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)

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Escalade 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 46 $73,395
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $78,395
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $82,895
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 49 $93,390
Escalade 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 43 $76,395
Escalade Luxury 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 46 $81,395
Escalade Premium 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 46 $85,895
Escalade Platinum 6.2l V8 (420-bhp) A6 4WD 15/20/17 46 $95,195