Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV
List price range
$14,994 - $21,311

Pros

  • Beefy V8 engine, relaxing highway ride, relatively tight turning circle, sharp interior design, class-leading cargo capacity.

Cons

  • Lacks a fold-flat third-row seat, cabin marred by a few low-end plastics.

Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV for Sale

Cadillac Escalade ESV 2008 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
95,882 miles
Used 2008
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Base
List$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes
New Tires All Around, 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury Edition AWD, Black Raven w Ebony Leather, 22 Inch Wheels, 3rd Rear Seat, A/C Seat(s), ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Blind Spot Monitor, Bluetooth, BOSE Sound System, CD Audio, Cruise Control, Flex Fuel Vehicle, Front Seat Heaters, Full Roof Rack, Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Parking Sensors, Power Liftgate, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Quad Seats, Rear Air Conditioning, Rear Defroster, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear View Camera, Remote Start, Power Running Boards, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Tow Hitch, Traction Control, Financing and extended service plans available.
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2008 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
118,717 miles
Used 2008
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Base
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Cadillac Escalade ESV 2008 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
129,771 miles
Used 2008
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Base
List$16,455
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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What a beautiful, well maintained, and maxed out with all the bells and whistles including power retractable running boards. The owner of the company just took it to the Outerbanks for a week and it performed flawlessly and has brand new 22 inches tires on it as well as center power reclining bucket seats...... DON'T WAIT CALL VELOCITY AUTO BROKERS OF MD TODAY %40 410-848-1234..... No dings are visible on this vehicle. This vehicle comes with a new set of tires. The interior was well maintained and is extra clean. The exterior was well maintained and is extra clean. The engine is functioning properly and has no issues. The transmission shifts very smoothly. The brakes are in great condition. The battery is in excellent condition. The car was previously owned by a non smoker. A full size spare is included with this vehicle. Body Side Moldings - Body-Color, Body Side Moldings - Chrome Accents, Door Handle Color - Chrome, Front License Plate Bracket, Grille Color - Chrome, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Power Retractable Assist Steps, White Diamond Tricoat Paint, Running Boards - Step, Cargo Area Floor Mat, Center Console Trim - Wood, Dash Trim - Alloy, Dash Trim - Wood, Door Trim - Leather, Door Trim - Wood, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Rear Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Rear Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Wood, Floor Mats - Rear, Armrests - Rear Folding, Adjustable Pedals - Power, Cargo Cover - Retractable, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Power Steering, Remote Engine Start, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Universal Remote Transmitter, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Cargo Area, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Rear, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Auto, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Overhead Console - Front, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Cupholders - Third Row, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Cargo Area Light, Reading Lights - Front, Memorized Settings - 2 Driver, Memorized Settings - Adjustable Pedals, Memorized Settings - Audio System, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Memorized Settings - Side Mirrors, One-Touch Windows - 2, 4wd Type - Full Time, Active Suspension, Axle Ratio - 3.42, Center Differential - Mechanical, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 13.0, Front Brake Width - 1.18, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Locking Differential - Rear, Rear Brake Diameter - 13.5, Rear Brake Width - 0.79, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Roll Stability Control, Self Leveling Suspension, Stability Control, Suspension Control - Electronic, Traction Control, Air Suspension - Rear, Auxiliary Transmission Fluid Cooler, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Battery Saver, Antenna Type - Diversity, Compass, External Temperature Display, Headphone Jacks - Rear, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Phone - Hands Free, Phone Antenna, Premium Brand - Bose, Radio - Am/Fm, Rear Seat Entertainment, Satellite Communications - Onstar, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Subwoofer - 1, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Surround Sound - 5.1, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Total Speakers - 10, Gauge - Tachometer, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Rear Audio - Separate, In-Dash Cd - Dvd Audio, Daytime Running Lights, Exterior Entry Lights, Front Fog Lights, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, Headlights - Auto On, Liftgate Window - Manual Flip-Up, Rear Door Type - Power Liftgate, Headlights - Hid/Xenon, Ultra Luxury Collection Sport Package, V8 Ultra Luxury Collection, Wheel Locks - Spare Only, Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type - All Season, Spare Tire Size - Full-Size Non-Matching, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Front Wipers - Rain Sensing, Heated Windshield Washer Jets, Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof, Power Windows, Rear Privacy Glass, Rear Wiper - Intermittent, Roof Rack, Window Defogger - Rear, Child Seat Anchors, Front Airbags - Dual, Parking Sensors - Rear, Power Door Locks, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Anti-Theft System - Alarm With Remote, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Side Mirror A
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2008 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
137,968 miles
Used 2008
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Base
List$14,994
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Dealer Notes
3.42 Rear Axle Ratio,22%2522 x 9%2522 7-Spoke Chromed Aluminum Wheels,Heated Front Bucket Seats,Nuance Leather Seating Surfaces,AM/FM Stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3/XM Satellite,AM/FM Stereo w/Navigation/XM Satellite,Rear Seat Entertainment System,Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof,V8 Ultra Luxury Collection,Front License Plate Bracket,2nd Row Bench Power Seat Release Only,3rd Row DVD Screen,Heated Steering Wheel,Heated & Cooled Driver & Front Passenger Seats,IntelliBeam Headlamps,XM Satellite Radio,Rear-View Camera System,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Power Liftgate,Rear Parking Sensors,Roof rack,Spoiler,Tachometer,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,Adaptive suspension,Adjustable head restraints%3A driver and passenger w/tilt,Adjustable pedals,Alloy wheels,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Auto-leveling suspension,Automatic temperature control,Bodyside moldings,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,DVD-Audio,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Heated rear seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Pedal memory,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rain sensing wipers,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear audio controls,Rear reading lights,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote CD player,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Compass,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,High intensity discharge headlights%3A Xenon,AM/FM radio%3A XM
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2008 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
72,550 miles
Used 2008
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Base
List$21,311
Est.Loan: $388/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you're looking for an SUV that looms large in terms of roominess, luxury and power, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV is an ideal choice.

