2003 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,584 - $7,627
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
285-345
Seats
7-8
Color:  Silver Sand
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,584 - $7,627
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
285-345
Seats
7-8

Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

4dr 2WD $5,584 - $7,627
Horsepower: 285 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr AWD $5,584 - $7,627
Horsepower: 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.29

24 Reviews

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Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Luxury. It may be an older car, but it's still incredibly nice for It's age.

I love it. It accelerates beautifully and for what I'd consider an SUV, it gets better gas mileage than most. It has several issues, but none of them outweigh the benefits. It's kind of silly but my biggest issue? The seats barely recline. They recline to like a 65 degree angle, and that's just the front seats. The back seats don't recline at all.

- Hunter S

Vehicle has over 250, 000 miles on it and runs like a champ! Very reliable!

My Escalade has over 250, 000 miles on it and has had minimal issues with it. Recently we've replaced the fuel pump and brakes and rotors. The motor is a 6. 0 and still runs like it did when it was brand new. Transmission is also in excellent condition, even with so many miles on it. Interior is in immaculate condition and still looks brand new.

- Amber M

2003 Escalade ext excellent truck.

It is phenomenally reliable, and the ride is extremely comfortable on long trips. The gas mileage could somewhat be improved. The ac compressor did have to be replaced after 150, 000 miles, a wheel hub had to be replaced on drivers side at 70. 000 miles, and the water pump at 145, 000 all other repairs were general maintenance.

- Frank H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,584 - $7,627
$5,584 - $7,627

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 (hp)
345 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm
325 lb.
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm
325 lb.
Vortec high
VORTEC HIGH
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
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

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Standard
Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Standard

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.)
Mechanical Specs

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
730 (.lbs)
780 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

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)
16 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
Standard
Standard

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
Not Available
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
04V045
Summary:
Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.

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