Certified Pre-Owned 2011 CADILLACEscalade Luxury 6.2 SUV

  • VIN: 1GYS4BEF7BR353785
  • Stock: 12012G
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CADILLAC Escalade
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Odometer
93,220 miles
Fuel Economy
13.0/18.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Beige
Interior Color
Beige
Body
SUV
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
All-wheel Drive
Engine
6.2L V8 F OHV 16V FLEX FUEL / ALL WHEEL DRIVE

Highlighted Features

  • Navigation system
  • Blind spot sensor
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Emergency communication system
  • Power moonroof
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Chrome wheels

Dealer Notes

RAMSEY CORP IS HOME OF AUTO LOAN SPECIALIST ! THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A FREE 3 MONTH WARRANTY; EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE. FAMILY OWNED, NO COMMISSION SALES, NATIONWIDE SHIPPING RATES

Leather / Heated Seating 
Rear Parking Camera 
Xenon Headlamps 
3RD Row Seating 
DVD Player 
Navigation 
Sunroof 
2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE LUXURY
1GYS4BEF7BR353785
4 DOOR SPORT UTILITY
6.2L V8 F OHV 16V FLEX FUEL
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
2011 Cadillac Escalade



It’s easy to consider the Cadillac Escalade a superstar because of its flash and reputation, but after my experience in the 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, I’m convinced it’s more like a diva. This SUV is ginormous, and I was interested to see how it really worked as an everyday family hauler. However, the Escalade ESV didn’t really care what I thought. It was going to do whatever it wanted.

The 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV hits the high notes like singer Katy Perry — it gets there but works awfully hard to do so.

The three-row Escalade ESV, which is 20 inches longer than the Escalade, drove like a mansion on wheels and felt like one when we were in it. With its V-8 engine, driving on the highway was awesome as long as the road was mostly straight. Parking lots were difficult and I couldn’t imagine running errands in the Escalade ESV without parking far away from the other cars so I wouldn’t worry about the Escalade ESV’s butt hanging out of the spot.

This SUV lacked some significant (and expected) family-friendly features, too. The Escalade ESV was interested in pampering me, but it had to be done its way or not at all. Some might argue that’s not really pampering then.

With a starting MSRP of $66,080, the Escalade ESV isn’t for the faint of heart. My test car, a top-of-the-line Premium Edition with four-wheel drive, cost $88,295. Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: The Escalade ESV with four-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 13/18 mpg city/highway. Ouch. So much for the kids’ college fund.

EXTERIOR


The 2011 Escalade ESV was so big it made all the other cars around it feel like an entourage of hangers-on. It has plenty of chrome and shined like an opera singer dressed for the stage and ready to hit the high notes.

The high notes aren’t so much new notes. The Escalade ESV has shiny 22-inch wheels, chromed air vents, and a power liftgate and running boards. The running boards were a source of pain early in my test drive because I kept whacking my shins on them as they automatically dropped down when I opened the door. I did finally remember they were there and seldom hit my shins after a few days. The diva had slayed me.

My kids — ages 7 and 9 — had few problems getting in the ESV, but closing the doors once they were inside was another matter. If your kids are young they’re going to need some assistance.

The Escalade ESV is 222.9 inches long. Make sure to measure your garage before bringing this beast home. I could fit it in my garage but couldn’t close the garage door because the bumper obscured the door’s sensor. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

The Escalade ESV has a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8. It uses regular gas or E85 ethanol, which lowers its fuel economy to 9/13 mpg.

SENSE AND STYLE


Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Fair-Great
Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove-On): Good Times

INTERIOR


There’s something about the Escalade ESV that feels old school. It could be its old-fashioned gear shifter on the steering-wheel column or its key for starting the SUV. Yes, in this $88,000-plus SUV I had to put the key in the ignition and start it myself.

