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General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac is one of the premier providers of vehicles in the United States and around the world, and it is considered the second oldest American marque. Though Cadillac is primarily known for its full-sized luxury sedans, the Cadillac Escalade has been a huge hit since its debut in 1999, and continues to be one of America's favorite luxury SUVs to this day. Since 2002, the Escalade has been produced in a sport-utility truck variant, named the Escalade EXT.

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Cadillac Escalade EXT Truck

Cadillac Escalade EXT Truck
Year
2012
MSRP
$63,060
Fuel Economy
13 City / 18 Highway
Engine
6.2L V8
Seats
4
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Cadillac Truck Reviews

General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac is one of the premier providers of vehicles in the United States and around the world, and it is considered the second oldest American marque. Though Cadillac is primarily known for its full-sized luxury sedans, the Cadillac Escalade has been a huge hit since its debut in 1999, and continues to be one of America's favorite luxury SUVs to this day. Since 2002, the Escalade has been produced in a sport-utility truck variant, named the Escalade EXT.

This 2012 crew-cab, full-size pickup gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway and competes with such vehicles as the Chevrolet Avalanche, the Lincoln Mark LT, and the Ford F-350. It actually looks remarkably like the Avalanche, although it includes significant luxury upgrades. The EXT was released by General Motors to fill the gap after the Lincoln Blackwood luxury truck was discontinued. However, even though the EXT does bear a striking resemblance to other GM vehicles, it's able to crush its rivals due to its unique position; it has the roominess of an SUV, the power and towing capacity of a standard pickup (a maximum of 7,600 lbs), and the luxuriousness of a Cadillac sedan.

The 2012 Cadillac EXT holds five passengers and features a road-sensing suspension, 4-wheel ABS, Stabilitrak friction management, standard OnStar, a powerful personality, a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission, a 6.2-liter 403 horsepower V8 engine. Fourteen-way power-adjustable leather seats, burled wood, brushed aluminum, and polished chrome accents finish off the interior package. An available Magnetic Ride Control (exclusive to the Cadillac in its class) suspension system naturally reacts to varying road conditions, while the AWD system helps the EXT truck be ready for any obstacles that come its way. The 2012 EXT is priced from $63,060 - $73,895, depending on added options and your choice of trim: Base, Luxury, or Premium.

The Luxury trim adds such features as twenty-two-inch chrome alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, a sunroof, and automatic high beams. Magnetic Ride Control also comes standard in the Luxury trim (as opposed to an optional feature in the Base trim). The Premium truck trim brings such features as a backseat MP3/DVD entertainment system, power-retracting assist steps (both of which are optional for the Luxury trim), several exterior trim pieces such as a body-colored grille, and larger, more luxurious wheels. LED headlights are optional for this trim.

The Cadillac EXT is really the only true luxury sport utility truck on the market. Its unique personality attracts all sorts of buyers looking for room, power, good lucks, and the versatility of a pickup. It hits zero-to-sixty in less than seven seconds, which are phenomenal numbers for a truck. The EXT comes with several standard safety features, such as a rearview camera for safety while going in reverse, traction and stability control, several front/side and full-length side curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, antilock brakes, and the OnStar emergency system, which will automatically call for help in the event of a crash. Overall, the EXT is a one-of-a-kind truck, with a lot to offer drivers.