Used Cadillac Escalade Information
The Cadillac Escalade was first introduced to the market in 1999 as a higher-line SUV from General Motors to rival the Lincoln Navigator.
In terms of its looks, the car was almost identical to the GMC Denali, which was thought to be due to the pressure on GM from the Navigator, and the first model of the Escalade was largely seen as having been rushed to the market.
For the 1999-2000 model the Escalade used a 5.7L Vortec V8 engine, the same as the Denali, and Autotrac selectable 4x4. If Cadillacâs reputation took something of a hit from their initial luxury SUV model, the second generation went a long way to restore it. With a high-output 345 hp, 6.0L V8 rear-wheel drive option or a 5.3L 4WD as standard and seating capacity for up to eight, this Escalade piqued the interest of those with young families.
The handling was also much improved: the grip on the road was regarded as excellent for a vehicle of its size and type. There were upgrades and additions to the second-gen model in the following years, including improved electronic stability control and a platinum ESV edition with features such as heated seats, 20-inch chrome wheels and a premium interior design.
Improvements continued into the third generation Escalade, and at its launch in 2007 it was the most modern version of this high-grade SUV on the market. Coil-sprung front suspension was added to improve the smoothness of the ride, with an engine ranging from a 6.0L hybrid gasoline to a 6.2L Vortec V8 with a massive 403 hp through the wheels.
With the massive improvement from the first generation, the second and third generation Escalades â winner of AutoPacific's 2010 Highest Satisfaction Award in its class â fare both popular and reliable for used car buyers.
There are 9,686 used Cadillac Escalades in our used car listings, including the Cadillac CTS, Cadillac SRX and Cadillac DeVille. 59% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 83% have no accident history.