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2004 Cadillac Escalade

2004 Cadillac  Escalade
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The full-size luxury SUV with bite, Cadillac's Escalade probably tops the list as the luxury vehicle with the most appearances in rap videos. This popularity with young crowds delights the makers at Cadillac. Their impressive resurgence is a direct result of building models like the Escalade that appeal to wider, market-dominating demographics.

Escalade's 2002 U.S. sales went up 15.5 percent from 2001. Cadillac hopes this number continues to rise. For 2004, they've added a few refinements and new standard equipment. XM satellite radio, with its 100 coast-to-coast digital channels, is now standard, as is the trailering package and second-row bucket seats.

Available Models
The 2004 Cadillac Escalade is available with either two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT are reviewed separately.

Interior Features
The brawny, four-door 2004 Cadillac Escalade is large and striking. With a second-row bench seat instead of the now-standard bucket seats, the Escalade can fit eight passengers.

As a luxury SUV, the 2004 Escalade is simply filled with standard features. Some of the names from the long list include the OnStar System, air conditioning with tri-zone automatic climate control (including rear controls), a tilt leather-wrapped/wood steering wheel with radio controls, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, 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.

A DVD rear-entertainment system is optional, as is a DVD navigation system. The former features a 7-inch flip-down screen.

Exterior Features
With its big front grill, massive lights and overall size, the 2004 Cadillac Escalade certainly cuts an imposing figure. New exterior colors for 2004 include Blue Chip, Quicksilver and Red E, replacing Silver Sand, Green Envy and InfraRed.

Rear-wheel drive Escalade models have a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine that doles out 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Models with all-wheel drive get a 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine with 345 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission gets the big guy efficiently up to speed.

The 2004 Cadillac Escalade is not only powerful; it is also smart. An advanced multiplexed electrical architecture greatly reduces the number of wires, splices and connectors, minimizes weight, and improves packaging efficiency, reliability and durability.

Safety and Security
Comprehensive safety features are another trademark of the 2004 Escalade. Standard equipment in this regard includes antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, dual front airbags, front side airbags, a rear-obstacle detection system and a tire-pressure monitor.

2004 Cadillac Escalade - New for 2004

Most powerful full size SUV in the world
XM Satellite Radio (continental U.S. only), trailering package, second-row bucket seats, and tire pressure monitor now standard
Second-row bench seat becomes a no-charge option
Sunroof and rear seat entertainment can now be combined
Exterior colors: Blue Chip, Quicksilver, Red
Sable Black exterior renamed Black Raven

Fast Stats
7 / 8
MSRP from
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
295 @ 5200
345 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
5.3L: 14 / 18
 6.0L: 12 / 16

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