the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4WD in terms of features and tech, including the Sport Edition that our test vehicle is equipped with. Many expected the 2020 model year Escalade would introduce a new generation to Cadillac's second-best selling vehicle, however 2020 is considered a carryover year for this vehicle. The only major change from 2019 is the removal of the rear DVD headrest players, which are now a dealer-installed option.

 

Our episode of TestDrive Spotlight on the 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum 4WD comes in raven black and the optional Sport Edition package and front performance brake upgrade kit. We go over everything you need to know about the Escalade if you're in the market for a $116,000.00 full-size luxury SUV made in America. We discuss how it compares to the 2018 Lincoln Navigator we featured last year, along with how our impressions have changed on this vehicle from the last time we drove one.

 

We go over some of the exterior features like LED headlights, active cruise control, blind spot monitoring, power running boards, power-folding mirrors, automatic rear lift-gate, 22" alloy rims, and the 360º parking cameras. Inside is identical to the 2018 Escalade we featured, but we go over some of what we expect to see when it comes to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade based on what we've seen from GM's new T1XX full-size pickup truck platform.

 

We go on the road with the Escalade to talk about how this vehicle drives, rides, handles, and performs in the fall rather than the winter, and what we like about the 6.2L V8 engine and magnetic ride control system. We wrap up our full tour and review of the 2020 Escalade Platinum with our real-world fuel economy testing, along with what we like and dislike about this behemoth of an SUV.

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