100 miles per day, $ .50 each additional mile
Under the '07 Escalade's massive hood is a new 6.2-liter, V8 engine that employs variable valve timing to generate an impressive 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. This enables tire-smoking launches and strong pulling power on the highway, yet gets better fuel economy than before, now up to 19 highway miles per gallon. It's mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission that affords smoother shifts and better fuel economy than GM's four-speed gearbox in the previous model. Manual gear selection is possible via an up/down button on the column shifter.