2010 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Raven
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,481 - $21,194
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
13 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
403
Seats
7-8

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Cadillac Escalade If...

If your driving life demands plenty of room for people plus cargo, along with luxury amenities and a brash aura, the Escalade could be your breed of SUV.

Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

Base $18,481 - $21,194
Horsepower: 403 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Luxury $18,481 - $21,194
Horsepower: 403 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 22 x 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Premium $18,481 - $21,194
Horsepower: 403 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 22 x 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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
Platinum Edition $18,481 - $21,194
Horsepower: 403 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 22 x 9 (in.) - Aluminum
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

4.48
2 star
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1 star
0%

Best truck ever for a family lots of add owns.

Great truck. Lots of amenities. Great car for the road. Have taken plenty of road trips with the family. Lots of room. The TVs in the headrest are awesome. I would recommend this for a family vehicle any day. The kids have plenty of room to not be on top of each other.

Bright B
Helpful

Cadillac escalade must check out.

I really love the Cadillac escalade. It is very spacious and reliable. I would recommend to everyone. It is good on gas for a big car. I really enjoy having two settings for temperature for me vs the passenger. Also the heated and cooling seats. It is a beautiful car.

Mary R
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Cadillac escalade - comfy but rides like a truck.

The gas mileage is not that good but the ride is comfortable and roomy. Maintenance can be pricey. Still rides like a truck but with luxury bells and whistles. We have had to replace the shocks both front and rear - otherwise it road like a Jeep. Overall nice vehicle.

Sue C
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,481 - $21,194
$18,481 - $21,194

Horsepower

Horsepower
403 (hp)
403 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI (E85), VORTEC 6.2L V8 SFI (E85)
Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI (E85), VORTEC 6.2L V8 SFI (E85)
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard

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
41.1 (in.)
41.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 (in.)
39.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
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 Front Seats
Standard
Standard

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
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

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 (ft.)
39 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
79 (in.)
79 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
403 (hp)
403 (hp)

Torque

Torque
417 (ft. lbs.)
417 (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
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Standard

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard
Standard

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

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

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

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

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

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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
Front
Side
Not Available
Rollover

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, electro-hydraulic power with StabiliTrak, regenerative system *
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch *
  • Traction control, all-speed, electronic *
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information) *
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first, second and third row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information)
  • Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information) *
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance featuring Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download and OnStar eNav (where available), Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and Directions & Connections plan. Not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com for coverage map. Vehicle Diagnostics capabilities vary by model. Remote door unlock success varies with conditions. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations.) *
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display, audible warning and instrument panel-mounted shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (does not apply to spare tire) *
  • Safety belts, first and second row belts to body, third row belts to seat, lap and shoulder all seating positions
  • Door locks, child rear security
  • Side Blind Zone Alert

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

Air Bags May 31, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V381000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2009-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall but may be covered under recall 16V-383, depending on the vehicle model year and the vehicle's sale and registration locations. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment ...
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
GM has not yet provided a remedy plan nor a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet Customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 49151.

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