The EXT deletes the third-row seat found in the standard Escalade in favor of a lined, lockable and enclosable pickup bed with manually folding midgate and removable rear window. Standard equipment includes stability control, remote start, Bluetooth compatibility, and side curtain airbags. Some options are Magnetic Ride Control, 22-inch chrome wheels, a rear-view camera, and power running boards. It is powered by a 403-hp 6.2-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management and E85 compatibility, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. For 2009, the Cadillac Escalade EXT carries over from 2008.