2004 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Raven
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,717 - $8,786
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
295-345
Seats
7-8

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Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $6,717 - $8,786
Horsepower: 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Platinum Edition $6,717 - $8,786
Horsepower: 295 hp - 345 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.61
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2004 Cadillac Escalade traveling vehicle.

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The Cadillac Escalade is a really comfortable ride, reliable, and have not had many issues for as long as I have owned it. The only issues I am having is the starter or alternator is starting to go out and the tires needed replaced and those were not cheap to replace. The vehicle does guzzle some gas I only get about 12-15 miles per gallon. The gas tank is 20 gallons. On the highway get about 16-20 miles per gallon. Perfect for long trips with family enough room to separate children so not a lot of fighting. DVD and TV built in along with separate air conditioner and heater for back seats. Heated front seats along with separate drivers and passenger air conditioner and heater. Has been a really good vehicle for the past 14 years.

Kevin M
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I have an Escalade so therefore I'm bigger and badder than you

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The only thing I don't like about it is that the technology is very outdated- no navigation, no backup camera, no driver assist, no nothing. Other than that I love it! I get so many compliments and I've taken great care of it through the years. It's very nostalgic for mid 2000's. I feel cool when driving it. I can customize it and it's acceptable but only on a 2004 Escalade. It would be cool if I got rims. I have a custom color grill so my Escalade looks better than all the others. I've held onto it for this long for a reason.

Stephanie J
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Luxury vehicles might turns heads, but is not the best reason for purchase.

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I own a white pearl 2004 Cadillac Escalade. I love this vehicle as it is a luxury truck and really turns heads while pulling up at any location. Has many malfunctions that go wrong with time. The dashboard gave out two months after purchasing this vehicle. Battery drains pretty quickly, not entirely sure why, we purchased 3 brand new batteries in the past year, finally understood that getting a warranty for a longer period might be the best option at this point.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,717 - $8,786
$6,717 - $8,786

Horsepower

Horsepower
345 (hp)
295 - 345 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec high, VORTEC HIGH
Vortec high, Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [220kW] @ 5200 rpm, 330 lb, VORTEC HIGH, VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
chevronDown icon Interior Features

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

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

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

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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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
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Standard
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Standard

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

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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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
345 (hp)
345 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.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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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
15 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

City

City
13 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
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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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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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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

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, Hydroboost *
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and right front passenger, includes Dynamic Passenger Sensing System and dual-level air bags (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front and 2nd row all seating positions, 3rd row 3-point lap and shoulder outboard seating positions and lap only in center position
  • Traction control system, electronic, all-speed *
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Seat Belts > Rear Apr 22, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 22, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V163000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE 2ND ROW CENTER OCCUPANT SEAT BELT ROUTING MAY MAKE IF DIFFICULT TO POSITION THE LAP PORTION OF THE SAFETY BELT LOW AROUND THE HIPS OF OCCUPANTS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER OCCUPANTS, SEATED IN THIS POSITION. APPROPRIATE USE OF A CHILD SEAT OR BOOSTER SEAT, AS RECOMMENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN, DOES IMPROVE THE FIT CONDITION FOR THIS USER GROUP. IN ADDITION TO INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD RESTRAINT (WITH CHILD SEATS OR BOOSTERS), SPECIAL VERBIAGE FOR RESTRAINING OLDER CHILD IS INCLUDED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL. ALSO, THE SUGGESTED SEAT BELT FIT/ROUTING FOR ADULTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF SEATING POSITION, IS DESCRIBED ION THE OWNER'S MANUAL TEST.
Consequence:
A LAP PORTION OF THE SEAT BELT ROUTING THAT IS NOT LOW AND SNUG ON THE HIPS CAN ALLOW UNFAVORABLE OCCUPANT KINEMATICS IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, ESPECIALLY A FRONTAL COLLISION. MOREOVER, THE HIGHER ROUTING ALLOWS THE LAP BELT TO RIDE UP ON AN OCCUPANT'S ABDOMEN INSTEAD OF FITTING LOW AROUND THEIR HIPBONES, AND THEREFORE, CAN EXPOSE THEM TO MORE RISK OF ABDOMINAL AND INTERNAL ORGAN INJURY.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL CUT OPEN THE GUIDE LOOP, REMOVE A PORTION OF THE LOOP, AND THEN THE REMAINING TWO SIDES SHOULD BE FOLDED OVER AND SECURED WITH A RETAINER. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR HUMMER AT
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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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