Cadillac Escalade Family - 2009

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Overview

Models:

Cadillac Escalade; Cadillac Escalade ESV; Cadillac EXT

Body style / driveline:

Escalade: full-size, 4-door luxury SUV, front-engine, 2WD & AWD (7 to 8 passengers); Escalade ESV: full-size, 4-door extended wheelbase luxury SUV, front-engine, 2WD & AWD (7 to 8 passengers); Escalade EXT: full-size, 4-door luxury sport-utility truck, front-engine, AWD (2 to 5 passengers)

Construction:

body-on-frame, all-welded, fully-boxed, ladder-type channel design, with hydroformed front and rear sections

EPA vehicle class:

full-size, 4-door luxury sport utility

Manufacturing location:

Escalade and Escalade ESV: Arlington, Texas; Escalade EXT, Silao, Mexico

Key competitors:

Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 470, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Infiniti QX56; Lincoln Mark LT

Engine

Type:

6.2L V-8 (L9H)

Applications:

Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

Displacement (cu in / cc):

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

coil near plug ignition, iridium electrode tip / iridium core spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

10.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

403 / 301 @ 5700*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

417 / 565 @ 4300*

Recommended fuel:

premium recommended but not required

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O2 sensor

EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

Escalade 2WD: 12 / 19

Escalade AWD: 12 / 19

Escalade ESV: 12 / 19 (2WD; 4WD N/A)

Escalade EXT: N/A

Transmission

Type:

Hydra-Matic 6L80 RWD six-speed automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

First:

4.027

Second:

2.364

Third:

1.522

Fourth:

1.152

Fifth:

0.852

Sixth:

0.667

Reverse:

3.064

Final drive ratio:

3.42

Overall ratio (spread):

6.04

Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent, coil-over-shock w/36-mm stabilizer bar; Road Sensing Suspension, real-time damping

Rear:

five-link with coil springs, 28-mm stabilizer bar

Traction control:

all-speed traction control

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

17.75

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

39.04 / 11.9

Brakes

Type:

power-assisted four-wheel discs with standard four-channel ABS; vented front discs, solid rear discs; twin-piston front calipers, single-piston rear calipers

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30

rear: 13.5 x .787 / 345 x 20

Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

18-inch x 8-inch 7-spoke machined aluminum (std.)

 

18-inch x 8-inch 7-spoke chromed aluminum (opt.)

 

22-inch x 9-inch 7-spoke chromed aluminum (opt.)

Tires:

P265/65R18 AL2 Bridgestone (touring) blackwall steel-belted radials (domestic and export)

 

P285/45R22 AL3 Bridgestone (performance) blackwall steel-belted radials

Dimensions

Exterior

 

Escalade

Escalade ESV

Escalade EXT

Wheelbase (in / mm):

116 / 2946

130 / 3302

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

202.5 / 5143

222.9 / 5660

222.0 / 5638.9

Overall width (in / mm):

79 / 2007

79.1 / 2010

79.1 / 2010

Overall height (in / mm):

74.3 / 1887

75.5 / 1916

74.5 / 1892

Track (in / mm):

front: 68.2 / 1731.8

front: 68.2 / 1731.8

front: 68.2 / 1731.8

 

rear: 67.0 / 1701.8

rear: 67.0 / 1701.8

rear: 67.0 / 1701.8

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

9 / 229

9.2 / 234.6

9.2 / 233

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

31.6 / 802.1

32.3 / 820

31.9 / 810

Approach angle (deg):

17

15.9

15.8

Departure angle (deg):

21.9

21.95

19.6

Curb weight (lb / kg):

5490 / 2490 (2WD)

5691 / 2581 (AWD)

5707 / 2588 (2WD)

5943 / 2695 (AWD)

5990 / 2717 (AWD)

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

52 / 48

52 / 48

52 / 48

Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row (except Escalade EXT)

Seating capacity (up to 8 total):

2

2 / 3

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

Escalade, 40.3 / 1023; Escalade ESV & EXT, 41.1 / 1043;

Escalade & ESV: 38.5 / 978.0; Escalade EXT, 38.1 / 968.6

Escalade, 38.2 / 971.3; Escalade ESV, 38.1 / 966.7

Legroom (in / mm):

Escalade, ESV & EXT, 41.3 / 1048.9

Escalade, 39.0 / 990.8; Escalade ESV, 39.5 / 1002.5; Escalade EXT, 39.1 / 993.1

Escalade, 25.4 / 644.2; Escalade ESV, 34.9 / 887.5

Shoulder room (in / mm):

Escalade, ESV and EXT, 65.3 / 1657.9

Escalade, ESV and EXT, 65.3 / 1657.4

Escalade, 61.7 / 1566.1; Escalade ESV, 64.7 / 1643.6

Hip room (in / mm):

Escalade, ESV and EXT, 64.4 / 1636.7

Escalade, 60.6 / 1538.9; Escalade ESV and EXT, 61.8 / 1570.1

Escalade, 49.1 / 1246.5; Escalade ESV, 49.4 / 1254.3

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

 

 

 

Behind 1 st row, 2 nd row folded no third row

Escalade, 108.9 / 3084; Escalade ESV, 137.4 / 3890.8

 

 

Behind 1 st row, 2 nd row folded

Escalade EXT, 54.3 / 1537

 

 

Behind 2 nd row no third row

 

Escalade, 60.3 / 1707.7; Escalade ESV, 90 / 2548.5

 

Behind 1 st row, 2 nd row folded, Midgate down, Escalade EXT

101 / 2859

 

 

Cargo bed, Escalade EXT:

45.5 / 1289

 

 

Behind 3rd row:

 

 

Escalade, 16.9 / 478.6; Escalade ESV, 45.8 / 1297.5

Capacities

 

Escalade

Escalade ESV

Escalade EXT

EPA interior volume

(cu ft / L):

108.9 / 3084 (from back of front-row seat rearward)

N/A

108.9 / 3084 (from back of front-row seat rearward)

GVWR: (lb / kg):

7100 / 3220 (2WD)

7300 / 3311 (AWD)

7200 / 3266 (2WD)

7400 / 3357 (AWD)

7200 / 3266 (AWD)

Payload, base (lb / kg):

1610 / 730 (2WD)

1609 / 730 (AWD)

1493 / 677 (2WD)

1457 / 661 (AWD)

1210 / 549 (AWD)

Trailer towing maximum

(lb / kg):

8300 / 3768 (2WD)

8100 / 3674 (AWD)

7600 / 3447 (2WD)

7800 / 3538 (4WD)

7500 / 3402

Fuel tank (gal / L):

26 / 98.4

31 / 117.3

31 / 117.3

Engine oil (qt / L):

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

17.6 / 16.7

17.6 / 16.7

16.6 / 15.7

* SAE certified

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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