2018 Cadillac Escalade for Sale

The Cadillac Escalade demands attention and raised eyebrows like few vehicles manufactured in the past few decades. As one of the most sought after luxury vehicles we offer here at McGrath Cadillac in Hiawatha, we love getting a chance to talk about it. The 2018 model builds on its rich legacy of luxury, but make no mistake, this ain't your daddy's Caddy. The unmistakably refined styling remains, as well as the iconic Cadillac badging, but cutting edge technology takes the forefront with the Escalade.

New for 2018 in the Escalade

The 2018 sports utility Escalade utilizes a 10-speed automatic and, on the platinum model, features a maple sugar interior with jet black accents. Trust us, it looks as delicious as it sounds.

Side profile of the Escalade

Features in the 2018 Escalade

Silver 2018 Cadillac Escalade

This extravagant full-size SUV comes with AWD (All Wheel Drive) and available in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. The base trim accommodates with a desirable cluster of top-of-the-line equipment. However, the Premium Luxury and Platinum editions take this majestic American machine to a whole new level.

All models of the Cadillac Escalade SUV come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available as a $3,000 option, and you can purchase a long-wheelbase Escalade ESV model for an additional $3,000.

V8 Engine 420Horsepower

Automatic Transmission 10Speed

Seating 8Passengers

The Cadillac Escalade SUV hit the streets in the middle of the 2018 and has come to define the modern luxury vehicle. Coupled with its generous sizing, state-of-the-art entertainment and safety technology, plus a powerful V8 engine, it provides an incomparable smooth ride. Not to mention its cabin is fitted with first-class contemporary materials that will have you looking for excuses to take a drive. This Caddy SUV's features range from a 360-degree camera to a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and much more. It's the stuff dreams are made of. The 2018 Escalade size specifications are as listed: 203.90 in length, 80.50 in width, 74.40 in height, and 116in in wheelbase.

Front grille on the 2018 Escalade

Escalade vs Escalade ESV

2018 Cadillac Escalade SUV and ESV

The two are identical in features, equipment, technology, and other attributes. The single difference is size. The ESV model adds additional space for third row passengers. The ESV model has 14 more inches of wheelbase and 20.4 more inches of overall length. The space behind the third row is where you will see the largest increase and enlarges cargo volume from 15.20 cubic feet to 39.30 cubic feet. Leg room for the third row passengers also has a large increase from 24.80 inches in the Escalade to 34.50 in the Escalade ESV. A back-seat entertainment system is optional in base and Luxury models for $1,995 and no doubt about it, it's worth every penny.

Trim Level Comparison & Price

2018 Cadillac Escalade Standard

Cadillac Escalade

Starting at $73,995
It comes standard with leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third-row seat, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable pedals, and a heated steering wheel. It also incorporates an 8-inch touchscreen, a 16-speaker Bose surround-sound system, navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, smartphone integration, five USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless device charging. The basic driver assistance incorporates a 360-degree parking camera, active park assist, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-seat occupant reminder, and a Teen Driver system.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Starting at $93,095
You thought things couldn't get any sweeter. The Escalade Platinum SUV, which is the most expensive SUV in this series, is priced at $93,095 and comes with premium leather upholstery, 18-way power-adjustable massaging front seats, power-retractable steps, a built-in cooler, dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and has unique styling elements that set this remarkably elegant machine apart from the rest.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

Cadillac Escalade Luxury

Starting at $86,075
Priced at $86,075, the Luxury model adds a heads-up display, sirius XM, heated steering wheel, power moonroof, and heated seats. The luxury model comes equipped with safety features like: lane keep assist, lane change alert with blind zone alert, and rear cross traffic alert.

2018 Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury

Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury

Starting at $89,790
Priced at $89,790, the Premium Luxury model adds a Blu-Ray rear-seat entertainment system, full-speed automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and cornering headlights. You're fantasizing about how good you'd look behind the wheel right now. It's okay, we won't tell.

Cadillac Escalade Interior

Inside the 2018 Cadillac Escalade
Second Row Seating in the Cadillac Escalade

Escalade includes standard second-row captain's chairs, in which seven passengers can easily be accommodated. Additionally, configurations are available to increase seating capacity to eight. Leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel are standard. Higher trim levels have premium leather, massaging front seats and 18-way power-adjustable front seats.

Quality Seating in the Cadillac Escalade

Escalade Interior Quality

You might want to remove your socks, because the unquestionably exquisite cabin of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is sure to knock them clean off. With refined materials like leather and wood covering every inch of its surface, it's hard not to fall in love. Exhibiting attention paid to every detail, the design is something to behold and delivers the type of fit-and-finish drivers have come to expect from the Cadillac experience.

Cargo Space in the Cadillac Escalade

Escalade Cargo Space

There's 15.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats in standard-wheelbase models and a maximum of 94.2 cubic feet, providing you all the space you'll need for daily tasks and extended adventures alike.

Escalade Performance

2018 Cadillac Escalade hauling a boat


In terms of gas mileage and fuel efficiency, the Escalade four-wheel-drive model gets up to 14 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway, which is a bit above par for the class and has an estimated cruising range of 546 miles based on highway MPG testing. When you're looking for a vehicle with the capabilities to comfortably seat 8 passengers, efficiency is typically sacrificed, but not with the Escalade.

Escalade Engine Brawny V8

A sleeping beast awakened by a tap of the gas pedal, this Caddy SUV is powered by an ample 420 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. Paired with a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission, new for the 2018, the downright sneaky delivery of thrust feels effortless, enabling safe and snappy maneuverability.

Escalade Ride & Handling

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is built on a truck-based platform rather than a car-based crossover platform. Nevertheless, the Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension of this SUV provides a driving experience that will leave you with a devilish grin.

Safety Features & Warranty

Safety Features

Making it a must-buy for the 2018 model year,
Escalade includes the following safety features:

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Traction Control


For your peace of mind, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is secured by a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

2018 Cadillac Escalade driving through the city Front design of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade

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