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Cadillac Escalade Model Years


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No SUV has captured the pop culture imagination quite like the Cadillac Escalade. For much of the last decade, it has been the darling of rappers and soccer moms alike. There might be better ways to haul seven passengers or tow a trailer, but few can make an Escalade's statement.

Cadillac's full-size SUV—which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon—has grown more refined since its 1999 introduction. Expect additional improvements when the luxury automaker unveils a fourth-generation redesign later this year.

Cadillac Escalade Generations

2007 - 2015 Cadillac Escalade

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The Escalade saw a surge in sales during its third generation, thanks to a more sophisticated cabin and a handful of crowd-pleasing upgrades. A special variable timing system was introduced, and seating for eight became standard. Full Bluetooth integration also became available at the base level. New taillights and small exterior design tweaks in 2009 gave the Escalade a snazzier appearance. The 2013 Escalade houses a 6.2-liter Vortec V8 with 403 horsepower.

See Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac skipped the 2001 model year and introduced the 2002 Escalade with several major upgrades, including seating for for up to eight and an optional 6-liter V8. 2004 models added XM Satellite radio, tire pressure monitoring, and bucket seats for the second row as standard features. The Platinum edition also became available in 2004, with 20-inch chrome wheels, heated and cooled cup holders, a moonroof, and more decorative trim options. By 2006 the Escalade had upped its engine power to 295 horsepower. The 5.3-liter engine was discontinued after 2005.

See Year: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

1999 - 2000 Cadillac Escalade

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Rushed to market as a challenger to the surprisingly successful Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac's first-generation Escalade saw disappointing sales. The five-seat SUV featured luxury amenities like leather upholstery and a Bose surround sound system, but its styling shared an obvious relationship with the GMC Denali, from which it also borrowed a 5.7-liter V8.

See Year: 1999 - 2000

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