2021 Cadillac Escalade Earns High Marks in Car Seat Safety Tests

2021 Cadillac Escalade | Stillwater, OK

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade proves that you do not have to sacrifice style and luxury when it comes to picking a smart, safe family vehicle. According to the latest study by Consumer Reports, the 2021 Escalade offers top-of-the-line safety for families with young children.

Consumer Reports Study

The Consumer Reports study on rear-seat safety considered a myriad of different factors, including rear head restraints, advanced rear restraints, rear-occupant alert systems, rear-seatbelt reminders, booster-seat usability, and car-seat fit. The Escalade was among the top scorers, earning an “excellent” rating for its performance in the child seat fit evaluations, along with “very good” ratings for its booster seat usability, rear seatbelt reminder, and its car-seat fit.

2022 Cadillac Escalade

The spacious rear seating in the 2022 Escalade makes it ideal for infant, convertible, and high-backed booster seats alike. Its easy-to-use LATCH system takes the hassle out of installing child safety seats. On top of that, its high booster seat usability ratings prove that the SUV’s roomy cabin makes it easy for kids to buckle up. Plus, its rear seatbelt reminder system helps kids remember to secure themselves before departure under proper conditions.

That’s not all — the Escalade helps keep the whole family safe with standard tech tools like Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, HD Surround Vision, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

You can find both new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac models right here at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

2022 Cadillac XT5 Ranks as One of Most Reliable Midsize SUVs.

2022 Cadillac XT5 | Stillwater, OK

According to the experts at Consumer Reports, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 is one of the most reliable models in its class. The luxury midsize SUV earned an impressive score of 89 out of 100, making it the top luxury model in its class. 

A reputation for reliability.

The Consumer Reports reliability score for the Cadillac XT5 has been steadily climbing in recent years. The publication also recently ranked the Cadillac XT5 as one of the overall top 10 most reliable vehicles for the 2022 model year. This study judged vehicles based on 17 criteria, ranging from squeaky brakes to transmission troubles.

Designed for your daily drive.

The luxurious Cadillac XT5 received a handful of updates for the 2022 model year. This classy SUV now offers two sophisticated new colors: Latte Metallic and

Rosewood Metallic. On top of that, it boasts up to 63 cubic feet of cargo room, along with an advanced infotainment system that features wireless smartphone connectivity.

The XT5 comes standard with a 235-horsepower 2.0-liter Turbo engine that churns out 258 lb-ft of torque. For more power, step up to the 3.6-liter V6 engine that unleashes up to 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. And on top of that, you can opt for all-wheel drive for confident handling in all weather conditions.

If you’re in the market for a reliable midsize luxury SUV, consider driving home in a 2022 Cadillac XT5, available at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Tips for Handling a Recall on Your Used Car

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While used cars are more reliable than ever, it’s always a good idea to handle any and all recall notices as quickly as possible. Here are some quick and easy tips for handling a manufacturer recall on your used car.

Understand the situation

Be sure to thoroughly read through the recall letter you received. This will inform you of the risks associated with the faulty part, as well as the steps you should take to remedy your vehicle. Take action at your earliest convenience to ensure your safety on the road.

Coverage information

If your vehicle has been the subject of a manufacturer warranty, you won’t get stuck with the bill to replace the recalled part. That said, if your vehicle is over 10 years old, the automaker isn’t required to pay for the fix. However, companies differ in how they handle this rule — so it’s worth contacting the manufacturer to see if your car can still qualify. And when you bring your car in for a repair, be aware of the fact that your vehicle may have other issues that need fixing. The manufacturer won’t cover these. Therefore, understand that your car may have other service issues that require payment for parts and labor.

Need help with a recall or repair? Bring your car to the experts at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Our team of factory-trained technicians will help get your vehicle back on the road safely.

Top Accessories for 2022 Cadillac Escalade

Top Accessories for 2022 Cadillac Escalade | Stillwater, OK

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade offers more than style and luxury. This three-row SUV offers even more versatility when outfitted with high-quality, genuine Cadillac accessories.

Carry more cargo.

If you need to carry more cargo than your Cadillac Escalade’s spacious cabin can hold, consider a Transporter Combi™ hitch-mounted or roof-mounted cargo box by Thule. You can also outfit your Escalade with carriers for skis, kayaks, or bikes.

Ready for adventure.

If you want to take a walk on the wild side, you don’t have to rough it. The Cadillac accessory shop offers a variety of tents for your next outdoor adventure. Available options include rooftop tents and models that mount to the back of your Escalade’s cargo bay.

Protect the interior.

Protect your Escalade’s luxurious interior with stylish and durable all-weather floor liners. Cadillac offers these tailor-made liners in a variety of colors, each coordinated to match your Escalade’s elegant interior.

Crack down on clutter.

With 25.5 cubic feet behind the back-row seats — and a maximum of 121 cubic feet — it’s only natural to want some storage solutions for your Escalade’s cargo bay. Luckily, Cadillac offers a variety of organization tools, including a Cadillac-branded flexible folding cargo organizer, a carpeted cargo area mat with an integrated cargo bin, and a vertical cargo net to help keep your belongings in place.

You can find all of these versatile accessories — and more — at Wilson Cadillac in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Buick Enclave Named One of the Most Spacious SUVs of 2021

Buick Enclave Named One of the Most Spacious SUVs of 2021 | Stillwater, OK

One of the many reasons families choose large SUVs is for the expansive cargo space. However, some SUVs don’t offer as much space as others. One of the most spacious SUVs for the 2021 model year is the Buick Enclave. It is so spacious, U.S. News included it in its list of the 13 SUVs With the Most Cargo Space in 2021.

Many three-row SUVs have limited cargo space, especially with the seats in place. This isn’t the case with the Enclave. Not only do passengers have plenty of room in all three rows, but there is also ample cargo space behind the third row. With the seats in place, the Enclave offers 23.6 cubic feet for cargo. That’s enough for everyone to pack an overnight bag or for your next large shopping spree.

To gain more cargo space, you can lower both the second and third rows. The Enclave comes with 58 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and an impressive 97.6 cubic feet behind the first row. That space will help you out on moving day or come in handy for the materials on your next DIY project.

Thanks to its 60/40-split folding third row and foldable second-row seats, the Enclave boasts an impressive, versatile interior that you can adjust to fit your needs. Explore the Buick Enclave in person at Wilson Buick GMC in Stillwater, Oklahoma.