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2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV
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When you add size on to the already large Escalade, you teeter on the verge of creating an entirely new vehicle segment. The 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV does just that, tacking on an extra 22 inches of length. Perhaps it should be redesignated as some sort of SUV/transport truck hybrid-it has all the qualities of the former and the power and size of the latter.

Of course, the Cadillac Escalade ESV is still a luxury vehicle, so this proposed redesignation can never happen. It will have to settle for being the biggest, most powerful luxury SUV on the planet.

Available Models
The 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV is offered in one base trim, with a special Platinum Edition available. The Escalade and Escalade EXT are each covered in separate reviews.

Interior Features
The result of Escalade ESV's added size is 20 more inches of interior length to work with. This lets the Escalade ESV provide up to eight passengers with even more comfort and premium seating. All in all, it can offer a whopping 131.6 cubic feet of interior cargo volume.

The 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV is filled to the brim with comfort features. The OnStar System, air conditioning with tri-zone automatic climate control (including rear controls), a memory system (driver seat, pedals, mirrors), heated front and second-row seats, rear radio controls and a Bose AM/FM/cassette player with in-dash 6-disc CD changer start things off, and more follow from there.

The Platinum Edition features added standard items such as special interior trim, a DVD navigation system and a DVD entertainment system.

Exterior Features
The ESV Platinum Edition also has a touched-up exterior style. It features the luxury utility segment's first factory-installed 20-inch chrome wheels, a slightly lowered stance, a chrome grille and Platinum lettering on the liftgate.

Having the distinction of being the strongest luxury SUV pretty much sums up Cadillac's commitment to performance. Even when filled, the Escalade ESV still has plenty of power. It is fitted with a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine able to produce 345 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. 4-speed electronic automatic transmission is standard.

All-wheel drive is also standard, giving the big, bold SUV plenty of confidence in bad weather. The Escalade ESV also features GM's StabiliTrak system with road-sensing suspension. In tandem, these two systems improve body stability, ride comfort, trailering performance, wheel control and overall handling.

Safety and Security
Safety is paramount with the 2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Standard equipment includes antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, dual front airbags, front side airbags, all-speed traction control, a rear-obstacle detection system and a tire-pressure monitor.

2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV- New for 2004

Roomiest, most powerful full size luxury SUV in the world
New Platinum Edition with premium interior and 20-inch chrome wheels
345-hp (257 kw) 6.0L V-8 high-output engine
Hydra-Matic 4L60-E HD transmission
Full-time all-wheel-drive system
Electronic throttle control, StabiliTrak, Road Sensing Suspension
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
Bose premium sound system
XM Satellite Radio (continental U.S. only), trailering package and tire pressure monitor now standard
Sunroof and rear seat entertainment can now be combined
Exterior colors: Quicksilver, Red E
Sable Black exterior renamed Black Raven

Fast Stats
7 / 8
MSRP from
6.0L V8
345 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
12 / 16

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