When it comes to car-related opinions, Cars.com is one of the most trusted sources in the industry. Their lists are highly reliable and thoroughly vetted through a long process of analysis and testing. One of their most well-known and anticipated awards is for Luxury Car of the Year, and the latest Cadillac Escalade has officially claimed the title for 2021.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the newest iteration of what’s usually considered to be General Motors’ most luxurious vehicle. The 2021 model sports a fresh exterior look, a new sports-inspired interior, and a slew of new tech features. It also comes with two powerful engine options that complement its refined good looks.
While the 2021 Escalade’s luxury features and new design are certainly attractive, what really caught Cars.com’s attention was the vehicle’s highly anticipated 38-inch display screen. The website had nothing but praise for the groundbreaking screen, describing it as “lightning quick, super-crisp and clear in its colorful displays, and [capable of] a level of reconfigurability and high-tech geek-lust that kept us endlessly entertained.”
If you’re ready to test drive the award-winning luxury vehicle that Cars.com has dubbed a “stunning mechanical tour de force,” pay us a visit at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, today.
The widely anticipated Cadillac Lyriq is an upcoming electrified model that is slated to hit dealer lots during the first quarter of 2022. That’s a whole nine months earlier than previously expected. And we’ve already learned that Cadillac is about to get a new flagship sedan — the upcoming Celestiq.
The Lyriq is set to be followed by the Optiq, and Symboliq. We don’t know much about those two models yet, but one is expected to be a three-row, family-friendly luxury crossover.
On top of that, the legendary Cadillac Escalade is expected to receive a fully electrified variant. Since 2019, rumors suggested that the Escalade EV would boast a range of up to 400 miles. If that sounds like a pipe dream, it isn’t. Currently, Ultium-based EVs, like the upcoming Escalade, are expected to boast a maximum range that tops out at 450 miles on a single charge.
While these upscale electric vehicles won’t be available until later, you can find the latest Cadillac innovations at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, MO.
The 2020 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 were all-new models, but the automaker isn’t waiting around for the competition to catch up. For the 2021 model year, both cars are getting enhanced features and style. Check out the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 updates below.
Wireless connectivity technologies
Leave your cables at home. The Cadillac CT4 and CT5’s infotainment system has been upgraded to include wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone support, making it easier than ever to stay connected on the go. And for the first time, the CT4 and CT5 are offered with a high-definition, 12-inch digital instrument cluster.
Improved driver-assist features
Cadillac knows the importance of safety. For the 2021 model year, the CT4 gets new smart safety features like standard Front Pedestrian Braking and a Safety Alert Seat. Additionally, both the 2021 CT4 and CT5 now get standard Buckle to Drive, a new standard feature that helps ensure your teen driver can’t drive off without fastening their seat belt.
Cool new style
Got someone to impress? The 2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 updates include two new exterior color options: Infrared Tintcoat and Rift Metallic. These look particularly nice with the blue or red Brembo® V-Performance front brakes. Inside, you can also opt for a Modena leather steering wheel, which not only looks good but feels good as well.
Visit ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, to get an in-depth look at the luxurious Cadillac CT4 and CT5 and check out their enhanced features.
When choosing your next family SUV, you know you want something that is safe and gives you the luxury features you crave. You can get both in the 2020 Cadillac XT6. Not only is it a spacious, three-row luxury SUV, but it was recently included in MotorTrend’s list of the Safest SUVs for 2020.
The XT6 earned high praise for its safety systems. It received
an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA. These
ratings can make you feel secure knowing the Cadillac XT6 will work hard to
protect you and your family, should anything unfortunate happen.
You get an added boost of confidence from the wide range of
advanced safety features on the XT6, many of which come standard. These
features include Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Detection, Automatic
Emergency Braking, Parking Assist, an HD Rear-Vision Camera, and Blind-Spot Detection
with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
If you still want more, the XT6 is also available with
features like Rear Pedestrian Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, an innovative
rear camera mirror, and Reverse Automatic Braking.
Along with the security the XT6 gives you, it also comes
standard with premium features like heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate,
and a sunroof.
If you want to experience the exceptionally safe, award-winning Cadillac XT6 for yourself, pay us a visit at ELCO Cadillac and go for a test drive.
