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2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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2017 Base 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $76,395
2017 Base 4x4 Price:   -  From $79,395
2017 Luxury 4x2 Price:   -  From $81,395
2017 Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $84,395
2017 Premium Collection 4x2 Price:   -  From $85,895
2017 Premium Luxury 4x4 Price:   -  From $88,895
2017 Platinum 4x2 Price:   -  From $95,195
2017 Platinum 4x4 Price:   -  From $98,195


Just in case the standard Escalade doesn't quite measure up to your lifestyle, Cadillac offers the Escalade ESV. At 20 inches longer than the regular Escalade, the ESV is an enormous SUV, carrying on the tradition of Cadillac dreamboats from bygone eras. Like its tail-finned ancestors of the 1950s and 1960s, the ESV does nothing if not make a statement. Except for dimensions, the regular Escalade and the ESV don’t differ by much.

What's New for 2017

Two new technology options are available for the 2017 model year. The rear camera mirror promises a field of vision that's four times greater than what you see with a regular rearview mirror. It also removes obstructions from your view, including passenger heads and the rear pillars. Optional Automatic Packing Assist uses ultrasonic sensors to locate a suitable parking spot, and then maneuvers the SUV into either a parallel and perpendicular space. Aluminum 22-inch wheels have a new design. Trim levels have been renamed Escalade, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum.

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Choosing Your Cadillac Escalade ESV

The ESV's extra length allows for a lounge-like interior with stretch-out space for eight adults. Cargo room is generous even with a full crew aboard, and grows to nearly 121 cubic feet with the middle and back rows folded. Only a van can hold more. With all seatbacks up, cargo volume behind the back row is 39.3 cubic feet; with the third row folded, it totals 76.7 cubic feet.

The ESV's 6.2-liter V8 engine generates 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-drive are standard, but most buyers choose the four-wheel drive setup. The Magnetic Ride Control system features Sport and Comfort modes. EPA-estimated fuel economy is identical to the regular Escalade: 15/22 mpg (city/highway) with rear-drive, or 15/20 mpg with four-wheel drive.

The voluminous standard equipment list leaves no doubt about the Escalade's luxury mission, whether in regular or ESV size. At the touch of a button, the third row folds completely into the floor. The CUE infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The eight-inch center screen uses capacitive touch operation and gesture recognition.

Trim levels differ mainly in safety technology:

Cadillac Escalade ESV


Except for a sunroof, the standard Escalade ESV lacks virtually nothing in the realms of luxury and convenience. Each Escalade ESV includes navigation, chrome wheels, full LED lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third row, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, keyless entry, pushbutton start, tri-zone climate control, a Bose Centerpoint 16-speaker surround-sound system, a surround-view camera system, and parking sensors.

Cadillac Escalade ESV


Stepping up a notch beyond standard trim adds quite a selection of safety features, including an upgraded anti-theft system, automatic high beams, lane keeping assist, lane, blind spot monitoring, and collision alert. The driver seat vibrates to alert you to potential hazards. Also included are a sunroof and a power-folding second row.

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Premium Luxury

Adds even more safety items, including adaptive cruise control, cornering lamps, and front/rear collision mitigation with automatic braking. A rear entertainment system with dual screens also is standard.

Cadillac Escalade ESV


At the apex of the Escalade line, the Platinum features unique 22-inch wheels, an extended Nappa leather interior with semi-aniline seating surfaces, genuine wood trim, and four screens for the rear entertainment system. The center console holds a refrigerated compartment.

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Clearly, not so many buyers need the kind of space that an Escalade ESV provides, even if its luxuries and sizable accommodations are enticing. Few will feel deprived in the least by selecting the standard model. Whether to upgrade depends mainly on your comfort level with piloting a vehicle of this size. The additional safety features are undeniably reassuring, especially when dealing with urban traffic.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
6.2L V-8 / 420 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
8-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 22 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
6.2L V-8 / 420 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 22 / 18 Mpg
4-wheel Disc / Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
31.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
120.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
202 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
224.3 "
Exterior Width
80.5 "
Exterior Height
74.0 "
Front Headroom
42.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,731 Lbs.
Wheel Base
130 "
Turning Radius
21.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
20.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 22.0 " Steel / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Chrome / Silver
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket / 60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
16 Bose Surround Sound
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Automatic Park Assist 2 Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii+
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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