2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT brings unmatched versatility to the completely
redesigned Escalade family of luxury SUVs. Blending pickup truck-style
functionality into a thoroughly luxurious Escalade, the EXT model
joins the extended ESV model to create the industry’s largest
family of luxury SUVs.
on General Motors’ all-new full-size SUV platform, the ’07
Escalade EXT features new powertrain, chassis, safety and interior
systems. These integrated systems deliver the most powerful, efficient
luxury SUV in the segment, led by a new 6.2L all-aluminum V-8 engine
with variable valve timing technology delivering 403 horsepower
and 417 lb.-ft. of torque.
EXT model is a unique Sport Utility Truck (SUT) body style, giving
it a part-SUV, part-pickup profile. With the industry-exclusive
Midgate panel owners can easily convert the EXT from a five-passenger
SUV into a two-passenger pickup with 9 feet of protected and secured
storage. The Midgate, located behind the rear seat, can be folded
into the cabin, enabling the cargo area to expand from 5 feet to
8 feet, for a total of 101 cu ft. in secured volume. A lockable
standard tonneau cover protects items in the cargo bed, or can be
removed entirely for added space.
is identical to the standard-length Escalade from the front doors
forward, and is as long as the extended-length ESV model. The EXT
shares all the comprehensive upgrades of the new Escalade. It has
a sleek, clean and athletic form with improved aerodynamics. It
is instantly identifiable and incorporates styling cues from Cadillac’s
landmark Sixteen concept vehicle, including a more detailed signature
grille, front fender vent ports and layers of chrome accents.
Details in elements
such as wraparound fascias, styled mirrors and integrated running
boards enhance Escalade EXT’s flowing design and bolster the
refined feeling. All major sheetmetal and body components are new
and feature crisp, taut lines. The sleek, toned look includes a
faster windshield angle of 57 degrees, which flows gracefully into
the roofline. This also improves aerodynamic performance, which
helps improve fuel economy and reduce wind noise.
completely transformed interior carries through on the new Escalade
EXT. The warm and inviting interior is complemented with premium
materials and a distinct layout. The cabin also is more spacious,
with an instrument panel that is lower and moved forward in the
vehicle. This interior comes in two colors: Ebony and Cashmere .
The vehicle features a unique instrument panel, instrumentation
gauges with white needles and blue light inlays with continuously
lit, white-LED backlighting, Nuance leather-covered seats, leather-covered
door trim and center console, fabric-covered interior pillars and
available heated and cooled front seats and heated steering wheel.
also includes an available eight-inch touch-screen navigation system,
as well as a DVD system with large eight-inch flip-down screen.
A segment-first Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system is integrated
into the new family of radios that play DVD audio/video, CD audio/video,
MP3s and XM Satellite Radio.
6.2L V-8 rated at 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque is exclusive
to the Escalade family. This all-aluminum engine uses v ariable
valve timing (VVT) to optimize camshaft timing to improve low-rpm
torque and high-rpm horsepower. The introduction of variable valve
timing on select GM small-block engines is the industry’s
first application of VVT.
A new Hydra-Matic
6L80 RWD six-speed automatic transmission is mated to the 6.2L engine.
One of the industry’s most advanced automatics, the 6L80 features
clutch-to-clutch shifting and has a wide, 6.04:1 overall ratio –
including two overdrive gears – that helps deliver an excellent
balance of performance and fuel economy.
A stronger frame
and chassis support the more powerful powertrain and enable exceptional
responsiveness and ride and handling smoothness. A new, fully boxed
frame offers 49 percent increased torsional stiffness and a 35-percent
improvement in beaming stiffness, compared to previous models.
disc brakes and an all-new Bosch ABS system help ensure braking
performance. ABS works with the StabiliTrak stability control system’s
new rollover mitigation technology. This software algorithm technology
uses sensors to proactively predict vehicle “tip-up”
and apply appropriate brake force to help prevent such events.
is designed to be among the industry’s safest and most secure
vehicles, with numerous safety systems and crash-avoidance technologies.
New occupant protection features include head curtain side air bags
with rollover protection for all seating rows and an industry-first
360-degree front safety belt pretensioner activation system.