: Ride of 2007 vs 2013



caddyext2002
12-17-12, 04:45 PM
Been on the forum for a while, here's the first post though. Mom currently has a 2007 Escalade with the 22's...shes thinking about getting a 2013, but she is unhappy with the way her '07 rides, blaming the 22's for the rough ride. She's going to try out a 2013 later this week, but has anybody moved up to a 2012/13 from a 2007 with 22's, and if so...how does the ride on the two compare? She's talking about getting the 18's instead, but I'm trying like hell to get her away from that...just think they are too small and don't flow well with the car at all. I'd really rather she wait for the 2014 to come out, but I don't think that's gonna happen. Thanks guys!

the cadillac man
12-17-12, 07:44 PM
Been on the forum for a while, here's the first post though. Mom currently has a 2007 Escalade with the 22's...shes thinking about getting a 2013, but she is unhappy with the way her '07 rides, blaming the 22's for the rough ride. She's going to try out a 2013 later this week, but has anybody moved up to a 2012/13 from a 2007 with 22's, and if so...how does the ride on the two compare? She's talking about getting the 18's instead, but I'm trying like hell to get her away from that...just think they are too small and don't flow well with the car at all. I'd really rather she wait for the 2014 to come out, but I don't think that's gonna happen. Thanks guys!

I hate to break it to you but the larger the rim the harsher the ride regardless of the make model or year me I am sticking to my stock 17's due to this

soulsea
12-17-12, 07:54 PM
Actually the 09+ models that come stock with 22" wheels from factory all have MRC (Magnetic Ride Control) which greatly improves ride quality. I had 22s on my Tahoe Hybrid, then on my Yukon Denali with Autoride, and now on the Escalade, and each time the ride quality has improved incrementally. Unsprung weight and bigger wheel to tire ratio will always impact ride quality (negatively or positively depending what one defines as 'quality'), but the MRC mitigates this variation to a significant degree. Let's put it this way, my Escalade on 22s is both more comfortable than my Hybrid on 18s or Denali on 20s and corners/handles better than both ... this is the 'best of both worlds' effect that results from the MRC, adapting to the driving mode and environment based on 22'' wheels with 285/45 tires on it.

K9Caddy
12-17-12, 08:18 PM
^^YEP!! I concur with soulsea. The ride on my 2009 w/ 22's and MRC is like a cloud compared to most vehicles.

sdgc
12-17-12, 08:20 PM
We have a 2012 with MRC and it drives better than ANY vehicle I ahve EVER had. Its like driving a freakin sofa!

KyZeR
12-17-12, 10:43 PM
I thought the MRC came out from 08?

soulsea
12-17-12, 10:59 PM
I thought the MRC came out from 08?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Escalade#Updates

SouthernCaddy
12-20-12, 08:15 PM
Hell my 2007 came with 18's were in the heck did you get one with 17's on it? Did someone change you wheels? And as for the poster, bigger rims means you give up the ride quality no matter if you are in a 200,000 benz or a Caddy.

motorwerks
12-21-12, 04:37 AM
MRC was available in 2008 ONLY on the Platinum models. It became standard in 2009 models built fitted with factory 22" wheels

fivepix
12-21-12, 09:12 AM
Hell my 2007 came with 18's were in the heck did you get one with 17's on it? Did someone change you wheels? And as for the poster, bigger rims means you give up the ride quality no matter if you are in a 200,000 benz or a Caddy.

none of the 07+ Escalades come with 17's, he must have put older rims or aftermarket. I have 18's for the winder and I think they look too small for such a big vehicle but they are the best size for winter driving.

As for the original question: I had a 2007 with 24's now I own a 2011 with the same 24's and I did find the ride a bit better not as stiff as the 2007. But yes the person above is correct the bigger the wheel the ride quality goes down. if you want to keep the 22's consider maybe getting a larger tire combo might improve but the ride will never be like the 18's.

Redpost
12-23-12, 04:54 PM
If you think the ride is too harsh on the factory 22s, consider adding more rubber by using P275-55R20 tires on GM factory optional wheels. I run these on my 2012 during the winter.

sdgc
12-25-12, 06:05 AM
It is true the less rubber the more harsh ride... but I still want to stress I cant beleive how smooth and non-harsh the ride is with the MRC...I thought the 22's as well would be harsh, but this is the BEST driving vehicle I have ever had... and I have had a lot of different vehicles over the years.... and so called "better" ones thant the caddy.

DG2
12-25-12, 08:32 AM
It is true the less rubber the more harsh ride... but I still want to stress I cant beleive how smooth and non-harsh the ride is with the MRC...I thought the 22's as well would be harsh, but this is the BEST driving vehicle I have ever had... and I have had a lot of different vehicles over the years.... and so called "better" ones thant the caddy.

I have 2011 with MRC and it is very smooth considering its truck foundation.