Cons: "quality of leather, 2nd row violent folding!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I cant imagine paying $70k for my truck new (which was the sticker price) but used for only $25k i LOVE it. It looks great, drives great and loaded with goodies to keep you comfortable for a longggggggggggg journey. I really love the styling of this vehicle. Wish the leather on the seats had a bit more quality to them though. Also, the biggest issue i've had was how violent the 2nd row seats fold up (electronically) the force has bent the armrests, which now just flop around and have a cheap feel.
I really like my 07 Escalade and would surely buy it again in a heartbeat. The 6.2 liter engine (400 hp, 6 speed tranny and perfect gear ratios never get old. I thought i'd be bored after trading in my 07 Corvette Z06 in for this, but after a year, im still loving it and feel as good as i can for trading for this. Another 100hp would be overkill, but would make this a hands-down keep-forever vehicle for me.
If you're on the fence about an escalade vs tahoe/yukon. Just give one a try... You'll be sorry you didnt if you dont!"
"always get great service as the dealers, very happy with car, but a tiny bit too flashy in our current economic climate. i knew that when i bought it, just feels a little too flashy to drive to client meetings."
"This car is amazing. First of all, amazing power. It has a 400 horsepower 8 cylinder engine, you can tow anything and go surprisingly fast on the highway. The leather is beautiful, very high quality and is abundant throughout the car. You get the luxury features standard as on all Cadillacs. And the exterior to me is the best. It is stunning, chrome all over. You have to get the large chrome rims option, will make it look even better."
"Traded my 2003 Escalade with less than 75,000 miles on it for the new 2011. Immediately regretted the decision. The seats are hard, hard, hard in the new one and the ride equally firm. It is beautiful to behold inside and out, but that's where it falls short. Spent the whole first month parked in my garage because I couldn't stand to drive it. Dealer was very detached from the problem and offered to change the wheels out, but that wouldn't help the seat design. Wish I had bought the Mercedes GL450."
"Great ride, nice interior. Need more cup holders in better position for rear seats. Also would like to see Sat Tv for the rear entertainment system, much like Chrysler has with its mini vans. (3 kid channels..) other than that, the SUV is great.."
"I love this SUV. After 25,000 trouble free miles, I can say without reservation, that the Escalade is worth the cost. I've owned many SUVs' throughout the years (MB G500, ML550, GL550, BMW X5, Audi Q7)from the European car makers, and I'm proud to say that GM's Escalade out classes them all. It even outshines a Japanese SUV that we've owned (Infinity Q56)."
"I have owned 5 Cadillac Escalades. My most recent 2007 perfect condition silver beauty was in a car accident last night. A car turned in front of me as i was driving. My Cadillac smushed their car. My airbag deployed. I walked away with not one scratch. Three out of four people went to the hospital on stretchers from the other car. My car saved my life. I will only own a Cadillac Escalade until the day I die unless I can't afford it or they stop making them."
"The platinum edition is the only way to go for Escalade owner. I have an 09 platinum edition and absolutely love it. I got in a Tahoe and couldn't wait to get out. This is not an overpriced chevy, worth every penny."
"I traded in my 2008 mercedes gl for a 2011 escalade esv because the mercedes had LOTS of problems with it. The escalade is a stunning suv, but the quality of it is awful. The interior is the basically the same as a chevy suburban. I don't see why the escalade is $20000 more than the chevy. It has been reliable so far and it is comfortable to drive, but the inside has so much plastic in it. If cadillac put in real wood and less plastic, then the escalade would be the best suv on the road. I have since given this vehicle to my teenage son, who absolutely loves it. At least he will get some enjoyment out of it."
Cons: "Poor quality and value, plastic interior, waste of money"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I was shocked when my 73 year old mother told me that she wanted to buy the new Cadillac SUV after seeing the commercial for it on TV. At the time, she drove a 95' Cadillac DeVille. I warned her not to buy an Escalade because Cadillac doesn't produce quality cars anymore. Well, she bought a 2007 Escalade ESV anyway, and at 30,000 miles and four years later, the vehicle is literally falling apart. The chrome wheels are peeling, the tailgate has been replaced twice, the rear passenger side door handle completely came off when she went to open it, and there are so many rattling noises in the car. GM has been great and the local dealership has fixed nearly everything that has gone wrong with this car. However, for the amount of money that she paid for the car, these problems shouldn't be happening in the first place. The exterior of the car is gorgeous, which is why my mother was attracted to the car, but everything else is awful. The interior of the car is made of cheap plastic. Even the "wood" trim is plastic. I'm still amazed with the amount of cheap plastic in this $70,000 vehicle. Cadillac's are no longer built like they used to be. My mother, a lifelong Cadillac owner, has vowed to never buy a Cadillac ever again."
"At first, this vehicle was stylish and had great prescence, that is why I bought the 2011 Escalade Platinum. At $83 grand, this vehicle has the same quality parts as a Chrysler. Center console is very flimsy and within month, it will start to rattle. 3rd row seats are uncomfortable, with no leg room, and they dont even fold flat (they couldnt even put a compartment below the third row which si found in every other SUV, leather began to show cracks within a year. Cheap panels dominate the interior. This car also lacks so much such as START/STOP engine button, power folding 3rd row, keyless entry, and no front blind spot assist. The engine makes a tapping noise and the cheap foam cover under the hood caught fire cause it has no side clamps. Glove box is small and the 2nd row seat assembly started to come apart and when you use the 2nd row power fold button, it amkes this cheap noise and takes about 6 seconds until anyone can actually enter the car. tailgate response is slow and makes a loud annoying noise every time it is activated. Driver and passenger door handles broke off. Engine performance is good, but steering and braking will feel sluggish sometimes. Shifter is poorly located and feels finnecky to use. Overall, there are no serious problems with this car except design and cosmetic defects, but if you do buy it, get an EXTENDED WARRANTY to cover all the future problems and repairs it Will need. Or get a BMW X5."