Cadillac Escalade Getting Back A Crucial Feature

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It's a must-have feature on the luxury SUV.

In late September, Cadillac announced that the advanced Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system would be temporarily unavailable for the 2022 Escalade. Blaming the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage at the time, a Cadillac representative said that the company was confident that the feature would return as soon as possible.

The good news is that Cadillac is almost ready to include Super Cruise for the Escalade, as part of its original plan. All trims besides the base Luxury can be specified with Super Cruise and is currently an option on the Caddy website.

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Priced at $2,500, Super Cruise is bound to be a popular option for many customers. The SUV starts from over $75,000, so a $2,500 semi-autonomous system that allows for relaxed hands-free driving on the highway doesn't sound like that much extra to spend. Plus, it's the perfect feature to enjoy from inside the Escalade's hushed, beautifully designed interior.

We've tried Super Cruise before and found the system to work perfectly on the 408 and 417 toll roads in Florida, where it successfully kept the Escalade in its lane, while also changing lanes when prompted to do so.

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Super Cruise, which is defined as a Level 2 system, will quickly prompt the driver to take control if it detects drowsiness or encounters an unusual situation like a car suddenly cutting into the lane ahead. With GM's plans to avoid chip shortages in the future, one can only hope that buyers will not have to miss out on what we believe is a wonderful piece of technology, and one that maintains high safety standards at all times.

While Cadillac website's small print still specifies that Escalades won't have Super Cruise "beginning with the start of regular production," it won't be long before the feature returns. The best course of action is to double-check with your local dealer if your order will include Super Cruise or not.

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