• (4.4) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,621$26,261
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15
  • Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2008 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take on the 2008 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take

The full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV has appealed to celebrities and affluent 20-somethings since its 2001 debut. Its competitors include the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 470, Infiniti QX56 and other luxury sport utility vehicles. The Escalade underwent an extensive redesign for 2007, so changes fo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Comparatively low towing capacity

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2007
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats up to eight
  • Available full-time AWD


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2006 about the 2007 Cadillac Escalade. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. After a week in the all-new Cadillac Escalade I have now reviewed each of GM's full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yuk... Read full review for the 2008 Cadillac Escalade

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 16 reviews

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The SUV with class

by DaveD from Chicago,il on May 11, 2011

I really enjoy this vehicle. It's a head turner! It's big, roomy and functional. Weather its driving to work, a night out on the town with the wife, driving the kids to school or off road trails the E... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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