2023 Cadillac Escalade V Review: A 682-Horsepower Luxury Beast

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Not Quite a Sports Car
With its most extreme settings, the Escalade V is great fun to drive. Every stab of the throttle brings a smile, and launching this full-size SUV with so much power and throaty exhaust never gets old. Steering has appropriate feedback, and there’s plenty of braking force via the 6-piston Brembos up front. The Escalade V performs well on the back roads of the Pacific Northwest, thanks to decent handling, but that much mass doesn’t like to change direction quickly. Basically the Escalade V may sound like a sports car, but ultimately it’s not.

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