• (4.8) 8 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $31,420–$49,452
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-16
  • Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2014 Cadillac Escalade

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Cadillac Escalade

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
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats up to eight
  • RWD or full-time AWD

2014 Cadillac Escalade Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Though its siblings are the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, the full-size Cadillac Escalade SUV is aimed at affluent buyers. 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 wheels and a 6.2-liter V-8 with more than 400 horsepower. It can be configured to seat up to eight people and is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

The Escalade is available in a standard size, covered in this report, and as the extra-long Escalade ESV, covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2014
Cadillac has dropped the Escalade Hybrid from the lineup. There are no other significant changes for 2014.
Exterior Highlights

  • High-intensity-discharge headlights standard
  • LED headlights optional
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Eighteen-inch wheels are standard; 22-inch wheels are optional
  • Power liftgate standard

Interior Highlights

  • Seats seven with standard second-row captain's chairs
  • Seats eights with optional three-person second-row bench seat
  • LED-backlit instrument panel
  • Standard tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather seats with power adjustments in front and seat heaters in the first two rows
  • Heated and cooled front seats standard
  • Navigation system standard, with guidelines for the backup camera
  • DVD entertainment system available
  • Power-tilting steering wheel; heated steering wheel available

Under the Hood

  • 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear-wheel drive; available all-wheel drive
  • Optional Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension
  • 8,300-pound towing capacity (8,100 pounds with AWD)

Safety Features

  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system with rollover-mitigation technology
  • Standard side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Standard front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Optional blind spot warning system

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 8 reviews

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still under warranty

by paul from springfield, mo on September 30, 2017

Great Car with all the toys. This vehicle has it all: power seats, 3rd row seats, rear air dvd, cd, xm, moonroof and almost 50,000 miles left on the warranty. A real black beauty with power running ... Read Full Review

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8 Trims Available

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Our 2014 Cadillac Escalade trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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NHTSA Ratings

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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