I bought a used 2005 escalade 5 years ago and have driven it for 50K miles. I have a 2x2 and need a 4x4 so I am forced into buying another vehicle. I have looked at every vehicle it it's class, including new, and I am SO sad I have to give up my old escalade. I am spoiled now and nothing else can compare. However, as another reviewer wrote, I have had ongoing problems with the "skin" on both front and rear consoles as well as with the leather seats (cracking and peeling). The consoles and both front seats have been "reskinned" at the dealer four times and it's happening again. This is disappointing, to be sure, but it is the only problem I have had ... mechanical or otherwise. It's a comfy ride!!
The Escalade is a tremendous automobile. The look is classic and very elegant. It rides like a Mercedes S Class and handles just as well. It has been a great acquisition.
I love this truck
2007 Cadillac Escaladebill m - Glen Burnie, MD03/25/2012
I traded in my 2004 escalade(not a single problem in 60,000 mi) for the 2007 ESV 11 months ago. Since then I have put about 26000 mi on it. It is the best vehicle I have owned in 50 years. At first I was disturbed because of initial problems and had gone back to Carmax about 4 times to take care of them (replace transmission hose, replace driver running board motor, rear window heater, and remote control fob). Carmax was excellent with the service. I towed a 30' camper (7500lbs) all over Maryland, Pa, and Western Md mountains with no problems. This truck can really haul! Mpg is as expected 14 stop and go and as high as 19 on the highway.
Towing the 7500lbs is 7-8 mpg doing 60 - 65mph. It is quiet and very comfortable for my 6'2" frame. Will buy another escalade ESV in a couple more years!!!
Cadillac Escalade Overview
The powerful Cadillac Escalade is a large, three-row crossover SUV that boasts a surprisingly luxurious ride without sacrificing any towing power. Aimed at attracting families, the Escalade takes pride in its interior comforts.
Cadillac Escalade History
The initial Chevrolet Escalade received little fanfare upon introduction. Indeed, it was the latest entry in the luxury SUV battle - it took a break in 2001 to prepare for major redesigns in 2002. It emerged with a high-quality interior and rear-wheel drive versions. Over the years, Cadillac introduced the Escalade with a variety of trims, including: EXT, ESV, and Platinum. Otherwise, the Escalade has changed very little over the last several model years. The latest Escalade is heavily restyled and filled with leather and suede upholstery.
How It Drives
With high-quality upholstery, tons of space, and a quiet cabin, the Chevrolet Escalade is built to maximize interior comforts for all passengers. The drive itself could be more engaging and acceleration could be more powerful, but the driver will enjoy a luxurious ride. Fuel economy is roughly similar to other large SUVs with enough efficiency to be the go-to vehicle to ferry the family around the city. Additionally, the Escalade can tow more than 8000 pounds depending on its configuration.
Used Cadillac Escalade Value
Despite being based on a pickup, the Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market. While that doesn't mean it's any less good at towing boats or transporting families around, the large crossover SUV stands out against competitors by providing the best day-to-day driving experience.
Cadillac Escalade Standard Features
The Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 6.2 V8 engine built to haul this gargantuan vehicle. Typically, it's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, but some 2015 models and all 2016 models received an upgrade to the eight-speed automatic transmission. The Escalade has either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive as options.
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