2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT

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2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT Review

Note: This review was created when the 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT was new.

The Escalade EXT is a vehicle worthy of the luxurious Cadillac tradition. The innovative cargo bed midgate feature, borrowed from the Chevrolet Avalanche, also gets good reviews, and is part of why the EXT is one of the top SUTs in its class.

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine
  • Innovative midgate feature increases size of cargo bed
  • Luxurious interior
  • Occasional steering quirks
  • Mediocre rating for manufacturing quality

Research & Ratings

Currently, the Cadillac Escalade EXT has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 34 pieces of research and data.




Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.2
Safety: 9.8
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2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT Overview

The 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT is an upscale variation on the Chevrolet Avalanche, and mixes utilitywith  prestige. One of the Escalade EXT's most innovative features is a midgate that allows the rear seating area to double as part of the cargo bed, providing a full eight feet of hauling capacity while still allowing carlike seating. The 2008 Escalade EXT's midgate is matched with a massive V8 engine and a well-appointed, comfortable cabin with seating for up to five.  Escalade EXT buyers will not only have to pay for all that luxury at the dealership, but also at the gas station: the EXT has some of the worst EPA-estimated fuel economy in the class. 

  • The Escalade EXT is a "statement vehicle of the first order," that exudes "a bold, confident image backed up by gobs of horsepower and lavish accommodations. No poseur, it is functional and not above getting a little mud on its shoes." The Washington Times
  • "The most luxurious pickup that money can buy. ... It may not be perfect, but this is truly the Cadillac of trucks." the Detroit News

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