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  • (4.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $21,307–$45,135
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 332-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 8
2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

 

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by James Wu of Austin from Austin TX on September 16, 2013

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... Read Full Review

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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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