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Cadillac Escalade Reviews from Consumer Reports

Cadillac Escalade Reviews

The Cadillac Escalade is a 4-door SUV, extended SUV offered in a 2WD 4dr, 2WD 4dr Luxury, 2WD 4dr Premium Luxury, 2WD 4dr Platinum, 4WD 4dr, 4WD 4dr Luxury, 4WD 4dr Premium Luxury, 4WD 4dr Platinum, 2WD 4dr, 2WD 4dr Luxury, 2WD 4dr Premium Luxury, 2WD 4dr Platinum, 4WD 4dr, 4WD 4dr Luxury, 4WD 4dr Premium Luxury and 4WD 4dr Platinum. The powertrains include 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp) engines, and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from NA mpg city to NA mpg highway. The Escalade uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mercedes-Benz GLS, Buick Enclave, Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80 and Toyota Land Cruiser.

Last Model Reviewed: 2015

Reviewed Cadillac Escalades from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV Premium V8
  • 2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV Base V8

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