MSRP: $15,658$34,246
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21
Engine: 332-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 8
2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Our Take on the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Our Take

Cadillac's 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 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine. Primary competitors ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Cadillac's first hybrid
  • 33 percent estimated improvement in city mpg
  • 2WD or 4WD
  • 5,800-pound maximum towing capacity

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.