$53,335
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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

Base Key Features & Specs

MSRP
$53,335
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
345
Seats
5

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec high-output 6000 V8 SFI (345 HP [257.0 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 380 lb.- ft. [513.0 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, auxiliary, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Transfer case, AWD, electronic automatic system, full-time, "always-on" all-wheel drive
  • All wheel drive
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits, 7-way sealed connector, (K47) Air cleaner, high capacity and (KNP) Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, auxiliary heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system, includes disable switch
  • Traction control system, electronic, all-speed
  • Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps, includes rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 145 amps
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted, recessed in front fascia
  • GVWR, 7000 lbs. (3175 kg)
  • Suspension, front, SLA, independent torsion bar and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, 5-link coil springs
  • Suspension Package, Road-Sensing, electrically controlled shock absorbers
  • Tires, P265/70R17, all-season, blackwall
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) 7-spoke aluminum, includes 16" (40.6 cm) spare
  • Tire, spare, full-size, 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, lockable
  • Steering, power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, Hydroboost
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, 31 gallon (117 liters)

Exterior Features

  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted, chrome accent
  • Cladding, doors only, body-color protective
  • Bumper, front, body-color
  • Bumper, rear, body-color step, includes pad
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Assist handle, cargo bed ingress
  • Assist steps, color-keyed, with chrome accents, mounted between front and rear wheels
  • Cargo cover, rear, rigid, 3-piece composite, stowable onboard
  • Utility Enhancement System (UES), includes Midgate panel, removable/stowable rear window, removable/stowable 3-piece rigid cargo cover, integrated top box storage, lockable, lit storage areas and black rubber cargo bed mat
  • Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge, includes flash-to-pass feature and Twilight Sentinel automatic lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, rectangular, halogen, incorporated into the front fascia
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted, except rear passenger doors which are deep tinted
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, power folding, power, heated, color-keyed, driver side electrochromic (light-sensitive auto dimming), turn signal in glass, with ground illumination, programmable to provide curb view when in reverse
  • Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic (URPA), includes instrument panel-mounted shutoff switch, rearview LED light bar and audible chime warning
  • Wipers, intermittent, front wet-arm with pulse washers

Interior Features

  • Seats, front leather seating surfaces, power reclining full-feature buckets, articulating head restraints, driver and front passenger 14-position power adjusters, fold-down inboard armrests, independent heated seat cushion and seatback for driver and passenger (3 settings), power lumbar and side bolsters and 2-position memory driver seat
  • Seats, rear 60/40 split-bench, folding, leather seating surfaces, 3-passenger with folding center armrest with storage
  • Nuance leather seating surfaces
  • Console, floor, includes damped-door storage covers, large storage bin, analog clock, dual cupholders and rear seat audio controls
  • Console, overhead deluxe, includes reading lights, (UG1) Universal transmitter and storage
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Steering wheel, color-keyed, wood and leather-wrapped rim
  • Steering wheel mounted audio and Driver Information Center controls
  • Instrumentation, analog, includes speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tachometer and transmission temperature
  • Driver Information Center, includes programmable personalization features such as door locking and unlocking, a trip computer that contains two trip odometers and individual tire pressure read outs, fuel information such as range, average mpg, gallons used and oil life, and a message center that records up to 37 system warning messages such as low fuel, door ajar, security, seat belt reminder, low coolant and oil pressure low
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Windows, power, includes driver and front passenger express-down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable, includes lockout protection
  • Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes telltale in instrument panel cluster
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSlock
  • Keyless entry, remote, includes 2 transmitters, panic button and content theft alarm
  • OnStar, 1-year Directions & Connections Service, includes Driving Directions, Information/Convenience Services, RideAssist, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen-Vehicle Tracking, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights, GM Goodwrench Remote Diagnostics, AccidentAssist and Online Concierge. Drivers can also obtain the available voice-activated, hands-free Personal Calling service and Virtual Advisor that provides location-based traffic and weather reports and other personalized information. (Visit www.onstar.com for system information and details.)
  • Universal Transmitter, Homelink, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Climate control, dual-zone, automatic, includes individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette player, includes AudioPilot noise compensation technology, seek-and-scan, digital clock, and Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Sound system, 6-disc CD changer, in-dash
  • Sound system feature, Bose luxury speaker system, enhanced performance amplification, Audio Pilot noise reduction feature, 7 speakers including sub woofer
  • Sound system feature, rear audio controls, includes dual headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Sound system feature, XM Satellite Radio, features 67 channels of 100% commercial-free music included in its over 150 channels of the best in music, news, sports, talk, comedy, XM Instant Traffic and Weather, and more. Digital quality sound with coast-to-coast signal coverage. Three trial months - no obligation. (Subscription fees apply. Available only in the 48 contiguous U.S.)
  • Cupholders, dual, front, rear and tailgate
  • Mirror, inside rearview, electrochromic (light-sensitive auto dimming), 8-point compass and outside temperature indicator
  • Assist handle, front passenger, color-keyed
  • Lighting, interior courtesy, theater dimming
  • Midgate panel, foldable door between cargo bed and cab, removable and stowable rear window
  • Pedals, power adjustable, with memory

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 frontal 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, lap and shoulder, all seating positions
  • Traction control system, electronic, all-speed
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control

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2005 Cadillac Escalade Owner Reviews

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I love the combination of comfort and luxury looks with a powerful engine.

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

apparently, the speedometer frequently goes out in this vehicle. Not a terrible fix but not tons of fun to do either. It rides smooth, is reliable, safe, and surprisingly gas efficient for the size of vehicle. I have never sat in more comfortable seats than in my Escalade. It has taken my family of 2 adults, 2 children, 2 large dogs, and our cat across the country more than once and has served us extremely well.

- Heidi H

Escalade goes the distance.

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

I love my escalade! We just recently had to replace the transfer case on it, but it does have high miles! We have been really good at keeping the oil changed and having it serviced and it has been a great car for us to travel in! It is comfortable for long rides! We have the removable 3rd row that leaves little room in the back when they are up, but they are easy to remove.

- Amy B

The leather and wood grain.

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

Great vehicle, no complaints, I love it with everything I got, it has got me through some hard times, and still runs great as the first day, so I am extremely grateful for it, don't know where I would be without my Cadillac escalade of the year 2005. It is absolutely one of the best vehicles that I have owned.

- angel P

great older luxury trucks

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

no real problems- lights burned out on dashboard and some instrument clusters- airbag light on- says seat belt indicator needs to be replaced- handles well, but needs tire balancing and new tie rods- also, rear height control sensor broke off and I do not know how to replace it

- kevin M

Spacious, I love how much space there is you will never feel cramped in that car

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

There is no major issues with the car. It doesn't get the best gas mileage but has a huge tank. The suspension is the best ever you feel nothing in that car. The space is amazing there's enough room for our dogs to lay down on the floor comfortably for long trips.

- Krystal M

Ac 3 row seating DVD player Tinted

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

Cadillac Escalade is perfect for a family car. The car has 3 row seating runs great on the road and it has central ac from front to back seat has a DVD player so when your on the road it perfect for the kids to enjoy a movie it's a very enjoyable car.

- Megan C

The comfort of driving!

2005 Cadillac Escalade Base

An extremely comfortable vehicle to drive. The vehicle handles impeccably on the road. A real cruiser! Plenty of power for passing on the freeway as well as rugged terrain. Very dependable. The best vehicle I’ve ever owned!

- Brad Meerfeld

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