Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Models and Escalade Hybrid History

In the wake of rising gas prices, Cadillac conformed to the pressure to produce a more fuel-efficient version of their Escalade sport utility vehicle. Debuting for the 2009 model year, the Escalade Hybrid became the first Cadillac to use a gasoline/electric powertrain. The sport utility vehicle used an innovative automatic transmission. Called a 2-mode hybrid system, a transmission is combined with two electric motors creating a more efficient drive. Regenerative braking, a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack and an Auto Stop mode (allowing the gasoline engine to shut off at a stop) were also part of the electrified portion of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Providing gasoline power was a special 6.0-liter V-8 engine featuring Active Fuel Management and an Atkinson-cycle combustion process. The gasoline engine of the Escalade Hybrid delivered 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque. According to Cadillac, the hybrid version of the Escalade achieved up to 50 percent better fuel economy than the conventional luxury sport utility vehicle under certain driving conditions. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid could also tow a load up to 5,800 pounds in weight. Offered with rear-wheel as well as all-wheel drivetrains, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid was largely indistinguishable from the conventional version of the Escalade in appearance. Interior passenger capacity for seven occupants was preserved with the gasoline/electric powertrain. The Escalade Hybrid was standard equipped with high-end features such as an eight-inch touch screen navigation system and Nuance leather upholstery. In 2010, a Platinum trim version of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid was introduced featuring unique wheels, rear passenger DVD entertainment system, LED headlights and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. The hybrid version of the Cadillac Escalade disappeared following the 2013 model year.

New and Used Escalade Hybrid Prices, Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Model Years and History

The hybrid trim of the standard Escalade, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is a full-size luxury SUV with seating for seven.
Largely an uncompromised premium utility vehicle, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid supplies top notch V-8 luxury while obtaining fuel economy over 20 miles per gallon.
Utilizing a 6-liter Vortec V-8 alongside a special two-mode hybrid transmission, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive luxury sport utility supplying more than 20 miles per gallon in fuel economy.
A full-size luxury hybrid SUV, the 2010 Cadillac Escalade is in a class of its own with seating for up to eight passengers and a 2-mode hybrid system which helps it achieve over 20 mpg on the highway.
Expanding the lineup with a green luxury SUV, the 2009 Escalade Hybrid is just as capable as the non-hybrid, yet gets 45% better fuel economy around town.