Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
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2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV


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


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

Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV for Sale

Cadillac Escalade ESV 2003 AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
109 miles
Used 2003
Cadillac Escalade ESV
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8.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $2,365/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

vehicle overview

It may have a fancy new name, but don't be fooled. The Cadillac Escalade ESV is nothing more than a slightly stretched version of the standard Escalade -- think Chevy Tahoe vs. Chevy Suburban.

We expect that almost every feature available on the standard model will carry over to the ESV. That means brutish power in the form of a 6.0-liter, 345-horsepower V8, full-time all wheel drive, and a road sensing suspension that delivers a surprisingly taut and controlled ride.

Although almost all the interior features will remain the same, the ESV is expected to get a revised interior that will debut across the lineup for '03. The plush leather seats, Zebrano wood trim, and terrific Bose stereo system from the current model will likely stay, while the third row seat that's optional in the short wheelbase Escalade will probably come standard in the stretched ESV.

2003 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I Love This Vehicle!!!
The comfort, quality, reliability, and styling of this SUV are outstanding! I couldn't be happier!!
Bought Used
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.
Really nice traveler
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...
Driving a tank
This is the first and last time I'm buying an American car. I got the car because of the space to transport 5+ people, which it's great for, but it feels like I'm driving a tank. For the price of the car quality is not up to par (same as a chevy truck). My 2 yr old could pull this car to pieces. Very plasticy inside with snap-on pieces. I would rather take 2 quality cars (BMW/Mercedes) with less seats than 1 plasticy tank.
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Features & Specs

11 city / 15 hwy
Seats 8
4-speed automatic
345 hp @ 5200 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

The Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV is offered in the following submodels: Escalade ESV SUV. Available styles include AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base is priced between $129,990 and$129,990 with odometer readings between 109 and109 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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