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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/24 10:38 p.m.

In reply to Datsun240ZGuy :

Always good to see her. 

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
6/14/24 10:46 p.m.

I feel like I might be getting banned for that comment..........

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/15/24 8:54 a.m.

Bag is all packed for today’s adventure: six cameras (four film, two digital).

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
6/15/24 9:07 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Put a few more miles on the Escalade V tonight–back to the same parking lot as earlier, in fact, to pick up dinner. (Someone wanted Chinese tonight.)

We’re still working on the same reset of the trip odometer from earlier today.

Down to 7.2 mpg for the trip there.

(Sorry, no pics of dinner; the veggie egg foo young was quite good.)

But up to 7.5 mpg after the trip back. Slowing down for the older gentleman walking his Corgi must have helped nudge things in the right direction.

This vehicle puts out more hp than do the Cadillacs racing at Le Mans today, so gas mileage will be what it will be.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed UltraDork
6/16/24 7:22 a.m.

So Cadillac has finally come full circle back to when I grew up. Massive, excessive, big engine, terrible gas mileage. Where's the Cimarron when we need it most?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:11 a.m.

Yesterday: Ormond Beach to Lakeland and back in the Escalate V.

Trip odometer set back to zero. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:11 a.m.

Not much traffic on the way to Lakeland. Sunny. 

Any guesses what kind of fuel economy numbers we’re going to see today?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:13 a.m.

I used the adaptive cruise to keep pace with traffic and took the express lanes to avoid congestion. 

Fuel economy when I exited I-4 in Lakeland: 18.6 mpg. 

I know, I was impressed, too. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:14 a.m.

And fuel economy in the Escalade V by the time I got to my destination: 18.4 mpg. Distance for the trip, as you can see, was 112 miles. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:15 a.m.

Obligatory parking shot. I know, I’m on the line. The lot was tight. That’s my friend’s Civic, so I knew she wouldn’t mind. Plus she’s parked next to an island. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:17 a.m.

Time to head home yesterday evening, and this drive was less fun.

Lots of time spent just sitting there on I-4.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:20 a.m.

Sitting in the rain, too. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 11:22 a.m.

Traffic finally let up by the time I hit the express lanes through Orlando. Again used the adaptive cruise and kept with traffic. 

Fuel economy dropped to the low 17s on the return trip thanks to the delays but, by the time I got home, I got it up to 17.9 mpg.

I so wanted to break into the 18s for the entire trip. 

jstein77
jstein77 UberDork
6/16/24 12:38 p.m.

Escalade?  You can keep it, Cadillac.   I'd rock a CT4-V, though.

Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
6/16/24 12:39 p.m.

What's sad is that mpg is better than I get in my 1500....

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Publisher
6/16/24 5:32 p.m.

0-60 and 1/4 mile times are also slower than my F-150.

Does it at least feel fast?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 7:49 p.m.

It feels big. 

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Dork
6/16/24 7:56 p.m.

Is this turning into an EV forum? Depressed about the gas mileage was the least of my thoughts about a 700HP Uber sclade.

Does it smoke the tires? How's it do on track? Is the traction control able to be defeated? Any difference running race gas? Does it come with a mullet?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/24 8:38 p.m.
Hoppps said:

What's sad is that mpg is better than I get in my 1500....

I want to say it’s about on par with my 911.

I really expected low teens, if that. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
6/17/24 9:22 a.m.

As a Tundra owner, I'm one of the few people qualified to be jealous of those fuel economy numbers.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/17/24 9:23 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

FWIW, I was thinking about you on the drive over. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
6/17/24 10:57 a.m.

I my Frontier also averages 18.6 mpg and I dont have a supercharged V8 so I guess thats not too bad. 

Old_Town
Old_Town Reader
6/17/24 11:25 a.m.

I assume premium/90+ gas is required with the blower? That's going to be a painful fill-up at some point...  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/17/24 1:06 p.m.

StuntmanMike
StuntmanMike New Reader
6/18/24 10:45 a.m.

This is amazing! There is something satisfying about a giant SUV that can move like that. Surprised the tow rating is so low, older GM SUV's have been rated higher, i assume it is soft suspension related.

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