• Inventory Prices: $16,837–$35,757
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: N/A
  • Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

What We Don't Like

  • Ungainly dimensions
  • Extending cargo box exposes occupants to elements

Notable Features

  • Extendable cargo bed
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard electronic stability system

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The high-end Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck competes with fully loaded pickups like the Toyota Tundra Limited and Ford F-150 Platinum.

New for 2010
The Escalade EXT's engine now features cylinder deactivation, a technology designed to save gas by automatically shutting off four cylinders when driving conditions allow. There's a USB port for connecting an MP3 player to the audio system.

Exterior
The EXT's cargo bed has 45.5 cubic feet of volume (about the same as a short-box crew cab pickup truck). The cab midgate flips inward along with the second-row seats, extending the pickup box to 101 cubic feet of cargo volume. The EXT maintains the triangular C-pillar extensions of GM's first-generation crossover pickups, and the design is highlighted by its rectangular headlights and angular face.

  • 18-inch wheels standard
  • 17-inch wheels optional
  • 22-inch alloy wheels optional
  • LED headlamps optional


Interior
Two rows of seats accommodate five occupants. The folded midgate creates an expanded, continuous load floor for the bed, but the lack of a partition exposes occupants to the elements.
  • Standard leather upholstery
  • Standard power front seats
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Optional heated steering wheel and navigation system


Under the Hood
A 6.2-liter V-8 generates 403 horsepower and 417 pounds-feet of torque and works through a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.
  • Up to 7,500-pound towing capacity


Safety
Escalade EXT safety equipment includes:
  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • No side-impact airbags for front seats


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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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