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Large Luxury SUV Test by MT

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dfelt    1,782

This was a cool read on MT, their BIG Test of Luxury SUVs.

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http://www.motortrend.com/cars/cadillac/escalade/2015/the-big-test-large-luxury-suvs/

The end results were as follows:

6TH PLACE: INFINITI QX80

When you factor in worst in test fuel economy, a cramped third row, and those awkward looks, you have a big SUV
that only one of us loved.

5TH PLACE: LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

Although it’s cheaper than the others, it’s not nearly as luxurious. We love the powertrain and the ‘Gator’s utility.

4TH PLACE: LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER HSE

Gorgeous truck, Gerry McGovern be praised. But the suspect build quality and pricey everything else leaves us cold.

3RD PLACE: LEXUS LX 570

Old age and treachery get some respect! Not ideal for all owners, but there’s something uniquely desirable about Lexus’ go-anywhere bruiser.

2ND PLACE: MERCEDES-BENZ GL450

Our former SUV of the Year is starting to show signs of age. Still, the GL remains one of the smartest SUVs you can buy.

1ST PLACE: CADILLAC ESCALADE PLATINUM

The best looking, the best interior, the best sounding, and the quickest in our test. The Cadillac Escalade Platinum stole our hearts.

In reading the write up, it was amazing to see many of the folks involved in the testing said while they all picked this as the SUV of the Year in 2015, looking back, the exterior and interior are sadly showing how dated it is. Not holding up well compred to the Escalade.

I was also surprised by the fact that they found the Lexus was actually a better off roader and more features for off road driving than the vaunted Range Rover. The lexus had the most features that allowed you to do things the range rover could not.

I honestly thought it was a very balanced, one of the better reads from MT.

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The Range Rover and the Cadillac are the only two of interest to me here. And honestly, there would only be one choice even though the Rover is nice...

ESCALADE!

Just now, Cmicasa the Great said:

Caddy hit the ball out thepark on this one.. hell GM did with all three. I love my Yukon.. but won't lie. I have seriously considered trading her in for a Escalade just for the 6.2L and Caddy badge. 

It is an amazing vehicle, would love to see you do this.

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dfelt    1,782
16 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Caddy hit the ball out thepark on this one.. hell GM did with all three. I love my Yukon.. but won't lie. I have seriously considered trading her in for a Escalade just for the 6.2L and Caddy badge. 

You should, I love my Escalade ESV platinum. Worth every penny! The road trips and ease of taking a group makes it worth it. Plus so much more, ya just do not realize how nice the Escalade is till you own one and spend hours behind the wheel driving and realize you're as comfy as the first min 18 hrs later.

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dfelt    1,782
11 minutes ago, FordCosworth said:

Land Rover, then Mercedes for this guy

But But your Ford, so why not the Lincoln?

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FordCosworth    128
34 minutes ago, dfelt said:

But But your Ford, so why not the Lincoln?

I picked an ex Ford - The Land Rover. ^_^

As far as the Lincoln goes, I'm content to wait for when the aluminium Navi materializes.

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13 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I'd swap the Rover into 2nd, Benz 3rd, Lexus 4th. 

The Lexus is somewhat bland.  I like their passenger cars much more than their SUV's/

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dfelt    1,782

Course if anyone wants to really kick MB AMG SUV, Turbo Porsche or the Supercharged Range Rover, you could turn to Hennessy who makes a supercharged 557hp 542lbs of torque monster Escalade.

Just what Halloween has ordered!

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If that is not enough they do have their top end offer of the HPE 800

805 hp / 812 lbs of torque

HPE800

Lets see BMW or MB beat that! :P

Course this is only till the Escalade V arrives in the near future. Wonder if it will keep the same HP / Torque as the CTS or get detuned?

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3 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Did someone with brand new dark blue jeans rub their butt all over that seat?

I think it is just the shadow in the photograph.

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dfelt    1,782
13 hours ago, cp-the-nerd said:

I had not seen this Escalade interior before. No wonder they were gushing.

2015-Cadillac-Escalade-Platinum-cockpit.

2015-Cadillac-Escalade-Platinum-front-in

Agree I love this warm Mocha interior. Talk about a nice, warm relaxing interior.

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surreal1272    677

The Escalade is definitely the clear winner here. Out of all them though, I would never ever consider the hideous Infiniti or the notoriously unreliable and overpriced Range Rover. The Lincoln should not have even been invited to the luxury party though until the new model comes out, which promises to be leaps and bound better than this outdated beast.

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11 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

The Escalade is definitely the clear winner here. Out of all them though, I would never ever consider the hideous Infiniti or the notoriously unreliable and overpriced Range Rover. The Lincoln should not have even been invited to the luxury party though until the new model comes out, which promises to be leaps and bound better than this outdated beast.

Absolutely agree here.

Infinity is sort of like your brain on drugs...and not good drugs....

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ccap41    1,163
On ‎10‎/‎31‎/‎2016 at 11:37 AM, Drew Dowdell said:

Did someone with brand new dark blue jeans rub their butt all over that seat?

I noticed that coloration as well.. Something looks off about it. Other than that though it is a great looking interior to me.

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dfelt    1,782
36 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Absolutely agree here.

Infinity is sort of like your brain on drugs...and not good drugs....

:roflmao: 

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