Cadillac Escalade Tops Vehicle Satisfaction Award
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“It’s especially gratifying to be honored by AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards because they’re chosen by owners,” said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. “Escalade’s consistent strong showing in these awards is a testament to its ability to deliver what customers want in a luxury vehicle.”
AutoPacific’s research measures owner satisfaction across specific areas such as comfort, safety and the overall purchase/lease experience. This is an automotive market research and consulting firm that publishes a variety of studies annually on the industry
Just a month ago, Forbes released the 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list and General Motors and Chrysler dominate the list, while the European manufacturers managed to remain largely unmentioned. The Cadillac Escalade earned titles for Worst Value, Highest Cost of Ownership and Worst Safety Performance lists.
Though the scale was limited, GM did recall some 26,000 trucks and SUV in January, which included Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Cadillac EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.
In 2008, GM released the somewhat ironic 7,500 pound (about 3,400 kg) “hybrid” version, powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine. Escalade Hybrid is available in 2WD and 4WD configurations. It delivers up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg) of usable towing capacity on 2WD models and 5,700 pounds (2,565 kg) on 4WD models. All of Escalade’s standard comfort and convenience features are included. This includes an eight-inch, touch-screen navigation system that displays performance readouts of the 2-Mode Hybrid system on the screen.
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