2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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11 reviews
Available Price Range $13,627-$29,899 Trims4 Combined MPG 15 Seats 7-8

Our Take on the 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Our Take

Cadillac's Escalade ESV offers more room for those who find the Escalade, a full-size SUV, just a bit too small. Its wheelbase is 14 inches longer than the full-size Escalade, and its total le... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ungainly proportions
  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Pricier than GM siblings

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2007
  • 20.4 inches longer than regular Escalade
  • Increased cargo capacity
  • More room in third row
  • Two-wheel drive now available


Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

Luxury AND Performance!

by '08 ESV from New York, NY on January 27, 2012

By Far This is one of the best S.U.V's I have owned, my previous Suv was a 1999 Navigator. A MAJOR improvement came from my Caddy, From the Amazing headlights, to the 22' Chromed wheels. This Vehicle ... Read Full Review

4 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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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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