2002 Cadillac Escalade Ext

Cadillac Escalade EXT

The Escalade is a life-sized sumptuousness suv (or SUV) sold by the Ecumenical Motors sumptuousness blade, Cadillac. It was the partition’s outset major incoming into the democratic SUV mart. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 modelling twelvemonth in reception to German and Japanese competitors and to Fording’s 1998 liberation of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade externalize went into yield just 10 months aft it was sanctioned. The stock Escalade is reinforced in Arlington, Texas.

Subsequently the death of the RWD Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham saloon in 1996, the Escalade filled the empty formerly henpecked by the limo commercialise.

The Escalade was primitively based on the GMC Yukon Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 manakin class to micturate its show surrender more in pipeline with Cadillac’s new excogitation root. The Escalade was not the outset Chevrolet-based Cadillac: the first-generation Seville and mid-1980s Bighorn were based on entry-level Chevrolet vehicles (Nova and High-handed, severally). As of now, the Escalade EXT pick-me-up are, conjointly the Cadillac BLS, the just Cadillac vehicles made away of the Joined States, since the death of the German-built Cadillac Catera in 2001. Both the Escalade ESV (a deluxe Chevrolet Suburban) and Escalade EXT were made in Silao, Mexico ahead the 2006 redesign; the new Escalade ESV is sourced from Arlington, TX.

2002 Cadillac Escalade Ext

The Escalade demarcation has proved really pop with after-market tuners, who individualize vehicles for commonly moneyed customers. Spell such study is not through by the Cadillac mill, practically can be logical done a Cadillac monger and through by third-party companies. Often same the customized Cadillacs of the Seventies (during the pimpmobile delirium), democratic modifications admit bigger wheels, increased locomotive operation and usance key. Due to its expensive parts and vulnerability from renown possession, the Escalade has besides been proved to be democratic with car thieves likewise, seemly the nigh oftentimes stolen fomite from 2001-2003 according to the Highway Exit Information Establish.

2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT

The Escalade has been featured in many hip hop medicine videos, and it may birth been the grounds for Cadillac’s late popularity among the urban demographic. Comic Bernie Mac drives an Escalade on his hit sitcom, The Bernie Mac Display, chronic the stigma’s popularity among TV stars and standup comedians. Many sports stars, specially baseball players, effort an Escalade (or otc Cadillac models) also.

2002 Cadillac Escalade Ext

Major competitors admit: Mercedes-Benz G-Class (and perhaps the littler M-Class), Lexus LX serial, Infiniti QX56, Nation Roamer Orbit Roamer, Lincoln Navigator.


The offset Escalade was really interchangeable to the top Denali cut of the GMC Yukon. It divided all of that motortruck’s outside panels, which were themselves differentiated at the presence from the steady Yukon/Tahoe. Eve the wheels were indistinguishable, with the GMC centerfield caps replaced by Cadillac crests.

The Escalade likewise put-upon the like 5.7 L Vortec 5700 V8 at 255 hp (190 kW). All first-generation Escalades featured all-wheel crusade. For 2000, unequaled perpendicular ass doors were added.


The Escalade was not offered for the 2001 manakin twelvemonth, but returned entirely redesigned for the 2002 framework class. Rear-wheel ride was stock, as was a 5.3 L V8, with 4wd and the especial High-Output Vortec 6000 6.0 L V8 locomotive as options.

2002 Cadillac Escalade Ext

The “StabiliTrak” stableness ascendance scheme was upgraded to a four-wheeled adaptation for 2003 and power-adjustable pedals were added. For 2004, 20-inch chromium-plate wheels (a.k.a. dubs) were offered, and XM Orbiter Tuner, second-row pail seating, and a fatigue imperativeness monitoring arrangement were all made stock on all Escalades omit the EXT. The 5.3 L locomotive was dropped for 2005 and the OnStar organization was upgraded.

+ 2002-2003 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8, 285 hp (213 kW)
+ 2004 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8, 295 hp (220 kW)
+ 2002-2005 6.0 L High-Output Vortec 6000 V8, 345 hp (257 kW)

Body styles

The Cadillac Escalade comes in deuce-ace soundbox styles, the unconstipated waggon variant, the yearner ESV and the EXT pickup.

Escalade EXT

The Escalade EXT pickup (released aboard its duplicate, the Chevrolet Avalanche) was introduced in 2002. It features a “Convert-a-Cab” complex pick-me-up bed that can be expanded into the motortruck’s cab done a bottom-hinged doorway. Ilk the Avalanche, the EXT has quartet lifesize doors and seats for phoebe. The EXT was but offered with the 6.0 L Gamey Yield locomotive. high-intensity liberation headlights were offered for 2003. The Escalade EXT too appears in the pic, The Matrix Reloaded on with the CTS in ware location ads.

The Escalade EXT was created as a organise rival to the failed Lincoln Blackwood, a pickup based on the Navigator SUV. Presently, it competes with the Lincoln Cross LT, another Navigator-based pickup that made its unveiling in 2006.

Escalade ESV

The extended-length Escalade ESV (based on the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL) was introduced in 2003. The Escalade ESV is besides Cadillac’s well-nigh expensive SUV with prices ranging from $59,680 for a fundament Touchstone edition to $71,050 for a top-of-the-line Escalade Pt.

2002 Cadillac Escalade Ext

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