The base price for our all-wheel-drive model was $53,305. Options included the rear-seat entertainment system, chrome wheels, satellite radio and second-row bucket seats. The sticker price was $56,559. Warranty
Four years or 50,000 miles. Point: The 2003 Escalade is improved in the areas of passenger comfort. The instruments have a simpler design, the seats are better, satellite radio is an fun option and a DVD entertainment center is available for the back seat. The StabiliTrak system is more sophisticated, too. Counterpoint: I think the Escalade is a bit ostentatious. Something more subtle would suit me. I would prefer a firmer ride and steering with a bit more feel. The third seat is mainly for children. SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine: 6.0-liter, 345-hp V-8 Transmission: automatic
Wheelbase: 116 inches
Curb weight: 5,809 lbs.
Base price: $53,205
As driven: $56,559
Mpg rating: 12 city, 16 hwy.