2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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$47,684–$75,740 Inventory Prices
(4.2) 8 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior materials quality
  • High-tech safety features
  • Towing capacity
  • Cabin quietness

The Bad

  • Interior space, considering exterior bulk
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Sticker price
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV

  • 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

2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.
What's Special

  • 130-inch wheelbase is 14 inches longer than Escalade’s
  • Overall length is 20.4 inches longer at 224.3 inches
  • Maximum cargo volume is 26.7 cubic feet larger at 120.9 cubic feet

Here's info on the regular Escalade:

Cadillac redesigned the Escalade full-size SUV last year. It's offered in regular- and extended-wheelbase ESV form. The Escalade is built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL but has unique styling and a standard 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
New for 2016
The standard Cadillac User Experience entertainment system adds Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring technology for integrating iPhone functionality, and Cadillac says CUE is faster and more intuitive. Android Auto capability is due later in the model year. Lane keeping assist is now included in a Driver Awareness Package.
Significant Standard Features

  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED exterior lighting
  • OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • 360-degree surround-view camera system
  • Hands-... Read more

Latest 2016 Escalade ESV Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


Transmission problem and condenser hard to get

by catakito on November 6, 2017

I had a problem with my condenser in the beginning of the summer twice and dealers told me it’s back order for 3 months I’m gonna have to stock up this winter for next summer. I had to pay $1000 after ... Read full review


Best truck I?ve ever had

by Varealtor from Fredericksburg VA on October 18, 2017

I love everything about it !! Nothing was spared when this vehicle was made . This is my 3rd Escalade Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV currently has 3 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV Standard

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.
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