Few vehicles can equal the imposing declaration of Brobdingnagian bling that marks the arrival of a Cadillac Escalade. From its jewel-like headlights to the giant chrome wheels and roof-to-bumper LED taillights, the Escalade is designed to tell hoi polloi that you've made it -- and they haven't. But while it's easy to understand the Escalade's snob appeal elite, this SUV's luxury is disappointingly skin deep.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"This is probably the most quiet vehicle I have ever owned. The handling is exceptional."

DAYLE P., CA (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

"engine management system makes for a highly controlled exepreince."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

"Great acceleration. Smooth ride."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"wonderful seats. Like the massage feature. Ride is much smoother then the 2008 Esclade traded in."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

"Excellent performance and drivability. Seating comfort is excellent. Styling was a major inducement as part of the purchasing decision. Extremely quiet and smooth ride."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

"ride is somewhat compromised due to wheel size"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

"does not drive like truck nice handling"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Cadillac Escalade)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"One of the best GM made"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Cadillac Escalade)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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