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2007 Cadillac Escalade

2007CadillacEscaladeA sport utility vehicle, the Cadillac Escalade is sold by the Cadillac division of General Motors. The first Escalade was based largely on the GMC Yukon Denali, although it was redesigned in 2002. The Escalade is well known because it was Cadillac’s first entry into the growing SUV market segment. Cadillac introduced the Escalade in time for the 1999 model, filling the void in the Cadillac lineup left by the Fleetwood Brougham sedan three years earlier. Cadillac considered the new Lincoln Navigator to be their biggest competition on the market although today its competitors include the Mercedes-Benz G Class, the Lexus LX, the Infiniti QX56, and the Land Rover Range Rover.

2007CadillacEscaladeThe Cadillac Escalade was an instant success and has proven popular with families, after market tuners looking for a great vehicle to customize, and even the more refined clientele. Unfortunately, the Cadillac Escalade isn’t just popular with the consumer, it is also quite popular with the thieves, and has made the list of the most frequently stolen vehicles from the years 2001 until 2003.

The first Escalade, as mentioned above, was much like the GMC Yukon Denali. The Escalade shared the exterior panels and wheels of the Yukon Denali, although the center caps of the wheels were replaced with the Cadillac crests and the front exterior panels varied slightly. In addition to the outward look, the Escalade also used the same 255 horsepower 5.7-liter Vortec 5700 V8 engine, featuring all wheel drive. The similarities continued for 1999 and 2000, but the Escalade wasn’t offered during the 2001 model year.

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The Cadillac Escalade was redone so that it was a new vehicle for the 2002 model year. The vehicle was now powered by a 5.3 liter V8, with four wheel drive as well as a 6.0-liter V8 engine available as an option. While the all-new 2002 model was definitely good, there were some changes made in 2003 that made it even better. Such changes included elements such as four-wheel stability control system and power adjustable pedals. In 2004 the Escalade was refined further with the addition of 20-inch chrome wheels, second row bucket seats, a tire pressure monitoring system, as well as XM Satellite Radio. Changes were made again in 2005 with the upgrade of the OnStar system as well as Cadillac doing away with the 5.3-liter engine. By the time the 2005 models hit the market, the Cadillac Escalade was more refined and powerful than ever, boasting a high output 6.0-liter engine that produced a magnificent 345 horsepower.

2007CadillacEscaladeChanges were seen again for the 2007 Cadillac Escalade, as the vehicle was put on a new platform, the GMT900. Cadillac offered the regular Escalade body style, a stretched or longer version known as the ESV, and a pick up truck version known as the EXT. An all aluminum 6.2-liter V8 pushrod engine now powered the Escalade. The engine featured variable valve timing and is notable as it is the first non-overhead cam engine that has been mass-produced. This new engine produced 403 horsepower and was coupled to a six speed automatic transmission. Missing from the 2007 model year of the Escalade was the rear independent suspension used in previous years, now there is a traditional five-link suspension used. All of these upgrades and changes brought the new base price of the Cadillac Escalade to $57,280. However, the rear wheel drive only version, the ESV, and the EXT pickup were more costly. For those interested in speed, the Escalade, as big as it is, can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 6.8 seconds and gets 14 miles to the gallon in the city and 19 miles to the gallon on the highway.

2007CadillacEscaladeThe Cadillac Escalade has a wide appeal because it is available in three different body styles; it offers space, storage, as well as performance. The stylish and luxury qualities of the Escalade are attractive both to those that are looking to upgrade and those that are looking to make after market changes to the vehicle. Many times larger wheels, ground effects, and upgrades to the engine and transmission are made to the Escalade, though the vehicle is found to be highly efficient to those that attempt no modifications.

The 2007 Cadillac Escalade you see here is a vehicle that came to us as a brand new rear wheel drive only vehicle. The owners of the vehicle, Mark of Elegance Limousine Service, came to us to design and build a completely custom, 22 passenger, 200" stretch limousine. We started out by removing the entire interior and preparing the vehicle to be cut. Once all measurements were taken and the vehicle was prepared the truck was cut in half. The front portion of the truck was moved forward and aligned with the rear in preparation for the frame rails to be installed. Once the frame rail extensions were installed the vehicle was once again one piece…only 200" longer. At that point the build began from the bottom up. Cross members were installed with the new lengthened driveshaft and hanger bearings. Then all fuel and brake lines were extended. Once all necessary work on the frame rails was done the floor was installed. Following the floor came the side panels, and then the roof. Once all panels were complete the 5th door was located and installed. An entire bird cage with side impact bars and strengthening supports was incorporated into the interior. All frames for the seats were fabricated and installed based on the customer's design of the interior. Once all structural work was completed, all the body work was done and the vehicle was prepared for paint. The customer chose to stay with the factory color so the vehicle was refinished in DuPont's 3 stage base coat, pearl coat, clear coat re-finishing system. A one piece side glass was custom made for each side of the vehicle. At this time all factory wiring was lengthened and re-attached. Supplemental HVAC units were installed and final preparation and design for completion of the interior were made.

Our basic interior packages include a complete custom seating arrangement with two acrylic bars, ice chests, vanity mirrors, floor lights, solid partition, champagne glass holders, fiber optics in bar edging, multiple tinted side windows, hands free intercom, 4- 7" flat screen TV's, drivers front control panel, cove lighting, AM/FM/Single Disc/DVD head unit, 2 HVAC units, dual alternator/battery setup and a mirrored ceiling w/fiber optic perimeter. In addition to these features our customer wanted 2 additional bars located behind the seats along the length of the vehicle, wood flooring, a 32" flat panel TV, a karaoke machine, upgraded sound system and laser light show.

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