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.Read more Read less
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.
Power and acceleration; controlled ride; interior space (ESV); increased efficiency (Hybrid) safety
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.
ESV 4D 2WD
ESV 4D AWD
ESV 4D Platinum 2WD
ESV 4D Platinum AWD
ESV 4D Ultra Luxury 2WD
ESV 4D Ultra Luxury AWD