2012 Cadillac Escalade Interior Review

Despite its large size, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade is the picture of luxury. Here’s the inside scoop.
Written by Sarah Williams
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
What the 2012 Cadillac Escalade lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in its luxurious interior. 
This luxury full-size SUV may not be the most discreet ride, but it sure does take the term “luxury” to the next level. Between its heated (and cooled!) cup holders and Tehama aniline leather seats, the 2012 Escalade’s interior is one for the books. 
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2012 Cadillac Escalade interior

While the 2012 Cadillac Escalade’s original MSRP ranged from $64,000 to $90,000 depending on trim level, you can enjoy the benefits of this full-size luxury SUV at a used price of $17,000. 
Let’s dive into the impressive value you’ll find in the 2012 Cadillac Escalade interior. 

Seating

While the 2012 Cadillac Escalade comes with an impressive seating capacity that fits up to eight people, the third row skimped on legroom—passengers riding in the very back will find it cramped. 
Unlike its competitors, the Escalade’s third row can’t be folded into the floor but must be taken out for maximum cargo space
Despite these drawbacks, the 2012 Escalade is equipped with: 
  • Power driver's seat
  • Folding rear seat
  • Third-row seat
  • Dual power front seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seats
  • Cooled seats
Interior dimensions
Front headroom
41 inches
Front leg room
41 inches
Front shoulder room
65 inches
Front hip room
61 inches
Second-row headroom
39 inches
Second-row legroom
39 inches
Second-row shoulder room
65 inches
Second-row hip room
61 inches
Third-row headroom
37.9 inches
Third-row legroom
25.6 inches
Third-row shoulder room
61.7 inches
Third-row hip room
49.1 inches
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Tech

A luxury vehicle like the 2012 Cadillac Escalade sports an impressive list of tech features, including:
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Hands-free phone
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Real-time traffic information
  • USB port
  • Remote engine start
  • Voice recognition system
If you’re looking for the top-of-the-line 2012 Escalade technology features, look no further than the
Platinum trim level
. With the Platinum, you get chromed 22-inch wheels, heated and cooled cup holders, Tehama aniline leather, a leather-trimmed instrument panel, LED headlamps, and more! 
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Storage

The enormous size of the 2012 Cadillac Escalade extends to its cargo capacity. The 2012 Escalade’s trunk capacity is an impressive 108.8 cubic feet. The downside is that to maximize your cargo capacity, you’ll need to remove your third row of seats. 

Style

Now that we’ve gone over the 2012 Cadillac Escalade interior specs, how does it measure up in terms of style? 
As is often the case, it depends on what you’re looking for. The 2012 Escalade achieves next-level luxury. However, its size may or may not be to your taste—as a full-size luxury SUV, this bad boy isn’t exactly subtle
Between the 2012 Escalade’s fully soundproofed interior and plenty of luxurious features, comfort reaches new heights. Combine that with the additional features offered in the higher trim levels, and this (albeit oversized) luxury SUV is as upscale as they come.  

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With a luxury vehicle like the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, you’ll want to protect your car with the right car insurance. Even though the 2012 Escalade is used, it’s still decked out with luxury parts. That means, if you end up needing repairs, the price will reflect the high quality of your Escalade parts. 
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