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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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$44,963 — $103,588 NEW and USED
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7-8 Seats
17 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 3 reviews

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Interior space, considering exterior bulk
  • Touch-sensitive dashboard controls
  • Pricey
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • New hands-free liftgate, Sport Edition
  • Full-size SUV seats up to eight
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase versions
  • 420-hp V-8, 10-speed automatic standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Rearview camera mirror available

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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Cadillac Escalade?

The Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV seats up to eight in three rows. It also comes in extended-length ESV form that offers more cargo space and third-row legroom than the regular-length version. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, and all Escalades are powered by a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 that works with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Escalade shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. Competitors include the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 570 and Infiniti QX80.

What’s New on the 2019 Cadillac Escalade?

A new hands-free liftgate is standard. A new available Sport Edition features gloss-black exterior trim and 22-inch wheels.

What Features in the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Are Most Important?

All Escalades come standard with the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system. CUE features an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and five USB ports. Other standard features include wireless device charging, a power-adjustable steering column, tri-zone automatic climate control, 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial), power-adjustable pedals, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree camera system, a power-folding third row and a Bose surround-sound audio system.

Premium options include 18-way power-adjustable front seats with a massage feature for the driver, a cooled center console and a rearview camera mirror. Available active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear automatic emergency braking.

Should I Buy the 2019 Cadillac Escalade?

The Escalade is known for big, flashy styling, a powerful V-8 and a luxurious interior. It comes at a steep price, though, as the Escalade starts at more than $76,000. Choose one of the top trims, and a six-figure price tag is in sight. Unfortunately, there's less space in the Escalade's cabin than its exterior bulk suggests, and the SUV's touch-sensitive cabin controls aren't the easiest to use. We recommend checking out the Navigator, too, if the Escalade is on your shopping list.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
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Exterior Styling
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Performance
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Interior Design
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Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
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Value For The Money
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(5.0)

Most reliabe car I'v owned

by cz from otego, NY on August 4, 2019

This car is my dream one, I like car style, comfort and smooth to drive, and very safe on the road. very good one to have it. Read full review

(5.0)

Escalade

by Escalade girl from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on June 21, 2019

This suv is great. This is my 3rd Escalade and it is my favorite suv out of all. It has a smooth ride and nice sounds, and it is very spacious. I love it!🥰 Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 50,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    4 year, 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper

  • Powertrain

    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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