See the most advanced SUV on the market that combines green technology with luxury. The Escalade Hybrid ranks among the first vehicles to meet the needs of greener chauffeured transportation. The Escalade Hybrid offers seamless, dependable, on-demand power in an efficient, fuel-saving package. It joins the DTS, DTS-L, Escalade and Escalade ESV in serving the chauffeured market.
For an in-depth review of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid by LCT editor Martin Romjue, read Having My Cake and My Cadillac Too.
The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is the world's first fuel-saving hybrid applied to a large luxury SUV, delivering a 50-percent fuel economy improvement in city driving.
Powered by GM's innovative, fuel-efficient two-mode hybrid system, the Hybrid offers the professional vehicle buyer the same sophisticated design, luxury and full-size capability as the Escalade.
No other manufacturer offers a hybrid that can seat eight in luxurious comfort while still providing nearly 17 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row to carry luggage and golf clubs.
In addition to its spacious interior, the Hybrid offers livery operators standard features designed to make their business run smoothly and efficiently, including an eight-inch digital touch-screen navigation system that displays performance readouts of the two-mode hybrid system, plus a rearview camera and Bluetooth technology that allows hands-free phone operation.
Escalade's hybrid system offers excellent fuel economy in the city and on the highway-with an estimated 25 percent improvement overall. The advanced system allows the luxury SUV to launch and drive at low speeds on electricity alone. Then, when more power is needed, it smoothly blends the output from the 300-volt Energy Storage System (ESS) and the 6.0L V-8 Gen IV gasoline engine. At highway speeds, the V-8's Active Fuel Management (AFM) allows the engine to shut down half of its cylinders.