2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT consumer reviews

$53,335 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 Escalade EXT Cadillac
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9
Explore the 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Used 05 EXT; Heck of a Deal!

Picked up a Certified Used EXT about 5 months ago and logged almost 10k miles in local and highway traffic; just one fine vehicle! Traded in my Avalanche so I was somewhat familiar with the vehicle. I drive quite a bit on the highway; manage 7 states and prefer to drive vs. fly whenever I can. Love the handling, power and comfort of my EXT. Gets around 18 mpg on the highway but, I didn't buy this truck for economy! Love the heated seats, XM Radio and even bought a converter that allows me to plug in my ipod. The look and styling definitely gets attention! My EXT is White Diamond. The factory nav is convenient but, if you've used a Garmin lately, you'll feel the factory unit is a bit dated and cumbersome to use. The combination of 6L V8 and AWD provides a great deal of security for traveling in bad weather; handled ice, sleet, rain and snow with no problems! Best part is that I picked it up certified used with 55K miles for $21K! I don't think you can beat that. If you can find one thats affordable and low miles; I don't believe there's a better vehicle out there!


Excellent performance

I purchased a used 2005 Escalade. I live in the country with lots of snow and ice.This vehicle performs beyond believe, through snow drifts and ice. I have seen 4 wheel drive that do not perform as well. I will keep this car until it just gives out. When it does I will definately purchase another.


simply the BEST

This suv is awesome,when you are on the road it drives like a luxury car but you see over everyone because you are so high up it's just amazing! This is by far the best looking pick-up on the road handles and responds to the roads obstacles well.The only negative is the city mileage which is about 9 miles to the gallon.


Why buy an Avalanche?

If you are considering buying an Avalanche like I was, it is definately worth looking at the Ext. Not only do you get a larger engine for better towing and performance but you have full time four wheel and get better handling. Not to mention more creature comforts and you dont see a thousand of them a day on the road. I borrowed my brother inlaw's Avalanche for a couple weeks while I was looking at vehicles to make sure thats what I wanted, and I tell you what even if they were equal on every other aspect you can NOT beat the cadillac ride, smooth as silk. If you can't tell I love my Ext and the only thing I would trade it for is a newer one. :) Happy car shopping!


1st car i owned

this truck is the 1st i have. but its defintely a truck to be thought about. from the comfort and the space to the bose sound system, why wouldnt u want this truck, plus how it looks with 22 inch rims on it. You cant beat this truck style wise. Its a cadillac in my mind a cadillac isnt beat by any care dont care if you have a rolls royce. at the end of the day this truck is king.. AHA