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Cadillac Escalade 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 10/14 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Cadillac Escalade

  • With a brash new style, class-leading V8 power and significantly improved driving dynamics, the all-new 2002 Cadillac Escalade has finally put itself in a position to compete in the tough field of big-buck SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    No optional entertainment system, awkward steering wheel design, must pay the premium for all-wheel drive to get the big engine.

  • What's New for 2002

    No longer a mere Yukon Denali spin-off, the radiant 2002 Cadillac Escalade bursts onto the luxury SUV scene and attempts to maul its competitors with a monstrous 6.0-liter engine and enough technology to satisfy the target demographic.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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4 of 8 people found this review helpful

Best car ever!

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I wanted one since I was 12 and it's everything and more I dreamed of! The ride is so smooth and luxurious. So quiet the first day I got it. I turned over the key cause I thought it was off. It is like driving an airplane at night. Has every feature you could possible want. The body style is so good Cadillac didn't change it for 5 years. Feel so safe and sound whenever I drive it. Not good on gas but its worth the price. Has a powerful huge engine that can get up and go when you need to.




Minor problems

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I enjoyed driving the escalade, but since it the first year it came out a few minor hiccup need to be corrected. When the back shock stays up it puts pressure on the front, thus when one goes in a little hole the front suspension goes up and down repeatedly.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Still solid and going strong

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased my '02 Escalade as a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle in 2003. This is the best "car" I've ever owned. It is still solid with minor wear and tear after 106,000 miles. It is an SUV with the handling and comfort of a "car". Even when hauling two horses in a trailer, this baby feels safe to me. I probably will drive it another 100,000 miles as I don't feel like I am taking a chance that the newer models can out do this one. Nice work on this 2002 model.




You need to drive one

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

The vehicle's performance is very smooth and fast. It handles well and make close turns. My sister said it turns make a Volkswagen.




Cadillac escalade

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

This Cadillac is a blast to drive. The acceleration is quick and powerful. It has OnStar for any emergencies which is good. It takes time getting used to all of the space that it takes in different lanes compared to a passenger car though.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2002 cadillac escalade

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Vehicle: 2002 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

At first I was not using the Escalade, because I was driving my old car, a Chrysler Cirrus LXI, trying to sell it. I must admit I was a little scared to drive the big SUV, because it was so much bigger than what I was used to. When I took my first trip in this Escalade, I was hooked. I LOVE it. It takes a little more gas than some vehicles, but the drive and ride overrides the cost. It is far superior to other vehicles I have driven.



Full 2002 Cadillac Escalade Review

What's New for 2002

No longer a mere Yukon Denali spin-off, the radiant 2002 Cadillac Escalade bursts onto the luxury SUV scene and attempts to maul its competitors with a monstrous 6.0-liter engine and enough technology to satisfy the target demographic.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 10
  • cty
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  • 14
  • highway
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