Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade

2012 Cadillac Escalade
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2012 Cadillac Escalade

Pros

  • Unique visual presence
  • long list of standard features
  • gutsy V8
  • civilized road manners.

Cons

  • Third-row seat lacks legroom and must be removed to maximize cargo space
  • lackluster braking performance
  • low fuel economy
  • high rate of theft.

Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade for Sale

Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
102,106 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
Auto By Design
8.1 mi away
List$24,790
Est.Loan: $451/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
77,455 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
List$27,995
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury Edition AWD, Black Raven w Ebony Leather, 20 Inch Plus 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, DVD Video System, Flex Fuel Vehicle, Front Seat Heaters, Full Roof Rack, Leather Seats, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Parking Sensors, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Quad Seats, Rear Air Conditioning, Rear Defroster, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear View Camera, Remote Start, Running Boards, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Tow Hitch, Traction Control
Cadillac Escalade 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
78,335 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Premium
List$29,366
Est.Loan: $535/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this Cadillac Escalade. We here at Merlex Auto Group have done the research for you and know that this SUV has had only one previous owner. Yes, the odometer does read only 78,335 miles, and is guaranteed accurate, which means this Escalade is one really great deal. Want that 'new car' smell? This SUV still has it, because it has never been smoked in. Many factors go into buying a used car and knowing a vehicle's service history is one of the most important. At Merlex Auto Group, we provide a full SERVICE HISTORY to back what we sell. This SUV has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We know safety is key for purchasing a vehicle. We also know that this vehicle has never been in any kind of wreck. The powerful 6.2L V8 OHV 16V FFV engine accelerates strongly and more than holds its own in the toughest of traffic. With the 6.2L V8 OHV 16V FFV engine you will get excellent fuel economy and have plenty of power for tough traffic. Don't let the road dictate your drive, take control of it with this fine tuned suspension. You'll always be prepared for an adventure with the superior all-terrain suspension. You will feel completely pampered by all the luxurious amenities that this baby has to offer. Nothing was spared in outfitting this highly functional SUV. You will find every desirable feature accounted for. Do you hear that? Nothing, exactly. This SUV is mechanically perfect and ready for you to drive off the lot. The unblemished exterior of this one means she is ready to be shown off immediately. Absolutely no interior maintenance is needed on this SUV. The drive train and other major mechanical systems are all confirmed to be in good shape and ready to hit the road. All in all the exterior is in great shape with no rust, dings or dents other than the usual minuscule scuff or two that require close scrutiny to even notice. The interior is really quite clean and has no unsightly stains or rips anywhere to be found. We know this SUV is an amazing deal, but if you're still not 100% sure, we have no issue providing you with a CARFAX report. We are a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership which means that this SUV has met all the rigorous requirements that not only we expect for every car we sell but also is fully documented by CARFAX to have a clean history behind it. If you are looking to own a super clean SUV, this one is a one-owner vehicle according to CARFAX. At Merlex Auto Group, we secure your confidence by running a AutoCheck report on every vehicle. Rest assured knowing that this SUV comes with our STANDARD WARRANTY. Call us or stop by for more information. For added security, an extended warranty is available. Ask a sales associate for details. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. We offer great low monthly payments to qualified buyers with low money down and your clean used trade-in. Call us to day at (703) 685-9312 to find out more. You better hurry and grab this deal quick because, with a price well below BLUE BOOK, this one is not going to last long. Merlex Auto Group is conveniently located near Ft Myer.
Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
133,342 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
79,463 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Premium
List$27,995
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
141,338 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Platinum Edition
List$21,840
Est.Loan: $398/mo
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$500 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Visit Koons Automotive of Woodbridge online at www.koonsofwoodbridge.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-285-3277 today to schedule your test drive.
Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
51,760 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
List$33,000
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
94,451 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
List$25,893
Est.Loan: $472/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
95,383 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Base
List$22,992
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***WE FINANCE**NAVIGATION SYSTEM**BACK-UP CAMERA**HEATED AND COOLED SEATS**HID HEADLIGHTS**REAR HEATED SEATS**RUNNING BOARD**SATELLITE RADIO**REAR PARKING AID**A MUST SEE** Visit BEST DEALS ON WHEELSINC. online at bestdealsonwheel.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-368-1100 today to schedule your test drive.
Cadillac Escalade 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
67,225 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Premium
(3)
Norris Ford
55.4 mi away
List$29,990
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
56,730 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
List$28,990
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
119,325 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Premium
List$24,994
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
103,629 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
66,651 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Luxury
Reynolds Cadillac
63.8 mi away
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Cadillac Escalade 2012 Premium 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
100,944 miles
Used 2012
Cadillac Escalade
Premium
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It might not make as much practical sense as its rivals, but are you really interested in buying a 2012 Cadillac Escalade just for its third-row seat and cargo capacity?

