2018 Cadillac Escalade Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's new for 2017
For the 2017 model year, the Cadillac Escalade has revised the contents in each model and made standard some initially optional features.
New features include:
- a rear passenger reminder,
- a teen driver monitoring system,
- a rearview mirror with rear camera view, and
- an automated parking system.
Trim Levels and Features
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV that seats seven passengers. It is available in three trim levels:
- the base Escalade,
- the luxury Escalade,
- the Premium Escalade, and
- the Platinum Escalade.
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is bundled with equipment even on its base trim. LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic windshield wipers, a hands-free, power-operated liftgate, and rocker sill passenger steps are some of the standard features that drivers should expect. Of course, the higher the trim level; the more extensive the list of equipment is.
The choice of the drivetrain is the only decision that Escalade driver need to make when it comes to performance. The latest Cadillac Escalade is available in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
All Escalade models share a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a silky-smooth eight-speed automatic transmission and benefits from cylinder deactivation and direct injection. The former works well to reduce fuel economy considerably.
EPA estimates place an RWD Escalade's economy at 17 mpg combined (15 city/22 highway) while an AWD version is rated at 17 mpg combined (15 city/20 highway). A fully loaded 2017 Escalade can tow about 8300 pounds. Edmunds claims that an AWD Escalade made a dash from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
The Escalade's interior is nothing but plush and extravagant. Its cabin is a hub for the latest tech features such as a 12.3-inch display with digital gauges and GMC's OnStar 4G LTE connectivity complete with a wi-fi antenna. The infotainment system is controlled via a tablet-like CUE capacitive touchscreen voice activation capabilities.
Occupants are treated to cut-and-sewn leather upholstery and open-pore wood trims. Passengers will be comfortable on all rows and the 15 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row is more than adequate.
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade does not compromise on safety. Even the base trim comes standard with an impressive list of safety equipment. Consumers benefit from a 360-degrees airbag system, a surround-view exterior camera, and turn-by-turn navigation. Antilock disc brakes and traction/stability control are also availed at no extra cost. An SOS call is sent out automatically after a crash, and drivers need only press a button to request for roadside assistance.
The 2017 Cadillac Escalade received a highest possible score of five for side-crash protection in government crash tests. It was also awarded three stars for rollover protection. An Escalade with 22-inch wheels stopped from 60 mph in 127 feet in Edmunds brake testing.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Cadillac Escalade 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 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.