vehicle overview

For the first half of 2007, overall sales of full-size SUVs were down relative to the previous year's figures, but it was a different story for a subset of this group. Full-size luxury SUVs, a glamorous bunch that includes the Cadillac Escalade ESV, saw a slight sales increase. Apparently, not even high gas prices and changing consumer tastes can slow the demand for rides that are big on flash and prestige.

Benefiting from a redesign last year, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV is the extended-wheelbase sibling of the Escalade, with a 130-inch wheelbase that eclipses the Escalade's by 14 inches. This attribute contributes to its huge cabin; the SUV easily seats up to eight passengers, offering enough room for the neighborhood flag football team, or perhaps a hip-hop mogul and his entourage. Of course, schlepping eight people means toting their gear, and with 46 cubes of luggage capacity behind the third-row seats, the Escalade ESV is up for this challenge.

Power is another of this SUV's strengths. The ESV, like the regular Escalade, comes with a 403-horsepower V8. Of course, with a curb weight approaching 3 tons, the Escalade ESV is most definitely a plus-sized model, and you'll never find yourself bragging about fuel economy. Still, acceleration is vigorous, and there's enough towing capacity to make short work of most hauling tasks.

Given its deluxe price tag, you expect lots of luxury from this Caddy, and for the most part, it delivers. Its interior scores high marks for comfort. Overall materials quality is respectable and ergonomics are spot on, with user-friendly controls -- particularly the large, optional navigation touchscreen. Though the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV is awash with convenience features (standard amenities include a power liftgate, surround-sound audio and three-zone climate control), it's missing one very useful feature: fold-flat third-row seating.

This is something the ESV's main competitor, the Lincoln Navigator L, happens to offer. But given the Escalade's superiority in terms of engine performance and handling, we think it's a better choice overall. Luxury SUVs still might run counter to America's changing consumer tastes for 2008, but for this group, the Cadillac makes plenty of sense.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a full-size SUV that's offered in two supremely loaded trim levels. Explore its standard features and you'll find xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated front seats with memory settings for the driver, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Additional standard amenities include a 10-speaker 5.1 surround-sound Bose audio system with a CD/DVD changer and satellite radio, a power rear liftgate, power-folding mirrors and a remote start feature. Second-row passengers will never be less than toasty in the Escalade ESV, thanks to its heated second-row captain's chairs. A second-row bench seat is also available.

Choose to upgrade with the V8 Ultra Luxury Collection Package and you'll get adaptive headlights, 22-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, multilevel cooling for the front seats, a navigation system with a rearview camera, a rear DVD entertainment system, a sunroof and power-folding second-row seats. Of these, only the rear DVD entertainment system and sunroof are available as stand-alone options. Power-retractable running boards are also available, but only when the Ultra Luxury Collection Package is ordered.

