2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP | Invoice Price | Destination Fee | Holdback | Dealer Cost
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For , the Cadillac Escalade receives a self-parking system that can partially steer the SUV into parallel and perpendicular spaces. It also gets an optional camera-based rearview mirror.
Trims and Features
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a giant luxury SUV that comes in four trims:
- the base ESV,
- the Luxury ESV,
- the Premium Luxury ESV, and
- the Platinum ESV.
There is a dizzying array of equipment on the base trim and it gets to almost mind-blowing proportions on the higher trims.
Standard equipment includes:
- 20-inch wheels,
- LED exterior lighting,
- Cadillac User Experience multimedia system,
- Adaptive suspension,
- Keyless entry and push-button start,
- OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity,
- Surround-view camera system,
- Hands-free power liftgate, and
- Power-folding third-row seats
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers a very pleasant interior. Its cabin is home to high-quality materials and an extensive list of tech features. Expectedly, headroom, shoulder room, and legroom are more than sufficient on all rows. All controls and dials are logically placed, and it takes only a short while to get used to the system. Getting in and out of the ESV is eased with an optional power-retractable step and wide doors.
Thankfully, visibility is remarkably good even without the use of parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, and backup cameras. The cabin exhibits superior craftsmanship with precisely tailored seats and exquisitely fitted surfaces.
The Cadillac Escalade ESV carries a potent 6.2-liter V8 engine that cranks out a massive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration is effortless regardless of its size and bulk thanks to a versatile eight-speed automatic transmission and, of course, the tons of torque. It is estimated to be a few tenths of a second slower than the regular Escalade's 6.1-second 0 to 60 mph dash.
Braking is soft and predictable with minimum nosedive on hard braking. Steering is also sufficiently assisted, and the handling is surprisingly responsive for such a humongous machine. Offroad performance is enhanced by the ESV's generous ground clearance and a selectable four-wheel drive. Drivers should not expect to get through the Rubicon with the big 22-inch wheels, but the ESV will have no difficulty getting them to the cabin in the woods.
Although it is built on underpinnings similar to those of the regular Escalade, the ESV is 20.4 inches longer. This increase translates into more third-row passenger space and about 26.7 cubic feet more cargo room.
Storage space can be summarized as follows:
- 39.3 cu ft of storage behind the third row,
- 76.7 cu ft behind the second row, and
- 120.9 cu ft with both rear rows stowed.
The towing capacity is 4WD ESVs is 8,100 pounds before options - making it one of the most utilitarian luxury vehicle in the world.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Cadillac Escalade ESV invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Cadillac Escalade ESV MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.