When it comes to splashing on a massive luxury SUV, the Escalade ESV Platinum is too big to ignore.
In the course of this video, Doug DeMuro argues both for and against the possession of such a vehicle, which means that it is up to you to decide whether we could live with his shortcomings.
Speaking of that, you do not have to look far to find a bit too much Chevy Tahoe in the Escalade, which is unfortunate for the expensive ESV Platinum model.
The first thing that could deter you is the floppy column shifter that looks and feels like a gear selector on a luxury car. Then there is the bottom half of the door panels, which is again unworthy of that $ 100,000 sticker price.
Of course, it’s not all bad with the Escalade ESV Platinum. Apparently all you need to do to justify this as a purchase is to go for a ride and dive into the ultra-quiet cabin and smooth ride. On the paper, even the performance is good, although you do not feel it as much as you are in a smaller vehicle.
In the end you buy something like the Escalade ESV Platinum on personal preferences. On the one hand, it’s great, super spacious and comfortable, rides really good and has plenty of on-board tech to keep you busy. Then again, if you are a stickler for details and a fan of fine craftsmanship, you might want to look a bit and look at a Range Rover or a Mercedes GLS instead.