2015 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac Escalade highlights

Customer rating


  • Seats up to eight passengers
  • Robust V8 power
  • Impressive towing capacity


  • Complicated infotainment interface
  • Cramped third-row seat
  • Very high cargo load height

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 20 highway, 16 combined

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All Cadillac Escalade years

What is new for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade?

  • Escalade trims have been upgraded with Head Up Display, Lane Departure Warning, Power Folding Third Row, Automated Cruise Control, Seat Massagers, and Blu-ray Video System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Luxury trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The ESV trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel, Smart Key, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The Premium trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Heated Steering Wheel, Smart Key, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The ESV Platinum trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The ESV Luxury trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The ESV Premium trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Cadillac Escalade

1. Sophisticated and luxurious SUV

Looking for a large SUV that makes a statement on the road? The 2015 Cadillac Escalade's bold, muscular, and distinctive design give it a commanding presence and unmistakable Cadillac styling cues, setting it apart from other vehicles. Its exterior features a luxurious and sophisticated look, with a distinctive front grille, striking LED headlights, and sleek body lines. Step inside, and you're greeted by a refined interior crafted with high-end materials and plush leather upholstery.

2. Smooth and powerful drive

Under the hood, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade houses a 6.2L V8 engine, delivering ample power and performance. With 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, it offers quick acceleration and confident overtaking capabilities. The Escalade can also adapt to changing road conditions by absorbing road imperfections and minimizing vibrations, allowing for a comfortable driving experience, even over rough surfaces. Cadillac has also incorporated sound-deadening materials and insulation to reduce outside noise and create a tranquil cabin environment. Whether you're navigating city streets or embarking on long highway journeys, you'll enjoy every moment of your ride in the 2015 Escalade.

3. Spacious and comfortable cabin

From city driving to multi-day road trips, the 2015 Escalade is a versatile choice for families and those with active lifestyles. The 2015 Escalade offers a high level of comfort for both the driver and passengers, providing ample room for occupants to stretch out and relax. With generous legroom (45.3 inches in the front, 39 inches in the middle, and a kid-friendly 24.8 inches in the back) passengers can enjoy a comfortable seating position regardless of their size. In the market for an SUV that can accommodate large groups? The 2015 Escalade offers seating for up to eight passengers.

4. Provides maximum versatility

While the Escalade is undeniably luxurious, it doesn't compromise on practicality. The 2015 model offers decent cargo space: 15.2 cu-ft behind the third row, 51.6 cu-ft with the third row folded, and 94.2 cu-ft of total cargo space with the second and third rows folded, allowing you to transport large items with ease. The rear seats can be folded down to provide even more storage capacity when needed. Plus, the Escalade's towing capacity is an estimated 8,100 pounds with the V8 engine, when properly equipped — making it suitable for hauling trailers, boats, or recreational vehicles.

Whether you're transporting family, friends, or luggage, the Escalade's versatility makes it well-suited for various scenarios, making every adventure seamless.

5. Iconic status

No matter where you're located, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is instantly recognizable. The Escalade's presence in popular culture, including appearances in movies, music videos, and celebrity lifestyles, has solidified its status as an automotive icon. As a symbol of luxury, it adds an air of prestige to the overall driving experience.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.2 out of 5

5 customer reviews
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV that customers love. They like the smooth ride, the spacious interior, and the many features. Customers also like how comfortable it is. The third row seats are very small for adults, but work great for kids.

RepairPal gave the Cadillac Escalade an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Cadillac Escalade 8th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

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Cadillac Escalade features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Parking Sensors
  • Quad Seats
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

830/8300 lbs.



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