Cadillac Escalade: Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice - Off-Road Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice

Use a low gear when driving in mud – the deeper the mud, the lower the gear. Keep the vehicle moving to avoid getting stuck.

Traction changes when driving on sand. On loose sand, such as on beaches or sand dunes, the tires tend to sink into the sand. This affects steering, accelerating, and braking. Drive at a reduced speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.

Traction is reduced on hard packed snow and ice and it is easy to lose control. Reduce vehicle speed when driving on hard packed snow and ice.

WARNING WARNING

Driving on frozen lakes, ponds, or rivers can be dangerous. Ice conditions vary greatly and the vehicle could fall through the ice; you and your passengers could drown. Drive your vehicle on safe surfaces only.

    Driving on Hills
    Driving safely on hills requires good judgment and an understanding of what the vehicle can and cannot do. WARNING Many hills are simply too steep for any vehicle. Driving up hills can cause th ...

    Driving in Water
    WARNING Driving through rushing water can be dangerous. Deep water can sweep your vehicle downstream and you and your passengers could drown. If it is only shallow water, it can still wash away ...

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    Hill Start Assist (HSA)
    This vehicle has a Hill Start Assist (HSA) feature, which may be useful when the vehicle is stopped on a grade. This feature is designed to prevent the vehicle from rolling, either forward or rear ...

    Headphones
    The volume control for each set of headphones is adjusted on the headphones. Press the channel selector button to cycle through available channels. Select the channel appropriate for the required s ...

    Activating the rear view camera
    ► Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 2 in the ignition lock. ► Make sure that the "rear view camera" function is selected in COMAND (see the separate operating inst ...