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2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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$74,425

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

21
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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8

Seating capacity

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Attention-getting styling
  • Luxurious cabin
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • User-friendly navigation system

The bad:

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

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Cadillac's first hybrid
  • Seats eight
  • 33% estimated improvement in city mpg
  • 5,800-pound towing capacity
  • Standard Magnetic Ride Control

2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Cadillac’s eight-seat 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 include the related Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid.
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
ExteriorThe overall shape of the Escalade Hybrid differs little from its conventional counterpart, but Cadillac has added hybrid badges to the front fenders, C-pillars and liftgate. With all that extra trim work, there won’t be any question in the minds of passers-by as to what type of vehicle you’re driving. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 22-inch chrome wheels
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Optional LED headlights
  • Optional power-retractable running boards

InteriorThe cabin is largely the same as a regular Escalade’s, but there are a few hybrid-specific features. The Escalade Hybrid’s instrument cluster gains an additional gauge that monitors the efficiency of the vehicle, and the instrument panel gets some hybrid graphics, too. The standard navigation system screen can display a graphical representation of the hybrid system and its operation. Interior features include:

  • Standard leather interior
  • Three rows of seats accommodate up to eight
  • Standard power front seats
  • Standard heated and cooled front seats
  • Standard tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Standard USB/iPod port
  • Available heated and cooled cupholders

Under the HoodThe 2-Mode Hybrid system allows the Escalade Hybrid to accelerate from a stop and cruise at slow speeds on electric power alone. When more power is needed, the gas engine will kick on to provide supplementary power. Like most hybrids, the Escalade Hybrid captures energy during braking and stores it in the hybrid battery pack for later use. Free scheduled maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles is included. Mechanical features include:

  • 332-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 engine
  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Automatic transmission incorporates two electric motors
  • Standard Magnetic Ride Control replaces mechanical shock absorbers with electronically controlled shocks that GM says react to the road more quickly
  • 5,800-pound (2WD) or 5,600-pound (4WD) towing capacity

SafetyStandard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with rollover-mitigation technology
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Escalade Hybrid Platinum

Great ride quality, Comfortable seating,Decent mpg's for a large SUV. A proven platform in an upscale package.

4.0

I like this SUV

I bought the new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid to substitute my 2006 Cadillac Escalade that I already put over 140000 miles on it. Compare the old one, the new one looks better design, with new technology, but not very well manufactured. The front and back Cadillac sign looks not in even color. The driver side rear door is not alined with the front door. I will request a review by a local dealer.

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Safety

Based on the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
24.6%
Rollover rating
3
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Cadillac
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
New: 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; CPO: One year/unlimited miles bumper-to-bumper
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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