Vehicle Overview

The 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT makes it clear that General Motors plans to continue its lineup of crossover pickup trucks. GM entered the segment five years ago with the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche, a full-size sport utility vehicle chopped off in back to look like something between a crew-cab pickup truck and a 1968 El Camino. The first-generation Cadillac Escalade EXT and Hummer H2 SUT followed.

The Escalade EXT's shape mimics the previous generation's. Although its headlights and grille were redesigned with the rest of Cadillac's Escalade lineup, it's hard to tell from the side that this is a new model.

The EXT is closer in length to the extended-wheelbase Escalade ESV than it is to the standard Escalade. It features an open pickup bed in place of the ESV's third-row seat and covered cargo area. A feature lifted from previous crossover pickups is the extendable bed, which expands into the passenger cab via a moveable partition behind the second-row seats.

The Escalade EXT hits showrooms in June 2006. It will cost around $53,500 not including the destination charge.

    See also:

    Additional Maintenance and Care
    Your vehicle is an important investment and caring for it properly may help to avoid future costly repairs. To maintain vehicle performance, additional maintenance services may be required. It is ...

    Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
    This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel as ...

    Manual Transmission Fluid
    It is not necessary to check the manual transmission fluid level. A transmission fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs, take the vehicle to a dealer for service. Have ...