Vehicle Overview

Cadillac created a new niche for itself in 2002 by borrowing a concept from Chevrolet and giving it the full luxury treatment. Chevrolet had already launched its Avalanche, and Cadillac followed with the Escalade EXT, which blends the luxury cab of an Escalade sport utility vehicle with the cargo bed of a pickup truck.

In its regular form, the Escalade EXT is a five-passenger SUV with full-time all-wheel drive. The EXT may be transformed into a pickup whenever necessary by simply dropping the midgate panel between the bed and the cabin; this turns passenger space into additional cargo area.

A sliding load floor that holds about a half-ton of cargo has been added to 2006 models, and a power-sliding tonneau cover is newly optional.

Optional equipment includes touch-screen navigation and a DVD-based backseat entertainment system that features a 7-inch flip-down screen. General Motors' OnStar communication system, XM Satellite Radio and a tire-pressure monitor are standard.

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    Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle
    Only RKE transmitters programmed to this vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. When the replacement transmitter ...

    Radio(s)
    VOL/ : Press to turn the system on and off. Turn to increase or decrease the volume. RADIO/BAND: Press to choose between FM, AM, or XM™, if equipped. TUNE or TUNE/INFO: Turn to select radio sta ...

    Power Outlets
    The accessory power outlets can be used to plug in electrical equipment, such as a cell phone or MP3 player. The vehicle has four accessory power outlets. The power outlets located below the clim ...