With standard seating for seven, many might think of the Escalade ESV as a minivan alternative. An optional second-row bench seat increases seating capacity to eight. The problem is it isn’t family-friendly; it’s more Hollywood-friendly. There are only two sets of lower Latch anchors in its three rows of seats, and the second row’s cupholders are on the rear of the front row’s center console. This position is difficult for kids in car seats to use. There also aren’t any bottleholders in the doors.

In the front row, I enjoyed the heated and cooled seats and the heated steering wheel. The heated and cooled cupholders, which worked well, won my heart. However, the brushed-aluminum trim on the center stack and center console kept reflecting the sunlight right into my eyes. I’m such a whiner. Who’s the diva now?

It’s in the third row where the Escalade ESV pays off. It has 9.3 inches of extra legroom in the third row versus the regular Escalade, and it seats three, which is awesome. What’s not awesome is the third row is split 50/50, so the person in the center position sits on a big crack between the seats. The major hiccup I had is there’s no power-folding mechanism for the third row, and because the cargo area is ginormous and long, it requires you to climb into the cargo area to fold the seats. They don’t fold flat, but they’re removable. When removed, there’s not a flat load floor because of the third row’s footwell, which is great when sitting in the third row. The second row has a power-folding mechanism, but I had to unfold the seats manually. Ultimately, it seems as though the Escalade ESV has to muscle a lot of features when it should be finessing these things by now.

If your kids are in high school, the Escalade ESV is a good fit. And for crying out loud, if you ever tow anything the ESV is a good fit. If you have a small garage, a small wallet or small children, you’ll want to seriously consider whether this SUV is a good fit.

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT


Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore
Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore

SAFETY


The Escalade ESV’s second-row captain’s chairs had the only Latch anchors in this three-row SUV. The Latch anchors are easy to access. The tether anchors are at the bottom of the captain’s chair seatbacks, so their accessibility isn’t great but this isn’t uncommon. A variety of child-safety seats fit without a problem in the Escalade ESV, with the exception of the third row’s center seating position.

The 2011 Escalade ESV received three out of five stars in rollover crash-test ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, but it hasn’t undergone the agency’s other crash tests. It also hasn’t been crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Standard safety features include rear-wheel drive, all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with rollover mitigation technology, traction control, a blind spot warning system, a backup camera with rear parking sensors, and six airbags, including side curtains for all three rows. Four-wheel drive is optional.

