The ESV features a long wheelbase and an increase in total length, greatly enhancing third-row seat legroom and rear cargo space. Also, getting into the third row is easier with the ESV, its longer rear door providing a larger opening when the second-row seat is folded. Standard equipment includes a power liftgate, stability control, remote start, Bluetooth compatibility, and side curtain airbags. Some options are Magnetic Ride Control, 22-inch chrome wheels, a rear-view camera, and power running boards. Available as a 4x2 or 4x4 the Escalade ESV is powered by a 403-hp 6.2-liter V8 with Active Fuel Management and E85 compatibility, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV carries over from 2008.