Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

About Cadillac Escalade

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
What's new for 2018?
2018 Cadillac Escalade

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: 6.4
  • MPG 14|23
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.

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

Questionable SUV

By on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Dynamic External Look, Great Power"

Cons: "Poor Idling, Jerky Transmissin,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I was here in April 2016 complaining about my 2015 & 2016 Platinum as I was having problems with car shutting down. I think it's only fair that I come back and clarify what service technicians have finally figured out but it's only been a week of driving without truck shutting down. My problem was caused by my attaching a vanity plate below my regular license plate and blocking a radar sensor down in the lower front grille. I haven't trusted either car until last week, so far, no stalling. However, the rough idling and jumpy transmission isn't ideal for such an expensive machine. Infotainment system lags and now when Ipod is in use, the system continues to play same song over and over. HUD and lights on steering wheel weren't working for a few hours a while back, then when I got back in car, they worked. This car looks as awesome as it gets...it's GORGEOUS but the looks won't keep me in this car. I had and Infinity 2011 QX56 and I'm going back to the QX80...just as soon as the 2017's are available. I've learned my lesson, I haven't had an American made car since 1977 and I made a mistake going American with this Escalade."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Excellent vehicle, best ever!

By on Thursday, July 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride and overall drivability!"

Cons: "Super unleaded and gas mileage."

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

"Over the years I've had Yukon Denalis and Chevy Tahoe all loaded and all went over 150K miles before I got another. This Escalade is basically a Yukon Daneli loaded with all the goodies and more! The ride is perfect and quiet all the time! I have 3500 miles on it and we love it, the seats are great for long trips or short runs to the nearby grocery store. Our grandson love the video system, it's perfect for hauling a truck load of kids. My wife and I took it up to San Fransisco (a six hour drive from our home in SoCal) and than into the Napa Valley area, a perfect trip. All wen to plan and the truck rides beautifully at higheay speeds! We love the seats, better than the 2012 BMW 750Li we traded in for this new truck! And yes, we will recommend it to anyone looking for a full size SUV with all the goodies!"

42 people out of 51 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."

28 people out of 35 found this review helpful

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