(5.0) 6 reviews
MSRP: $5,216$17,528
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15
Engine: 345-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 7-8
2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Our Take on the 2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Our Take

Cadillac expanded its sport utility vehicle lineup to three models when it added the full-size Escalade ESV during the 2003 model year. Not only is this the largest luxury SUV on the market, but it's also the biggest Cadillac ever produced. Measuring 22 inches longer than the regular Escalad... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mammoth dimensions
  • Fuel economy
  • Step-up height

Notable Features

  • 345-hp V-8
  • Permanent AWD
  • Available touch-screen navigation system
  • StabiliTrak stability system
  • Road Sensing Suspension

2 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.