We have many people here on Oppo that have never been in, or near, the newest Escalade. The days of sticking some Pep Boys chrome trim on a Tahoe LTZ and calling it good are behind us. I hated the first three generations as much as the next guy, but having been in plenty of brand new top-shelf SUVs (and the Lincoln Navigator) the current Escalade, especially in Platinum trim, is right up there.

Not trying to call anyone out, but yeah, it’s a Tahoe in the same way that a Porsche Cayenne is just a VW Touareg. They share architecture, but anyone who’s spent any time with either one can tell you it’s not just stick-on badges.