(4.5) 14 reviews
MSRP: $16,612$33,624
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 16-17
Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 7-8
2010 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take on the 2010 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take

The full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV has appealed to celebrities and affluent 20-somethings since 2001, when a flashier version debuted. Its competitors include the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570, Infiniti QX56 and other luxury SUVs. In the spirit of excess, the Escalade boasts available 22-inch ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Feels big when driving
  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Comparatively low towing capacity
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • 403-hp V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • New side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats up to eight
  • Available full-time AWD

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.