It is not that the Escalade cannot be decently succesful off-road; it does have a sturdy body-on-frame construction in an age when luxury-oriented fashions are trying down on that from the peak of their unibody designs. Primarily based on that side alone, some folks may even take into account the Escalade extra off-road-worthy than, say, the brand new Land Rover Defender, for instance.

Besides everyone knows it takes way more than that to make a very good all-terrain car. There are the issues we will see (tires, method and departure angles) and the issues we will not see (lockable differentials or intelligent traction management programs), to not point out another stuff that individuals have a tendency to understand, reminiscent of robustness and reliability.

With a price ticket that may go over the $100,000 threshold, the Escalade can simply be slotted into the luxurious division, which is what most individuals really do. Regardless of what sure manufacturers and fashions may declare, luxurious and off-roading do not actually go collectively that properly. They will, however they don’t have any motive to.

That did not hold a sure YouTuber from bringing a brand-new Escalade out on the dunes of Pismo Seashore in California. Did they lose a wager? Did they’ve one thing to show? Did they simply wish to have some enjoyable? We’ll by no means know, but when we had been to guess, we would say they had been on the lookout for some YouTube views and new subscribers.

The massive Caddy appears to don’t have any drawback navigating the sandy surroundings when, out of the blue, we’re handled to the sight of the SUV‘s 22-inch wheels dug into the unfastened floor. How did it get that approach? For the reason that video leaves us guessing, we’ll simply assume the motive force did their finest to seaside it; in any case, the title of the video would have been much more boring in any other case.

However since it is a heavy behemoth that leans on the luxurious aspect, so had no enterprise being there within the first place, the concept it acquired caught is rather a lot simpler to digest. In addition to, folks often let some air out to extend the contact patch earlier than driving on sand, however with such low-profile tires, that will have been almost unimaginable within the Escalade.

Because of a Ford F-150 that occurred to be close by, the enjoyable was shortly in a position to resume, apparently with out additional incidents. For those who’re not a very large fan of massive white SUVs, sand, or simply automobiles generally, perhaps you’ll be able to not less than respect the video’s soundtrack—a rarity amongst YouTube’s common royalty-free crappy music.