Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV
List price range
$24,997 - $28,998

Pros

  • Simultaneous cargo- and people-carrying ability
  • unique visual presence
  • long list of standard features
  • gutsy V8
  • composed ride.

Cons

  • Awkward to maneuver in tight spaces
  • non-foldaway third-row seat
  • lackluster braking
  • poor fuel economy.

Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV for Sale

Cadillac Escalade ESV 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
71,068 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Luxury
List$28,998
Est.Loan: $528/mo
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
3.42 Rear Axle Ratio,Heated & Cooled Front Bucket Seats,Nuance Leather Seating Surfaces,Magnetic Ride Control Suspension Package,AM/FM Stereo w/Navigation,2nd Row Power Seat Release,Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof w/Express-Open/Close,Heated Steering Wheel,IntelliBeam Headlamps,SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio,NavTraffic,Side Blind Zone Alert,USB Port Audio System Feature,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Navigation System,Roof rack,Spoiler,Tachometer,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,Adaptive suspension,Adjustable pedals,Alloy wheels,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Auto-leveling suspension,Automatic temperature control,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,DVD-Audio,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side 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,Heated steering wheel,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 moonroof,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear audio controls,Rear reading lights,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Ventilated front seats,Front beverage holders,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Blind Spot Sensor,Compass,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,High intensity discharge headlights%3A Xenon,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,Auto High-beam Headlights,BLACK RAVEN,LICENSE PLATE BRACKET FRONT,AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION COMPACT FLASH AM/FM/SIRIUSXM STEREO WITH MP3/CD/DVD VIDEO/AUDIO CHANGER DSP RDS clock voice recognition and USB interface %28STD%29,ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM REAR SEAT IN-DASH DVD PLAYER with remote control second row pull-down overhead display screen 2 wireless infrared headphones auxiliary audio/video jacks on rear of center console sound compression CD-R and CD-R/W capability LED backlighting display MP3 capable,SEATS FRONT BUCKET with leather seating surfaces driver and front passenger 14-way power seat adjusters 4-way power lumbar control independently heated driver and front passenger seat cushions and seatbacks %283 settings%29 2-position driver memory and articulating outboard head restraints %28STD%29,SEATS SECOND ROW BUCKET with leather seating surfaces reclining with heated seat cushions %283 settings%29 and fold-down armrests %28STD%29,DVD SCREEN THIRD ROW Third row pull-down display screen and 2 additional wireless headphones are included.%29,TIRES P285/45R22 ALL-SEASON BLACKWALL TL AL2 %28STD%29,WHEELS 4 - 22%2522 X 9%2522 %2855.9 CM X 22.9 CM%29 7-SPOKE CHROMED ALUMINUM %28STD%29,LUXURY PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP Includes Standard Equipment,TRANSMISSION 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC HEAVY-DUTY 6L80-E ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED with overdrive and tow/haul mode %28STD%29,ENGINE VORTEC 6.2L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V8 SFI ACTIVE FUEL MANAGEMENT WITH E85 FLEXFUEL CAPABILITY %28403 hp [300.5 kW] %40 5700 rpm 417 lb-ft of torque [562.9 N-m] %40 4300 rpm%29 %28STD%29,EBONY/EBONY NUANCE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES,Locking/Limited Slip Differential,All Wheel Drive,Tow Hitch,Tow Hooks,Active Suspension,Air Suspension,Power Steering,Chrome Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Conventional Spare Tire,Sun/Moonroof,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Luggage Rack,Running Boards/Side Steps,Automatic Headlights,Fog Lamps,Privacy Glass,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror%28s%29,Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,Power Folding Mirrors,Intermittent Wipers,Rear Defrost,Remote Trunk Release,Power Liftgate,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,Navigation System,Satellite Radio,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Premium Sound System,Rear Seat Audio Controls,Bluetooth Connection,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Heated Front Seat%28s%29,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Passenger Adjustable Lumbar,Seat Memory,Rear Bucket Seats,Heated Rear Seat%28s%29,Cooled Front Seat%28s%29,3rd Row Seat,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Leather Steering Wheel,Heated Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Adjustable Pedals,Cruise Control,Engine Immobilizer,Keyless Entry,Remote Engine Start,Universal Garage Door Opener,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,Rear A/C,Front Reading Lamps,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,ABS,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Traction Control,Stability Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Rear Side Air Bag,Telematics,Navigation from Telematics,Rear Parking Aid,Back-Up Camera,Blind Spot Monitor,Child Safety Locks
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
117,222 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Premium
List$27,569
Est.Loan: $502/mo
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Cadillac Escalade ESV 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
106,164 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Premium
(5)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$24,997
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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Dealer Notes
A tantalizing 2012 Cadillac Escalade upon twenty two inch chrome rims. Plush black leather heated seats, power windows, locks, seats. Automatic transmission, built in touch screen navigation, OnStar equipped, sun roof and two seamless DVD flat screens, third row seating. Three Cadillac custom noise cancelling headphones. Power running boards. VA inspected and fully detailed. Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free car fax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515. Vehicle sold with a 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. prices exclude tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is the odds-on favorite for luxury shoppers who need an extra-large SUV to simultaneously accommodate lots of people and cargo, and maybe tow a boat while they're at it.

vehicle overview

There are big SUVs, and then there's the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV. There are luxury SUVs, and then there's the Escalade ESV. Even if you can buy something more practical or more luxurious, it would be impossible to perfectly match this extended-wheelbase Escalade's ability to carry and coddle eight passengers while simultaneously hauling their luggage and towing a boat for good measure.

