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5 of 5 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV Overview
The 2013 Cadillac Escalade ESV takes the luxury and status of an Escalade and adds even more utility with a longer wheelbase that opens up the cargo area.
Similar to the Escalade, the 2013 Escalade ESV is all glam and glitz with not much subtlety. It stands tall and handsome and with its ample size, definitely stands out in practically any setting. The ESV version has a 14-inch longer wheelbase and more than 20 extra inches of overall length compared to the standard Escalade, resulting in an extra 28 cubic feet of cargo space. 18” alloy wheels are standard, but to really fill the wheel wells optional 22” alloy wheels with wider low-profile tires are optional. Standard exterior features include entry-assist steps, HID headlights with daytime running, a powered lift-back tailgate, and roof rails. Options are extensive and include powered side steps, LED headlights, and a powered sunroof.
The interior of the 2013 Escalade ESV is nothing short of posh. The inside is huge and features basically everything you could ever want in a car: automatic climate control, Bose Audio system, satellite navigation system, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, and a power-adjustable steering wheel and pedals. The options are what you’d expect on a luxury car as well: rear-seat entertainment system, walnut trim pieces, and powered-rear seats.
All 2013 Escalade ESVs get a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque. A heavy-duty six-speed automatic is standard and the Escalade ESV is available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Base models are equipped with an adaptive suspension that accommodates different road surfaces, but fancier models get magnetic suspension that monitors itself up to 1000 times every second and makes adjustments every 5 milliseconds, adapting to the road conditions seamlessly. With RWD, the Escalade ESV will return 14/18 mpg city/highway and with 4WD, the economy drops to 13/18 mpg city/highway.
Standard safety features are also plentiful and include six airbags, traction/stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, parking sensors, and the OnStar safety system. The OnStar system monitors the car and alerts authorities if the car is crashed or stolen. The only optional safety feature is lane-change assist. The standard Escalade on which the ESV is based earned five star front and side safety ratings from the NHTSA. Overall, however, the Escalade earned a four-star score because of its rollover potential.