Despite the 345-horsepower engine, 17-inch wheels, and simulated Zebrano wood trim, the 2002 Cadillac Escalade isn’t quite Cadillac grade — yet. When the first generation of the Escalade came to the market in late 1998, General Motors took criticism from the automotive press, who claimed it was nothing more than a dressed-up Chevy Tahoe, and we have to say that this third generation Escalade ($47,990 for two-wheel-drive, $50,985 for all-wheel-drive) still has more “Chevy” than “Caddy” in it. Read more at