2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Pricing


Edmunds Rating
3.5 / 5.0

Pros

  • Strong V8 engine is never at a loss for power
  • Capable of towing up to 8,100 pounds
  • Cabin remains quiet regardless of road conditions
  • Seating for up to eight passengers

Cons

  • Infotainment interface isn't always intuitive
  • High cargo floor makes loading baggage difficult
  • Sheer size requires careful maneuvering in tight quarters
  • Less refined ride quality than some other luxury SUVs

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Features & Specs

Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)Premium Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
Starting MSRP$98,195$88,895$84,395
MPG171717
Seating777
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic8-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower420 hp @ 5600 rpm420 hp @ 5600 rpm420 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Escalade ESV safety features:

Rear Camera Mirror

Cadillac's rearview camera mirror doubles as a screen the displays what the rearview camera sees out of the back of the car.
OnStar

Cadillac's OnStar system includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance and remote door unlocking.
Adaptive Cruise Control

The Escalade's adaptive cruise control is paired with forward and rear collision warning with automatic braking.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • 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 Rollover20.4%

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2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV for Sale

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Large and in charge: That's what we think when we see the Cadillac Escalade ESV. An extended-length version of the full-size Escalade, the ESV can seat up to eight people, stow up to 120.9 cubic feet of cargo and tow up to 8,100 pounds. Despite its blue-collar work ethic, this is a white-collar vehicle brimming with luxury features and fancy technology.

GM's 6.2-liter V8 powers the Escalade ESV, giving it 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.  This engine has power to spare. We haven't timed the ESV to 60 mph, but the shorter (and slightly lighter) Escalade does it in 6.4 seconds, and we expect the ESV is only a few tenths of a second behind that. EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg combined for both rear- and four-wheel-drive versions. The rear-wheel-drive version is rated at 15 city/22 highway and the 4x4 at 15 city/20 highway.

Posh as it may be, the Escalade ESV is still a full-size body-on-frame truck and it drives accordingly. The interior is quiet, but despite the use of GM's Magnetic Ride Control suspension, it still rides harder than a car-based SUV. Handling response is better than we expected, but given its weight and bulk, it's no surprise that the Escalade ESV's limits of traction are relatively low and its braking distances are long. What did surprise us was the steering — though it's very precise, it's also very heavy.

Another surprise was the third-row accommodations. In a vehicle this size, we expect plenty of stretch-out space, so why is the Escalade ESV's third row so cramped? With a massive 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, surely those in the way, way back could have better accommodations. Head- and legroom in the first and second rows are generous, though all three rows feel narrow at the shoulders. And the front seats are a disappointment: They are stiff and wide and don't provide the comfort or support we want for long drives. As for the rest of the interior, it's just OK. Though the basic driving controls are easy to find and use, the Cue infotainment system is difficult and slow to respond, and cabin build quality isn't up to the standards we expect in a vehicle this expensive.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is available in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trim levels. All, including the base model, are lavishly equipped. The Luxury offers a long list of premium equipment, and yet the Premium Luxury model launches the Escalade ESV to an entirely different level while the Platinum offers every feature you could possibly want and a few you didn't know you needed. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV for you.

2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

Cadillac Escalade ESV models are available with a 6.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 420 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Gas Mileage

2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfour wheel drive
Displacement6.2 L
Passenger Volume122.4 cu.ft.
Wheelbase130.0 in.
Length224.3 in.
Width80.5 in.
Height74.0 in.
Curb Weight5985 lbs.