(4.7) 6 reviews
MSRP: $12,160$26,496
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20
Engine: 332-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 8
2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Our Take on the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Our Take

Cadillac's new Escalade Hybrid uses GM's 2-Mode Hybrid system to reduce fuel consumption yet retain the traditional capabilities of a full-size SUV. It's available in rear- or four-wheel-drive form, and its hybrid system works with a V-8 gasoline engine. Primary competitors include... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Not offered in extended-length ESV form
  • Fuel economy gains might not wow buyers
  • Premium pricing

Notable Features

  • Cadillac's first hybrid
  • 50 percent estimated improvement in city mpg
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • 6,000-pound towing capacity


Our Expert Reviews

I see a lot of Cadillac Escalades on the road where I live in Los Angeles. I don't know if it's Tony Soprano or what, but these big ol' things are popular around here. When I got a chance to drive the 2009 Escalade Hybrid I was pretty excited to see what all the, er, excitement was about, and now I'm just confused. Are people really that influenced by trends and good looks? ... Read full review for the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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How Escalade stacked against other high end SUV's

by Luxary SUV Guy from Fort Lauderdale, FL on May 11, 2011

I have methodically and meticulously studied, test driven and compared 9 different luxury SUV's. Some have better handling, some have nicer interior or exterior options than others, some have a better... Read Full Review

4 Trims 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.