The 5-door Cadillac Escalade for sale was initially designed to compete with when full-sized luxury-type trucks became popular. It served as Cadillac’s first significant foray in the SUV market. The first-generation Escalade was offered from 1999-2000, then skipped in 2001, before it was redesigned for an appearance that was more in line with the Cadillac aesthetic. During that period, Cadillac produced just under 50,000 Escalades.

The first-generation Escalade design is often viewed as a rush job as the project went into production less than a year after it was approved. Cadillac Escalades are still manufactured at the Arlington Assembly plant in Arlington, Texas. The very first Escalade to roll off of that assembly line was a 1999 Aspen White model that remains in General Motors’ Heritage Collection.

The very first Cadillac Escalade resides in GM's heritage fleet.

The 5.7-liter Vortec V8 engine in the 1999-2000 Escalade produced 255 horsepower with 350 lb-ft of torque, and they were manufactured with Auto-Trac selectable 4×4 technology. Upon its introduction, the plush, fully-equipped first-generation Escalade prices were set at an MSRP just above $46,000. This added almost $4,000 to the cost of its mechanically similar, corporate cousins.

Each first-generation Escalade SUV was available with a five-seat configuration.  Subsequent generations came with a third-row of additional seating. They were all well-equipped with a single base-level trim offering and a small handful of possible upgrades. The Escalade came from the factory with 16″ chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels, matching front and rear bumpers, side panels, and

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By: Andrew Nabors
Title: Cadillac Escalade Price, Specs, Photos & Review
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Published Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:30:00 +0000

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