15 city, 20 highway, 17 combined
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Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 45.3"/M 39.7"/R 34.5"
F 39.7"/M 39.1"/R 38.5"
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The 2017 Cadillac Escalade has a large, opulent, and comfortable cabin. With plentiful passenger space for up to eight people, the Escalade delivers a plush ride for large families, the sports team, or the largest class of rideshare. The second row provides 38.7 inches of headroom and 39 inches of legroom, so taller passengers can stretch out. Farther back, check out 15.2 cu-ft of cargo space or a huge 94.2 cu-ft with all the rear seats folded down. That's well above average for full-size SUVs.
Under the hood of the 2017 Escalade is a stout 6.2L V8, delivering an impressive 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The massive torque ensures brisk acceleration away from stop signs and allows for confident overtaking on highways. This powertrain is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and features cylinder deactivation, which effectively turns it into a four-cylinder when cruising or at stoplights. You won't notice the cylinder deactivation, but you will notice a difference at the pump. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade gets a reasonable EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined from its mighty V8.
The Escalade is more than brute force, and the top-tier Platinum trim is where it shows off finesse. Outside, look for the 22-inch chrome wheels and Platinum badges, while the inside shows off upgraded leather seating and dash surfaces. Platinum tech touches include a rearview mirror that can display a wide-angle view from the rear camera, eliminating rear blind spots; and side steps automatically deploy when the doors open, ensuring easy entry and exit. Power folding rear seats make it easier to convert from people hauling to cargo duty, while the power liftgate opens simply by waving a foot under the rear bumper.
The 2017 Escalade is packed with modern technology features that enhance convenience and entertainment. The Escalade boasts standard features such as a responsive high-resolution CUE infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, and smartphone integration.
The Escalade is built to handle more than just passengers, and it can handle towing duties with similar ease. With its robust body-on-frame construction, the 2017 Escalade is well-suited for hauling trailers, boats, or recreational vehicles. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade with rear-wheel drive and the V8 engine can tow an estimated maximum of 8,300 lbs when properly equipped.
4.8 out of 54 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Cadillac Escalade an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Cadillac Escalade 11th out of 21 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Cadillac Escalade
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Cadillac Escalade received a rating of 3 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Cadillac Escalade as 10 out of 21 among Luxury Fullsize SUV
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade has received an average 4.8 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2017 Cadillac Escalade, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2017 Cadillac Escalade Reviews.
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade has a maximum towing capacity of between 7900 and 8300 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Here is what's new for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade: