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CADILLAC Escalade ESV Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 2002
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2020 - Present

The Escalade was available in two body lengths, and the top-of-the-line ESV was the most expensive and the most luxurious from its lineup. While other carmakers had their flagships as limousines, Cadillac's top vehicle was the Escalade. Even though it was built on the same platform as a workhorse pickup, its luxurious interior and exterior design made it a flagship like no other. With...

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diesel engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT AWD (277 HP)

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT RWD (277 HP)

gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 10AT AWD (420 HP)

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 10AT RWD (420 HP)

2014 - 2020

This use to be the most expensive luxury American car at the time of the launch. We know Tesla is more expensive, but that is not in the luxury-car segment. The 2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV had few trim levels and the top one was the Platinum. First of all, we had to understand that underneath all the chrome and LED-lights and retractable steps to enter the car, there is a Chevrolet pickup-tru...

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gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 EcoTec3 FlexFuel 6AT (426 HP)

  CADILLAC Escalade ESV 6.2L V8 EcoTec3 FlexFuel 4WD 6AT (426 HP)

2006 - 2013

The ESV was designed for people looking to perfectly blend utility and luxury. The first generation of Escalade was introduced back in 1999. Considering the existence of the Tahoe, the idea didn’t sound very promising, as the Escalade was basically a reworked Tahoe with lots of leather on the inside wood accents inside the cabin. However, the refreshed 2002 model suffered many changes and ...

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2002 - 2006

The Cadillac’s first truck-based vehicle, the Escalade was designed to blend the features of a luxury car with the capabilities of an SUV. The brand new 2002 model offered more power and improved driving dynamics. Available with a two-wheel-drive of a four-wheel drive system, both models offered powerful engines, such as the 5.3-liter powerplant that cranked out 285 hp (with the 2-wheel-dr...

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