Home >> Buyer's Guide (2017) >> Cadillac (2017) >> Escalade ESV >> Overview

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)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 49
Style 2 stars out of 5
Utility 5 stars out of 5
Livability 1 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/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.

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

Similar Vehicles

Compare these