The escalade has all you need for an urban or rural trip that is safe.
For the first few years of having the vehicle, there were no problems. As the vehicle has accumulated over 150, 000 miles, we have of course had problems. The air conditioning stopped working at one point, and the check engine light flashes on and off often warning about a raised temperature for the SUV. Overall though, the issues have been fixable, the performance of the vehicle is still stellar, and it is as comfortable as always. For a 2005, well advanced with GPS technology, DVD system, heated seats, and the like.