2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV: Full Review | Platinum, Premium Luxury & Luxury

Let’s take a DETAILED IN-DEPTH REVIEW of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum! This 2018 Escalade ESV is fully loaded ($100K), but all the other trims including the Platinum, Premium Luxury, Luxury and Standard will also be covered, as well as any available packages. The performance data, fuel economy, cargo capacities, distinct styling cues, interior technology and functionality, Cadillac CUE infotainment system and much more will be covered. So, come join us as we sample this automotive delicacy in a very detailed review that will leave no questions unanswered!

*Video Time Stamps*
Powertrain & Fuel Economy: 2:16
Detailed Exterior Walkaround: 3:34
Interior Design, Tech & Amenities: 9:01
Occupant Opulence & Cargo: 20:39
Pricing Information: 27:25

Pricing (2WD. Includes $1,295 destination):
Standard: $75,290 (ESV: $78,290)
Luxury: $80,690 (ESV: $83,690)
Premium Luxury: $85,290 (ESV: $88,290)
Platinum: $94,390 (ESV: $97,390)

As Tested (ESV Platinum 4WD): $101,215

*Special Thanks to*
Quantrell Cadillac, in Lexington, KY:
1490 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40509

Cadillac CUE 2018 Detailed Tutorial:

Intro Music:
“Bomber (Sting)” by Riot is free to use on YouTube for any purpose.

Ending Music:
“Ex Boxer” by Riot is free for use on YouTube for any purpose.

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Ernest crowder says:

I am a GM man but I think the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a better SUV.

USNStalion says:

the 2018 navigator blows this Escalade. it’s still nice but for the money worth, the navigator would be my choice

Dion Way says:

I’m sorry but that new Lincoln Navigator interior got Cadillac beat

jessd80 says:

Small correction….Tahoe doesn’t compete with esv…..suburban, and Yukon xl is what you meant, I think?

Brian Garrison says:

wow that’s one impressive SUV but very expensive

فارس ال فارس says:


Waseem Khan says:

Please change the back lights!!!!

Night Shift says:

Thanks for the very well done thorough review.
That is an awesome vehicle.

M. Harrison says:

The best review on Youtube…very informative.

Oba*** Man says:

Once u drive an escalade, you will never drive a European car again, in my opinion the escalade is the heavy weight of suv

MrForrestcl says:

The escalade is outclassed in every category by the new 2018 navigator. It’s not even close.

Leviathan 355 says:

To find my house just look up 30 percidio terrace sf ca

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Emanuel Gonçalves says:

nice video …. Can u made the same video with Suburban?

Julian _photograghy says:

How did you put the different wheels on the viachle

ViiV Creations says:

nothing special from the older escalade except better seats…and that can be retrofitted 😀

George Mwangi says:

I can say for the first time the 2018 Navigator is better than the escalade by far. The navigator takes and beats the Escalade.

Mr Mindwarp says:

not a car its a TRUCK

markh179 says:

I will never buy a Escalade, If you want a REAL american iconic SUV, the Lincoln Navigator is your SUV. End of Discussion!

gboyega eyebiokin says:

Please which country r u now


looks like a funeral limousine

Ace Lee says:

Where’s the extra glove compartment at the back

Dicky Ball says:

Desired upgrades: 6.2 liter V-8 vortec with a supercharger or a twin turbo option coupled with the new 10 speed automatic transmission on the Platinum level. Dual exhaust with chrome rectangular tips built in to the lower rear bumper. Upper and lower glove compartments. Armrests storage compartments. More Jesus bars for Granny. Panoramic sunroof in addition to front row sunroof. Brembo rotor/calipher/brake pad package on both front and rear tires with the Platinum level. Shifter on dashboard face, even though the current steering column shifter does create increased interior ambient space. Auto up/down for ALL windows. Open/close button for tailgate window, just like the tailgate operation. On ESV models, ESV emblem/lettering on passenger side tailgate, in addition to the ESCALADE emblem/lettering on the driver’s side tailgate. Bring back the louvers/fins on the fenders found on the previous generation. A chrome gas cover. Michelin, Yokohama or Goodyear tires. Bridgestone tires are sub par. Step up(built in steps on) rear bumper corners. Rubber floor/cargo mats with distinguished Cadillac emblem and/or lettering. Stainless steel piping/cooling lines for oil cooler radiator, transmission cooler radiator, power steering pump/radiator, transmission cooler radiator, fuel lines, brake lines, vent lines, A/C lines, ect… AC Delco Battery, 840 CCA with 145 RC. Heaviest duty alternator. Maybe, a Duramax diesel option for the aforementioned flagship. Step it up, tight ass GM brass.

Peter Parkinson says:

if this car was also a RHD for sure it would hit crazy sales

george melendez says:

Great video they should get rid of colum shifter replace with paddle shifter and put a center console shifter and get rid of fridge

aubrey Aubrey says:

I would rather have a Lincoln continental

Elliott Graffice says:

It really just is not on the same level as the Lincoln Navigator when it comes to luxury.

MarshmellowDude says:

I have a 2008 Escalade;(

Time Line says:

The stupid Colum Shifter is so out of date!! Lincoln $100k+ is Better!

Patrick B says:

Really disappointing Cadillac still lacks of having front LED turn signals. When the rest of the vehicle has them, it really becomes a saddening view to see the stunning LEDs paired with the non luxurious standard turn indicators. This probably isnt that much a deal for some, but you gotta wonder, for all that money its valued at, you would think especially for a model year of 2018, when the technology has been readily available for some time now, why not make every light on the car LED?

Cha'Vis Berrien85 says:

All hail navigator

Jaggie Dosanjh says:

Everything is ok but sunroof is small

Jackie Stitler says:

the escalade is one expensive vehicle. can you film the new navigator

We have lost Objective Butter says:

The rear side windows design makes it look like a funeral car. If they could give it a straight boxy pillar instead of a sloped one it would look basic and and different also if they could make the window a bit smaller and give it a trim before connecting on the rear tail lights it would by far eliminate that look.

Angel boy says:

This is my absolute dream car I promise on my life I will get this car one day

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