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2009 Cadillac Escalade

At a Glance

Pricing $62,495 - $87,725
Drive Types RWD, 4WD, AWD
Engines 6.0l V8 HEV, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A4, A6
Fuel Economy 12-20 (city), 19-21 (highway)

When GM first slapped a Cadillac face on its popular Tahoe/Yukon, it created an ostentatious status symbol in the long tradition of Cadillac. The second generation is much different story. Improvements in finish, exterior and interior styling are more befitting of a vehicle commanding a premium price. The Escalade is powered by a 400hp, 6.2L V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. If the chrome and 5800 lb curb weight don't make a big enough impression, 22 inch wheels are available as an option.

What Changed:

The Escalade adds side thorax air bags to the front seats. A USB interface is added to the center console. A new battery saver mode shuts off power when accessories drain the battery.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Escalade 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 12/19/15 $62,495
Escalade 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 12/19/15 $65,045
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 12/19/15 $68,610
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 12/19/15 $71,000
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 12/19/15 $71,160
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 12/19/15 $73,550
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 12/19/15 $81,625
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 12/19/15 $84,125
Escalade Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 RWD 20/21/20 $73,425
Escalade Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 4WD 20/21/20 $75,975
Escalade Hybrid Platinum 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 RWD 20/21/20 $85,225
Escalade Hybrid Platinum 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 4WD 20/21/20 $87,725