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2011 Cadillac Escalade Specifications
Overview
Models: Cadillac Escalade; Cadillac Escalade ESV; Cadillac EXT
Body style / driveline: Escalade: full-size, 4-door luxury SUV, front-engine, RWD & AWD (7 to 8 passengers); Escalade ESV: full-size, 4-door extended wheelbase luxury SUV, front-engine, RWD & AWD (7 to 8 passengers); Escalade EXT: full-size, 4-door luxury sport-utility truck, front-engine, AWD (2 to 5 passengers)
Construction: body-on-frame, all-welded, fully-boxed, ladder-type channel design, with hydroformed front and rear sections
EPA vehicle class: full-size, 4-door luxury sport utility
Manufacturing location: Escalade and Escalade ESV: Arlington, Texas; Escalade EXT, Silao, Mexico
Key competitors: Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 470, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Infiniti QX56
Engine                 
Type: 6.2L V-8 (L94)
Applications: Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead-valve, two valves per cylinder; Active Fuel Management
Ignition system: coil near plug ignition, iridium electrode tip / iridium core spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 403 / 301 @ 5700*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 417 / 565 @ 4300*
Recommended fuel: premium recommended but not required
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6000
Emissions controls: close-coupled catalytic converter, Quick Sync 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O2 sensor
EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): Escalade 2WD: 14/18
Escalade AWD: 13/18
Escalade ESV: 14/18 (RWD); 13/18 (AWD)
Escalade EXT: 13/18 AWD
Transmission
Type: Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 4.02
Second: 2.36
Third: 1.52
Fourth: 1.15
Fifth: 0.85
Sixth: 0.66
Reverse: 3.06
Final drive ratio: 3.42
Overall ratio (spread): 6.04
Chassis / Suspension
Front: independent, coil-over-shock w/ 36-mm stabilizer bar; Road Sensing Suspension, real-time damping
Rear: five-link with coil springs, 28-mm stabilizer bar
Traction control: all-speed traction control
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 17.75
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 39 / 11.9 (Escalade)
43 / 13.1 (Escalade ESV and EXT)
Brakes
Type: power-assisted four-wheel discs with standard four-channel ABS; vented front discs, solid rear discs; twin-piston front calipers, single-piston rear calipers
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front: 13 x 1.18 / 330.2 x 30
rear: 13.5 x .787 / 345 x 20
Wheels / Tires
Wheel size and type: 18-inch x 8-inch 7-spoke machined aluminum (std)
22-inch x 9-inch 7-spoke chromed aluminum (opt)
Tires: P265/65R18 all-season Bridgestone (touring) blackwall steel-belted radials
P285/45R22 all-season Bridgestone (performance) blackwall steel-belted radials