Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,706 - $15,083
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
403
Seats
5-8
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,706 - $15,083
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
403
Seats
5-8

Cadillac Escalade Trims

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Cadillac Escalade If...

If you want or need and can afford a truck this size with these levels of luxury and capability, along with the fast-rising Cadillac brand image, there is no better choice.

Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2008 Cadillac Escalade Owner Reviews

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Perfect for Growing Families

2008 Cadillac Escalade Base

I love our Escalade! We bought this vehicle to accommodate our growing family & it does just that. We had 3 children under the age of 4, and needed something that would not only hold three 5 point harness car seats in one row, but also all of the extra luggage needed for traveling. I am used to driving trucks, so this feels similar navigating parking spots etc. I love the ease of getting the kids in and out, and being able to have them all in quickly so I can load groceries in the back. All of the little extras, back up camera, being able to open the back with the key fob, and of course the 6 disc changer are perfect for our family, especially for road trips! I like feeling a little luxurious, even with 3 young children.

- Natalie T

All things considered, this has been our favorite vehicle.

2008 Cadillac Escalade Base

I have never had a vehicle I've enjoyed more. It's classy and comfortable to drive. I like sitting up higher than a standard sedan because I can see my surroundings on the road. The car has more bells and whistles than I very use, including the rear entertainment system, and the cooled seats. We have received lots of compliments on the Escalade appearance. The car handles nicely, and never hesitates when quick acceleration is needed. On the negative side, using Premium grade fuel is pricey and our average fuel economy is just 13 mpg, mostly town driving. Parts are also expensive, although, luckily, we have not needed many replacements over the 70K plus miles driven so far.

- Judy M

My dependable and comfortable SUV.

2008 Cadillac Escalade

Big and heavy and dependable. No real problems with SUV. Big enough to see over cars. Reliable vehicle to drive. Heavy to getting hit with out dents. Smooth when driving in traffic or no traffic. Comfortable to fit 7 passenger comfortably. Big tank but have to fill gas up every week. Leather seats that can heat up or cool down when driving. DVD player to watch movies inside the SUV without being bothered by others.

- Sharon Y

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
403 hp
403 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (403 hp [300.5 kW] @ 5700 rpm 417 lb
VORTEC 6.2L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI
Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (403 hp [300.5 kW] @ 5700 rpm 417 lb
VORTEC 6.2L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.1 in.
41.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
6 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Running Boards

Running Boards

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
130 in.
130 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
39 ft.

Width

Width
79.1 in.
79.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
403 hp
403 hp

Torque

Torque
417 ft. lbs.
417 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
31 gal.
31 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 mpg
16 mpg

City

City
12 mpg
12 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
19 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

    (Not Rated)
  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety