2019 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac Escalade highlights

Customer rating


  • Muscular V8 engine
  • Quiet cabin regardless of road conditions
  • Impressive utility


  • Seating is less comfortable and refined than other luxury SUVs
  • Infotainment controls are sluggish
  • High and uneven cargo floor makes loading difficult

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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(no current inventory)

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Loaded with luxury and style

You like to go big and make an impression wherever you go; you appreciate something with a bigger-than-life interior that's full of luxury, so you're considering a luxury SUV. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is one of the leaders for size, technology, comfort, and attention to luxurious detail in that category. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a stylish full-sized SUV that sits on a frame. On the 2019 model, a powerful V8 engine and ten-speed automatic transmission give the Cadillac Escalade a smooth and quiet ride. Whether you're taking a trip out to the country or driving around town, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade has all the luxuries a top-tier SUV can provide.

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2019 Cadillac Escalade trims

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  • The base trim has no name assigned to it, but does come with standard tri-zone automatic climate control, a 16-speaker audio system, an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, leather first- and second-row seating, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Cadillac Escalade

1. Big on space

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Third Row | CarMax

Looking for something with enough space for passengers, cargo, and then some? The 2019 Cadillac Escalade offers 15.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row. Fold all the seats down to open up to a cavernous 94.2 cubic feet of cargo space. For even more space, consider the 2019 Cadillac ESV trim—the stretched wheelbase gives you 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row.

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

2. Plenty of tech features

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Tech Dash | CarMax

The size of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade might be a bit of a step up but don't worry! Standard on all Luxury trim and higher 2019 Cadillac Escalades is the Driver Awareness Package. Forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic braking, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alerts are all part of this high-tech package. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade even uses vibrations in the seat, designed to boost your confidence and attentiveness on the road.

3. Power for the big haul

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Engine | CarMax

Whether it's full of cargo or pulling something behind it, the 2019 Cadillac Escalade should have the ability to get the job done. A 6.2-liter V8 engine provides 420 horsepower through a ten-speed automatic transmission. The 2019 Cadillac Escalade with the V8 and rear-wheel drive can tow up to an estimated 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.

4. Entertainment on the move

It can sometimes be a challenge to keep your passengers entertained on longer trips—but the 2019 Cadillac Escalade has many ways to keep passengers happy and occupied. An optional LTE-powered WiFi hotspot can provide internet for up to seven people, allowing everyone to stay connected.

If you need more, a dual-screen rear entertainment system is added on the Platinum trim, capable of HD-video while running audio through the standard 16-speaker Bose sound system.

5. Big on luxury

2019 Cadillac Escalade: Front Seats | CarMax

Inside the 2019 Cadillac Escalade, luxury surrounds you. Heated and cooled front seats, leather first- and second-row seats, memory seat settings, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, and tri-zone automatic climate control are standard on all 2019 Cadillac models. The Platinum trim features full semi-aniline leather seating, second-row bucket seats, a suede headliner, and genuine wood interior trim.

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The Chevrolet Tahoe has all the size and space. The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe is available with two engine choices and a six-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel-drive 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe with the 5.3L V8 engine can tow up to an estimated 8,600 pounds when properly equipped.

This gives you a lot of options if you're looking for a capable people-mover or you’re looking to take a small caravan or boat away on a trip.

There are three trims available to buy: LT, LS, and Premier. The base-level LS trim includes features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay®, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a six-speaker audio system.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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

ESV Luxury 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39.7"/R 34.5"

Head room

F 39.7"/M 39.1"/R 38.5"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

810/8300 lbs.



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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Black Raven

  • Bronze Dune Metallic

  • Crystal White Tri-coat

  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic

  • Radiant Silver Metallic

  • Red Passion Tintcoat

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Shadow Metallic

Interior colors

  • Jet Black with Jet Black accents and Santos Palisander Burl wood trim

  • Shale with Jet Black accents and Black Marble Burl wood trim

  • Kona Brown with Jet Black accents and Natural Finish Elmwood trim

  • Jet Black semi-aniline leather with Jet Black suede accents and Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood trim

  • Maple Sugar semi-aniline leather with Jet Black accents and Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood trim

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