Cadillac is one of the most popular car brands on the planet, and they have a history that has helped set them apart from many of their contemporaries. They are known for making luxurious rides for people to get their hands on, and their most popular models offer things that other rides simply cannot. During the 2000s, the Cadillac Escalade became one of the most popular models around, and to this day, people continue to be enamored with this luxurious SUV.
Though there was a brief gap in production, the Cadillac Escalade has been able to thrive in a market that is always looking for the latest and greatest thing to knock the older rides off their perch.
So, how has Cadillac been able to do this better than most other companies around? Well, let’s take a look at the Cadillac Escalade through the years to find out how the pulled this off!
15. 1999 Escalade
The 1999 Cadillac Escalade was the first of what has become a long line of Escalades, and this was the ride that Cadillac has continued to build off of over the years. This model came with 255 horsepower, and it was only able to get 14 mpg for its drivers.
14. 2000 Escalade
After releasing the first Cadillac Escalade with the 1999 model, Cadillac came back the following year with the 2000 Escalade. This car would not make any significant strides from the year prior, and it would end up being the last model of the original Escalade before Cadillac put it on ice.
13. 2002 Escalade
After a brief break in production, Cadillac brought the Escalade back into the fold with the 2002 Escalade model. After taking some time to figure things out, Cadillac would try and make some strides with the Escalade. The 2002 model had a boost of 345 horsepower, though it only got 13 mpg.
12. 2004 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition
The 2004 Cadillac Escalade was able to come along and introduce the ESV Platinum Edition, which was a nice option for consumers to have. This suped-up version of the regular Escalade model had up to 345 horsepower like before, and its mpg would get up to 15, which was a modest improvement.
11. 2006 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition
During the 2000s, the rebirthed Escalade was becoming one of the most popular rides in America, and as such, Cadillac made sure not to tamper too much with something that the public clearly wanted. The horsepower and mpg were unchanged, but modern touches to the exterior certainly helped get people interested.
10. 2008 Escalade Platinum Edition
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition was a gorgeous ride that people could not wait to get their hands on. This ride had a lot to like about it on the outside, but people were interested in seeing how the performance would measure up. The mpg would not differ much, but the horsepower reached over 400.
9. 2009 Escalade Hybrid
Never a company to be left in the dust, the hybrid takeover of the late 2000s saw Cadillac enter the fold with the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The goal here was to maintain power and increase its mpg, and Cadillac did well here. It got up to 22 mpg and it had 370 horsepower.
8. 2010 Escalade ESV
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV is a gorgeous ride that looks as sleek as anything else on the road when it debuted. This car was part of the third generation of Escalades to hit the road, and by now, Cadillac had the formula down. Most specs about the ride changed minimally.
7. 2012 Escalade Platinum Edition
Not unlike some of the other third-generation Escalades out there, the 2012 Escalade Platinum Edition had plenty of style and power under the hood. Even though it had been on top for some time, people continued to flock to the Escalade each year that it was released. The 0-60 time for the 2012 model was 6.7 seconds.
6. 2014 Escalade
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade would end up being the final model in the third generation of Escalades, and at this point, people were ready for something new. No matter how popular a model is, making strides is the name of the game. Needless to say, the Escalade was ready for something new.
5. 2016 Escalade
At long last, the Cadillac Escalade was heading into a new generation, and fans could not wait to see what the company was going to roll out. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade was a solid entry into the Escalade line, and its 420 horsepower proved to be a nice selling point.
4. 2017 Escalade Radiant Package
The fact that the 2017 Cadillac Escalade had a Radiant Package just goes to show people that even the most stylish models out there can always use something to freshen it up a bit. This particular model was within the fourth generation of Escalades, which means that it had plenty of power.
3. 2018 Escalade ESV
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV was a beautiful and modern entry into the Cadillac line, and it falls within the fourth generation of Escalades. There were several different color options available for consumers, and not unlike other Escalades within its generation; this ride had a lush interior that was a huge selling point.
2. 2019 Escalade Sport Edition
Never one to grow stagnant and not mix things up for consumers, Cadillac was ready to do something interesting with its 2019 model. So, they unleashed the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition, which had a blacked-out exterior. The car had a Wi-Fi hotspot available and it had a Bose Centerpoint system.
1. 2020 Escalade ESV
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is the newest offering from the company, and similarly to Escalades before it, it has a steep price tag. The ride has good towing capacity, though there are not a whole of changes to speak of. It has been knocked for its infotainment system and its ability to remain composed while turning.