2008 Cadillac Escalade Base Stock # JA1050C Description
2008 Cadillac Escalade Base Ebony/Ebony w/Nuance Leather Seating Surfaces. Oil Changes for Life at no cost to you! OKLAHOMA"S #1 SELLING F-SERIES DEALER FOR 9 YRS RUNNING, COME EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE. Reviews: * If your driving life demands plenty of room for people plus cargo, along with luxury amenities and a brash aura, the Escalade could be your breed of SUV. Though not quite as glitzy in this iteration as the last, the audacious Escalade continues to get you noticed. Source: KBB.com
2008 Cadillac Escalade Base 4D Sport Utility Details
The 403-horsepower, 6.2L aluminum V8 exclusively powers the Escalade. The new engine incorporates variable valve timing to allow both low-rev torque and high-rev passing power, and it's hooked up to a new six-speed automatic transmission with a wide ratio to balance performance and fuel efficiency.
A strong boxed frame is shared with GM's other full-size SUVs and brings increased strength and stiffness, for a more controlled ride and improved handling.
The Escalade gets extra stopping power as well, with larger, stronger disc brakes on all four wheels and improved Bosch anti-lock braking. The anti-lock brakes now function together with the rollover mitigation technology, included with the standard StabiliTrak stability control. The system applies the brakes to help avoid situations that may lead to a vehicle rollover.
Other safety features include side curtain air bags for all three rows of outboard seating, along with a new 360-degree front seatbelt pretensioner system.
The Escalade has an aerodynamic appearance, with its windshield more sloped than the previous generation's and a low 0.36 coefficient of drag. Overall, the look is more integrated, too, with wrap-around fascias, styled mirrors, and integral running boards.
The well-appointed cabin includes a power folding second-row seat along with plush leather upholstery and other premium materials inside, while the instrument panel has eye-catching white LED backlighting with blue inlays and white indicator needles. The interior comes in two colors, Ebony and Cashmere.
Big, shiny wheels have become part of the Escalade's look, and stylish 22-inch wheels are available on the Escalade and ESV as a factory option for the first time.
Audiophiles will be interested in the Bose 5.1 Digital Surround Sound system that's available, and all audio systems on the Escalade play DVD, CD, and MP3 formats, along with XM satellite radio. An eight-inch in-dash touch-screen navigation system is available, as is a DVD player with eight-inch flip-down screen. Even if you don't opt for the navigation system, the standard Generation 7 OnStar system now has Turn-by-Turn navigation through the vehicle's sound system.
The Escalade ESV is nearly identical in features and equipment to the standard Escalade, but it adds 21 inches of additional length, for improved rear seating space and cargo capacity.
The Escalade EXT closely resembles the other Escalade models from the front, and includes many of the same features, but it follows a so-called Sport Utility Truck (SUT) body style. Part SUV, part pickup, it has a midgate panel that allows one to easily convert the EXT from a five-passenger SUV with a small cargo bed to a two-passenger SUV with a larger bed. With the midgate, the bed can either be five or eight feet long. The EXT comes with a lockable tonneau cover to secure items in the cargo bed.
Significant standard luxury equipment on the Escalade and ESV models include tri-zone climate control, rear parking assist, remote vehicle start, and a power-assisted rear liftgate.
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Interior Space (ESV)
For 2008, Cadillac's flagship Escalade luxury SUV is now available as a 2WD on the ESV. In addition, the V8 Ultra Luxury Collection Package, which includes an audio system with navigation, a rearview camera system, Intellibeam headlamps, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, 22-inch chromed aluminum wheels, and a sunroof is available on the Escalade, ESV, and EXT. New exterior colors for 2008 include Stealth Gray and Infrared Tintcoat for the Escalade and ESV and Sonoma Red for the EXT.
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade stands out from its competitors with its powerful, 403-horsepower engine, plush interior appointments and entertainment options, and an interior design that is possibly the most opulent of any American-produced vehicle. The EXT also offers more luxury and comfort features, and makes more of a style statement, than nearly any other pickup truck available.
Trailering equipment, heavy-duty, includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits and 7-way sealed connector
Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
Battery, heavy-duty 600 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection and retained accessory power
Alternator, 160 amps
Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted, recessed in front fascia
GVWR, 7000 lbs. (3175 kg)
Suspension, front independent, SLA, coil over shock and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rear 5-link coil springs
Suspension Package, Road Sensing, electronically controlled shock absorbers (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
Automatic level control, heavy-duty, air
Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
Wheels, 4 - 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) 7-spoke aluminum (Requires (QXK) P265/65R18 all-season, blackwall, TL AL2 tires. Includes 17" spare. Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
Tires, P265/65R18, all-season, blackwall TL AL2 (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
Tire, full-size spare, P265/70R17-113S blackwall
Tire carrier, lockable outside spare
Luggage rack, roof-mounted with chrome accents
Luggage rack center rails
Fascia, front, body-color
Fascia, rear, body-color
Moldings, color-keyed bodyside with chrome accents
Assist steps, Black with chrome accents, mounted between front and rear wheels (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
Headlamps, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) with (T74) Twilight Sentinel and flash-to-pass feature
Headlamps, Twilight Sentinel automatic delay (Included with HID headlamps.)
Fog lamps, front rectangular halogen, integral in front fascia
Tail lamps, LED illumination
Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield, driver- and front passenger-side glass)
Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, color-keyed, with integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and programmable to provide curb view when in reverse
Windshield washer fluid system, heated
Wipers, front intermittent, RainSense
Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
Door handles, chrome
Body, liftgate with deep-tinted liftglass, includes rear-window wiper/washer and defogger
Body, power liftgate
Audio system, AM/FM/XM stereo with CD/DVD/MP3 player seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), Digital Signal Processing and 2 slots, top slot for DVD and CD audio/video, bottom slot for 6-disc CD and MP3 changer (Not available with (ULT) Platinum Edition.)
Audio system feature, Bose 5.1 Studio Surround Sound system with 10 speakers
Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included) and controls for volume, station selection and media
XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation. (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
Seats, front bucket with leather seating surfaces driver and front passenger 14-way power seat adjusters, 4-way power lumbar control, independently heated driver and front passenger seat cushions and seatbacks (3 settings), 2-position driver memory and articulating outboard head restraints
Seats, second row bucket with leather seating surfaces, reclining with heated seat cushions (3 settings) and fold-down armrests
Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with leather-appointed seating, 3-passenger, can be folded, tumbled forward or totally removed
Console, floor with damped-door storage covers, large storage bin, analog clock, dual cup holders, rear seat audio and electronic climate controls and second row heated seat controls
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row
Steering wheel, color-keyed with wood and leather-wrapped rim
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
Driver Information Center, with programmable personalization features such as door locking and unlocking, a trip computer with trip odometer and individual tire pressure read outs, fuel information such as range, average mpg, gallons used and oil life, and a message center that displays dozens of warning messages such as low fuel, door ajar, security, seat belt reminder, low coolant and oil pressure low
Tire pressure monitoring system (does not apply to spare tire)
Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down and lockout features
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and power lock for liftgate
Remote vehicle start
Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with rearview LED display, audible warning and instrument panel-mounted shutoff switch
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
Climate control, tri-zone automatic with individual climate settings for driver, right-front passenger and rear passengers
Climate control, rear air conditioning
Climate control, rear heat
Defogger, rear-window electric
Cup holders, quad front, dual second row and single third row
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass, outside temperature display and OnStar controls
Console, overhead deluxe, with reading lights and (UG1) Universal Home Remote (Includes sunroof controls when (CF5) power sunroof is ordered.)
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with extenders
Lighting, interior courtesy with theater dimming
StabiliTrak, vehicle stability enhancement system with Rollover Mitigation, includes disable switch
Traction control, all-speed, electronic
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, VAC Power
Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
OnStar, 1-year of Directions & Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Automatic Occupant Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Automatic Occupant Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Air bags, head curtain side-impact, first, second and third row outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and outboard rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Automatic Occupant Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Automatic Occupant Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
Safety belts, first and second row belts to body, third row belts to seat, lap and shoulder all seating positions
AM/FM Stereo w/Navigation/XM Satellite
V8 Ultra Luxury Collection
AM/FM radio: XM
AM/FM Stereo w/CD/DVD/MP3/XM Satellite
Radio data system
Rear audio controls
Remote CD player
XM Satellite Radio
Automatic temperature control
Front dual zone A/C
Rear air conditioning
Rear window defroster
2nd Row Bench Power Seat Release Only
Power driver seat
Remote keyless entry
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Dual front impact airbags
Emergency communication system: OnStar Directions & Connections
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