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2016 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade

In its Mad Men-era heyday, a Cadillac was the ultimate, the most, over-the-top… and not the least bit shy about it. Big fins – and big V8s. Even bigger attitude. Here’s to repeating history. WHAT IT IS The Escalade is the end product of giving Cadillac designers a Chevy Tahoe and a blank check. The…

2015 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac may be having trouble selling its ELR electric car (see here) but no such worries selling its anti-matter opposite, the Escalade. It’s not hard to understand why. The ELR is very expensive (over $75k to start) but very slow. It realistically seats only two. And it doesn’t go very far on its batteries. The…

2013 Cadillac Escalade

The battleship Iowa and her three sisters managed to survive not only World War II but a post-war world in which they’d long since become anachronisms. Amazingly, these massive gunboats lingered on as active duty warships for decades – into the 1990s. But everyone knew they had been living on borrowed time for a long…

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It stands alone, unchallenged … the master of all it surveys.  Not merely surviving but thriving. The Hummer came – and went. So also the Ford Excursion – a mere Ford, too for that matter. No, if you want the Biggest Kahuna – a luxury SUV that can swallow the others whole and beat them…

Cadillac Says Good-Bye to the V-8

Cadillac was built on big engines – from the V-16s of the art deco era to the big V-8s of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. But within a year, for the first time in living memory, Cadillac will no longer have a regular passenger car in its lineup with a V-8 under the hood. The…

Cadillac Sedan deVille, 1956-1984

Nowadays, all the really big sedans are foreign-made: Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Daimler Maybachs. It is a sign of the decline of the once-magnificent American Land Yacht, whose sole surviving exemplar as of 2010 is the Lincoln Town Car – a mere middleweight by the standards that once defined “full-size.” Cadillac, for its part, doesn’t make truly…

2006 Cadillac DTS

Let’s say you’re in the market for a well-equipped, full-size luxury sedan that’s not an old man’s car — but also doesn’t have the jutting angles, 20-inch chromed wheels and pimp-strut posturing that’s become an unfortunate fad among so many cars in this class. Then check out the new Cadillac DTS. This model replaces the…

2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL

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The only real competition the GMC Yukon Denali XL’s got is the Cadillac Escalade ESV – which is basically the same thing in a slightly restyled (and more expensive) Cadillac wrapper. Because no one else makes anything like either. Oh, nominally, there’s the Lincoln Navigator. Which is similarly big on the outside. But it is very small…

Doomed: Lincoln Blackwood (2002)

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When something works once, it’s reasonable to assume it might work again. Then again, maybe not. Back in the late ’90s, Ford’s Lincoln division managed to outsell crosstown rival Cadillac almost entirely on the strength of the Navigator – which was the first hugely successful/mass market “bling” SUV. And what was the Navigator? It was a Ford…

2016 Chrysler 300

2016 Chrysler 300C Platinum

This could be it. The last of the line, the end of the road. In a way, it already is. Chrysler’s 300 is the only large, rear-wheel-drive sedan available with V8 power you can still buy for a few bucks north of $40k. Well, there’s also the Dodge Charger. But it is to the 300…