2014 Cadillac Escalade Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • Midnight Plum Metallic paint color
  • To be replaced by a redesigned 2015 model

Introduction
Available in regular and extended-wheelbase (ESV) versions, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size, body-on-frame sport utility vehicle that shares its architecture with the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL. This luxurious SUV is offered in four trim levels, accommodates up to 8 occupants, and can be configured with rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability. Competitors include the Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Land Rover Range Rover.

Models and Features
Base Escalade models are anything but basic, with a long list of standard amenities that includes a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system with rear controls, a complimentary 3-month satellite radio subscription, navigation system, tri-zone climate control, power-adjustable foot pedals, remote start, heated and cooled power front seats with 14-way adjustment, and leather upholstery. These amenities are joined by a power tilt steering wheel, power liftgate, 18-in. alloy wheels, and heated power-folding turn signal mirrors.

From there, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade Luxury keeps the niceties coming in the form of a power-folding second-row seat, heated steering wheel, power tilt/slide moonroof, active high-beam headlights, side blind-zone alert, and massive 22-in. alloy wheels.

Next in the lineup is the Escalade Premium, distinguished by its distinct exterior trim and power-retracting running boards and rear-seat entertainment system. Finally, the top-of-the-line Premium trim level rules the Escalade roost courtesy of its additional leather and genuine wood trim, highly responsive magnetic ride control suspension, heated and cooled cupholders, LED headlights, and chrome alloy wheels.

Options and Packages
Most of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade's available features are packaged as standard equipment on the various trim levels, though a 3-passenger second-row bench seat (in lieu of captain's chairs) is optional. Also, upgrades such as the rear-seat entertainment system and power-retractable running boards can be added to the Escalade Luxury version.

Under the Hood
A big SUV needs a big engine, and that's exactly what the 2014 Cadillac Escalade offers. All versions are fitted with a 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's directed to the ground via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Cylinder-deactivation technology allows the Escalade to operate on only 4 cylinders under light load situations.

Fuel Economy
All that power under the hood allows the 2014 Cadillac Escalade to tow up to 8,300 lbs., but it also comes at the expense of fuel efficiency. In RWD guise, regular and ESV models earn EPA estimates of 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. That's the best-case scenario; opt for AWD and the city rating slides just a bit to 13 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Cadillac Escalade received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Escalade.

Among the Escalade's standard safety items are 6 air bags, OnStar telematics with emergency response services, rearview camera and rear park-assist sensors, bright HID headlights and LED taillights, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes.

What's New for 2014:

  • Midnight Plum Metallic paint color
  • To be replaced by a redesigned 2015 model

Introduction
Available in regular and extended-wheelbase (ESV) versions, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size, body-on-frame sport utility vehicle that shares its architecture with the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL. This luxurious SUV is offered in four trim levels, accommodates up to 8 occupants, and can be configured with rear-wheel-drive (RWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability. Competitors include the Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX 570, Lincoln Navigator, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the Land Rover Range Rover.

Models and Features
Base Escalade models are anything but basic, with a long list of standard amenities that includes a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system with rear controls, a complimentary 3-month satellite radio subscription, navigation system, tri-zone climate control, power-adjustable foot pedals, remote start, heated and cooled power front seats with 14-way adjustment, and leather upholstery. These amenities are joined by a power tilt steering wheel, power liftgate, 18-in. alloy wheels, and heated power-folding turn signal mirrors.

From there, the 2014 Cadillac Escalade Luxury keeps the niceties coming in the form of a power-folding second-row seat, heated steering wheel, power tilt/slide moonroof, active high-beam headlights, side blind-zone alert, and massive 22-in. alloy wheels.

Next in the lineup is the Escalade Premium, distinguished by its distinct exterior trim and power-retracting running boards and rear-seat entertainment system. Finally, the top-of-the-line Premium trim level rules the Escalade roost courtesy of its additional leather and genuine wood trim, highly responsive magnetic ride control suspension, heated and cooled cupholders, LED headlights, and chrome alloy wheels.

Options and Packages
Most of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade's available features are packaged as standard equipment on the various trim levels, though a 3-passenger second-row bench seat (in lieu of captain's chairs) is optional. Also, upgrades such as the rear-seat entertainment system and power-retractable running boards can be added to the Escalade Luxury version.

Under the Hood
A big SUV needs a big engine, and that's exactly what the 2014 Cadillac Escalade offers. All versions are fitted with a 6.2-liter V-8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque, output that's directed to the ground via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Cylinder-deactivation technology allows the Escalade to operate on only 4 cylinders under light load situations.

Fuel Economy
All that power under the hood allows the 2014 Cadillac Escalade to tow up to 8,300 lbs., but it also comes at the expense of fuel efficiency. In RWD guise, regular and ESV models earn EPA estimates of 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. That's the best-case scenario; opt for AWD and the city rating slides just a bit to 13 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Cadillac Escalade received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Escalade.

Among the Escalade's standard safety items are 6 air bags, OnStar telematics with emergency response services, rearview camera and rear park-assist sensors, bright HID headlights and LED taillights, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes.

Available Trims for the 2014 Cadillac Escalade
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Base (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 63745.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Premium (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 72250.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Luxury (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 67970.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Platinum (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 80520.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name Base (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 66295.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Luxury (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 70520.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Premium (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 74800.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Platinum (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 83070.00 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 including 4-way power lumbar control, independently heated driver and front passenger seat cushions and seatbacks (3 settings) and 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, 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 accents
  • Luggage rack center rails
  • Assist steps, Black with chrome accents, mounted between front and rear wheels
  • Fascia, front, body-color
  • Fascia, rear, body-color
  • Moldings, color-keyed bodyside with chrome accents
  • 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, 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) 7-spoke ultra-bright machined finish aluminum with premium painted accents
  • Tires, P285/45R22, all-season, blackwall TL AL2
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Sunroof, power, tilt-sliding with express-open/-close and wind deflector (Not included when (A4K) sunroof delete is ordered.)
  • Assist steps, power-retractable
  • Headlamps, IntelliBeam
  • Wheels, 4 - 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) 7-spoke chromed aluminum
  • 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
  • Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • 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
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC power
  • 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, rear fascia with dual exhaust outlets, tinted clear CHMSL and tail lamps, new rear two piece applique and badge, 22" 7-spoke ultra-bright machined finish aluminum wheels with painted accents
  • Platinum includes unique upper and lower front grilles and fascia, (S85) unique 22" multi-spoke chrome wheels, (T4Q) LED headlamps, Cut-and-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 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 or (415) Cocoa/Light Linen interior, unique door sills, unique floor mats,
SAFETY
  • 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 (AL0) Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first, second and third row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bags, seat-mounted side-impact, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
  • 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, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3/CD/DVD video/audio changer compact flash, DSP, RDS, clock, voice recognition and USB interface
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
  • 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. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current ra
  • 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) 2-channel 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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