2015 Cadillac Escalade ESV

At a Glance

Pricing $76,395 - $98,195
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 6.2l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 14-15 (city), 20-22 (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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Escalade ESV 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 46 $76,395
Escalade ESV Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $81,395
Escalade ESV Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $85,895
Escalade ESV Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $95,195
Escalade ESV 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 14/20/17 41 $79,395
Escalade ESV Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 14/20/17 44 $84,395
Escalade ESV Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 14/20/17 44 $88,895
Escalade ESV Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 14/20/17 44 $98,195