For environmentally-conscious buyers, Cadillac offers a luxury sport-utility vehicle (SUV) that is definitely worth a serious look. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is more fuel-efficient than the traditional Escalade model. Its dual powertrain — gas and electric — make it especially effective for city driving.
The 2012 Escalade Hybrid is a full-size luxury SUV with an eight-passenger capacity. The stylish vehicle boasts quality materials, contemporary styling, and desirable high-tech features. Cadillac offers the large SUV in two trim levels: a base model and the Platinum edition.
Large alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, xenon lights, remote ignition, a sunroof and roof rack, and a rear power liftgate are standard on base models. The cabin is appointed with numerous amenities: heated power seats with leather trim, a split-folding second-row bench seat, a removable third-row bench seat, automatic climate control, voice-activated navigation with wireless technology, and more.
A rear-seat entertainment system is also standard on base models, as are a ten-speaker sound system, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, and a 115-volt power outlet. The Platinum edition adds other luxury options, including premium leather upholstery, LED headlamps, power retractable running boards, and dual rear monitors.
A 6.0-liter V8 engine powers the Escalade Hybrid. It works in combination with a battery pack (situated under second-row seats) and two electric motors inside the automatic transmission. The hybrid model is available in rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, and the combined powertrain generates 332 horsepower and 367 pounds of torque.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates give the 2012 Cadillac Hybrid a fuel economy rating of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway. That is nearly ten miles better than the hybrid’s traditional counterpart — good news for buyers who want a luxurious ride that is also fuel-efficient and better for the environment.
The new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is an exceptional performer in safety testing, too. Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability controls, and a full range of airbags (including head curtain airbags). Cadillac’s hybrid SUV also comes with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, and General Motors’ OnStar emergency communication system.
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