The Escalade 20-Year Anniversary: An American Luxury Icon

Since it first premiered in 1998, the Cadillac Escalade has taken the industry by storm. Providing an unprecedented level of luxury, power, and versatility, the Escalade doesn’t ask you to compromise a thing when you’re behind the wheel. The Escalade 20-year anniversary is a momentous occasion in automotive history, marking the long-term success of one of America’s most iconic vehicles.

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According to Cadillac, the Escalade achieved many firsts for its segment. For instance, it was the first model with full LED headlamps,  the first luxury SUV with Magnetic Ride Control, the first luxury SUV to offer a hybrid, and the first to have a front-center airbag among its competitors. Since it was first released, the Escalade has dominated its segment, leading in sales for 15 of its 20 years on the market.

“Over the past 20 years, the Escalade has prevailed not only as a highly regarded full-size luxury SUV, but also as a cultural icon that is synonymous with style and sophistication,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “From the highway to the big screen, the Escalade has been embraced by drivers and fans around the world.”

The 2019 Escalade comes with 420 horsepower when equipped with a V8 engine, and it also has a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. You can easily seat up to eight passengers in the cabin, and innovations like an available Color Head-Up Display (HUD), an optional Rear Seat Entertainment System, and standard Automatic Parking Assist set this SUV apart from the competition.

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