Powerful and very American, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is the largest vehicle of the Escalade luxury family SUV. Everything is about huge, from the V8 engine, the extended wheelbase to the Bose sound system. Introduced in 2003 as a variant of the regular Escalade, the ESV expands the Escalade appeal with its maximum amount of passenger and cargo space.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a full-size luxury SUV sold in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trim levels.
Powering the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A new 10-speed transmission sent the power to the rear wheels or optional four-wheel-drive system.
In track testing, the 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum with 4WD took 6.1 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, which is pretty quick for a big luxury SUV. With the new transmission, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is expected to be quicker
EPA fuel economy rating at 17 mpg combined (14 city/23 highway) with rear-wheel drive and EPA fuel economy rating at 17 mpg combined (14 city/21 highway) with four-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV can tow up to 8,100 pounds.