Much of the base model's optional equipment comes standard on the new Escalade ESV Platinum. Ponying up for this special-edition trim level gets you unique 22-inch chrome wheels, a CTS-inspired front grille, upgraded interior leather upholstery and a special rear-seat entertainment system with additional video monitors. It's also GM's first SUV to sport Magnetic Ride Control, a suspension system that utilizes electronically controlled fluid-filled shocks to continually adjust the damping. Platinum-edition Escalades produced after the summer of 2008 will feature LED headlights.

performance & mpg

The Escalade ESV is available with either two-wheel drive (late availability) or all-wheel drive. All models are powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that boasts 403 hp and 417 pound-feet of torque. The standard six-speed automatic transmission features both a tow/haul and a manual shift mode. According to revised EPA fuel estimates, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV gets 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway -- figures that are right in step with those offered by others in its segment. This Cadillac tows up to 7,800 pounds.

safety

Standard features in this area include antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, full-length side curtain airbags and the OnStar communication system. Airbags inflate not just in side-impact collisions and rollovers, but in major frontal-impact collisions as well. The Cadillac Escalade ESV employs a sensor that identifies rear impacts and activates the seatbelt pre-tensioners to help front-seat occupants avoid whiplash. All Escalade ESVs come with rear parking sensors, and those equipped with the optional navigation system also feature a rearview camera system. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, this Caddy scored a perfect five stars in all frontal- and side-impact categories.

driving

The 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV weighs nearly 3 tons, but with prodigious torque on tap, acceleration is effortless in pretty much all situations. Its six-speed automatic transmission offers shifts that are crisp and well-timed, and when traversing slick or winding roads, the manual mode proves quite useful. The SUV's suspension endows it with a ride that's controlled and smooth over all but the most compromised surfaces, though selecting the optional 22-inch wheels reduces the suppleness somewhat. Handling and steering are predictable around corners, and at 39 feet, the Escalade ESV's turning circle is among the tightest in its segment. Nevertheless, care has to be taken when parking this vehicle, even when it's equipped with the rearview camera system, as the Escalade ESV's size and heft causes it to fall short of feeling nimble.

interior

Within the Escalade ESV's doors lies a sleek two-tone dash with a large, colorful navigation screen. Faux walnut inlays are attractive enough, but given its price range, there should be some real wood in evidence. Working with the nav screen is easy, thanks to its user-friendly touchscreen interface, and all controls are ergonomically placed and a snap to operate. Soft-touch surfaces proliferate, but the picture is sullied by a few low-grade plastics.

The Escalade may accommodate six, seven or eight occupants, depending on the configuration of second- and third-row seats. A power fold-and-flip for the second-row seats is offered, to enhance access to the third row. Fold-flat third-row seating isn't available; removing the third-row seat's 50/50 sections boosts capacity, but these sections are large and heavy to work with. At 137 cubic feet, cargo capacity is class-leading, and there are a generous 46 cubes up for grabs behind the third row.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Problematic Concerns to Evaluate
vehicle4, 8/24/2013
Two months after buying this vehicle, I had experienced transmission issues which reoccurred 3 times thereafter in the course of 5 years. Every time, I went to the dealership to fix this issue and the last time I had gone, they "fixed" it. On the drive home, there were severe issues and we ended up driving back to the dealership within 35 minutes of receiving it because the issues had not been resolved. When we returned, they fixed this issue. However, when we expressed our frustration that we had experienced several transmission issues with the car, specifically during long trips (at 25, 000 miles) , the dealership simply shrugged and said " all cars have issues."
Outstanding Luxury Family Vehicle
TombRater, 4/11/2010
I read the latest Yahoo article (04/11/10) decrying Escalade quality. It's an outrageous lie! We had several "Euro-lux" cars prior; this Escalade is an exceptional vehicle in all respects. Assumed, based on stereotypes, that the car was going to be an "American Slug" but needed the space & reluctantly went with it. Not so! It's been perhaps the best vehicle I've ever owned. Have driven cross- country, urban, & suburban settings for over two years. It's been utterly reliable, & the routine service provided by the dealer has been stellar. And this record of excellence has occurred in one of the USA's harshest climates; over 45,000 miles so far. Believe me, this vehicle has proven it's worth!
Best SUV.
GM Lover, 2/13/2008
I bought this ESV for my wife. At first I was interested in Audi A6 with 4.2L or Q7. When I mentioned about Audi, she did not even talk to me at all. I traded in my Porche 911 Turbo with no regret. Driven over 1000 miles so far,and we are extremely satisfied. Gorgeous exterior styling, very comfy and roomy interior, and great ride. Backup camera works really good even at very dark night, and touch screen NAV system is very easy to use. Good gas mileage for this big and heavy SUV. This is the best SUV.
CELEBRITY FIT
lisa, 6/1/2008
This is my 2nd Escalade and my 6th Cadillac. Love the new bossy style and all of the upgrades...again....can't go wrong with the interior of a Cadillac! Even the Mercedes SUV is very plain compared to this. This is one awesome car! What a ride, what a feel....and what a look! Speaking of looks lots of lookers when you are driving this baby because she is such a beauty! The celebrities all drive this car for a reason. You just can't get any better than a Caddy SUV!
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
12 city / 19 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
12 city / 19 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

The Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), and Platinum Edition 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base is priced between $14,994 and$21,311 with odometer readings between 72550 and137968 miles.

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