Cadillac Escalade ESV SUVs

Cadillac Escalade ESV

About Cadillac Escalade ESV

A favorite of moms and moguls, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV with big style, big V8 horsepower and seating for eight passengers. Available in two sizes, the full-size Escalade and the even larger Escalade ESV, Cadillac’s largest SUV competes with the Lincoln Navigator, the smaller Mercedes-Benz GLS, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX and the mechanically similar GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. Four trim levels are available, Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum. Behind the Escalade’s distinctive grille is the largest engine in the class, a massive 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 horsepower. This year it’s mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which improves highway fuel economy. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but 4-wheel drive with a low range is available. Cadillac says the Escalade can tow up to 8,300 pounds and accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2018?
2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV

For 2018, Cadillac has updated the new Escalade with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which improves the full-size SUV’s highway fuel economy. Top-of-the-line Platinum models also get a new available Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents.

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  • Consumers Rating: 6.2
  • MPG 14|21
2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2017?
2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV

For 2017, the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV full-size luxury SUVs can be equipped with a rear camera mirror. New standard equipment includes Automatic Park Assist that uses ultrasonic sensors to automatically park the Escalade in either a parallel or perpendicular spot.

2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2016?
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

For 2016, the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV full-size SUVs can be equipped with Lane Keep Assist. The CUE audio and infotainment system has been improved for faster response and more intuitive operation, plus given the ability to interface with Apple CarPlay.

2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2015?
2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

All-new for 2015, the Escalade boasts a redesigned interior and exterior, while fuel-economy figures climb slightly over the model it replaces. Versions built later in the 2015 model year have already been updated with an 8-speed automatic transmission, surround-view camera system and 4G LTE connectivity. The top-line Platinum edition also joins the collection.

2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2014?
2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cadillac is winnowing its Escalade offerings to just two versions for 2014, the regular model and the even longer ESV version. No longer available are the Escalade Hybrid or pickup-like Escalade EXT. The only thing new for the 2014 Escalade lineup is an exterior color: Midnight Plum Metallic.

2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2013?
2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Other than some enhancements to the Escalade's brakes and two new colors, there are no major changes to the 2013 Escalade SUV.

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2012?
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cadillac Escalade models receive a few modest updates for 2012, highlights of which include two new exterior colors for Escalade SUV models (Radiant Silver Metallic and Crystal Red Tintcoat), a new center console design, and navigation system enhancements.

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2011?
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV gets Cadillac's Premium Care Maintenance Program that covers scheduled maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles. Physical upgrades include enhanced noise-reduction measures, available cocoa carpet color for the Platinum Edition and the ninth-generation OnStar with enhanced voice recognition software.

2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2010?
2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV

For 2010, Cadillac adds Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) to its 6.2-liter V8 engine. Other new features include a console mounted USB port, a locking steering column and seat-mounted front side thorax airbags.

2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2009?
2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV

New features include HID headlamps on Platinum models, while a power tilt steering wheel and enhanced OnStar navigation tools are added to all Escalade models. A new safety option is Cadillac's Side Blind Zone Alert system that alerts the driver to vehicles not in the side mirror's field of view.

2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2008?
2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

The Platinum Series makes a comeback, while a two-wheel drive model joins the ESV lineup.

2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV
What's new for 2007?
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV

The 2007 Escalade ESV raises the bar on luxury SUVs. It may be in a shrinking segment, due to high fuel prices, but for those who need full-size truck capabilities and want luxury-level appointments, features and image, the stretched ESV is the ultimate aspiration.

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