Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,289 - $22,696
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
403
Seats
7-8
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,289 - $22,696
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
403
Seats
7-8

Top Positive Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 2.9 Comfort 3.8 Styling 3.5 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

Among the rest of the full-size SUV crowd, the Cadillac Escalade stands out like a ruby in a diamond chest. Although it’s just as capable as the rest in terms of towing and sheer luxury, it...

2012 Cadillac Escalade Owner Reviews

4.75
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The escalade has surpassed my expectations a very reliable and comfortable ride.

2012 Cadillac Escalade

The comfort of the escalade is beyond top notch. Seating is spacious and comfortable. The heated and cooling seats in the front captains chairs are exceptionally nice year round. The 2nd row is captains chairs also that are heated and are excellent for passengers and especially the ones sitting in the rear bench seat. The mechanical reliability is exceptional and has never had any major issues besides normal wear and tear. The motor is solid and reliable even in the harshest conditions of living in the northern part of the united states with negative temperatures. The all-wheel drive of living in a state that gets a fair amount of snow can stand up to any four wheel drive pickup out there on the market. The performance package and suspension of the escalade makes it unmatched to another SUV of it is kind on the market! It can go through any type of terrain and ride smooth on the streets and highways. It has all the bells and whistles you would expect on a Cadillac and they work perfectly. I would complete recommend a Cadillac escalade to anyone in the market of purchasing a full size SUV. The entertainment system makes long rides a breeze with dual DVD monitors and headrest DVD players. The Bose sound system with surround sound will make you want to sing along to any song. I cannot say enough good things about this ride with the roomy interior and sharp looking exterior will have you sold on being a Cadillac owner. The reliability and functionality of the SUV is unmatched and then to take into account the roominess and comfort. Do not forget the nice size engine for those that want to haul that boat to the lake or camper with the tow haul mode makes it easy to do so. The handling of the vehicle is exceptional and you do not feel like your driving a lumbering vehicle more of a nice riding large SUV. The feeling of being in one of the safest vehicles on the road today with OnStar at your fingertips will make you want to travel anywhere the road may take you.

- Jennifer H

FAVORITE CAR I'VE EVER DRIVING!

2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition

I love my car! I always tell people it drives like I'm driving in butter because it's so smooth! The smoothest car I ever drove. Love how roomie it is. I want to get the newer version of course to be up to date. The only thing I notice is the buttons that I push the most are starting to rub off. It is 7 years old though. I wish the rear seats folded into the floor board but the newer models do. Everything else is awesome though!

- Leah H

Cadillac Escalade the car to buy

2012 Cadillac Escalade Base

This vehicle is very comfortable. I love the heated and cooling seats. I think the heated steering wheel is great on those cold Michigan days. The rear defrost wire should be somehow tucked under the ceiling so it stays attached better with little kids hands and it needs more storage for groceries. Overall this is a wonderful vehicle. It is so nice this is my second one.

- Michelle B

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
403 hp
403 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI Active Fuel Management
Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI Active Fuel Management

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

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
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

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
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Running Boards

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/65R18
P285/45R22

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

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
31 gal.
31 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 14 mpg
16 - 14 mpg

City

City
13 - 14 mpg
13 - 14 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 mpg
18 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety