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2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Original MSRP Range
Available Style(s)
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
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2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Escalade EXT Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Escalade EXT AWD 4dr Base$63,060 / $58,9618 Cylinder40313 / 186-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Escalade EXT AWD 4dr Luxury$67,250 / $62,8788 Cylinder40313 / 186-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Escalade EXT AWD 4dr Premium$69,640 / $65,1138 Cylinder40313 / 186-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT a Safe Car?

For a vehicle based on a pickup-truck chassis, the Escalade EXT is remarkably composed, with steering, braking and cornering capability generally disguising its agrarian roots; we would wish, however, for better on-center steering feel. Integral to the behavior of the chassis is GM's StabiliTrak, an electronic stability control system that improves stability by detecting and minimizing skids. It also offers head curtain side air bags with rollover protection for all seating rows, dual front side-impact airbags and pretensioners to minimize passenger movement during a collision.

Helping to avoid collisions are standard four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, along with the established safety of a responsive, albeit thirsty, V8 powertrain.

Rollover Rating

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/100,000 Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Luxury Pkg
  • Premium Pkg


2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs the competition

Ford F-150 Platinum: This high-end Ford pickup credibly matches earlier efforts by Lincoln. After all, Cadillac introduced the Escalade EXT as a counter to Lincoln's ill-fated Blackwood. More recently it was kept in production as a response to Lincoln's Mark LT, another F-Series with Rodeo Drive (rather than mere rodeo) aspirations.

Ram 1500: The Ram brand will throw as many upscale accoutrements at their Ram 1500 as you'd care to buy. But it's not quite the truck/SUV blend you get with Cadillac's EXT.

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