How Many Miles Will a Cadillac Escalade Last?

As spacious and as lavishly appointed as the Cadillac Escalade may be, it is pretty expensive for a three-row SUV. Fortunately, according to this study, you can count on the Cadillac Escalade to go the distance. But just how far of a distance, you may be asking? Let us tell you. 

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Sport driving
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Sport | Cadillac

Is the Cadillac Escalade reliable?

There’s no beating around the bush here. When it comes to the Cadillac Escalade, it’s not the most reliable SUV out there. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, this year’s new model earned a two out of five predicted reliability rating. If you’re a stickler for reliability, odds are that score is pretty disappointing.

Unfortunately, Consumer Reports’ assessment is pretty on par with what others have to say about this year’s new Escalade. Repair Pal reports that this year’s model earned an ‘Average’ reliability rating. Repair Pal added that the Escalade boasts an average annual repair cost of $1,007, meaning that it’s pretty expensive to own too. 

But there is some good news to be had when it comes to this year’s model. J.D. Power gave the Cadillac Escalade better reliability ratings than both Consumer Reports and Repair Pal. While the Escalade earned some rather disappointing scores from both, J.D. Power gave this year’s new model a ‘Great’ quality and reliability rating.

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How many miles can a Cadillac Escalade last?

While the Cadillac Escalade does get some fairly mixed ratings in terms of reliability, there is one thing that’s for sure. When it comes to the Cadillac Escalade, you can expect it to last a reasonably long time. But don’t just take our word for it. 

According to iSee Cars, which recently analyzed more than 15.8 million cars sold in 2019 to find out which models have the highest percentage of vehicles that lasted 200,000-miles or more, 1.6% of Escalade models lasted 200,000-miles and beyond. Compare that to the segment average of 0.9%, and, yeah, you can count on the Escalade to last for a very long time.

And if you’d prefer the Cadillac ESV? As it turns out, you can expect the Escalade’s longer linemate to last almost as long. Because, according to iSee Cars’ study, 1.5% of Escalade ESV models sold in 2019 successfully reached that 200,000-mile mark. 

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Here’s how much this year’s model will cost you

You might be thinking now, is it worth buying an Escalade? If that’s the case, then we should talk about how much one of these sizeable SUVs will cost you. Opt for the base model, which is standard with a V8 engine and includes sought-after features like a premium audio system, and you’ll be spending approximately $76,195 on a new Escalade. And if that price tag doesn’t send you into sticker shock? A fully-loaded Escalade, which costs just over $100,000, most certainly will. 

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Is the Cadillac Escalade worth buying?

Now the question is, is the Cadillac Escalade worth buying? After all, it’s pretty expensive and isn’t all that reliable. But, then again, 1.6% of Escalade models sold in 2019 reached 200,000-miles. So it can’t be that bad, right? Maybe, maybe not. Our suggestion? Before making any decisions, get behind the wheel of this year’s Escalade and take it out for a spin.