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About the 2018 Cadillac Escalade

Vehicle Summary

When you need a serious vehicle capable of handling rough-road and bad-weather conditions along with amazingly luxurious features, consider the 2018 Escalade. Singles, couples, business owners and small families need to look no further than this full-size luxury SUV. With thoughtful conveniences, you'll be surprised at how tough this beautiful luxury SUV can be when it's needed, and with plenty of room for all of life's necessities, it will take you with equal grace from the campground to the schoolyard.

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Q: What kind of fuel economy does the 2018 Cadillac Escalade get?

A: For a full-size, fully capable SUV, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade gets surprisingly decent fuel economy. With a 6.2L V8 engine, the two-wheel drive powertrain has an EPA estimate of 14 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined, while the four-wheel drive powertrain has an EPA estimate of 14 mpg city, 21 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined.1

Q: How much can the 2018 Cadillac Escalade haul?

A: Designed to handle whatever life throws at you, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade has an enviable trailering package and when properly equipped, the Escalade is capable of towing up to 8,300 pounds, more than enough for a camper, toy hauler or trailer.2 The long-wheelbase ESV version has 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 76.7 cubic feet behind the second row and a total available cargo space of 120.9 cubic feet, making it easy to haul your whole team and all their gear with no problems, while the shorter-wheelbase Escalade still has a respectable 15.2 cubic feet behind the third-row seat, 51.6 cubic feet behind the second-row seat and 94.2 cubic feet behind the front-row seats.

Q: How many people can the 2018 Cadillac Escalade seat?

A: With a roomy third-row seat, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is capable of seating up to seven passengers. The SUV features standard leather surfaces for the first two rows, with two heated and cooled captain's chairs in the front featuring power twelve-way adjustment and lumbar support, heated second-row captain’s chairs with manual fold-and-tumble as well as a third-row 60/40 split bench seat for three which has power fold flat. 

Q: What are some popular features on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade?

A: As you'd expect with a premium luxury vehicle, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is packed with standard and available features. Auto-dimming mirrors, memory mirrors, driver's seat, pedals and steering wheel, reconfigurable gauge cluster, plenty of power ports, remote start, built-in available Wi-Fi hotspot and equipped with available OnStar® functionality.3,4

Q: What are the differences between the trim levels on the 2018 Cadillac Escalade?

A: The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is available in two different wheelbases, the shorter-wheelbase Escalade and the longer-wheelbase Escalade ESV. Beyond the base model Escalade, there are three additional trim levels, the Luxury which adds the Driver Awareness Package and heads-up display, the Premium Luxury with rear-seat entertainment system and illuminating door handles and the Platinum with power-retractable assist steps with LED ground illumination and premium luxury finishes.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

2 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

3 Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smart phone. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.

4 OnStar features require activation and most require a paid OnStar plan to use. Wi-Fi hotspot functionality may also require an additional data plan. Limitations and restrictions apply. See for more information.

Generation Overview

The fourth generation of the Cadillac Escalade included the 2015 to 2020 model years. This generation included a surround-view camera and 4G LTE compatibility. The 2016 model year introduced advanced diagnostics and lane keep assist, while the 2017 model added the live-view rear-view camera to the mirror and two new colors were added. 2018 saw a new exterior color and two new interior finishes, along with a ten-speed transmission.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover


Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

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