2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Configurable cargo bed
  • Luxury equipment
  • Powerful engine

The Bad

  • Ungainly dimensions
  • Extending cargo box exposes occupants to elements

Notable Features of the 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

  • Extendable cargo bed
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Available magnetic ride control suspension package
  • Fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation system

2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The high-end Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck competes with the Lincoln Mark LT, as well as fully loaded pickups like the Toyota Tundra Limited.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for the 2011 model year.

Exterior
The EXT's rear cargo bed is 45.5 cubic feet (about the same as a compact, 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. It 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. Exterior features include

  • 18-inch wheels standard
  • 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. Interior features include

  • Standard leather
  • 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
  • Standard side-i...
Vehicle Overview

The high-end Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck competes with the Lincoln Mark LT, as well as fully loaded pickups like the Toyota Tundra Limited.

New for 2011
There are no significant changes for the 2011 model year.

Exterior
The EXT's rear cargo bed is 45.5 cubic feet (about the same as a compact, 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. It 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. Exterior features include

  • 18-inch wheels standard
  • 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. Interior features include

  • Standard leather
  • 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
  • Standard side-impact airbags for front seats

Latest 2011 Escalade EXT Stories

Consumer Reviews

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(5.0)
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(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My dream truck a satisfied customer

by Howard G from Virginia Beach on August 3, 2018

Shout out to "AJ" "Hillary" "Will" and "Max to name a few stars at AKMO Auto. I researched online for a few weeks prior to this purchase and came across several companies in Northern Virginia. I made ... Read full review

(5.0)

Not yurz

by Not yurz from Houston Texas on April 7, 2018

This is a very classy and dependable vehicle for the price i have no negative feed back on it i would recommend one to anybody looking to buy one Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

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Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain warranty

    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 EXT 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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