2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Cadillac Escalade

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
2WD 4dr LuxuryGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 15
Hwy: 15
$76,970.00
2WD 4dr PlatinumGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 15
Hwy: 15
$89,275.00
2WD 4dr PremiumGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 15
Hwy: 15
$81,470.00
2WD 4dr StandardGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 15
Hwy: 15
$72,970.00
4WD 4dr LuxuryGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 14
Hwy: 14
$79,570.00
4WD 4dr PlatinumGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 14
Hwy: 14
$91,875.00
4WD 4dr PremiumGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 14
Hwy: 14
$84,070.00
4WD 4dr StandardGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 14
Hwy: 14
$75,570.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $72,970.00
Invoice: $68,226.95
Hwy MPG: 22 mpg
City MPG: 15 mpg

Pros

Stylish, iconic look and bold profile; warm, inviting cabin trims; strong V8 truck performance; advanced safety technology throughout; smooth, quiet ride yet responsive handling

Model Highlights

The 2015 Escalade model line includes standard-length and extended-length Escalade ESV models, as well as Luxury and Premium versions of each. With any of these models you also have a choice between rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

All Escalades have a 6.2L V8 engine. With an aluminum block and heads, direct injection, variable valve timing, this is a big V8, but a thoroughly modern one. The engine makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and thanks to an Active Fuel Management system, which will run the engine on four of its cylinders during coasting or some lower-speed cruising conditions, it returns EPA ratings of up to 15 mpg city, 21 highway.

Four-wheel-drive models include an Auto mode that allows on-demand 4-wheel drive when the conditions demand it. All models also have an automatic-locking rear differential.

The Escalade is built on a fully boxed frame, which allows the toughness for towing and heavier uses and payloads. All versions of the Escalade now also include Magnetic Ride Control, a system that uses special shocks that can change their damping characteristics in just a fraction of a second, allowing the softness to soak up coarse surfaces and road shocks while firming up for quick emergency maneuvers when needed. With variable-assist electric power steering, new-design body mounts, a wider rear track, and a new suspension geometry in back, the Escalade handles well for such a heavy vehicle. Meanwhile, Active Noise Cancellation technology and special acoustic-laminate glass help keep it quiet inside. The Escalade also includes 4-wheel disc brakes--now with Duralife rotors with up to double the normal service life.

Cadillac Escalade ESV models are about 20 inches longer overall, with a wheelbase that's 14 inches longer. Both offer an official seating capacity of seven or eight, depending on the layout, and seating space is technically the same; but the key difference is that ESV models offer easier access to the third-row seats, as well as more than double the cargo space behind the third row (39.3 cubic feet for the ESV, versus 15.2 cubic feet for the standard-length Escalade). Throughout the Escalade's interior, the traditional luxury ambiance hasn't been forgotten, and the cabin feels plush and very well detailed, with cut-and-sewn materials and real wood trim.

In the instrument panel for all models, a high-resolution, 12.3-inch information cluster replaces conventional analog gauges, instead offering a choice of layouts, as well as a go-to point for trip-computer functions, navigation, and hands-free calling functions; meanwhile, there's also the Cadillac User Experience (CUE), a system that uses sophisticated voice controls combined with a capacitive screen at the center of the instrument panel; it even incorporates proximity sensing--showing different menus depending on how near the user's hand is to the display. The system now also includes Siri Eyes Free compatibility, with the capability to read incoming text. The OnStar 4G LTE data connection is also available, which turns the vehicle into a high-speed mobile hot spot.

The entire model line gets a new front-seat center airbags, which are designed to inflate and act as a cushion between the driver and passenger in some kinds of collisions. Luxury and Premium models include Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert as standard, while separately a Driver Awareness Package includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and a Safety Alert seat that transmits warnings to the driver with patterned vibrations. There's also a Front and Rear Automatic Braking system that takes it a step further and might help avoid or reduce the severity of an accident.

There's also a new Bose Centerpoint sound system in the 2015 Escalade; it includes 16 speakers, including five in the instrument panel and doors, as well as SurroundStage signal processing. A Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system that's tied into it, with a 9-inch screen in the Escalade and twin screens on the ESV. It includes a USB port, an SD slot and RCA inputs.

The Escalade Luxury models add huge 22-inch Ultra-Bright Finish alloy wheels, a Driver Awareness Package, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Assist, Intellibeam headlamps, second-row power-folding seats, a sunroof and a head-up display. And top Premium models add the Driver Assist Package with automatic braking and adaptive cruise control, illuminated door handles and rear-seat entertainment.

Model News

The Cadillac Escalade is all-new for 2015, offering stronger performance, improved comfort and just as much attitude and lavish luxury as ever--as well as more active-safety technology.

The Escalade Hybrid is, gone from the lineup for 2015.

Value Writeup

The Escalade is a luxury-vehicle icon--both as one of the most luxurious and noteworthy American luxury vehicles and as a capable truck beneath it all.

Cadillac says that the Escalade's EPA highway rating of 21 mpg is 17 percent higher than that of the previous model, and significantly better than that of either the Mercedes-Benz GL550 or Lexus LX 570. Yet the Escalade can reach 60 mph in less than six seconds--shockingly quick for a vehicle of its size and weight.

