The Cadillac Escalade is a full size SUV made by famed auto maker Cadillac, under the tutelage of General Motors. The Cadillac Escalade has been awarded "Luxury SUV of the Year," "Best Sports Utility Vehicle," and "Overall Car of the Year," by several automotive rating agencies. The cadillac Escalade made it's debut in the early part of 1999 and has since become one of the most recognized luxury vehicle in the world. It's not uncommon to see the Cadillac Escalade outside of a famous restauarant or hauling a celebrity to a ritzy award show. The Escalade is also popular among families due to its high safety rating, impeccable comfort and advanced technology features.
The Cadillac Escalade started out as a poor substitute for the Lincoln Navigator and was released prematurely by GM in an attempt to compete with Lincoln. The result was a disaster. The new Escalades reached showrooms incomplete, with inferior engine capabilities to the more powerful Navigator, less amenities like dual heated power seating, both driver and passenger side airbags and navigation that seldom worked the way it was supposed to.
After Cadillac took an initial hit on the Escalade SUVs, they revamped the entire car and created a formidable challenger to the Lincoln Navigator and any other vehicle in class willing to compete with it. The newer Escalade had an improved body style and was less bulky than the earlier versions. The new Escalade also featured chrome accents on the window sills, on the rear bumper and it came with a completely redesigned front grill. Cadillac made beautiful wheels for Escalade that gave drivers a sense of customization and individual expression when they were on the road.
The new and improved Cadillac Escalade was given a facelift on the interior as well. The new leather seats featured softer cowhide leather, custom Cadillac logos stiched into each headrest and award winning design innovations like an in-dash DVD entertainment center, improved safety features for all passengers and mid-engine upgrades that made the ride smoother than ever for everyone in the family to enjoy. This Escalade also came with a key option that unlocked the and started the vehicle remotely which made life very easy and convenient for those driving their Escalades in snowy winter or cold weather and didn't want to wait for the car to warm up.
The updated front headlamps on the new Escalade featured brand new innovative LED technology which allowed drivers to see the road more clearly. The new Escalade lights also came with motion sensing technology so that they actually grip turns and corners as the weight of the car shifts. This results in a superior driving experience with less squinting and prolonged use of highbeam lights. Cadillac reinforced the steel frame underneath of the third generation Escalade to ensure an even greater standard of safety for the passengers in the case of a collision.
Cadillac also made a concerted effort with all of its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners to make all Escalade parts and accessories interchangeable. For example, if you got a flat tire on your 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV and wanted to use you 2010 Escalade wheelson it, you could interchange the two without the need for any additional hardware. The same rule applies to fixing parts on the Cadillac Escalade engine. If you needed to replace a crank shaft on the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, you could use one off of the 2009 Escalade instead of having to buy one brand new. This also saves money for Cadillac Escalade owners because they can purchase their parts used instead of new from the dealer.
Another interesting upgrade on the new 2010 Escalade, 2011 Escalade and 2012 Cadillac Escalade is the larger front wheel base. Previous Escalade models had a shorter wheel base that only allowed for rims up to 20" in diameter. While larger Escalade wheels and tires could be installed, they were not recommended and often caused performance issues such as vibrations, steering complications and overall ride discomfort. Beacuase the newer, more dynamic Escalade wheel base allows for a much larger wheel, Escalade drivers are opting for more aggressive setups like 24" Escalade wheels. Although 24" wheels look nice, it's worth noting that the larger the wheel, the shorter the tire which means the overall ride comfort diminsihes as the rim gets bigger. A happy medium for Escalade owners seems to be 22" Escalade rims but many customers are still upgrading to 24" rims and throwing caution to the wind. Cadillac has also included a full size spare wheel and tire on the new Escalade models to make it more convenient when encountering hazardous road conditions.
UsaRim stocks many types of different wheels for the Cadillac Escalade. Featured below is just a small sampling of what we have to offer to upgrade and improve your Escalade.
Some of our most popular 24" Escalade rims and 24" Escalade wheel and tire packages are listed below for quick reference to help you make the best decision on your vehicle: