Cavalcade

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A Cavalcade in GTA IV.

The Albany Cavalcade is a 4-door SUV featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is common throughout the city and can be found in all boroughs.

Overview

The Cavalcade is very closely based on the second generation Cadillac Escalade (it is based on the standard Escalade not the Escalade ESV, the extended wheelbase model). The Cavalcade comes in a variety of colors, though it has one primary body style.

Performance

The Cavalcade is powered by a high-displacement V8, paired to a 5 speed gearbox in a 50% front, 50% rear AWD layout. It is capable of launching itself off the line quickly, and has a very reasonable top speed. Braking in the Cavalcade is very good for a vehicle of it's size, and ABS is standard across the line. The suspension is moderately firm, and will keep the Cavalcade well balanced through the bends, though some oversteer can be felt on longer turns. Crash deformation is also very good, as the Cavalcade holds it's shape after multiple accidents, and the suspension seems to hold together better than other vehicles. The engine itself is very sturdy, and will not fail unless significantly damaged multiple times.

Off-road, the Cavalcade is also a stellar performer, with enough torque to climb medium to large-sloped hills and even some medium sized rocks. The AWD system helps keep the vehicle on the straight and narrow in even the worst terrain.

Variants

  • A burgundy Spanish Lords Cavalcade with special gold rims, a roofrack/roofrail and stereo systems in the rear. These vehicles' stereos feature a noticeable increased bass effect due to the subwoofers. The Spanish Lords Cavalcades are mostly found around South Bohan, as well as Alderney City.
  • A unique black-tinted (The main color varies) Cavalcade with black rims is also available during the mission Deconstruction for Beginners. It is parked in an alley in Castle Gardens where Playboy X will have you retrieve some weapons from it. You are able to drive it to a safehouse to save it and then return to complete the mission.

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