Updated: February 6, 2022
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The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV engineered and manufactured by General Motors. It was Cadillac’s first major entry into the SUV market. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 model year in response to competition from the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Range Rover and Lexus LX as well as Ford’s 1998 release of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade project went into production only ten months after it was approved. The Escalade is built in Arlington, Texas. The word “escalade” refers to a siege warfare tactic of scaling defensive walls or ramparts with the aid of ladders or siege towers.
The Escalade is currently sold in North America and select international markets (Europe and Asia) where Cadillac has official sales channels. The Escalade ESV (Escalade Stretch Vehicle) is sold in North America, Russia, and Middle East but is available by special order only in some international markets. The right-hand-drive Escalade and Escalade ESV are available through the third-party conversion specialists without official agreement with Cadillac in Australian, Oceanic, and Japanese markets.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Cadillac Escalade
- Price: Starts at $101,798
- Comparable to: Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7
- Maintenance costs: The MDX will cost approximately $12,500 to maintain over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then check out the videos at the end of our vehicle analysis section. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
At SUV Power Rankings we don’t just review a car ourselves and put our own spin and opinion on it; instead we take every review, preview, first look, etc. pull the important data points from those informative “views” and place them into our own algorithm to come up with the most unbiased scoring system available anywhere.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 4.5 / 5
USNews: 8.3 / 10
Edmunds: 8.0 / 10
J.D. Power: 82 / 100
Motortrend: 8 /10
Car Connection: 7.2 / 10
THE FINAL WORD
The redesigned 2021 Cadillac Escalade competes well in the heavyweight luxury large SUV class. It boasts an attractive cabin, sharp technology, oodles of passenger and cargo space, and a comfortable ride. It gets subpar fuel economy estimates for the class, and some critics wish the engine provided a little more oomph.