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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 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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 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.




2005 cadillac ext

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

Fun ride, great to take on vacation, lots of storage in saddles. Cheap to do routine service. Unbelievable handling in deep snow. Tough to take price of a fill up with gas prices this high.




I love it, but can't

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

I love my new Escalade, but these gas prices are really killing my buzz.. It's hard to enjoy is when you know that any real outing is gonna cost $50 or more in gas. The truck is beautiful and comfortable, but I liked it a lot more before gas was over $3 a gallon.




Could be better

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

I really like my 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT until I started to have issues with it. With only 12,000 miles I had had problems with the seat controls, navigation system (x2), rear differental, and cruise issues with wiring. So it to recap it has been less than a good ownership expierence.



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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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Talk About The 2005 Escalade EXT

2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Discussions See all Started By

sevenfeet0
sevenfeet0
09-02-2002
Cadillac: Escalade, Escalade EXT...


bfan
bfan
01-20-2008
I have a 2005 escalade ext and have had problems with fog light lenses leaking water and have had drivers exterior mirrror replaced when the motor began skipping when it was closing, GM fixed it free ...


sweetfreedom
sweetfreedom
06-15-2006
Hi i just got a 2005 escalade ext. i love it but wanted some feed back from anyone who has owned one. also i wondered if anyone know where to get gadgets cheaper for it as well?? any info appreciated....



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