Biggest SUV -2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV

To the consumer looking for the biggest SUV, chances are extra headroom is only an added benefit. The 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV fits the bill perfectly for those looking for a supreme status symbol, or perhaps just eager to be the biggest on the block. Coming in at 222.9” long, the 2010 ESV is an icon of luxury, made longer.

There’s an extra 20.4” of length to be exact. However, if passenger space is actually an important factor, the ESV certainly packs passenger space to the brim. It offers three rows of seats for eight people. With the third row folded down, it offers 90 cubic feet of cargo space, and with the second row removed it’s capable of a maximum cargo space of 147 cubic feet.

Call it what you want, ostentatious, gaudy, or just plain too big, there’s no doubting the attitude its behemoth presence exudes. The huge, angular, and chromed out front fascia just screams “Move!”, while the extra length is reminiscent of a tuxedo coattail.

Being a luxury SUV, the ESV comes with options galore, and is available in eight trims, from a Base 2WD to the hooked up AWD Platinum, with more than $20,000 in upgrades. The 18” wheels can be upgraded to 22” wheels for that truly blinged out look. The Platinum trim represents the very best in Cadillac luxury. The ultra-posh interior sports plenty of finely stitched Aniline leather, faux wood, cashmere, ebony, and heated and cooled seats and cup holders. Add to that the touchscreen navigation, tri zone climate control, huge 10 speaker 5.1 premium Bose sound, and this interior is sure to make its passengers feel absolutely regal.

Despite the difference in price tags, all trims come equipped with a 6.2L, 403 horsepower V-8 capable of 417 foot-pounds of torque. That gives this monster the ability to tow an additional 7600 pounds with rear drive and 7800 pounds with the all wheel drive transmission. When it comes to fuel efficiency, don’t expect much out of this badboy. Despite Active Fuel Management technology, it’ll get you a measly 14 mpg in the city, and 20 mpg on the highway.

This year’s new features include an improved inner door design for better side impact protection. It also features a USB dock in the center console, improved steering, and the Platinum level interior clock is now standard.

If the identically sized Chevrolet Suburban wears a bowtie, then the Escalade ESV wears the whole tuxedo. While it may not be the best value on the market, it has an understandably overstated American appeal, which may be why it continues to do so well.

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