2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV Consumer Review: It's Just okay!

2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (6.0L V8 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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It's Just okay!
By G41 on


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


Purchased the 2004 Caddy ESV in 2005 on a trade in of the 2002 Cadillac Escalade which was a lemon. The longer body style has improve for long hauling then the short body style. My 2004 Caddy does not have the DVD entertainment, but does have everything else i.e. navigation, satellite radio, CD player and a decent radio. Now that analog has become extinct OnStar and the other related emergency connections are useless. Vehicle has great "get up and go power!" Navigation CD is now outdated there is no new CD for the 2004 system to update, what a joke. Have not tried this vehicle off road, but in some of the heavy snow falls in the North East it out performed it self. It's just okay!

Best Features

Acceleration handles like that of a compact car. The outdated Navigation is still a great feature. Back-up warning is a must.

Worst Features

Placement for the parking brake is bad. No locks for center console and glovebox. No light for the glovebox. Upgrade the interior with items that would be useful in 2009. Vehicle road noise. Increase storage and leg room for the second row passengers, seats to close to the front.
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