2002 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Sable Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,304 - $7,367
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
285-345
Seats
8

How 2002 Cadillac Escalade Ranks In Its Class

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#5
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#5
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#3
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Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 4dr 2WD $5,304 - $7,367
Horsepower: 285 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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My true & trusted Cadillac Escalade!

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I have had my Cadillac Escalade for 17 years and I couldn't be more pleased. My vehicle has been extremely reliable and rewarding over the years. I have enjoyed the very smooth ride and the fact that it doesn't drive live a truck. My Escalade hugs the road with precision due in part to the Stabilitrak System. The problems which I have experienced were in no doubt due to wear and tear. Those problems were related to the battery, fuel pump, the motor of both front seat side windows.

Mia J
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I love the way the mirrors tint when the sun is going down behind you.

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The only thing I ever wrong in the 14 years that I have owned my car is a sensor that went bad and the warranty took care of it other than that it is been wearing tear, and I have been loving my car cuz it is never let me down. I replaced the battery a couple of times, the tires have been replaced a few times and the worst thing is other people hitting my car bumping into it slamming doors into it scratching it, but my car has been a good car to me and my kids.

Mary C
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Its awesome I love it I would not ever trade it in.

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I have no problems with my vehicle I love it I have ac and heat in it and it smooth riding and lots of room inside very comfortable lots of room for kids and my dog we can take it anywhere it's very reliable we have taking it on many trips to fishing, to mudding or just riding through the country to look how beautiful the world is.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,304 - $7,367
$5,304 - $7,367

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 (hp)
345 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.3L (325) SFI V8 HO Vortec engine, 5.3L (325) SFI V8 VORTEC ENGINE
6.0L (366) SFI V8 HO Vortec engine, 6.0L (366) SFI V8 HO VORTEC ENGINE
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
8
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Standard
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Standard
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R17
P265/70R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116 (in.)
116 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 (ft.)
39.5 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
78.9 (in.)
78.9 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 (hp)
345 (hp)

Torque

Torque
325 (ft. lbs.)
380 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 (gal.)
26 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
16 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
12 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
18 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
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Standard
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CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Not Available
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
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Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system *
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all outboard seats
  • 2nd/3rd row center lap belt
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-speed traction control *
  • Daytime running lights *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V253
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with rearward folding head restraints on the second row seats, two potential pinch points exist on each of the folding head restraints when the restraints are folded rearward as the seatback is folded down. If a person were to insert his or her finger into the pinch point when the head restraint folds, it could trap and pinch the finger, causing injury.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will install protective covers over the pinch points. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during November 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, or Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

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