Driving Impressions

Functions on the Escalade EXT work as promised, and its performance rivals that of the regular Escalade. But the utility of the pickup bed at the back is debatable. Even more than a standard Escalade, the EXT comes across as an example of sheer excess at a time when oversize vehicles are losing favor.

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    Going & Stopping
    Don't let its 265-horsepower rating fool you: The base V-6 left me wanting. Displacing 3.0 liters, it's in the same direct-injection family as the 3.6-liter V-6 that adeptly moves several GM produ ...

    Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery
    If the transmitter battery is weak, the DIC may display NO REMOTE DETECTED when you try to start the vehicle. The REPLACE BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message may also be displayed at this time. To star ...

    Electrical System Overload
    The vehicle has fuses and circuit breakers to protect against an electrical system overload. When the current electrical load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting th ...