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2015 Cadillac Escalade

At a Glance

Pricing $73,395 - $95,195
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 6.2l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15 (city), 20-22 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 51
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 5 stars out of 5
Livability 2 stars out of 5
Value 1 stars out of 5
Fun 1 stars out of 5

Overview Information

In 1999, GM slapped a Cadillac face on its popular Tahoe/Yukon SUV, creating an ostentatious status symbol in the long tradition of Cadillac. Now in its third generation, the Escalade includes a standard 6.2l V8 engine and upgraded interior to help justify a $20,000 price premium over its siblings. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is higher 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.

Official Word:

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade features a modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver's seat. 2017 updates include availability of the award-winning Rear Camera Mirror and Automatic Parking Assist. There are also aesthetic updates for Escalade, including two new exterior paint colors and a new 22-inch wheel design. The product line includes the standard Escalade and the extended-length ESV edition, which offers a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Escalade 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 51 $73,395
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 51 $78,395
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 51 $82,895
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 51 $93,390
Escalade 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 42 $76,395
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 42 $81,395
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 42 $85,895
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 42 $95,195

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