2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom


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Cadillac Escalade/ESV
STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The Escalade and extended-size Escalade ESV are more like luxury staterooms or rolling penthouses than mere modes of transportation. These Caddy models combine first-class comfort and performance with all-road capability that's shared with General Motors' more modestly priced Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL relatives. The ESV is 20 inches longer than the standard Escalade and it has a 14-inch wheelbase advantage. That translates into a considerable gain in cargo space with both rear seats folded or with the standard third-row seat in use. Power comes from a Chevrolet-Corvette-based 6.2-liter V-8 that's mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac claims the Escalade can hit 60 mph from rest in less than six seconds, which is quick for a vehicle that weighs close to three tons. Rear-wheel-drive is standard and four-wheel-drive is optional: The system can be left in fully automatic mode, or in manually selected "4 HI" for added traction in mud and snow. Although the Escalade is unquestionably off-road capable, you're not likely to find too many crawling over rocks in the desert.
Base price (incl. destination): $76,500; $79,500 (ESV)
Type: Full-size utility vehicle
Base engine (h.p.): 6.2-liter V-8 (420)
Transmission: 10-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 14/21/17 (4x4)
Base weight (lb.): 5,580