2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV Values

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2009 model year changes

For 2009, Cadillac's flagship Escalade adds a gas-electric Hybrid to its lineup. The 6.0L Vortec V8 powerplant is available in either two-wheel or all-wheel drive and makes 332 hp. It is mated to a hybrid-specific 6-speed and has a towing capacity of 5,800 lb. E85 FlexFuel capability is now available, as is Side Blind Zone Alert, XM NavTraffic, power-adjustable tilt steering, express-up windows, and Magnetic Ride Control suspension on Escalades with 22-inch wheels. The standard audio system now includes navigation, while a Bluetooth interface through OnStar and a rearview backup camera are standard as well. A special Black Cherry exterior color will be available for a limited time.

Competitive comparison

Power and acceleration; controlled ride; interior space (ESV); increased efficiency (Hybrid) safety

Special features for 2009

The 2009 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 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. With the introduction of the Escalade Hybrid and the Escalade E85, fuel-conscious shoppers have more incentive to consider this luxury SUV.
For 2009, the Cadillac Escalade ESV enjoys a few new features, including E85 FlexFuel capability, Bluetooth connectivity, an updated OnStar system, a power-tilt steering wheel, an optional Side Blind Zone Alert system, Magnetic Ride Control suspension on trim levels with 22-inch wheels and a standard navigation system that includes real-time traffic updates. As the largest member of the Cadillac Escalade family, the ESV combines a luxury persona with seating for up to eight passengers and a maximum cargo capacity of 137.4 cubic feet. Powered by a 403-hp V8 engine with 417 lb-ft of torque, Cadillac Escalade ESV specifications list a choice of two-wheel- or all-wheel-drive paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode. Towing capacity for the AWD trim is 7,800 pounds. Fuel economy is 12 mpg city/19 mpg hwy and 14 mpg in combined driving for the two-wheel-drive version. Inside, the ESV delivers many of the same features as the regular Escalade but adds an additional DVD system with a large, eight-inch flip-down screen for third-row passengers. Safety equipment includes stability control with a rollover sensor, antilock disc brakes, traction control and full airbags.