vehicle overview

There are big SUVs, and then there's the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. There are luxury SUVs, and then there's the Escalade. You could buy any number of more sensible and all-around better vehicles instead, but there's just no substitute for the Escalade's visual presence and grand celebration of wealth and power.

The Escalade is the king of General Motors' full-size truck and SUV platform. It shares its basic body structure and dimensions with the Chevy Tahoe, but from there thorough upgrades make it so much more than just a rebadging exercise (unlike early Escalades). The 403-horsepower V8 gets the Escalade up to speed quicker than you'd expect from something so big. The suspension is adaptive, allowing for a more compliant and controlled ride. The styling obviously sports Cadillac's unique brand of pomp, but it's the interior that demonstrates a more luxurious aesthetic.

That said, there are still significant practical drawbacks. First of all, the third-row seat is cramped and uncomfortable for the middle passenger and must be physically removed should you need extra cargo space. The third-row seat in most competing vehicles folds neatly into the floor. The Escalade is also unwieldy on tighter roads, suffers from lackluster brakes and is very thirsty. There's also its perennial placement atop the list of most-stolen vehicles. In light of these drawbacks, it would be wise to check out the Infiniti QX56, Land Rover LR4, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Porsche Cayenne. Each would be more sensible in one way or another than the 2012 Cadillac Escalade. But then again, none of them would equal its particular celebration of ostentation.

Trim levels & features

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size SUV available in Base, Luxury, Premium and Platinum Edition trim levels. It comes standard with seating for seven, but all except the Platinum can be fitted with a second-row bench seat that increases capacity to eight. Other Escalade variants -- the Hybrid, the extended-length ESV and the pickup-style EXT -- are reviewed separately.

The base Escalade comes standard with 18-inch wheels, an adaptive and auto-leveling suspension, a locking rear differential, a tow package, rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, automatic xenon headlights, foglamps and heated mirrors with power-folding and driver-side dimming. Interior features include remote ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-only steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, driver memory functions, heated second-row captain's chairs, leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Additional features include a rearview camera, Bluetooth, OnStar, a navigation system, a touchscreen interface, real-time traffic and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system with a CD/DVD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface, rear audio controls and two rear headphone jacks.

The Escalade Luxury adds 22-inch chromed aluminum wheels, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, automatic high beams, a blind-spot warning system, a sunroof, power flip-and-fold second-row seats and a heated steering wheel. Options include power-retractable side steps and a rear-seat entertainment system with a single display.

The Escalade Premium adds the above options plus body-colored styling components in place of chrome, dual exhaust outlets and painted wheels.

The Escalade Platinum Edition gets a unique grille and wheels, LED headlamps, upgraded leather upholstery, extended leather interior trim, upgraded interior trim, heated and cooled cupholders and a different rear-seat entertainment system with twin headrest-mounted screens.

2012 Highlights

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

Performance & mpg

The Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 hp and 417 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard, but all-wheel drive is optional.

