Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

About Cadillac Escalade

In the world of full-size luxury SUVs, Cadillac’s Escalade for 2017 occupies a unique spot. Only the Lincoln Navigator L can match the Escalade ESV for length, but it’s no match for the big Caddy’s power, technology and luxury features. In terms of sheer interior volume, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, BMW and Lexus don’t offer anything close, and none can match the Escalade’s sheer styling audacity. Powered by a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Escalade can tow up to 8,300 pounds, not as much the Lincoln Navigator or Infiniti QX80, but superior to the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Audi Q7 and Lexus LX. Luxury amenities abound and the Escalade’s tasteful use of leather, wood and color make its interior one of the best in the segment.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Cadillac Escalade
What's new for 2017?
2017 Cadillac Escalade

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.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 5.9
  • MPG 15|22
2016 Cadillac Escalade
What's new for 2016?
2016 Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2015?
2015 Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2014?
2014 Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2013?
2013 Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2012?
2012 Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2011?
2011 Cadillac Escalade

Changes for 2011 are relatively minor and include the addition of Cadillac's Premium Care Maintenance program, improved sound insulating techniques and the ninth-generation OnStar upgrade that includes flexible speech-recognition software.

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

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
What's new for 2009?
2009 Cadillac Escalade

A hybrid model joins the line later in the model year promising a 50-percent improvement in city fuel economy. New features on the gasoline-only Escalade include power tilt steering wheel, Side Blind Zone Alert, an OnStar navigation enhancement and, exclusive to the Platinum Series, LED headlights.

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

Fresh from its 2007 makeover, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade has only minor changes. The biggest news is the arrival of a hybrid version due later in 2008.

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

Fresh, distinctive styling is meant to differentiate the Escalade from its GM stablemates, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, while available 22-inch tires may enhance its "street cred."

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Consumer Reviews

Awful! Waste of money

By on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I regret trading in my german car for this trash! What a waste of money! It turned off on me at 5k miles! Ride is bumpy, brakes wearing unevenly and shocks and motor mounts already replaced. Only 10 months old"

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

HORRIBLE RIDE!!

By on Thursday, June 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "SLICK DESIGN(THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO BE LIKED)"

Cons: "HORRIBLE BUMPY RIDE!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I CURRENTLY OWN A 2016 ESCALADE ESV-PREMIUM PACKAGE AND BEFORE THAT I USED TO OWN 2009 ESCALADE AND BEFORE THAT I OWNED 2006 GMC DENALI(I BOUGHT THEM ALL BRAND NEW FROM THE DEALER). 2016 ESCALADE HAS THE WORST RIDE COMPARE TO MY LAST TWO TRUCKS.HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM!!VERY BUMPY RIDE.I FEEL EVERY SINGLE BUMP IN MY STOMACH WHILE DRIVING. AROUND 13K MILES I HAD THE DEALER REPLACE THE FRONT SHOCKS. THEY SAID THE ORIGINAL SHOCKS WERE DEFECTIVE BUT WITH THE NEW SHOCKS I REALLY DONT FEEL ANY DIFFERENCE. OH!ONE OTHER THING;BEFORE THE TRUCK HIT 5K MILES I HAD TO TAKE THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER TWICE BECAUSE OF THE 4WD SOFTWARE MULFUNCTION AND THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE BATTERY ALSO CAUSE IT WAS NOT GOOD ANYMORE!! ITS BEEN A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT FOR A $95K VEHICLE.I WOULD NEVER TOUGHT THAT I WOULD HATE "CADILLAC" BRAND !!"

23 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Garbage

By on Thursday, July 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,400

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "none"

Cons: "really?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"After 12 years of owning a German SUV's. I decide it was time to try American again. What a freaking mistake. The AC doesn't work properly, the transmission had a problem, the radio goes in and out. When a car company cannot even get the radio right! NEVER AGAIN."

16 people out of 19 found this review helpful

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