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Cadillac Escalade Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 295 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Cadillac Escalade

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Endless power from V8, plush ride quality, feels nimble around turns, comfortable seats, plenty of cargo capacity, all the latest technological gadgets, best-in-class towing capacity.

  • Cons

    Poor mileage, a few noticeable instances of cost cutting, must pay a premium to get the big engine.

  • What's New for 2004

    Although the Escalade remains basically unchanged, there are a few upgrades to the standard equipment list and how some optional equipment can be configured. XM Satellite Radio, a tire-pressure monitoring system, second-row bucket seats and a tow package are all now standard equipment, while a sunroof can now be ordered in conjunction with the rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Blue Chip, Quicksilver and Red E are new exterior colors.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Gonna take it to 250k!

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

We love this truck! Keep in mind it is just that...a full size truck, just all dressed up. We bought it used with 76K and in 1 year we have already crossed 100K, and not a flicker. I am a huge fan of this GMC line up. The ride, power and class is second to none. We plan to go 250k miles before we upgrade to another. This is the best family vehicle! Lots of power, comfort and class. Buy one and you will see why most Escalade owners go for a second.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Looking for resolution

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I received my 2004 Escalade as a Christmas gift from my husband in 2003. I fell in love at first site. I have had very little problems until recently. Nothing major, the speedometer went out. I brought it in to be fixed. Wasn't cheap. My husband also bought an Escalade EXT as a result of mine. He purchased his a year later. His speedometer just went out too. We were told to call Cadillac that there is a Campaign that we should be reimbursed for the part. I am currently fighting with them as they are telling me that I didn't have this "Special Policy". I have talked to many GM owners who have had to replace speedometers. Other than that, I LOVE my caddy.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A "truck" underneath the glamour

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased my 2004 Escalade with the 6.0 liter in February. It was certified and came with the extended factory bumper to bumper 6yr/100k warranty. I hear about people complaining about it's fuel economy, but you must realize that behind all the chrome and flash that this is still a 5700 lb truck with a 6 liter V8. I use to get about 17 mpg on the highway, but I have installed a K&N filter($50) and a custom Flowmaster exhaust system($450), and now I get between 20-21 mpg with premium(93 octane) gas on the highway cruising at 70 mph, with 22" wheels. If fuel consumption is a worry for you, then simply don't buy an suv. But this truck is absolutely awesome, especially on long 200+ mile trips.




Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I have had mine for a month now, gone on very long trips and love it, have tvs in all the headrests and some 22s on it. My favorite vehicle I've owned yet.




Second escalade

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I had my last Cadillac Escalade for five years and did not have to do anything, not even a light bulb change! What a wonderful vehicle, now I'm on Escalade number 2. I will buy another one in 5 years. This is a heavy and dependable truck.




2004 - great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Great trick. I get tons of great comments on its looks (we have 22" Custom wheels) Feel proud to drive it. Dealer has been excellent in dealing with any issues - large or small.



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Full 2004 Cadillac Escalade Review

What's New for 2004

Although the Escalade remains basically unchanged, there are a few upgrades to the standard equipment list and how some optional equipment can be configured. XM Satellite Radio, a tire-pressure monitoring system, second-row bucket seats and a tow package are all now standard equipment, while a sunroof can now be ordered in conjunction with the rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Blue Chip, Quicksilver and Red E are new exterior colors.

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Talk About The 2004 Escalade

2004 Cadillac Escalade Discussions See all Started By

djfrompa
djfrompa
09-28-2014
Can anyone help me understand how to use the radio on a 2004 Escalade? Thank you....


rctennis3811
rctennis3811
11-01-2003
dont buy a Suburban/Yukon XL/Denali/Escalade...


automole
automole
09-28-2003
I went to the local Cadillac dealer's "Premiere Event" in which the XLR, SRX, CTS, and Escalade were showcased. I found it interesting that it didn't say anything about the STS or DTS in my...



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