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2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT Large Sport Utility Truck

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

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

MSRP As Tested: $55,000

Versions: ESV, EXT

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

Engine Location: Front Engine

Drive Wheels: Rear-Wheel Drive and optional All-Wheel Drive without low-range gears

Engine As Tested: 5.3-liter, Dual Overhead Cam, V8, 285-hp at 5,200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm optional engine - 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): 5.3-liter engine - 14/18 optional 6-liter engine - 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

All powerful, totally luxurious, convertible from comfortable sport-utility to practical pickup, the biggest with the most-est: These are parameters for Cadillac's innovative Escalade EXT that seems like the elite Escalade sport-ute but with the boxy rear bay discarded in favor of the shortened bed of a pickup. The back wall of the cabin also functions as a back door leading to the truck bed. Many new features go into EXT for 2003, including redesigned seats and optional second row buckets, plus DVD-based video entertainment gear, passenger-sensing air bags, power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals.