The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV should cost around $2,200 per year to insure. Bear in mind that the driver’s driving record, history with the insurance company, education and age all have a huge impact on how much auto insurance costs. Other factors like the state in which the insurance is purchased and how many miles it will be driven each year also factor into the price.

How much does the Cadillac Escalade ESV cost?

The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV is $68,320. By adding the more popular option packages like chrome wheels and an upgraded interior you could expect to add another $4,830 to the final price. However, you should be able to obtain the vehicle for less with negotiation, incentives and special offers.

What luxury features are available?

For the 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV, luxury begins with space. The vehicle features an extended cabin with not just comfortable, but actually luxurious seating for eight people. Over 137 cubic feet behind the first row of seating, this vehicle is roomy in the front and back, with plenty of room for passengers, luggage and anything else that you need to bring with you on a trip.

The power seats offer all the luxury you would expect from a Cadillac. The front seats are 14-way adjustable with memory settings for two drivers. The supple leather seats have French-stitched seams, and the seatbacks and cushions may be heated or cooled.

The sound in this vehicle is luxurious, too, with a 10 speaker surround sound system from Bose along with a power adjustable steering wheel trimmed with leather and wood that features an optional heating element.

How does the Cadillac Escalade ESV perform?

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is an extremely powerful vehicle. It has a 6.2 liter Vortec V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) which improves power and efficiency by controlling the closing and opening of engine valves. The Escalade ESV delivers over 400 horsepower and 417 lbs of torque at 4,300 RPM. All this is managed by a heavy duty automatic transmission with six speeds. The engine sounds like a high performance engine also, with an authoritative V8 exhaust note.

The Escalade ESV’s rear-wheel drive models can tow up to 8,000 pounds if you have the proper equipment. Road sensing suspension controlled by a computer helps to make the ride smoother and more even while towing; there is automatic electronic rear level control. The multi-point fuel injection system can run unleaded or E85 fuel. This is a bigger vehicle, so it gets 9 MPG city and 13 MPG highway gas mileage, but the large 31 gallon tank still allows this Cadillac to travel over 300 miles on one tankful.

The engine uses Active Fuel Management, which can sense the situations in which you don’t need full 8 cylinder power. It then automatically changes to use just four cylinders to save fuel. To reduce environmental impact and help lower greenhouse gases, you can use E85, a blend of 15 percent gasoline and 85 percent ethanol which burns cleaner and is made from renewable biomaterial.

What safety features does the Cadillac Escalade ESV have?

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV has a variety of safety features designed to keep you and your family out of harm’s way. The ABS braking system on the ESV is particularly safe, featuring ventilated four wheel disc brakes controlled and coordinated by an electronic brake distribution system. The vehicle features stability control through Stabilitrak and electronic traction control which works in sync with engine management and ABS.

The suspension is geared for safety, with front and rear stabilizers and coil springs, rigid rear beam suspension and front wishbone suspension. There is also rear suspension leveling and responsive electronic suspension control. The rack-and-pinion steering is precisely calibrated for the ESV, making the steering responsive and safe.

The All-Wheel Drive (AWD) version of the Escalade ESV allows you to get safely through the worst of road conditions. There is also Magnetic Ride Control, available in some classes, which adapts quickly to road conditions as they change.

What kind of warranty is available for the Cadillac Escalade ESV?

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV features a four year or 50,000 mile warranty that is bumper to bumper, meaning that it covers just about everything except standard maintenance. The drivetrain, including the engine, drive shaft, axles and transmission, is covered for five years or 100,000 miles. There is also a five year or 50,000 mile coverage for emissions equipment as mandated by law.

In additional to the mechanical warranty coverage, the vehicle has a five year or 100,000 mile coverage for roadside assistance. If you want to extend the warranty further, it is often cheapest to do so by buying an extension at the time of the vehicle purchase. However, an extension can usually be purchased any time during the warranty period.