2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Find Another Cadillac Escalade EXT
$61,420-$69,000
$57,428-$64,515
13 CITY / 20 HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

Overview

The Escalade includes three different models--the standard Escalade and extended-length Escalade ESV, which are luxurious sport-utility vehicles; and the Escalade EST, which includes most of the attributes of the Escalade SUV but offers a pickup bed. 2016, 2016,No matter which style you choose, the Escalade is powered by a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 engine that's also flex-fuel capable, meaning that it can run on a gasoline-ethanol mix, up to 85 percent ethanol. It's paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive--the full-time AWD system does not include a low range and is designed for on-road duty. 2016, 2016,The Escalade Hybrid employs a version of GM's 2-mode hybrid system, featuring an electric motor system that can capture energy when coasting or cruising and use it to assist when accelerating. The Hybrid's powertrain also features a variable automatic transmission and a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The engine also has an Auto Stop mode that further aids fuel savings while in stop-and-go situations, while the air conditioning compressor and power steering are driven electrically to save power. Altogether, the Hybrid delivers EPA ratings of 20 city, 21 highway, with a fuel 5,800-pound tow rating. 2016, 2016,The Escalade performs surprisingly well for a heavy, body-on-frame SUV, with the V8 providing strong acceleration and impressive passing power; it also handles quite well and has been tuned for smooth, but not bouncy, ride quality. Across the lineup, big 4-wheel disc brakes are included, along with anti-lock brakes and GM's Stabilitrak electronic stability control, plus a full roster of airbags. 2016, 2016,Additional high-tech safety features offered on the Escalade include Side Blind Zone Alert, which sounds an audible (and visual) alert if there are objects detected in the blind zones. On Star Turn-by-Turn Navigation allows the driver to download directions from an operator-assisted call center directly to the navigation system, while XM NavTraffic enables live traffic updates. 2016, 2016,The key difference between the standard Escalade and the ESV is that the ESV's wheelbase is more than a foot longer. That means that while the ESV won't turn and park quite as neatly, it does offer a bit more legroom for the third row, along with more space behind it; access to the third row is improved as well. Both versions get a fold-and-tumble second row, however. Standard Escalades and ESV models have seating for up to seven, while the EXT has space for up to five, with two rows of seating and a small pickup bed that's just large enough for a piece of furniture or an ATV. What makes the EXT especially noteworthy is that the cargo bed can be extended into the cabin when necessary to accommodate larger items, while a lockable tonneau cover can be placed over items when you're not using the entire bed. 2016, 2016,Escalade and Escalade ESV are offered in Base, Luxury, Premium, and Platinum editions. The Platinum models get a long list of exclusive equipment, including Magnetic Ride Control (which helps further improve both ride and handling), distinctive LED headlamps, Airline leather with contrasting stitching, special leather surfaces with French-stitched seams, and special wood and aluminum trim. The standard Escalade cabin is nearly as lavish, with Ebony and Cashmere interior surfaces, white LED lighting, heated-and-cooled front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Advertisement

J.D. Power Ratings

J.D. Power data for this year, make and model is not available at this time

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Latest Cadillac Articles:

Cadillac continues to roll out its next-generation version of its CUE infotainment system, introduces a new hands-free driving technology called Super Cruise for the top trim in the CT6 lineup, and gives the aging yet popular XTS a freshening designed to give the car a few more years of life.
This week, GM’s Cadillac brand announced a new way to experience driving one of its luxury cars or SUVs with a premium “white glove” vehicle subscription service called “Book.”
Cadillac continues to refine its lineup for 2017, but the big news this year is the debut of the XT5, which replaces the popular SRX crossover SUV. Find out what's new for every 2017 Cadillac car and SUV in our buyer's guide...
Cadillac ushers in the 2016 model year with rides that cover the gamut from the high-performance 640-horsepower CTS-V to an all-new Cadillac CT6 full-size flagship sedan. Find out what else is new for the 2016 Cadillac lineup...
Oozing superlatives to describe the design, performance, technology, and luxury of its new flagship sedan, Cadillac introduced the 2016 CT6 during the New York International Auto Show.
Cadillac says the 2016 CTS-V is the most powerful vehicle in the brand's history, and classifies the vehicle as both a luxury sedan and a track-capable sports car, able to assume the latter role straight from the factory with no modifications.
More than a decade after the first Cadillac V-Series model appeared, the new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and ATS-V Sedan debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
General Motors' luxury marque, Cadillac, continues to charge ahead with a steady rollout of updated and new models. Find out what's new for each of the 2015 Cadillac cars, SUVs, and crossovers...
Big things are happening at Cadillac these days, including the launch of the all-new, Chevrolet Volt-based 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid coupe.
The CTS-V, or V-Series, is the high-performance version of Cadillac's midsize CTS luxury car. Over and above the standard CTS, the CTS-V features a supercharged V-8 engine, performance-tuned suspension with Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, summer performance tires, and more aggressive body styling.