"I spent 15 yrs as a new car dealership mechanic . Master ASE certified and 4 yrs at a Cadillac dealership in N.Y. so I do know more than the average car owner . My 2007 Escalade is nicely optioned with everything from the navigation system, phone and even a sunroof . At just over 400 horsepower it has plenty of power just like my Cadillacs of the 70s and with all-wheel drive, it truly can use its power to keep you moving through the worst weather and road conditions and keep you very comfortable and safe. I used to have at least 1 Cadillac car and 1 Chevy full sized truck. I even owned a Cadillac formal limousine and can truly say my 07 Escalade fits all of those vehicles into 1. I have the benefits of a tough truck with the smooth ride of a Cadillac with the class of a limousine and it takes up just 1 spot in my driveway. <div>
</div><div>With the 6.2 liter LS3, yes it's technically an L94 which is an LS3 with extra mechanical hardware for cylinder deactivation but not used as the computer software wasn't completed yet. Meaning the LS3 has larger intake manifold ports in the cylinder heads meaning the engine can make much more than the 403 horsepower it's currently rated at with the 6-speed automatic transmission I do get just under 19 mpg on the highway and 14 mpg city. The best gas mileage of any Cadillac I truly like. My 1998 sedan Deville with the North star engine did get 26 mpg highway but as a front wheel drive only vehicle It never rode as nice as any of my other Cadillac and I have owned over 20 myself and just bought my mother and stepfather a 2018 Cadillac XT5. </div><div>
</div><div>My 07 Escalade has over 130k miles and ride like new. Looks excellent inside and outside and other than the electric folding outside rearview mirror not folding in but staying in normal driving position so no real problem . They did underestimate the force people use on out door handles and if pulled in the wrong direction the plastic (yes plastic) chrome plated handles break and they still work but i replaced mine and reinforced the new ones and they haven't broke yet. They are inexpensive to buy and easy to install but should have been made out of metal, it is a truck and Cadillacs always had door handles you could hold onto with all of your weight and they held as solid as a bank vault handle. </div><div>
</div><div>I have done all the maintenance items as every owner should and have had no strange problems or failures other than the power folding mirror gears stripping out but mirrors can be manually folded in or out for car washes of keeping them folded when parked in tight parking spots as in a lot of beach bars or even tight side streets with barely room to park and supposed to have room for traffic to travel in both directions. I can also say my escalade handles extremely well even at very high speeds . 130 mph with more speed to be had but enough for a test of speed done on a highway way out in the country with nothing to harm but myself and fields of grass . I have driven my Escalade 1402 miles in 19hrs 45 minutes on my way from Fl to N.Y. and other than stopping for gas even when the tank was still 30 percent full and using 74 gallons of gas. I could have done better fuel mileage but I do like to travel quite fast when the road conditions are great. I set the instrument info display to MPH and Fuel Range and that's all that really matters. Yes I do check coolant temp but have never had a check engine light set by a vehicle problem and have had a great experience with this vehicle and have seen 2007s for sale In good running condition with over 285k miles on them. </div><div>
</div><div>I sold my 2000 Cadillac Escalade with 185k miles and sold it for what I paid for it after owning it for 6yrs and it never needed anything but maintenance items that every vehicle requires. To swap it up find a good used 3rd gen (2007 -2014) check your carfax and owner history and have it checked by a mechanic at a shop, it's well worth a hundred to 150 just be safe your buying a truck that looks clean underneath as it does inside and out and if it all looks good buy it while you can. I have driven the newer model 2015 and up and it looks nice but 20-inch rims or bigger might look good but just don't give enough tire sidewall to absorb bumps as well as the 18-inch rims which were the smallest rims available in 2007. Good luck finding one. Mines not for sale</div>"