This full-size luxury sport utility vehicle was Cadillac's first entry in the SUV market. It was a response to the Lincoln Navigator, produced by Ford and now finds itself competing with the used Range Rover Sport, used Lexus LX and the used Infiniti QX56 among others. If the government had mandated back in 1998 that it build a Cadillac Escalade, you can expect, not counting budget over-runs, it would eventually get built and be available soon. Fortunately, Cadillac is a privately run entity and it green lighted and built what is arguably the classiest and most luxurious SUV in just 10 months. It may have received a bit of negativity from the masses when it first came out -- as this was clearly a departure for the venerable builder of luxury sedans -- but Cadillac saw the light and it was and is SUVs. The Escalade went from late entry to standard bearer for luxury, cool, got-to-have-it full size SUVs in the U.S.
AutoMall.com has 3,581 Cadillac Escalade models listed for sale across the country. Prices start at $2,900 and have an average price of $40,998. It is available in these trim levels: ESV and EXT. Available drivetrains include: 4WD, AWD and RWD.