Exterior

Built on the same platform as the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, the Escalade ESV stretches 20.4 inches longer than the regular Escalade. Fourteen of those inches go to extending the wheelbase, which allows for larger rear doors unconstrained by wheel wells. Height increases by 1.2 inches, and width remains about the same. Despite the bigger dimensions, curb weight increases by just 126 pounds.

Exterior details are identical to the regular Escalade's, with jeweled headlights flanking Cadillac's now-familiar grille up front, and large, rectangular taillights in back. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard; 22-inch wheels are optional.

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    Engine Fan
    The vehicle has electric cooling fans. The fans spinning at low speed during most everyday driving might be heard. The fans can turn off if no cooling is required. Under heavy vehicle loading, tra ...

    License Plate Lamp
    To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate for more information. Passenger Side Shown, Driver Side Similar 2. Push the left end of the lamp assembly towards the ri ...

    Factory Settings
    This feature allows you to set all of the customization features back to their factory default settings. Press the customization button until Factory Settings appears on the DIC display. Pres ...