There’s no shortage of summer fun in the St. Louis and
Ballwin area. From cultural celebrations to free concerts, here are just a few
of the exciting festivals you can enjoy this summer.
Blues at the Arch
Lauded as the “Best Way to Celebrate St. Louis” by the
Riverfront Times, this festival brings renowned Blues artists from across the
nation for a series of free concerts in August. Head to the Gateway Arch
National Park on Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30 to take in some soulful tunes.
The Art Fair at
Admire skilled handiwork and fine craftsmanship at the Art Fair at Queeny Park in Ballwin. Since the event in held indoors at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, it will be held regardless of weather conditions. You can browse the booths and mingle with the artists from Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
Festival of Nations
At the International Institute’s Festival of Nations, you can enjoy the region’s largest multicultural celebration. Featuring live dance demonstrations, non-stop music, folk art, and more than 40 vendor booths, this festival offers fun for revelers of all ages. Join the festivities from Aug. 24-25.
Come to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis to experience this annual celebration of Japanese culture. You can enjoy a tour of the Japanese garden, arts and crafts, authentic cuisine, and cultural demonstrations. The event runs from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, starting at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday.
At ELCO Cadillac, we’re proud to be a part of the Ballwin and St. Louis community.
Everyone has a favorite superhero movie, and true fans have
a love that you can trace back to the pages of the comic books in their bedroom
closet. National Superhero Day is April 28 this year, and the best way to
celebrate it is to head over to these comic book stores near Ballwin, MO.
Comic Relief (St. Charles)
Comic Relief has new and older comic books in stock. It also features graphic novels and a range of kid-friendly comics and action figures.
New Castle Comics and Games (Maryland Heights)
New Castle Comics and Games offers comic books as well as an array of card/table top games. It also hosts table top gaming events, so consider checking them out, if you are a gamer.
The Wizard’s Wagon (St. Louis)
The Wizard’s Wagon includes all your favorite comic books, as well as a large assortment of collectibles. This shop also hosts gaming tournaments, so keep an eye on the events schedule if you have a taste for a challenge.
Fantasy Shop Comics and Games (St. Charles)
For everything fantasy and superhero-related, Fantasy Shop Comics and Games has you covered. From comic books to “Geeky Yard Sales,” you will findyour next imaginary world to visit.
When it came to lookin’ good in classic American movies, filmmakers knew a surefire way how to do it: shine a spotlight on a cool and classy Cadillac vehicle. Few vehicles have gained as much fame from the movies as Cadillacs, where they have been driven by Hollywood’s greatest actors. Here are some of the most famous Cadillacs featured in movies.
The Big Wheel (1949)
The Big Wheel pays
homage to American auto racing with its main character, Mickey Rooney, gunning
for a career in motorsports. In a movie that heavily features cars, one stands
out in particular — Rooney’s sleek 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe.
Pink Cadillac (1989)
The Big Wheel is
not the only film to feature a Series 62 convertible. Pink Cadillac refers to the same model. In this film, Clint
Eastwood — as a bounty hunter — pursues a woman on the run in her husband’s
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
In Driving Miss Daisy,
one of Daisy’s cars is a white 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.
This comedy involves the titular group employing a 1959
Cadillac ambulance to travel to all their ghostbusting endeavors.
Feel like a celebrity yourself when you stop in at ELCO Cadillac for a test-drive.
The year 2020 may seem like a big jump into the future, but it will be here in just over two years! With the change into a new decade, we will see some big updates on the Escalade. In fact, according to Automobile Magazine, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is expected to come equipped with an independent rear suspension.
With this change, the Escalade will offer buyers a flat cargo floor once all the seats have been folded down. This means owners won’t have to detach the third-row seats anymore to get the cargo space they need.
Along with this suspension update, the new Escalade will likely borrow some styling cues from the sleek, sexy Escala concept that made its debut at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours. This would give the Escalade a curvier, yet still bold look.
Finally, by 2020, the Escalade is likely to get the latest version of Cadillac’s Super Cruise technology along with a 4.2-liter twin-turbo DOHC V8 engine that is found in the Escalade. There could even be a plug-in hybrid model to step up the Escalade’s efficiency game.
What changes would you like to see in a future Escalade model? To see the current Escalade, stop by ELCO Cadillac and take it out for a test drive today.