Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2007 Escalade a five-star frontal crash-test rating; it hadn't done a side-impact test as of this writing. Rollover ratings were listed at three stars, which means in a single-vehicle crash the Escalade has a 22 - 24 percent chance of rolling over. That's about average for SUVs of this class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not yet rated the Escalade or any other new full-size SUV.

The Escalade comes with plenty of safety features, including stability control, rollover mitigation, antilock brakes and side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats.

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    Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster (Sedan and Wagon)
    The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger seating positions. Adjust the guide so the shoulder portion of the belt is on the shoulder and not f ...

    Radio Data System (RDS)
    The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS) feature. RDS is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. This system relies upon receiving specific information fr ...

    Manual Transmission
    The shift lever should be in neutral position and the parking brake engaged. Hold the clutch pedal down to the floor and start the engine. The vehicle will not start if the clutch pedal is n ...