Cadillac Escalade: Infotainment - Introduction - Infotainment System - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Infotainment

Read this manual thoroughly to become familiar with how the navigation system operates.

The navigation system includes navigation and audio functions.

Keeping your eyes on the road and your mind on the drive is important for safe driving. The navigation system has built-in features intended to help with this by disabling some features when driving. A grayed-out function is not available when the vehicle is moving.

All functions are available when the vehicle is parked. Do the following before driving:

  • Become familiar with the navigation system operation, buttons on the faceplate, and touch-sensitive screen buttons.
  • Set up the audio by presetting favorite stations, setting the tone, and adjusting the speakers.
  • Set up the navigation features, such as entering an address or a preset destination.
  • Set up phone numbers in advance so they can be called easily by pressing a single button or a single voice command for navigation systems equipped with phone capability.


Taking your eyes off the road too long or too often while using the navigation system could cause a crash and you or others could be injured or killed. Focus your attention on driving and limit glances at the moving map on the navigation screen. Use voice guidance whenever possible.

Use the navigation system to:

  • Plan a route.
  • Select a destination using various methods and choices.
  • Follow turn-by-turn route and map guidance with voice prompts, only if permitted by traffic laws, controls, and conditions.
  • Receive RDS broadcast announcements.

Always be alert and obey traffic and roadway laws and instructions, regardless of the guidance from the navigation system. Because the navigation system uses street map information that does not include all traffic restrictions or the latest road changes, it may suggest using a road that is now closed for construction or a turn that is prohibited by signs at the intersection. Always evaluate whether following the system's directions is safe and legal for the current conditions.

When the navigation system is turned on, a screen may appear with information that must be read and acknowledged before accessing some navigation features.

After acknowledging the start up information, the NAV (Navigation) and DEST (Destination) functions are accessible. Information can now be entered or deleted, and other functions accessed. See instructions later in this section.

Every 50 times the vehicle is started and the navigation system is turned on, the Caution screen appears. After reading the caution, select OK to load the map DVD information. If OK is not selected, all control buttons except for NAV (Navigation) and DEST (Destination) can be accessed.

When getting started, set your preferences or delete information in the navigation system using various options.

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