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Engine power: With 420 horsepower on tap from the 6.2-liter V8 engine, the big Escalade has no problem getting up to speed despite its size. The 10-speed automatic that debuted for 2018 is a good companion to the engine. It downshifts quickly and will skip gears under moderate acceleration to avoid the feeling of “hunting” for the right gear.
Interior quiet: Compared to its Chevrolet and GMC siblings, the Cadillac Escalade stands out for its excellent noise control on the highway. This is even more remarkable considering that the big Caddy isn’t an inherently slippery shape when it comes to aerodynamics.
Off-road capability: While we doubt many drivers will take their Escalades off road, that has a lot more to do with their choice than the Cadillac’s inherent capability. With a true four-wheel drive system, including a low-range transfer case, the Escalade is just as capable as a Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon when the going gets tough. That is, if you’re not afraid to get it dirty.
Ride quality: While ride quality is generally a Cadillac strength, that’s not true of the Escalade. The suspension includes special shock absorbers that react quickly to road imperfections to help smooth the ride. However, there’s no getting around the archaic suspension setup that includes a truck-derived solid rear axle. That, plus the occasional shiver from the body-on-frame construction, can produce a decidedly unluxurious ride.
5 out of 53 customer reviews
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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Cadillac Escalade
Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"
F 39.7"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"
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The 2018 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 Average. This rating ranks the Cadillac Escalade as 7 out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUV
The 2018 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.
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