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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,494 $65,770
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,445 $69,995
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,008 $74,875
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,179 $82,545
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $63,879 $68,320
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,829 $72,545
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,392 $77,425
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,563 $85,095
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,494
$59,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,770
$63,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1096 / month
$1053 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 61.8 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 34.9 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 49.4 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.1 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) NA - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 79.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) NA - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.5 21.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) NA 31.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 222.9 202.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 9
Height, Overall (in) 73.1 75.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA 21.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.8 16.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 137.4 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QXK QXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QXK QXK
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 P265/65R18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1200 1245
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8000 8300
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2921 2784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2852 2704
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code L94 L94
Displacement 6.2L/376 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.85
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.15
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD HD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac Escalade
Body Code 130" WB NA
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 46
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs Independent w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.42
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3925
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs 5-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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