2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Luxurious cabin
  • Powerful engine
  • Ample standard luxury features
  • Third-row roominess

The Bad

  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV

  • 403-hp V-8 with cylinder deactivation
  • More than 20 inches longer than regular Escalade
  • Increased cargo capacity and third-row room

2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Cadillac's Escalade ESV offers more room for those who find the Escalade, a full-size SUV, just a bit too small. It is 14 inches longer in wheelbase and, at 222.9 inches overall, more than 20 inches longer than the regular Escalade. Third-row occupants benefit from increased legroom, and cargo capacity behind them nearly triples. With seating for seven or eight, the ESV competes with other luxury SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator L and Lexus LX 570.

 

The Escalade ESV is related to the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, but it's more luxurious. As with the regular-wheelbase Escalade, the Escalade ESV is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes for 2014.
Exterior Highlights

 

  • Jeweled headlights
  • Cadillac's now-familiar egg-crate grille 
  • Rectangular taillights in back
  • Standard 18-inch wheels; 22-inch wheels available
  • Available Platinum Edition features LED headlamps and unique 22-inch wheels
  • Power liftgate standard

Interior Highlights

  • Optional DVD entertainment system includes a second 8-inch screen for third-row passengers
  • Standard leather interior, automatic climate control and power-operated front seats
  • Standard seating capacity is seven; available second-row bench seat expands capacity to eight
  • Available Platinum Edition features a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled cupholders, a leather-wrapped interior and a DVD entertainment system with screens integrated i...
Vehicle Overview

Cadillac's Escalade ESV offers more room for those who find the Escalade, a full-size SUV, just a bit too small. It is 14 inches longer in wheelbase and, at 222.9 inches overall, more than 20 inches longer than the regular Escalade. Third-row occupants benefit from increased legroom, and cargo capacity behind them nearly triples. With seating for seven or eight, the ESV competes with other luxury SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator L and Lexus LX 570.

 

The Escalade ESV is related to the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, but it's more luxurious. As with the regular-wheelbase Escalade, the Escalade ESV is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes for 2014.
Exterior Highlights

 

  • Jeweled headlights
  • Cadillac's now-familiar egg-crate grille 
  • Rectangular taillights in back
  • Standard 18-inch wheels; 22-inch wheels available
  • Available Platinum Edition features LED headlamps and unique 22-inch wheels
  • Power liftgate standard

Interior Highlights

  • Optional DVD entertainment system includes a second 8-inch screen for third-row passengers
  • Standard leather interior, automatic climate control and power-operated front seats
  • Standard seating capacity is seven; available second-row bench seat expands capacity to eight
  • Available Platinum Edition features a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled cupholders, a leather-wrapped interior and a DVD entertainment system with screens integrated in the back of the front-row head restraints

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
  • 8,000-pound towing capacity (7,700 pounds with AWD)

Safety Features

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

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

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Cadillac Escalade ESV

by Dr Jones from Humble, TX on March 24, 2017

Excellent Luxury SUV complete all-Luxury Navigator Interactive Smooth Ride Luxury Interior Bose Stereo System with CD/DVD and Wireless Headphones Read full review

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Cad Escalade AWD

by Bill from Cerritos Ca. on November 7, 2013

This is the greatest all weather vehicle. A foot of snow does not slow it down. I do a lot of traveling, and I am not concerned about the weather. The amount of room is also great. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

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Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Escalade ESV received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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