Used Cadillac Escalade for Sale
About the Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac introduced the Cadillac Escalade in 1999. In the nineteen years since then, the Escalade has become one of the premier vehicles in the luxury SUV market.
Cadillac began producing the third generation of the Cadillac Escalade starting with the 2007 model and continued producing third generation Escalades through the 2014 model. The third generation Cadillac Escalade featured a 6.2L V8 engine that was rated for 403 hp. The 2013 and 2014 Cadillac Escalade also features a number of technology options including tri-zone climate control, heated front and second row seats, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, and much more. Beginning with the 2009 model, a Cadillac Escalade hybrid was made available as well. However, this model was discontinued in 2014. Starting in the third generation, the Cadillac Escalade was also made available in an extended wheelbase, ESV model that offered more cargo space and room for passengers than the standard model.
Starting with the 2014 model, Cadillac began producing the fourth generation of the Cadillac Escalade. The fourth generation Cadillac Escalade featured a modified exterior design that made the vehicle a little sleeker and more agile, a wide range of new technology features such as surround vision and 4G LTE connectivity, a 6.2L V8 engine that was rated for 420 hp, and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
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2013 - Present Cadillac Escalade Trim Configurations
2013 - 2014 Trims
The 2013 and 2014 Cadillac Escalade comes available in four trims:
- Base - The Base trim of the Cadillac Escalade features rear park assist, a power liftgate, tri-zone climate control, and more.
- Luxury - The Luxury trim of the Cadillac Escalade includes everything found on the Base trim as well as a heated steering wheel, magnetic ride control suspension, blind spot alert, and more.
- Premium - The Premium trim of the Cadillac Escalade includes everything found on the Base trim as well as a rear seat entertainment system, power-retractable steps, body-color side vents, and more.
- Platinum - The Platinum trim of the Cadillac Escalade includes everything found on the Premium trim as well as LED headlamps, full leather first and second row seats, heated and cooled cup holders, and more.
2015 - Present Trims
The fourth generation Cadillac Escalade comes available in five different trim options:
- Base - The Base trim of the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade comes with features such as adaptive remote start, leather seats on the first and second row, heated and cooled front seats, surround vision, and more.
- Luxury - The Luxury trim of the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade comes with everything found on the Base trim as well as forward collision alert, a backup camera with an automatic camera washer, a power sunroof, rear cross traffic alert, and more.
- Premium - The Premium trim of the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade comes with everything found on the Luxury trim as well as two 7-inch full-color screens on the back of the front head restraints, automatic safety belt tightening, adaptive cruise control, and more.
- Premium Luxury - The Premium Luxury trim of the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade was made available starting with the 2017 model. This trim features adaptive cruise control, available four-wheel drive, front and rear automatic braking, illuminating door handles, and more.
- Platinum - The Platinum trim of the fourth generation Cadillac Escalade comes with everything found on the Premium and Premium Luxury trims as well as a rear seat entertainment system, power-retractable assist steps, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, and more.
RepairPal gave the Cadillac Escalade an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Cadillac Escalade 10th out of 21 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Cadillac Escalade is $730, compared to an average of $763 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, Cadillac Escalade owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.2 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 20% for the Cadillac Escalade, compared to an average of 16% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
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Reviews for Cadillac Escalade
Transmission problems from the beginning and it was under the dealer warranty. They weaseled out of correcting the problem. Entertaining center issues as well. Other issues and carmax fixed those, interior fixed cracked tail light fixed, engine cover repaired, and cracked wheel replaced.
- Value: One place that had better prices
- Seat Comfort: I’m over 6’5” and there is plenty of leg room. However, noticeable cut down on rear passenger leg room and rear storage.
- Interior Space: Second and third room seating leg room not good. Even rear storage is smaller than previous models.
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excellent car - buying it again
This is the second Escalade I bought and absolutely loved it. Escalades are absolutely reliable vehicles and I can wholeheartedly recommend them. Unfortunately, my son totaled my 2014 Escalade, but after a 4 month search I luckily found the very same Platinum and bought it last month. I will be an Escalade driver till I die!
- Ride and Handling: ultra smooth and exact handling
- Reliability: no problems
- Seat Comfort: absolut
Poor evaluation from transfering dealer
I had to transfer this car from Orlando. Before I did, I asked about the condition and was told it was excellent and a non-smoker vehicle. When it arrived it smelled of smoke, but I went ahead and bought it. After purchase I found a poor touch up paint job on the rear deck which I am going to have to fix, there is a stain on the dash which appears to be where solvent lifted some of the die and cigarette burn marks on the dash as well. None of this was noticeable during my test drive. If I had noticed it I would have walked away! My overall experience with CarMax is poor.
- Styling: It catches your eye
- Interior Space: Can haul 7 people in comfort
- Power: Big engine, I like it
- Fuel Economy: Big engine likes fuel
- Ride and Handling: Ride is much too harsh. I changed tires which helped a little
- Visibility: With the back seat up you cannot see out of the back or rear side
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