The 2003 Cadillac Escalade is the founding member of the
Escalade line that now includes the EXT crossover SUV/pick-up
and the huge extended Cadillac Escalade ESV, a match for
the Chevy Suburban. The 2003 Cadillac Escalade has a slightly
less powerful engine and serves a different purpose than
the other two but it can still tow with the best and naturally,
has the high degree of luxury we expect from Cadillac. Specifically,
it was built to out-do the rest of the SUV market and, when
it comes to a solid combination of luxury and performance,
the 2003 Cadillac Escalade has achieved just that.
The 2003 Cadillac Escalade is offered in two versions, 2WD
or All-Wheel Drive (AWD). The interior features are the
same for both models.
OnStar System with one-year service that includes navigation,
roadside assistance and concierge services. Air conditioning
with tri-zone automatic climate control (including rear
controls), combine with cruise control, leather upholstery,
power-adjustable pedals, memory system (driver seat, pedals,
mirrors) and heated front and second row seats to provide
the ultimate level of occupant comfort.
Styling and comfort are further enhanced by wood interior
trim, tilt leather/wood-wrapped power steering wheel with
stereo controls, an overhead console (universal garage-door
opener, rear radio controls, rear headphone jacks) and a
Bose AM/FM/cassette with in-dash 6-disc CD changer. Additional
options such as DVD, XM satellite radio and a power sunroof
are also available to the consumer who wants to have some
extra as a cherry on top.
The 2003 Cadillac Escalade models all share a distinctive
front-end, distinguished by the large Cadillac wreath and
crest and characteristic egg-crate grille. Tow hooks recessed
into the front fascia and rectangular fog lamps add more
function in a stylish detail. At the rear, the functional
step bumper is accompanied by a standard Class VII trailer
The 2WD Escalade is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine
capable of 285 horsepower at 5200rpm and 325lb-ft of torque
at 4000rpm. This provides 7700 lbs of towing power. The
6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine in the AWD Escalade has a power
output 345 horsepower at 6000rpm and 380lb-ft of torque
at 4000rpm. The AWD can tow up to 8500 lbs and a 4-speed
automatic transmission does the shifting and provides the
following specs for fuel economy; 14/18 mpg (city/hwy) from
the 2WD and 12/15 mpg for the AWD model. Load-leveling suspension,
automatic shock-absorber control, traction control and many
other high-quality mechanical features add to the handling
and performance capability of the Escalade.
Safety and Security
The 2003 Escalade has a remarkable collection of standard
safety equipment. 4-wheel antilock disc brakes combine with
a front-seat dual-level air bag system for driver and passenger
where the passenger side senses the passenger's presence.
A rear-obstacle detection system is also standard, making
parking a breeze.
Car Price Quote on a Used 2003 Cadillac Escalade.
5.3L OHV V8
285 @ 4,600
345 @ 5,200
5.3L - 14 / 17
6.0L - 12 / 16