Whereas the regular Escalade makes little rational sense compared to more modern, less cumbersome competitors, the ESV's extra third-row seat space and cargo capacity make it stand out above almost everything else. If you have a bunch of kids and need to lug around the immense amount of stuff that comes along with them, a big SUV like the ESV is almost a necessity.

Inevitably, you need to ask this question before buying an Escalade ESV: Do I really need all this space? If the answer is yes, and you furthermore want the added luxury Cadillac provides over a Suburban, then it's a no-brainer. The Lincoln Navigator benefits from a fold-flat third row seat, but it's underpowered and its interior design is dated. However, if you'll rarely need the Escalade's people- and stuff-carrying abilities simultaneously, you'd be better off spending your money on one of those more modern, less cumbersome luxury SUVs like the Infiniti QX and Mercedes GL-Class.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is the extended-wheelbase version of the regular Escalade, or put another way, the Cadillac version of the Chevy Suburban. Available trim levels are base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum Edition. The ESV seats seven people with the standard second-row captain's chairs, while an optional second-row bench available on all but the Platinum ups capacity to eight.

Standard equipment on the base Escalade includes 18-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, rear parking sensors, power-folding and heated mirrors with driver auto-dimming, a roof rack, automatic xenon headlights, foglamps, a power liftgate, running boards, remote ignition and keyless ignition/entry. Inside you get tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment and driver memory functions, power-adjustable pedals, a power tilt-only steering wheel, heated second-row seats (both captain's chairs and optional bench) and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronic features include a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar emergency communications, a navigation system, real-time traffic, voice controls and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with a six-CD changer, satellite radio, iPod/USB audio interface, rear seat controls and two wireless headphones.

The Luxury adds 22-inch wheels, an upgraded magnetic automatically adaptive suspension, automatic high beams, a blind-spot warning system, a sunroof, a power-folding and -tumbling second row and a heated steering wheel. Power-retracting running boards and a rear seat entertainment system are optional on the Luxury and included on the Premium, which further adds unique exterior trim and special 22-inch wheels. LED headlights are optional on the Premium and standard on the Platinum Edition, which further adds its own unique exterior trim, 22-inch chrome wheels, leather-trimmed dash and door tops, contrasting stitching, heated and cooled cupholders, upgraded leather upholstery and unique interior color choices. The Platinum's entertainment system also gets dual display screens mounted in the front headrests.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV gets minor enhancements to its navigation system.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

Accelerating from zero to 60 mph should take a bit more than 7 seconds, which is pretty quick for such a large SUV. Estimated EPA fuel economy is about what you'd expect from a big truck: 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined for RWD models; AWD versions are a bit thirstier at 13/18/14. When properly equipped, the rear-drive ESV can tow 8,000 pounds. The all-wheel-drive version is 7,700 pounds.

safety

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV includes standard antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and OnStar emergency communications. All ESV trim levels except the base model also feature a blind-spot warning system.

In Edmunds brake testing with the regular Escalade, we found that stopping distances were excessive, so it's likely that the larger, heavier ESV will fare even worse.

driving

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a massive vehicle, so the laws of physics are always apparent -- especially while braking. Maneuvering in tight spots can require extra caution and planning as well. That said, the ESV's powerful V8 delivers surprisingly quick acceleration, and its adaptable suspensions are well-mannered and calibrated to strike a satisfying balance between a smooth, comfortable ride and decent handling. Road impacts are noticeably harsher with the larger 22-inch wheels, however.

interior

The Escalade's cabin, highlighted by supple leather upholstery and attractive faux-wood and alloy trim, looks and feels more luxurious than what you'd find in a Suburban. The gauges and controls are well placed and intuitive in their operation, and even the base Escalade is crammed full of luxurious features to keep you and your passengers comfortably entertained.

The Escalade ESV can accommodate seven or eight occupants, depending on the second-row configuration of either bucket seats or optional bench seating. A power fold-and-flip feature for the second-row seats eases access to the third row. Unfortunately, a more convenient foldaway third-row seat isn't available, so owners must remove and store the heavy and cumbersome 50/50 seat sections in order to boost rear cargo capacity. Still, with all seats in place, there's still 46 cubic feet of room for groceries, luggage or pets. Only Ford and Lincoln's extended-wheelbase SUVs and the Escalade's Suburban/Yukon XL relatives can match that ability to carry people and stuff simultaneously. With the rear seat sections folded and removed, the Cadillac Escalade ESV offers a cavernous, class-leading 137 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.


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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
403 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
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
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover23.7%

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Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Luxury 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Platinum Edition 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 3 Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $24,997 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.8 to 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium is priced between $24,997 and$27,569 with odometer readings between 106164 and117222 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury is priced between $28,998 and$28,998 with odometer readings between 71068 and71068 miles.

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