2012 Cadillac Escalade

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2 reviews
Available Price Range $27,928-$45,892 Trims8 Combined MPG 15-16 Seats 7-8

Our Take on the 2012 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,... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 403-hp V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • Navigation system enhancements
  • Several new anti-theft features
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats up to eight
  • Available full-time AWD


Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 2 reviews

Good Luxury SUV!!

by GermanTom from Miami, FL on May 27, 2012

Great Car!! The gas mileage sucks, but that is to be expected. There is enough room for me and my family to be comfortable. I love it and would recommend it to every one.

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.


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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 is currently 1 recall for this car.

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