2008 Cadillac Escalade Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$55,990-$58,490
$51,791-$54,103
12 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2WD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 55990.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 58490.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 12/18
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces driver and front passenger 14-way power seat adjusters, 4-way power lumbar control, independently heated driver and front passenger seat cushions and seatbacks (3 settings), 2-position driver memory and articulating outboard head restraints
  • Seats, second row bucket with leather seating surfaces, reclining with heated seat cushions (3 settings) and fold-down armrests
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with leather-appointed seating, 3-passenger, can be folded, tumbled forward or totally removed
  • Console, floor with damped-door storage covers, large storage bin, analog clock, dual cup holders, rear seat audio and electronic climate controls and second row heated seat controls
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row
  • Steering wheel, color-keyed with wood and leather-wrapped rim
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center, with programmable personalization features such as door locking and unlocking, a trip computer with trip odometer and individual tire pressure read outs, fuel information such as range, average mpg, gallons used and oil life, and a message center that displays dozens of warning messages such as low fuel, door ajar, security, seat belt reminder, low coolant and oil pressure low
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and power lock for liftgate
  • Remote vehicle start
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display, audible warning and instrument panel-mounted shutoff switch
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Climate control, tri-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver, right-front passenger and rear passengers
  • Climate control, rear air conditioning
  • Climate control, rear heat
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cup holders, quad front, dual second row and single third row
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass, outside temperature display and OnStar controls
  • Console, overhead deluxe, with reading lights and (UG1) Universal Home Remote (Includes sunroof controls when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with extenders
  • Lighting, interior courtesy with theater dimming
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 7-spoke aluminum (Requires (QXK) P265/65R18 all-season, blackwall, TL AL2 tires. Includes 17" spare. Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
  • Tires, P265/65R18, all-season, blackwall TL AL2 (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
  • Tire, full-size spare, P265/70R17-113S blackwall
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare
  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted with chrome accents
  • Luggage rack center rails
  • Fascia, front, body-color
  • Fascia, rear, body-color
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside with chrome accents
  • Assist steps, Black with chrome accents, mounted between front and rear wheels (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
  • Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with (T74) Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
  • Headlamps, Twilight Sentinel automatic delay (Included with HID headlamps.)
  • Fog lamps, front rectangular halogen, integral in front fascia
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield, driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, color-keyed, with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and programmable to provide curb view when in reverse
  • Windshield washer fluid system, heated
  • Wipers, front intermittent, RainSense
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Body, liftgate with deep-tinted liftglass, includes rear-window wiper/washer and defogger
  • Body, power liftgate
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (403 hp [300.5 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 417 lb-ft of torque [565.4 N-m] @ 4300 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, 6L80E, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Throttle control, electronic
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits and 7-way sealed connector
  • Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
  • Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 160 amps
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted, recessed in front fascia
  • GVWR, 7000 lbs. (3175 kg)
  • Suspension, front independent, SLA, coil over shock and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear 5-link coil springs
  • Suspension Package, Road Sensing, electronically controlled shock absorbers (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
  • Automatic level control, heavy-duty, air
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Transfer case, AWD, electronic automatic system, full-time, "always-on" all-wheel drive
  • All-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3220 kg)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch
    • Traction control, all-speed, electronic
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC Power
    • Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
    • OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remo
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Automatic Occupant Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Automatic Occupant Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first, second and third row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Automatic Occupant Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Automatic Occupant Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Safety belts, first and second row belts to body, third row belts to seat, lap and shoulder all seating positions
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD/DVD/MP3 player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), Digital Signal Processing and 2 slots, top slot for DVD and CD audio/video, bottom slot for 6-disc CD and MP3 changer (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
    • Audio system feature, Bose 5.1 Studio Surround Sound system with 10 speakers
    • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and controls for volume, station selection and media
    • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
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