• (4.4) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,577$34,985
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-16
  • Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2011 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take on the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

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

2011 Cadillac Escalade Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

It's easy to consider the Cadillac Escalade a superstar because of its flash and reputation, but after my experience in the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, I'm convinced it's more like a diva. This SUV is ginormous, and I was interested to see how it really worked as an everyday family hauler. However, the Escalade ESV didn't really care what I thought. It was going to do what... Read full review for the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 13 reviews

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Luxury plus

by Happy from Vancouver, Canada on October 24, 2011

The Platinum model is Luxury plus inside and out. However, I did expect the gas mileage to be some what better.

8 Trim Levels Available

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2011 Cadillac Escalade Safety Ratings

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Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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