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2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV Large Luxury SUV

MSRP Range: $50,780 - $55,805

Invoice Range: $46,464 - $51,062
Price Quote

MSRP As Tested: $55,370

Versions: ESV, EXT

Vehicle Category: Full-size, Luxury, Sport Utility Vehicle

Engine Location: Front Engine

Drive Wheels: All-Wheel Drive

Engine As Tested: 6-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, V8, 345-hp at 5,200 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm

Transmission As Tested: 4-Speed Automatic

Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 12/16

Standard Safety Features: Driver and Front Passenger, front and side airbags, power 4-wheel disc brakes, Antilock Braking System, Traction Control

Competition: 2003 Acura MDX, 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2003 Lexus RX 300, 2003 Lincoln Navigator, 2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

The biggest Cadillac sport-utility wagon ever produced measures even larger than full-size Escalade. Its length exceeds Escalade by 22 inches, and there's an additional 20 inches applied lengthwise at the rear of the cabin. Call it the super-size SUV as it compares in scope and structure to Chevrolet's Suburban but contains Escalade's elaborate contents plus class-leading muscle. It also develops the highest gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) and best trailer tow numbers.