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Cadillac Escalade ESV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 345 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV

  • With its brash styling, class-leading V8 power, well-sorted vehicle dynamics and lavish interior, the ESV is an SUV worthy of the Cadillac name.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Vigorous power plant, best-in-class towing capacity, handles well for a large SUV.

  • Cons

    Poor mileage, huge size makes it cumbersome in tight spots.

  • What's New for 2003

    The ESV is an all-new model in the Cadillac lineup. Essentially nothing more than a slightly stretched version of the standard Escalade, the ESV incorporates all of the improvements made to the standard Escalade for 2003.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
/
  • 15
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Really nice traveler

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

We bought this 2003 esv 1 month ago and we owned an 2000 excursion 4x4. We sold it to buy this what a great riding suv. The awd works great and we got an avg of 16.6 in stop and go traveling from va beach to north Carolina beaches.NOT BAD..we use to get 11 mpg The Int is so nice but I'm disappointed in the rear cargo area with all the plastic..could have done more...




Bought used

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Purchased this SUV in Nov 07 with 80,000 mi. Looks great and engine runs smooth. I am disipointed that I had to rebuild the front diff at 82000 and replace the power steering at 85000. If this continues I will have to trade it in for newer. With 5 kids my choices are limited. My other SUV is a 97 Lexus LX450 with 165000 mi and I have not had to replace or fix anything major. I hope GM will step up the quality and build a truck that will last 200,000mi or I will go back to Toyota products once I don't need 7 seats plus storage.




Simply the best

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

To be honest; if all American-made cars were this good there'd be no moaning in Detroit! It looks great, the smooth ride is inimitable and it's fired-up every time in hot and cold without a blip. I wish this vehicle would last forever; but then again, at this rate it just might!




Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

The best vehicle I have owned! The mileage is a little less than desirable.




I love this vehicle!!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

The comfort, quality, reliability, and styling of this SUV are outstanding! I couldn't be happier!!




Great offer

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Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

THIS SUV HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT PURCHASE. IT'S A GREAT FAMILY SUV AND CAN ALSO BE GOOD FOR A NIGHT OUT IN TOWN



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Full 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review

What's New for 2003

The ESV is an all-new model in the Cadillac lineup. Essentially nothing more than a slightly stretched version of the standard Escalade, the ESV incorporates all of the improvements made to the standard Escalade for 2003.

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Talk About The 2003 Escalade ESV

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Mr_Shiftright
Mr_Shiftright
03-26-2009
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV...


richw5
richw5
01-22-2003
CTS leads off the cars in Cadillac's Super Bowl Ad. Also featured are the Escalade, SRX and SRX. A second ad, "Running of the Bulls" features the Escalade ESV. Note: the first 15 seconds are...


mark156
mark156
12-24-2004
Steve, I sure had interest in the 2003 Escalade ESV last year but I decided to keep my Mercedes ML500 another year. I even thought about the 2004, but now, the 2005's are here and the body style will...



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