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Cadillac Escalade EXT 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 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT

  • It's gaudy, expensive and sucks gas like a '70s Eldorado. Still, well-sorted vehicle dynamics and a plush interior make the Escalade EXT an SUV worthy of the Cadillac name.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge power from its big V8, solid handling for its size, innovative packaging offers excellent utility, features galore.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel mileage, a few noticeable instances of cost cutting, steep price tag.

  • What's New for 2005

    Changes this year include a redesigned gauge cluster, touch-screen capability with the optional navigation system, a more user-friendly…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love my cady

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Hi readers...i had a bmw525 07 and for obvious economical reasons i had to go down on budget, but i didnt wanted to loose the confort and prestige i had. I picked the Escalade since its well knowing and its American! 05 with 60k miles on it...no regrets at all!!




Gas its the problem

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Hi I just steped out of a BMW525 07 since economy obligated me to lower down my bills...and i wanted a USA truck (work reasons) but i didnt wanted to loose the luxury...and i didn't. This truck will meet my needs and expectations...has far of mechanical problems my truck has little over 60k and so far so good. Gas its a little issue but is a truck with a powerfull 6.0 v8 if i was going to watch over that i would have gotten a 4 or 6 cyl. I wanted to be able to move my boat..load boxes in the trunk..take my bikes...and still feeling i was on my 525i 07 and i am!




Great truck

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

We love this truck. Try driving a F150 and compare gas mileage! Or a Tundra. What do people expect when they drive a truck? We're getting over 18 on the hwy with over a 100,000 problem free miles! In fact, we are buying a new one.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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Full 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Review

What's New for 2005

Changes this year include a redesigned gauge cluster, touch-screen capability with the optional navigation system, a more user-friendly driver information system and a refreshed door panel appearance. Walnut burled wood trim replaces last year's Zebrano wood. A sliding load floor for the cargo bed is also new for 2005.

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