2012 Cadillac Escalade Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$63,170-$82,495
$59,064-$77,133
13 /CITY / 18 /HWY
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Available Trims for the 2012 Cadillac Escalade
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Base (2WD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 63170.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Luxury (2WD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 67395.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Premium (2WD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 71675.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Platinum Edition (2WD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 79945.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Base (AWD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 65720.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Luxury (AWD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 69945.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Premium (AWD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 74225.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Platinum Edition (AWD 4dr) Transmission HD Automatic w/OD MSRP 82495.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
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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
  • Seats, second row bucket with leather seating surfaces reclining with heated seat cushions (3 settings) and fold-down armrests
  • Seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger
  • 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, power-tilt, color-keyed with wood and leather-wrapped rim, locking.
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and Driver Information Center controls
  • Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
  • 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
  • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Up/Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and power lock for liftgate
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote vehicle start, adaptive
  • 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, includes OnStar controls.
  • Console, overhead deluxe with reading lights and (UG1) Universal Home Remote
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with extenders
  • Seat release, second row, power for tumble and fold
  • Steering wheel, heated
  • Console, overhead deluxe with reading lights and (UG1) Universal Home Remote (Includes sunroof controls)
  • Cup holders, heated and cooled
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 7-spoke aluminum (Included with (QXK) P265/65R18 all-season blackwall, TL AL2 tires. Includes 17" spare.)
  • Tires, P265/65R18, all-season, blackwall TL AL2
  • Tire, full-size spare, P265/70R17-113S blackwall
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare
  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted with chrome accent
  • 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
  • Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with (T74) Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
  • Headlamps, Twilight Sentinel automatic delay
  • 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
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Body, liftgate with deep-tinted liftglass includes rear-window wiper/washer and defogger
  • Body, power liftgate
  • Wheels, 4 - 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) 7-spoke chromed aluminum
  • Tires, P285/45R22, all-season, blackwall TL AL2
  • Sunroof, power, tilt-sliding with express-open/-close and wind deflector (Not included when (A4K) sunroof, delete is ordered.)
  • Headlamps, IntelliBeam
  • Wheels, 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) 7-spoke ultra-bright machined finish aluminum with premium painted accents
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Assist steps, power-retractable
  • Wheels, 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) multi-spoke chromed aluminum (Requires (QST) P285/45R22 all-season blackwall TL AL2 tires and (Z95) Magnetic Ride Control.)
  • Sunroof, power, tilt-sliding with express-open/-close and wind deflector
  • Headlamps, LED
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Vortec 6.2L V8 SFI (E85) with Active Fuel Management and E85 FlexFuel capability (403 hp [300.5 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 417 lb-ft of torque [562.9 N-m] @ 4300 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, heavy-duty, 6L80E, electronically controlled with overdrive and tow/haul mode
  • Throttle control, electronic
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
  • Battery, heavy-duty with rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 160 amps
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits and 7-way sealed connector
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted, recessed in front fascia
  • GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3221 kg) (2WD Model only.)
  • Suspension, front independent, SLA, coil over shock and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear 5-link coil springs
  • Suspension Package, Road Sensing, electronically controlled shock absorbers
  • Automatic level control, heavy-duty, air
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Suspension Package, Magnetic Ride Control
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel
  • Transfer case, AWD, electronic automatic system, full-time, "always-on" all-wheel drive (AWD Model only.)
  • All-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 7300 lbs. (3311 kg) (AWD Model only.)
PACKAGE
  • Premium Collection Unique Exterior Appearance includes unique body color upper and lower grilles, modified side vents to match grille, body color body side molding, body color door handles, new rear fascia with dual exhaust outlets, tinted clear CHMSL and tail lamps, new rear two piece appliqu
  • Platinum Edition includes unique upper and lower front grilles and fascia, (S85) unique 22" x 9" multi-spoke chromed aluminum wheels, (TQ4) LED headlamps, Cut-n-Sew leather wrapped IP top pad and door uppers, vinyl wrapped door lowers with contrasting-color French stitching, embroidered Cadillac insignias on front seats, genuine Olive Ash Burl and Walnut Burl woods with wood inlays and aluminum trimmed IP and console, unique console lid, (HNE) heated and cooled cup holders, chrome trim around HVAC vents, door handles and clock, full Tehama aniline leather first and second row seats, full Nuance leather third row seat, (AYE) DVD screens located on backside of front row head restraints, (195) Ebony/Ebony interior, unique door sills, unique floor mats, (TQ5) In
SAFETY
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power
  • StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch
  • Traction control, all-speed, electronic
  • Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger 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 vehicle's Owner's 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 child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information)
  • Air bags, seat-mounted side-impact, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger 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 vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts, first and second row belts to body, third row belts to seat, lap and shoulder all seating positions
  • Door locks, child rear security
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (does not apply to spare tire)
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system with navigation, compact flash, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3/CD/DVD video/audio changer DSP, RDS, clock, voice recognition and USB interface (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the first 90 days which is continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • NavTraffic is available in over 100 markets and works with your vehicle's navigation system to give you continuously updated traffic data right when you need it most - while you're driving. You'll avoid traffic tie-ups, save time and gas by getting alternate routes, and, in some cases, receive traffic speed and drive-time information. Plus, you can use NavTraffic at the same time you're enjoying SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You'll find that once you start using NavTraffic, you won't want to drive without it. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period which is continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. Available only in select markets. For more information, see siriusxm.com/navtraffic.)
  • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and controls for volume, station selection and media
  • Audio system feature, Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround Sound system with 10 speakers
  • Audio system feature, USB port, located inside center console, radio interface
  • Entertainment system, rear seat, in-dash DVD player with remote control, overhead display, 2 wireless infrared headphones, auxiliary audio/video jacks on rear of center console, sound compression, CD-R and CD-R/W capability, LED backlighting display, MP3 capable
  • Entertainment system, DVD, backside of front row head restraints

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