In Edmunds performance testing, an all-wheel-drive Escalade took just 7.5 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph, a relatively impressive number for a vehicle this size. Properly equipped, two-wheel-drive versions can tow a healthy 8,300 pounds. Fuel economy, as you might guess, is pretty dismal. The EPA estimates 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 13/18/15 with all-wheel drive.

Safety

Standard safety features on the Escalade include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and OnStar emergency telematics. A blind-spot warning system is standard on all but the base model.

In Edmunds brake testing, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade came to a stop from 60 mph in a disappointing 144 feet; this is poor even for a full-size luxury SUV. In government crash tests, the Escalade earned an overall rating of four stars (out of five), with five stars for both overall frontal and side crash protection. Its three-star rollover score resulted in its lower overall rating.

Driving

On the road, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade delivers swift acceleration at all speeds thanks to its big V8. Its handling inspires confidence, especially with the active Magnetic Ride Control suspension, though you'll still never mistake the Escalade for anything other than a truck-based SUV. You will appreciate the ride quality, though, as it remains comfortable even with the larger 22-inch wheels. A relatively tight 39-foot turning circle helps with overall drivability, but maneuvering in tight quarters can be a chore despite the aid of the standard rearview camera.

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 Tahoe or Yukon. The gauges and controls are well placed and intuitive in their operation, and there are plenty of luxurious features to keep you and your passengers comfortable and entertained.

In its standard seven-passenger configuration, the big Caddy features second-row captain's chairs and a three-person third-row bench seat. Adding the available second-row bench raises total seating capacity to eight. However, the 50/50-split third-row seats don't provide much legroom and the middle passenger must sit atop the gap between seats. The third-row seats also don't fold neatly into the floor as in most other SUVs. Instead, owners looking to carry bulky items are forced to either fold and tumble the entire assembly forward -- eating up precious cargo space -- or remove the heavy seats entirely.

If you choose to remove the third-row seats, you'll end up with a cavernous 60.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second-row seats. Fold those second-row seats down and the cargo capacity grows to an impressive 108.9 cubic feet.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Cadillac Escalade.

First Escalade
jmuh212,01/19/2013
We bought this amazing SUV last summer after trading in our Enclave. Needless to say, we will not be going back! The Escalade is exactly what I expected it to be and more! The only down side about the Escalade is ride comfort. Even with the new magnetic ride control it has improved, but is not up to par with other SUV's in its class such as the Mercedes GL-Class. Other than the ride, it's amazing!
This is my 3rd Escalade I looove this truck!
rydan93,11/06/2012
I can't begin to describe how much I love this vehicle. Under diress from my husband, I sold my 2008 Escalade and went to a Buick Enclave. While the Enclave is a wonderful vehicle and extremely smooth ride, after 15 mths, I missed my big gas gusseling SUV! I missed the 6.2 liter engine. If you've ever owned an Escalade before, its very hard to go down(in size and performance)to anything else. I had been spoiled and continued to complain about letting him talk me into getting rid of my '08 Escalade which never gave me a lick of trouble. So, the stars aligned and he went and got me another Escalade. A newer, nicer one than I had before! All is right in the universe again!
Toughest test to pass
elizabeth,12/14/2016
This car passed the grandchildren and dogs test! And comfort for the grandparents!!!
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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
14 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
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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
    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 Rollover24.6%

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Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade Overview

The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade is offered in the following submodels: Escalade SUV. Available styles include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Luxury 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Premium 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (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 $500 on one of 12 Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $20,995 as of10/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade Luxury is priced between $20,995 and$33,000 with odometer readings between 51760 and133342 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade Premium is priced between $24,994 and$29,990 with odometer readings between 67225 and119325 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade Base is priced between $22,992 and$22,992 with odometer readings between 95383 and95383 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition is priced between $21,840 and$21,840 with odometer readings between 141338 and141338 miles.

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