Tall Passengers and the Cadillac Escalade Just Go Together

If you’re a tall person, you know the struggle of fitting into small places. Your knees take a beating, and you’re left feeling squished. The good news is that the Cadillac Escalade has plenty of room for your long legs — and any other gear you want to bring along for the ride.

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U.S. News and World Report named the 2021 Cadillac Escalade to its list of 15 Best Luxury Cars and SUVs for Tall People in 2021. Awards are great, but the numbers don’t lie: the 2021 Cadillac Escalade packs in 42.30 inches of headroom and 44.50 inches of legroom in the front row. The second row has 38.90 inches of headroom and 41.70 inches of legroom. You could wedge yourself into the third row, but it doesn’t have quite as much space, with legroom of 34.90 inches and headroom of 38.20 inches.

The Cadillac Escalade has a lot of room for you to ride comfortably, but what else? For extra confidence on the road, you can upgrade standard 2WD to 4WD. As you ride down the road, you can take advantage of the four-way power lumbar control in the front seats, or upgrade to heat and ventilation. For the ultimate luxury, you can add an available front center console refrigerator with freezer mode to keep your road trip treats nice and frosty.

If you want to learn more about the 2021 Cadillac Escalade and its capabilities, contact us at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri. Or stop by in person to test-drive one of the Escalades in our inventory.

2022 Cadillac XT5 Gets New Brembo Brake Package

The Cadillac XT5 will offer the available Brembo Brake Package for the 2022 model year. This package will give the crossover some additional stopping power and give you one more reason to go with a new XT5.

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The Brembo Brake Package includes Brembo performance front brakes as well as red brake calipers for the front and rear brakes of the XT5. This package is newly available for the 2022 XT6 too, offering the same features.

Both models only offer the package on the Sport trim level. The XT5 Sport also comes with Gloss Black accents on the exterior and 20-inch 12-spoke Pearl Nickel finish alloy wheels. Its standard 3.6-liter V6 engine pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission and delivers 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. Other performance-improving features include the Sport Control All-Wheel Drive System and the exclusive Performance Suspension system.

The 2022 XT5 will likely carry over most of the same features from the 2021 model year since it will be the last XT5 in the current generation. Some major updates should happen in the following model year. All that’s known so far is that the 2022 XT5 will add the package and drop the Garnet Metallic and Shadow Metallic paint colors.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2022 Cadillac XT5, give us a call at ELCO Cadillac to find out when you can take it out for a test drive at our Ballwin, Missouri, dealership.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Revealed With Over 300-Mile Range

The Lyriq SUV will be the first all-electric Cadillac. Expected to go on sale as a 2023 model in early 2022, the luxurious SUV will be built from the ground up with new battery technology and feature more than 300 miles of range. Here’s what we know so far.

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Under the hood.

Under the hood, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will probably have a front trunk. That’s because it will have an electric motor on the rear axle, freeing up a lot of space while providing electric rear-wheel drive. It will also have an optional AWD system that includes a second motor at the front, generating more power.

The Lyriq will use new Ultium battery technology, which GM says can make batteries up to 200 kWh. For the Lyriq, Cadillac is expected to use a 100-kWh battery that can provide more than 300 miles of range per charge.

Interior and infotainment.

Cadillac has revealed a concept vehicle for the Lyric that showed off a stunningly beautiful interior with a huge, 33-inch curved LED display spanning most of the width of the dashboard, like the one in the Escalade, which can be controlled via click wheel on the center console.

According to the automaker, its new, dedicated EV architecture has allowed it to create a more spacious cabin. Electric vehicles are very quiet, meaning you hear a lot more of the road noises that a traditional engine would mask, so Cadillac is also investing in more advanced noise cancellation technology.

For a taste of what the Lyriq’s interior might be like, check out the new Cadillac Escalade at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.

2021 Cadillac Escalade Nabs Luxury Car of the Year Title

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.

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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.

Here’s a Look at the EVs Cadillac Will Release by 2025

The Cadillac lineup is about to get a whole lot greener, as Cadillac intends to add plenty of electric vehicles to its lineup by 2025. Here’s a look at what’s expected to arrive in the coming years.

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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.

2021 Cadillac CT4 and CT5 Updates

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.

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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.

Cadillac XT6 named one of MotorTrend’s safest SUVs of 2020

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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.

Festivals in the St. Louis and Ballwin Area

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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.

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 Queeny Park

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.

Japanese Festival

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.

Celebrate National Superhero Day at Comic Book Stores near Ballwin, MO

Comic Book Stores Near Ballwin
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.

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.

Come talk comics with us at ELCO Cadillac, and take a test drive in one of our new cars fit for a superhero like you.

Most Famous Cadillacs Featured in Movies

Famous Cadillacs featured in movies

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 pink Cadillac.

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

In Driving Miss Daisy, one of Daisy’s cars is a white 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

Ghostbusters (1984)

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.