Automakers have long competed to produce America’s best SUV. The Lincoln Navigator and Chevrolet Suburban are just two of the many SUVs that have taken a shot at the title over the years. In 1999, Cadillac took on the segment leaders with its Escalade.
Today, the Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition is a tough competitor to beat. It comes as no surprise that the Escalade was Cadillac’s bestselling model in 2014. In 1999, the Escalade immediately took to beating down any competitor in its path. Weighing in at a whopping 7,300 pounds, this is not some rubbish SUV.
The Escalade Platinum Edition rocks a V8 engine that pushes out 420 hp. The eight speed automatic transmission takes care of the shifting like a dream. Gas mileage is what you’d expect from such a large, powerful vehicle, 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. That’s similar to others in its class.
The Escalade Platinum Edition features massaging front seats, Nappa leather, 22 inch chrome rims, and much, much more. For $91,000, Cadillac will treat you right. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition is an American SUV and by most standards, its America’s best SUV.