Cadillac Club: Cadillac EXT
THE CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT… The Luxury Truck
Let’s face it - the Cadillac Escalade EXT is a vehicle for a special type of person. It’s a pick-up truck that costs upwards of $50,000. However, in all honesty, the buyer for this Cadillac wants the look and feel of prestige and there’s nothing that says “notice me” more than the Cadillac Escalade EXT.
The Cadillac EXT is in fact a hybrid of the traditional sports
utility vehicle, the Escalade and a pickup-truck. However, unlike other hybrids,
this one offers the driver luxury and class. For are numerous pros to owning
this luxury truck, as well.
For instance, the performance and versatility is exceptional, as well as the
overall look. Furthermore, the towing capacity is over 7000 pounds, making this
SUT, or sport utility truck one of great means.
First introduced to Cadillac customers in 2002, the Escalade EXT was based on the Chevrolet’s Avalanche. One great feature that this SUT has is its ability to expand into a larger truck bed through the use of “Convert-a-Cab”. This feature allows owners to simply expand the bed of the truck by simply opening a bottom-hinged door in the truck’s cab.
However, like most sport utility vehicles, this luxury truck drinks the gas. It’s 345 horsepower 6.0-liter V-8 engine averages only 17 highway miles per gallon of gas, and even worse in the city at only 13 miles per gallon. As well, insurance companies have listed the Cadillac Escalade EXT as its number one most wanted car by thieves. That’s one list that one may wish to stay away from, though.
In fact, it has remained at the top of the list for the past two years; in fact, studies show that it is eight times more likely to be stolen than other vehicles. Currently, General Motors is considering up-grading their current anti-theft systems on these vehicles; however, until then, you may want to consider enlisting a custom immobilizer or alarm system to protect your investment.
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As far as 2007, no one knows for sure what will be for the Cadillac Escalade EXT. Some reports have rumored that the Cadillac Escalade will go through a huge transformation for 2007, whether or not the Cadillac Escalade EXT will fall under the newer GMT900 platform is still a mystery.