With the brilliance of Cadillac Escalades comes another breakthrough with the 2012 Escalade EXT Truck. It is the luxury vehicle that resembles all the traditional Escalades, but with the impressive utility and the body of a truck. Beyond doubt, the Escalade EXT is the choice for comfort when driving in challenging terrain with its perfect combination of style, innovation and luxury along with its unrivalled adaptability.
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Escalade EXT Truck is described as a five passenger SUV that can be modified into a two passenger luxury truck. It has a very versatile 8 foot bed courtesy of Midgate. Although the external appearance differs from that of previous Escalade models, the engine never changed. Escalade EXT runs on a 6.2 liter V8 engine that can generate a tremendous 403 horsepower and 417 pounds-feet of torque. It has an automatic 6-speed transmission accompanied with an available AWD (All-Wheel-Drive). It is ideal for great outdoor activities because in spite of its sleek and stylish design, it has a monstrous towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. Furthermore, it delivers 13 MPG while in the city and 18 MPG on the highway as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with fuel economy estimated at 15 miles per gallon.
Moving forward, as with the Escalade family, Escalade EXT also has computerized RSS (Road Sensing Suspension) that produces a smooth ride. Along with that is the MRC or Magnetic Ride Control feature, which is excellent in any road condition. It also comes with the available All Wheel Drive to overcome unexpected road conditions. With all of these in a luxury truck, there is no doubt that the 2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT is the perfect companion for people with an active lifestyle.
The Escalade EXT is a very distinct sport utility truck. The Midgate located at the back of the rear set is capable of folding into the cabin, which stretches the cargo space from 5 ft. to 8 ft. or a total of 101 cubic ft. With this, a lockable cover secures the items inside the cargo, which is removable if extra space is desired.
With its great performance and reliability just like any other Escalades, the Escalade EXT truck also has given attention to its safety features with its anti theft door locks, top sensors and dual stage driver and passenger airbags. The vehicle also has an ACR (automatic car response) and emergency services. That is the reason why it was awarded 5- stars on safety by the United States government crash test system.