Detailed Specifications

  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Air conditioning
  • Auto tilt-away steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Emergency communication system: OnStar Directions & Connections
  • Front beverage holders
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated entry
  • Memory seat
  • Navigation system
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger door bin
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Pedal memory
  • Power moonroof
  • Power windows
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Remote engine start: keyfob
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Alloy wheels
  • Auto-leveling suspension
  • Chrome wheels
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Front wheel independent suspension
  • Power steering
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • 1st row LCD monitors: 1
  • AM/FM radio: XM
  • CD player
  • CD-MP3 decoder
  • DVD-Audio
  • Radio data system
  • Rear audio controls
  • Remote CD player
  • Speaker type: Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround
  • Speakers: 10
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Turn-by-turn navigation directions: OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Wireless phone connectivity: Bluetooth
  • 3rd row seats: split-bench
  • Front center armrest: w/storage
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power 4-way driver lumbar support
  • Power 4-way passenger lumbar support
  • Power driver seat
  • Power passenger seat
  • Rear seats Folding position: tumble forward
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Cylinder configuration: V-8
  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Drive type: all-wheel drive
  • Engine liters: 6.2
  • Engine location: front
  • Fuel economy city: 13mpg
  • Fuel economy highway: 18mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 26.0gal.
  • Horsepower: 403hp @ 5,700RPM
  • Limited slip differential: mechanical
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Mode select transmission
  • Number of valves: 16
  • Rear locking differential
  • Recommended fuel: Flexible
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Torque: 417 lb.-ft. @ 4,300RPM
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Approach angle: 17 deg
  • Departure angle: 22 deg
  • Ground clearance (min): 229mm (9.0")
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Bodyside moldings
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Door mirrors: chrome
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear cargo: power liftgate
  • Roof rack
  • Spoiler
  • Trailer hitch receiver
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • 3rd row headroom: 963mm (37.9")
  • 3rd row hiproom: 1,247mm (49.1")
  • 3rd row legroom: 650mm (25.6")
  • 3rd row shoulder room: 1,567mm (61.7")
  • Air Pollution Score (AP): 5
  • Compression ratio: 10.40 to 1
  • Curb weight: 2,583kg (5,694lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 103.2mm x 92.0mm (4.06" x 3.62")
  • Engine displacement: 6.2 L
  • Engine horsepower: 403hp @ 5,700RPM
  • Engine torque: 417 lb.-ft. @ 4,300RPM
  • Exterior body width: 2,007mm (79.0")
  • Exterior height: 1,928mm (75.9")
  • Exterior length: 5,144mm (202.5")
  • Front headroom: 1,044mm (41.1")
  • Front hiproom: 1,537mm (60.5")
  • Front legroom: 1,049mm (41.3")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,656mm (65.2")
  • GVWR: 3,311kg (7,300lbs)
  • Greenhouse Gas Score (GG): 1
  • Interior cargo volume: 479 L (17 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 3,084 L (109 cu.ft.)
  • Passenger volume: 4,871L (172.0 cu.ft.)
  • Payload: 728kg (1,606lbs)
  • Rear headroom: 996mm (39.2")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,544mm (60.8")
  • Rear legroom: 991mm (39.0")
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,656mm (65.2")
  • Towing capacity: 3,674kg (8,100lbs)
  • Turning radius: 5.9m (19.5')
  • Wheelbase: 2,946mm (116.0")
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Blind spot sensor: warning
  • Compass
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Display: analog
  • Front fog lights
  • Front reading lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • High intensity discharge headlights: Xenon
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Outside temperature display
  • Parking sensors: rear with camera
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Ignition disable
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Security system
  • Tracker system
  • Traction control

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

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Overall4.3Out of 5
  • Best ride I have ever owned.

    By Bosspenguin on Friday, March 29, 2019

    5.0
    Great ride for the money, I bought the premium level. Was looking for a used Suburban or Tahoe and came across the Escalade ESV. I have never looked back. Got it used with 65K on the odometer and put new Michelin LTXs on it. Handled great all winter, the all-wheel drive worked flawlessly through all the snow and ice, did not miss the 4 wheel drive from my previous crew cab. Super comfortable, loaded with almost every option, and lots of power from he 6.2L. Everyone in the family loves it on long trips (that's why we bought it) and plenty of storage and space for everything you can bring. The 22 inch tires are great looking but may make the ride a little more bumpy, the tires handle fantastic on the curves with the magnetic ride control though.
  • Awesome vehicle

    By tjcmccain on Monday, August 02, 2010

    4.0
    My particular Escalade is a 2007 ESV with all the options except for the Captians chairs for the middle row. I bought my Escalade used in 2008 to replace a 2006 Suburban that was unsuitable for Alaska weather since it was only 2 Wheel drive. The Vehicle has a great combination of power and comfort that is unmatched by anything else I have ever driven. I have pulled travel trailers and car trailers through the Denali mountains, and to Chichina AK averaging nearly 14 MPG. I know a Escalade is a luxury vehicle not normally used for pulling but when you have over 400 HP and 400 lbs of Torque why not use it. I will say the City Mileage from the 6.2 Liter is terrible but it more than makes up for it on the Highway were I have gotten as high 23.5 miles MPG on a 900 mile round trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage. Mechanically the Escalade is as sound as anything else out there. I have had a few problems with the electronics though my DVD changer quit working and destroyed some disc and I had it in the shop 5 times for issues with the heated seats but over the last 6 months I havent been to the dealership for anything other than a oil change knock on wood. If your looking for an amazing ride with plenty of capability and you can afford it I would highly recommend the Escalade to anyone.
  • Great suv

    By Jay on Sunday, July 15, 2012

    5.0
    Good
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