2013 Cadillac Escalade: Sacrificing budget for muscle

When you look at this picture, what do you see?  I see a great looking vehicle that’s full of chrome and an in your face grill that says the vehicle is very luxurious. As said before, the Escalade is a great vehicle that has an unbelievable interior and a great exterior look with chrome finishes.

The reason I say unbelievable is because this vehicle has a very generous amount of cargo space, leg space and head space. It can fit many passengers and groceries all while towing up to 8300 lbs. (If you want even more space, spring for the Escalade ESV.)

Even with all the weight of the cargo and the weight of the item bring towed, is the Escalade slow.  It comes with a 403bhp, 6.2-litre V8 with Active Fuel Management, which shuts off half the engine’s cylinders in certain conditions in order to reduce fuel consumption.  Even with the active fuel management system, this SUV is still dismal on fuel economy with it getting only 13 mpg in the city (this is only when somebody is driving speed limit).

Now instead of having a gasoline powered Escalade, you could have an Escalade hybrid. The hybrid only gets seven more mpg in the city, but is about $10,500 more expensive. Which would you like: to pay more money for the up-front cost of a hybrid, or to have a little more fuel savings in gas.  I’ll tell you what, the hybrid is not even worth it because of the $10,500 more that you would have to shell out for up font. Now if you are one of those people that have a lot of money, but care a lot about the environment, then by all means buy the hybrid.  Personally, I would buy a vehicle that is good on gas because the price for a gallon of gas is a big factor for me when choosing between cars.

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