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

"Very good acceleration and very small turn radius"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"Great car, has plenty of power for entering Houston busy freeways. I feel safe in this car at freeway speeds."

Bill F., TX (2017 Cadillac Escalade)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Styling and overall appearance are great."

David R., TX (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"Seats and ride"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"It is an extremely nice car. The ride is not tiring and the seats stay cool in our Texas summers. Great vehicle."

Bill F., TX (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"The seats are a wonder! They even massage your back."

Judy A., TX (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"IT's a great ride - the suspension handles the daily drive and bumps in the road without issue."

William M., TX (2017 Cadillac Escalade)

"The most comfortable seats and ride ive ever had"

Craig P., NH (2017 Cadillac Escalade)


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

What Owners Say

"I had a 2015 Escalade and it was in the shop for almost 4 month of my first two yrs with transmission and many other problems. I worked out a 2017 deal with dealer. Still a lot of same issues with controls, noises and especially transmission. Now I have oil burning issue. Was down 2 its with 25% oil life left. Got warning light. Now have to go to dealer every 1k miles to monitor. Most expensive car I have ever purchased and the worst of all of them and I always buy luxury cars. Bummer cause it looks great"

Anonymous, MA (2017 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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