Bold and commanding, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade delivers big rewards when it comes to cargo capacity and power. The Escalade also provides high levels of luxury and style, with a plush cabin and dramatic sheet metal.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV that seats seven passengers, and it’s sold in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum trims. A V8 engine supplies the power, and both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available.
For 2018, the Escalade ushers in a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Upright and angular, the 2018 Escalade has an intimidating presence on the road. A towering chrome grille dominates the front fascia, and the SUV’s profile spotlights a flat beltline and sculpted side panels. Base models ride on 20-inch wheels.
The list of standard features includes a chrome roof-mounted luggage rack, chrome bodyside moldings, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, heated power-folding side mirrors with auto-dimming capability, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a capless fueling system and a hands-free liftgate. You can upgrade your Escalade with a variety of 20- and 22-inch wheel designs, illuminated exterior door handles, a power sunroof and power-retractable side steps.
The Cadillac Escalade’s cabin is nothing short of palatial. The broad center stack is edged in handsome metallic accents, and high-quality materials are used throughout. There’s lots of room in the first two rows, but adults will find the third row to be tight on space. The Escalade provides 15.2 cubic feet of capacity behind the third row and 51.6 cubic feet behind the second row. With both the second and third rows folded, the Escalade delivers 94.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
Standard interior amenities include heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-folding third-row seat, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable second-row bucket seats, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery for the front seats and tri-zone automatic climate control. The list of available features includes a cooled console and upgraded semi-aniline leather upholstery.
Cadillac’s Escalade dazzles when it comes to acceleration, and it feels solid and stable on the road. It’s motivated by a 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission shifts the gears, and both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered.
The Escalade achieves fuel economy of up to 14/23 mpg city/highway, and it’s capable of towing up to 8,300 pounds.
With the 2018 Escalade, you get a full and satisfying assortment of technology features. Base models are equipped with a Wi-Fi hot spot with 4G LTE connectivity, self-parking capability, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a 16-speaker Bose sound system, five USB ports, an auxiliary input, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, navigation, gesture and voice recognition, front and rear parking sensors, HD radio, satellite radio, a surround-view camera and wireless smartphone charging. Cadillac’s Teen Driver feature is also standard, and this amenity allows you to set parameters for secondary drivers.
Available equipment includes forward and reverse automatic braking, blind spot warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat entertainment system. Also, an innovative rear camera mirror is available, which provides a wider, less obstructed sight line than a traditional rearview mirror.
By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 4/18/2018)
Warren Clarke is a writer and editor whose work has been published in outlets such as the New York Daily News and Edmunds.com. He enjoys providing car owners with information that can help enhance and simplify their lives.
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2018 Cadillac Escalade Deals on CARFAX
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2018 Cadillac Escalade Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is $44,893 - $64,100.
The average selling price is $55,347.
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Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$74,695 - $96,795
This is the price range for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$44,893 - $64,100
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