2017 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$48,329 - $64,748
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
15 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
420
Seats
7-8

How 2017 Cadillac Escalade Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

In the world of full-size luxury SUVS, there's nothing like the 2017 Cadillac Escalade SUV. While the Lincoln Navigator L can match the Escalade ESV for length, it's no match for the Escalade's power, technology and luxury features. European makes such as the Mercedes-Benz GL and Audi Q7 lack the Escalade's sheer interior volume, not to mention its styling audacity.

Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $48,329 - $52,226
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Luxury $49,916 - $53,845
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Premium Luxury $55,524 - $59,821
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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chevronDown icon Platinum $60,109 - $64,748
Horsepower: 420 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 22 x 9.0 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
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Owner Reviews

4.82
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I am going to hit something sensors they work it stops your head from spinning.

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This car is wonderful loaded with everything you would need on a excellent driving experience, all tune-ups and warranties are covered to 50k miles, solid quiet ride, radio sound is wonderful, I have had not one thing has gone wrong. With this car for 1 year. I do not like the gas area you open door and there is a flap over fill up tube not a gas cap I think that is odd, love that if I am going to almost hit something it is very helpful, thank you Cadillac.

Candace H
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There is a silver hidden button that reveals a secret compartment,

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I love my 2017 Cadillac escalade is amazing because it has so many cool features. From the dashboard to the instrument panel, just about everything is a screen. Even the rear view mirror can be flipped into a mode that is basically a small screen powered by cameras on the tailgate. I also really enjoyed the heads up display, which projects pertinent information on the road ahead of you. It is augmented reality that keep your eyes where they belong.

Addison E
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Cadillac escalade is awesome!

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This is my favorite car if all time. It is so comfortable and has a lot of room for sporting equipment. The ride is great as well. You can select different modes for suspension and handling. The sound is amazing and the entertainment is easy to access. There are a lot of phone connection and outlets. The Wi-Fi is awesome, as is OnStar. Service has been great. Gas mileage is not that bad for a big truck.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$48,329 - $52,226
$49,916 - $53,845

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 (hp)
420 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
6.2L V8 with Active Fuel Management Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT), includes aluminum block construction (420 hp [313.2 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 460 lb, 6.2L V8 WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT
6.2L V8 with Active Fuel Management Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) and Variable Valve Timing (VVT), includes aluminum block construction (420 hp [313.2 kW] @ 5600 rpm, 460 lb, 6.2L V8 WITH ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
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Standard

Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available
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Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.3 (in.)
45.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.8 (in.)
39.7 - 42.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

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

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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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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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Chrome Wheels
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P285/45R22
P285/45R22

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116 (in.)
116 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 (ft.)
39 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
80.5 (in.)
80.5 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 (hp)
420 (hp)

Torque

Torque
460 (ft. lbs.)
460 (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
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Standard
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Air Suspension

Air Suspension
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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

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

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

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
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Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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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

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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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.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
N/A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch
  • Brakes, Hill Start-Assist/Hill hold
  • Airbags, Frontal airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag; Head-curtain airbags for all rows in outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal outboard passenger airbag (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar Guidance plan for 1 year including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.) *
  • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.) *
  • Front and Rear Park Assist *
  • Automatic Park Assist includes front, rear, lateral-front parking assist and semi-automatic steering *
  • Surround Vision, Birdseye view of vehicle
  • Safety belts, first, second and third row belts to body, lap and shoulder all seating positions
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire) *
  • Forward Automatic Braking, low speed
  • Lane Change Alert alerts driver when vehicle is approaching fast from the rear
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert *
  • Side Blind Zone Alert alerts driver when vehicle is in blind spot *
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat haptic vibration in seat cushion works with safety features
  • Front and Rear Automatic Braking
  • Automatic Safety Belt Tightening

* 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.

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Safety Recalls (1)

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Air Bags, Seat Belts Sep 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V651000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.
Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, 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 16007.

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