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2018 Cadillac Escalade – Safety and Driver Assistance

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/14/2018 Eric Stafford
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The Escalade earned modest marks from NHTSA, but it has not been fully tested by the IIHS. Still, parents will appreciate how easy it is to install Junior’s child seat, as well as the variety of optional active-safety features such as automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist.

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Crash Test Results

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the nonprofit, independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluate vehicles for crashworthiness in the United States. NHTSA assigns cars an overall rating out of five stars. IIHS uses a different set of tests, grades cars on a scale of Good to Poor, and awards the vehicles that perform best across its tests with Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ honors, the latter of which requires that the subject’s automated forward-collision-braking system performs well.

Read more about how NHTSA and the IIHS crash-test cars.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Test Results

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Test Results

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Airbags, Child Seats, and Spare Tire Location

We easily installed a rear-facing child seat in the Escalade’s second row. While the elevated seat height makes access more difficult for shorter people, the LATCH anchors were easy to connect, and the child seat was immediately level.

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Active-Safety Features

Every Escalade features front and rear parking sensors to help keep the bumpers scratch-free. Likewise, the Caddy includes active parking assist as standard. The system finds open parking spots when prompted and will steer the vehicle while the driver accelerates and brakes. Unfortunately, other safety and driver assists cost extra and aren’t available on base models. Starting on the Luxury trim, there’s a neat rearview-mirror camera system that changes its reflective surface into a video feed from a rear-mounted camera.

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Continue Reading:
• 2018 Cadillac Escalade – Overview
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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