2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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8 reviews
Available Price Range $5,870-$18,186 Trims1 Combined MPG 13 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Mammoth dimensions
  • Fuel economy
  • Step-up height
  • Trucklike overall feel
  • Frontal crash-test rating

Notable Features

  • SUV/pickup configuration
  • 345-hp V-8
  • Full-time AWD
  • Quick-change midgate panel
  • New XM Satellite Radio


Consumer Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Based on 8 reviews

Nice truck but problems abound

by Big Blue from Milw, WI on February 5, 2009

I agree with Dog from Tysons Corner, and add that this truck does NOT have 4wd or even AWD. After years of trying to find out why it can get stuck in a couple inches of snow (literally, I was on a hil... Read Full Review

1 Trim 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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