• (4.3) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $75,970$94,950
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Our Take on the 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Our Take

The ESV is the giant-sized version of the Cadillac Escalade. It uses the same engine, underpinnings, styling and major features as the Escalade and has more cargo room and third-row passenger space. It seats seven or eight depending on whether the second row has two or three seats.130-inch wheel... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior space, considering exterior bulk
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Sticker price

Notable Features

  • Apple CarPlay integration new for 2016
  • Body-on-frame full-size SUV
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase ESV versions
  • 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot capability
  • 420-hp V-8 engine standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive


Consumer Reviews


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by Saafan from Manhasset on April 21, 2017

Too many problems engine replaced after 12.000 miles and the performance was not what I expected for this type of vehicle

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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