For 2008, the Escalade remains relatively unchanged as a four-door luxury SUV featuring a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 403 horsepower linked to a four-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. What’s new is the addition of a two-mode hybrid system that offers not only a cleaner burning engine but also increased fuel economy.Read more Read less
For 2008, Cadillac's flagship Escalade luxury SUV is now available as a 2WD on the ESV. In addition, the V8 Ultra Luxury Collection Package, which includes an audio system with navigation, a rearview camera system, Intellibeam headlamps, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, 22-inch chromed aluminum wheels, and a sunroof is available on the Escalade, ESV, and EXT. New exterior colors for 2008 include Stealth Gray and Infrared Tintcoat for the Escalade and ESV and Sonoma Red for the EXT.
Power and acceleration; controlled ride; interior space (ESV); safety; style statement.
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade stands out from its competitors with its powerful, 403-horsepower engine, plush interior appointments and entertainment options, and an interior design that is possibly the most opulent of any American-produced vehicle. The EXT also offers more luxury and comfort features, and makes more of a style statement, than nearly any other pickup truck available.