|Pricing||$74,695 - $85,795|
|Drive Types||RWD, 4WD|
|Fuel Economy||14-15 (city), 20-21 (highway)|
In 1999, GM slapped a Cadillac face on its popular Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon SUVs, creating an ostentatious status symbol in the long tradition of Cadillac. Now in its fourth generation, the Escalade includes a standard 6.2l V8 engine and upgraded interior to help justify a $20,000 price premium over its corporate siblings. Like the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, the Escalade ESV is a longer wheelbase version of the GMs full-size SUVS adding some 14 inches in length. The added length improves the usability of both the 3rd row seat and the cargo area. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is tow ratings of over 7500 lbs. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Most buyers would be better served with a crossover SUV such as the GMC Acadia. Many offer similar legroom with improved cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for less money.
The latest Escalade wears new styling on a body that is longer and wider. Power in the 6.2l V8 engine has increased to 420-bhp.
|Escalade ESV Standard||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||RWD||15/21/18||46||$74,695|
|Escalade ESV Luxury||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||RWD||15/21/18||46||$78,695|
|Escalade ESV Premium||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||RWD||15/21/18||46||$83,195|
|Escalade ESV Standard||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||4WD||14/20/17||36||$77,295|
|Escalade ESV Luxury||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||4WD||14/20/17||36||$81,295|
|Escalade ESV Premium||6.2l V8 (420-bhp)||A6||4WD||14/20/17||36||$85,795|