Looking for a Used Cadillac Escalade?

July 10th, 2020 by

A black used Cadillac SUV, a 2017 Cadillac Escalade, is driving on a street near Fort Worth, TX, after the rain.

With the fourth-generation Cadillac Escalade nearing its end, it’s a good time to look at buying a used Cadillac SUV. With the next-generation Escalade beginning, there are sure to be deals for the current generation. Of course, you might not be able to afford Tom Brady’s stretched Becker Cadillac Escalade ESV, with six-way electric reclining seats, a 32-inch TV, and Wi-Fi connectivity inside, but we’re sure you will be able to find something similar at a much more affordable price. Tom Brady’s Escalade is a fourth-generation model, by the way, and those were made from 2015-2020, so there are a lot of years to look at when searching for the perfect match for your lifestyle, even for those of us who aren’t six-time Super Bowl champions.

The Cadillac Escalade has become a cultural icon and remains a favorite of musicians, athletes, entertainers, business executives, and politicians. There is a reason why Tom Brady drives an Escalade—Escalades are a symbol of success with unmatched style and luxury amenities. There is nothing subtle about the Escalade as its bold stylings, copious amounts of chrome trim, and yards of leather indicate. It’s the self-proclaimed king of the hill and its status as America’s premier luxury SUV unquestioned.

So, what can you expect to find in a Cadillac Escalade in your search for a used, fourth-generation model? Lots of luxury and plenty of fancy tech, of course. A big V8 engine and massaging front seats? Of course. A rear entertainment system with a 9-inch overhead screen? You bet. These are all options that you might come across, with the exception of the V8 engine, which is standard on all trims. There is obviously a lot to love about Escalades, and we at Frank Kent Cadillac want to tell you a bit more about what you can expect when shopping for one used. So let’s get into it.

Luxury Comes Standard

When you start looking for an escalade, you will find that standard features on the are plentiful and, depending on the model year, include 12-way power-adjustable seats, 20-inch chrome-plated aluminum wheels, magnetic ride control, and a hands-free power liftgate. Other standard features may consist of heated and cooled front seats, front and rear park assists, rain-sensing wipers, a surround-vision camera, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a 16-speaker Bose Centerpoint system, Wi-Fi, CUE with navigation, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

That’s not all, though—the standard luxury is seemingly endless in the Escalade with: a remote starter, tri-zone climate control, a power-folding 3rd-row seat, automatic park assist, which will park the Escalade for you, and surround vision, which offers a 360-degree view of the vehicle and its surroundings. While some years have more standard features than others, you will likely be able to find a used Escalade with all of those luxuries, and often you will be able to find even more.

Endless Luxury

While every Escalade comes loaded with the latest tech, convenience, and luxury features, there is always room for more. Available features that you will run into as you search for the perfect Escalade for you and your family include 22-inch machine-finished wheels, Nappa semi-aniline leather, suede microfiber headliner, and climate-controlled 18-way-adjustable front seats with massaging functionality for the driver’s side. You might also find your Escalade has a head-up display and a sunroof, as well as the aforementioned rear-entertainment system with a 9-inch overhead screen. Wireless headphones, a suede headliner, and a leather-wrapped instrument cluster and console are also options to outfit and personalize your Escalade.

Excellent Performance

You can expect to be equally impressed with the Escalade’s powertrain. Though there is only one engine choice, it’s powerful, efficient, and refined—just as you would expect from a Cadillac Escalade. The 6.2-liter V8 makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque while returning impressive fuel efficiency of 23 MPG on the highway. With such a powerful engine, you’ll appreciate the fuel economy and the smooth 10-speed automatic transmission. You’ll also appreciate the ability to tow up to 8,300 pounds.

With this combination of power and efficiency, you will be able to use the Escalade as your daily driver without worrying about spending too much on gas. Whether you are towing the boat to the lake or taking the kids to school, you will be the envy of the neighborhood.

Safety Features Galore

Naturally, the Escalade comes with the latest in safety features—and then some. Expect to find such features as lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, side blind-zone alert, rear-camera mirror, cross-traffic alert, and an upgraded braking system. The Cadillac Escalade takes your safety seriously. Just look at how many different cameras you’ll find onboard: a rearview camera, side view cameras, surround-view camera, and a top-view camera. You’ll also find a parental control system to give you peace of mind when your kids get behind the wheel.

One of the best features you’ll find is automatic park assist. One of the virtues of the Escalade is its sheer size, but when trying to parallel park, the size can be daunting. With the Escalade’s park assist, however, you can pull up to a spot and let the ultrasonic sensors do the work. The Escalade will steer for itself while you work the pedals and ease into a parking spot. This is a standard feature as of the 2017 model year, so you will find it on every Escalade after that time.

The Luxury of Space

The Cadillac Escalade offers a luxurious driving experience because of how richly outfitted it is, but another feature of the Cadillac SUV is its abundance of cargo and passenger space. The Escalade can seat up to 8 passengers, and with the rear seats folded contains 51.6 cu.ft. of cargo space. With both the rear and second-row seats folded, there is a total of 94.2 cu.ft. The Escalade ESV does even better with 39.3 cu.ft, 76.7 cu.ft., and 120.9 cu.ft., respectively. This is above average for a large luxury SUV, so you will have plenty of room for your friends and everyone’s gear. If you are a growing family and are looking for more space, and lots of luxury and convenience amenities—and entertainment for the kids—you can’t go wrong with the Cadillac Escalade.

Finding What You Need at Frank Kent Cadillac

Whether you are looking for a luxury full-size SUV like the Cadillac Escalade or a luxury high-performance sedan like the CT6-V, you clearly want more from your driving experience. That’s why buyers turn to Cadillac—for high-performance luxury. You don’t have to be Tom Brady, though, to get our attention. At Frank Kent Cadillac, the community is our most valuable asset. We strive to provide a professional atmosphere built around ethics, honesty, and integrity. Our goal is to provide the best customer service, and we do this by treating everyone like family and offering the best value around. This is a philosophy that has guided us since 1935 and continues to this day.

If the Cadillac Escalade has caught your attention, stop by Frank Kent Cadillac in Fort Worth and take a test drive. Our expert staff can answer any questions you might have about the available features so that you can get an idea of what model might be best for your lifestyle and budget. The Cadillac Escalade is a staple of the Cadillac lineup, being introduced with the 1999 model year, so there are many used models to choose from. Shop online or stop by the dealership and chat with us—we are here to help get you on the road in style. And while we can’t promise any Super Bowls, we can guarantee a ride that makes you feel like a champion.

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