Body style: Truck
Segment: Premium SUV
Production years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

CADILLAC Escalade EXT 2006-2013 3 Photos
CADILLAC Escalade EXT (2006-2013)CADILLAC Escalade EXT (2006-2013)CADILLAC Escalade EXT (2006-2013)

When more and more customers started to ask for more features on their pickup-trucks, Cadillac saw an opportunity to offer them a luxury light-utility vehicle.

While in the '90s, the association of a premium brand with a pickup-truck seemed inappropriate, in the 2000s, that idea started to take shape. Cadillac made its move and introduced the EXT version for the second generation of the Escalade. In 2006, along with introducing the third generation of the big SUV, the American premium carmaker brought back the EXT version: a four-door pickup-truck based on the same chassis as the Chevrolet Silverado.

The third generation of the Escalade brought a new styling for the front fascia with narrower headlights, and thus it made room for a broader, pined-out grille. There was one distinct difference between the premium SUV and the EXT version behind the C-pillar. While the SUV continued with a trunk or the third row of seats, the EXT featured a bed. After all, someone could fit a tent in that covered bed, an ATV, or two off-road motorcycles.

Cadillac offered side steps, which reduced the ground clearance but enhanced comfort when stepping inside. As usual for that lineup, the American carmaker spoiled the customer with a mixture of the leather-wrapped cabin, wood-trims, and chrome accents. A wide center console with a refrigerated storage area inside big enough for a six-pack found its place between the cooled and heated front seats. The rear seats were suitable for three adults, and there was limited storage behind the bench.

The EXT was available with one powertrain option, a 6.2-liter V8 that offered 409 hp. The engine was paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive.

CADILLAC Escalade EXT 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  1 gasoline engine
  • 6.2L V8 6AT (409 HP)

6.2L V8 6AT (409 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - 6.2L V8 6AT (409 HP)
Displacement:6199 cm3
Power:301 KW @ 5700 RPM
409 HP @ 5700 RPM
404 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque:417 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
565 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System:Electronic Injection
Top Speed:107 mph (172 km/h)
Drive Type:All Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed automatic
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:P265/65R18 AL2
Length:222 in (5639 mm)
Width:79.1 in (2009 mm)
Height:74.5 in (1892 mm)
Front/rear Track:68.1/67 in (1,730/1,702 mm)
Wheelbase:130 in (3302 mm)
Ground Clearance:9.2 in (234 mm)
Cargo Volume:54.3 cuFT (1538 L)
Unladen Weight:5774.9 lbs (2619 kg)
Gross Weight Limit:7000.9 lbs (3176 kg)
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