Entering the 2013 model year, Cadillac is carrying over the Escalade with very limited changes. The list of changes includes the addition of five new exterior colors – Silver Coast Metallic, Xenon Blue, Midnight Plum Metallic, Sapphire Blue Metallic and Midnight Green Metallic – and a slight revision to the grade braking system.
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade comes in four trim levels and they are: Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum Edition. All four trim levels boast the same powerful driveline, which includes a 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 403 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. All four trims also come standard with rear-wheel drive and an 8,300-pound towing capacity. The Base trim level is unlike your typical base-model SUV, as it features high-end features like: power windows, 14-way power seats, leather interior, 10-speaker sound system and more. The Luxury trim level tosses in a smoother ride and larger rims. The Premium trim level comes in to add a blacked-out exterior look and some rear-seat entertainment for the kiddies. The Platinum Edition trim brings a total of three LCD screens to curtail any arguing over what to watch along with other premium features only found in the best luxury vehicles.
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On the outside, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Base includes: independent front suspension and five-link rear suspension, StabiliTrak, road-sensing, electronically controlled shocks, seven-wire trailer wiring harness, auxiliary transmission cooler, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, assist steps, power rear hatch, daytime running lights, fog lamps, automatic HID headlights, LED taillights, luggage rack, heated power mirrors, rear park assist, 18-by-8-inch aluminum wheels with P265/65R18 tires, and intermittent front and rear wipers. Inside the Escalade base, it comes with: Bose 5.1 surround-sound stereo with 10 speakers, navigation, AM/FM/CD/MP3/CD/DVD/SiriusXM capabilities, rear controls and headphone jacks, Bluetooth integration, three-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, cruise control, power locks and windows, driver information center, OnStar, adjustable pedals, back-up camera, keyless entry, remote start, leather seats with 14-way power driver and passenger seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio and DIC controls, and Universal Home Remote.
The Luxury trim level builds upon the wide range of standard features that the Base model comes with. On the outside, the Luxury trim level adds in: magnetic ride control, IntelliBeam headlights, blind-zone alert and 22-by-9-inch chrome wheels with P285/45R22 tires. Inside the cabin, the Luxury trim level adds in: second-row tumble-and-fold seating, heated steering wheel, and sunroof.
The Platinum Edition trim level sits atop the 2013 Escalade lineup. It takes the standard features from the Premium trim level and adds even more to it. On the outside, the Platinum edition adds in: LED headlights, 22-by-9-inch chrome wheels, full-chrome upper and lower grilles, and chrome body moldings and side vents. Inside the Escalade, the Platinum Edition adds in: heated and cooled cup holders, entertainment systems on the rear of each front-row headrest with three LCD screens, leather-coated instrument panel, Aniline leather seating in the first and second rows, and Olive Ash and burled wood trim.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV$63,488 | 17,461 mi
2012 Cadillac Escalade$55,388 | 31,745 mi
2012 Cadillac Escalade$56,500 | 30,802 mi
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT$46,000 | 24,415 mi
2011 Cadillac Escalade$46,998 | 37,589 mi
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV$51,488 | 32,521 mi
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV$52,288 | 46,785 mi
2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV$36,992 | 86,137 mi
2010 Cadillac Escalade$39,981 | 51,618 mi
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT$42,885 | 37,656 mi
2010 Cadillac Escalade$45,500 | 26,800 mi
2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV$35,844 | 41,259 mi
2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV$29,992 | 96,248 mi
2008 Cadillac Escalade$30,388 | 82,809 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$22,990 | 103,493 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$25,994 | 84,075 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV$27,490 | 83,895 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$27,994 | 78,063 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade ESV$28,899 | 71,391 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$29,000 | 74,089 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$30,885 | 78,014 mi
2007 Cadillac Escalade$30,885 | 61,780 mi
2006 Cadillac Escalade$15,818 | 91,949 mi
2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV$11,477 | 160,159 mi
2005 Cadillac Escalade$12,933 | 107,311 mi
2005 Cadillac Escalade$13,899 | 105,167 mi
2005 Cadillac Escalade$16,819 | 85,263 mi
2002 Cadillac Escalade$12,684 | 103,581 mi
Huge towing capacity, plenty of seating and nice design, but lacks power
Plenty of leather seating, very luxurious, but lacks towing capacity
Standard all-wheel drive and Mercedes pedigree, but lacks towing capacity, horsepower and standard leather
Plenty of power and towing, but has a very odd design