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2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT CrewCab Truck

2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT Review

(0 Stars)  A luxury pickup with a usable five-foot bed.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The only pickup sold by a luxury marque soldiers on into 2013 with few changes. There are two new exterior colors: xenon blue and midnight green metallic.
Overview
A Cadillac pickup might seem like heresy to many of the Caddy faithful, but the wreath-and-crest brand was one of the first luxury marques to expand into the profitable SUV and truck segments. The EXT, which is essentially a high-end version of the discontinued Chevrolet Avalanche, is available with the same luxury amenities as the Escalade and Escalade ESV sport-utilities. Those amenities include a high-grade interior, state-of-the-art Bose 5.1 digital surround sound, and a touch-screen navigation system. The Escalade EXT uses the same six-speed automatic transmission and rumbling 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 that’s found in its SUV siblings. But the EXT also borrows from its late Chevrolet sibling. Look behind the seats, and you’ll find a pickup bed and the Midgate system from the Avalanche. When the rear seats are folded, the Midgate panel can be extended into the cabin, converting the EXT from a five-passenger vehicle to a two-seater and expanding the pickup bed from five feet to eight feet. A tonneau cover protects the external bed from the elements; alternatively, it can be removed for extra storage space. A power-operated soft cover is a dealer-installed option.

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2013 Escalade EXT Base Crew Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.2L Vortec V 8 OHV and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 9 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 10 MPG combined and 310 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
31.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 403 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 417 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'13 Cadillac CrewCab Truck Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Self-Leveling Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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