2018 Cadillac Escalade Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Dark Granite Metallic
MSRP
$56,354 - $72,865
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MPG (up to)
14 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
420
Seats
7-8

How 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

What's New

For 2018, Cadillac has updated the new Escalade with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which improves the full-size SUV’s highway fuel economy. Top-of-the-line Platinum models also get a new available Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents.

Cadillac Escalade Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Platinum $67,568 - $72,865
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 Base $59,655 - $64,044
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 $56,354 - $60,803
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 $62,673 - $67,586
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

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Hi beautiful is great and angry condition and runs perfectly.

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My vehicle is great is my first luxury vehicle I have ever owned it runs smoothly handles superbly I have the truck model because I thought it looked classy I have never taken it off-road but it does handle well in inclement weather honestly it is a great vehicle being a Cadillac but I am still young and would love to go off-road I would not recommend this to go off-road.

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Love my escalade! Safety features are by far the best I have ever had!

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Love everything about my escalade! Beautiful vehicle, quiet ride. Plenty of room, seats are comfortable for long trips. Bose sound system is clear and crisp and comes with XM radio for 6 months. Wish it was a little better on fuel but that is the trade off for size and performance. Love all the safety features too!

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Cadillac of old with modern day features.

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The escalade is a very reliable, beautiful SUV that handles the road well, has numerous features, is very spacious, and it is safe because it is constructed like a tank. For me the safety features are paramount and I learned how it is wrapped in steel several times and is designed like the older Cadillacs.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$67,568 - $72,865
$59,655 - $64,044

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 (hp)
420 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard
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Not Available

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Standard
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Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

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
39.7 - 42.8 (in.)
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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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Standard

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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Not Available
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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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Standard
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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

Seat Massage
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Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

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, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

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

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (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

Manual Mode
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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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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Not Available

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

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.

Overall
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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

  • Rear Camera Mirror *
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch
  • Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking
  • 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 and Cadillac connected services capable EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • Cadillac Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Cadillac Smart Driver, Marketplace and more EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018 (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Cadillac vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist *
  • Automatic Parking Assist includes front, rear, lateral-front parking assist and semi-automatic steering *
  • Surround Vision, Birdseye view of vehicle *
  • Rear Camera Washer
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Safety Alert Seat haptic vibration in seat cushion works with safety features
  • Safety belts, first, second and third row belts to body, lap and shoulder all seating positions
  • Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Teen Driver configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (does not apply to spare tire) *
  • Tire Fill Alert provides visual and audible alerts outside the vehicle when inflating an under inflated tire to the recommended tire pressure
  • Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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