The Escalade's trailer-towing rating of up to 8,300 pounds (or 8,100 pounds for the ESV) is better than that of the Land Rover Range Rover or either of those other models. Separately, the new front-seat airbag is unlike anything else in this class, potentially providing an added assurance in some types of accidents, while all the active-safety features might help keep you from ever getting in one.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Crystal Red Tintcoat

Manufacturers Code: (GBE)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Gray Silk Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (G1C)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Terra Mocha Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GWX)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Silver Coast Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GWT)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Radiant Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAN)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Dark Granite Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GXG)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

White Diamond Tricoat

Manufacturers Code: (GBN)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Majestic Plum Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (G7U)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black
 

Black Raven

Manufacturers Code: (GBA)

  • Shale w/Cocoa Accents
  • Jet Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year10.3
Vehicle
Rear Door TypeLiftgate

Chassis

Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front3250 lbs
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear3550 lbs
Curb Weight - Front2717 lbs
Curb Weight - Rear2810 lbs
Option Weight - Front0.00 lbs
Option Weight - Rear0.00 lbs
Reserve Axle Capacity - Front533.00 lbs
Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear740.00 lbs
As Spec'd Curb Weight5527.00 lbs
As Spec'd Payload1273.00 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity1573.00 lbs
Gross Combined Wt Rating14000 lbs
Gross Axle Weight Rating6800.00 lbs
Curb Weight5527.00 lbs
Reserve Axle Capacity1273.00 lbs
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6800.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.5000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.8300 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.830 lbs
Maximum Trailering CapacityN/A
Frame
Frame TypeLadder-type
Sect Modulus Rails OnlyN/A
Frame RBMN/A
Frame StrengthN/A
Frame ThicknessN/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontIndependent
Suspension Type - Rear5-Link
Spring Capacity - Front3250 lbs
Spring Capacity - Rear4100 lbs
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front3925 lbs
Axle Capacity - Rear4200 lbs
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front1.81 mm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear1.81 mm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front1.41 in
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear1.10 in
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQSS
Rear Tire Order CodeQSS
Spare Tire Order CodeRC4
Front Tire SizeP275/55R20
Rear Tire SizeP275/55R20
Spare Tire SizeP265/70R17
Front Tire CapacityN/A
Rear Tire CapacityN/A
Spare Tire CapacityN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - FrontN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - RearN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - SpareN/A
Wheels
Front Wheel Size20 x 9.0 in
Rear Wheel Size20 x 9.0 in
Spare Wheel Size17 x -TBD- in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center17.3
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock3.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb39.0 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.0 x 1.2 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.6 x 0.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx26 gal

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeM5U
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.56
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.97
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.69
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.27
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.65
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy22 MPG
Cruising Range - City390.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City15 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined17 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy572.00 mi
Engine
Engine Order CodeL86
Engine TypeGas V8
Displacement6.2L/376
Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM420 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM460 @ 4100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (3rd)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity16.7 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity7
Front Head Room42.80 in
Front Leg Room45.30 in
Front Shoulder Room64.90 in
Front Hip Room60.90 in
Second Head Room38.70 in
Second Leg Room39.00 in
Second Shoulder Room64.40 in
Second Hip Room60.20 in
Third Head Room38.10 in
Third Leg Room24.80 in
Third Shoulder Room62.60 in
Third Hip Room49.30 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase116.00 in
Length, Overall w/rear bumper203.90 in
Length, OverallN/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors80.50 in
Height, Overall74.40 in
Overhang, FrontN/A
Overhang, Rear w/o bumperN/A
Front Bumper to Back of CabN/A
Cab to AxleN/A
Cab to End of FrameN/A
Ground to Top of Load Floor32.1 in
Ground to Top of FrameN/A
Frame Width, RearN/A
Ground Clearance, Front8.0 in
Ground Clearance, Rear8.0 in
Body Length0.00 ft
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Side Door Opening HeightN/A
Side Door Opening WidthN/A
Step Up Height - FrontN/A
Step Up Height - Side22.0 in
Cab to BodyN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to ConsoleN/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Top, RearN/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ FloorN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Tailgate WidthN/A
Cargo VolumeN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 194.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 251.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 315.2 ft³
Ext'd Cab Cargo VolumeN/A

Exterior

Doors
Side Door TypeSwing-out

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Maintenance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Rear Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat (Female): * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: Not Rated Rear Seat Rating: Not Rated

Overall Rollover Rating: * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 22.9%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
14V259000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 16, 2014

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
1,402

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles manufactured April 6, 2014, through May 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the air bag module is secured to a chute adhered to the backside of the instrument panel with an insufficiently heated infared weld. This may result in only a partial deployment of the front passenger air bag in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence:
In the event of an accident, an air bag that only partially deploys increases the risk of occupant injury.

Remedy:
GM sent the owners an interim notification letter on May 16, 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the instrument panel right side upper trim panel, free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14220. Note: Owners are advised that until the vehicle has been remedied, occupants should not sit in the front passenger seat position.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
14V624000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 06, 2014

Component:
AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
1046

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV vehicles. The passenger side instrument panel top cover on the affected vehicles may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, causing a reduction of adhesion between the spacer fabric and the vinyl show surface. This reduced adhesion may result in inconsistent passenger air bag deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence:
Inconsistent air bag deployment increases the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the instrument panel top cover, free of charge. The recall began on November 11, 2014. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 14686.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V651000

Mfg's Report Date:
September 8, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3,640,162

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles and 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle, GMC Sierra 1500, Buick Encore, and 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse, Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles. In the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 16007.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V437000

Mfg's Report Date:
July 10, 2017

Component:
AIR BAGS, SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
40,683

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse and Chevrolet Spark EV, Caprice PPV and SS vehicles, 2014-2017 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Tahoe, Trax, Suburban and Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 vehicles. While being previously remedied for recall 16V-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. Without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) software to activate a diagnostic test. During this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

Consequence:
A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the SDM software. Vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the SDM replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 17287.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V586000

Mfg's Report Date:
September 7, 2018

Component:
STEERING

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
1,015,918

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles. Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist.

Consequence:
If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18289.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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