Cadillac Escalade History 2000

Cadillac Escalade Models & History 2000

Cadillac continued the Escalade for this year with little change. It added only automatic climate control and powered backrest recliner. As well, it gave buyers the option of a rear liftgate/tailgate or full center-opening doors. Interestingly, redesigned Chevrolet Tahoes and GMC Yukons were given new platforms, styling, and engines. Cadillac sold every Escalade it could build and dealerships were hard-pressed to keep them in stock.

Standard equipment included full-time four-wheel drive, a two-speed transfer case, limited-slip differential, antilock braking, daytime running lights, automatic climate control, and rear air-conditioner controls. Escalades were fitted with leather upholstery, cruise control, 10-way power front bucket seats, heated front/rear seats, a Bose cassette/CD player, and a six-disc CD changer. No Escalades were offered for 2001, but a new version debuted as a 2002 model.


Type V-8 – Overhead valves
Valving two valves per cylinder
Block Cast iron block
Head Cast iron head
Displacement 5735cc
Bore and stroke 101.6mm x 88.4mm
Compression ratio 9.4:1.
Power 190 kW @ 4600 rpm
Torque 447 Nm @ 2800 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Fuel supply Multi-point injection fuel system
Fuel Unleaded regular
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Drive AutoTrac
0-96 km/h 10.5 seconds


Wheelbase 2985mm
Overall Length 511mm
Overall Width 196mm
Overall Height 189mm
Front Tread 159mm
Rear Tread 162mm
Turning Radius 1.24m
Wheels six-spoke chrome wheels
Tires P265/70R16
Curb Weight 2533 kg
Front Suspension Independent
Rear Suspension Solid Axle
Fuel Capacity 112 litres
Towing Capacity 2727 kg
EPA Fuel Economy (city) 8.1 l/100km
EPA Fuel Economy (hwy) 14.7 l/100km


Seating Capacity 5
Front Head Room 101mm
Front Hip Room 152mm
Front Leg Room 106mm
Rear Head Room 99mm
Rear Hip Room 152mm
Rear Leg Room 92mm
Cargo Volume 3347 liters


  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic climate control not available
  • Auxiliary oil cooler
  • Auxiliary transmission cooler
  • Bose audio system with six-CD changer
  • Cruise control
  • Chromed aluminum wheels
  • Drop-down tailgate combined with swing-up glass
  • Dual front airbags
  • Electrically heated seats
  • Electrochromic heated side mirrors
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror with compass and thermometer
  • Electrochromic side and rearview mirrors that automatically adjust for day or night use
  • Exterior choices are limited to white, black, sand or red
  • Fancy wood trim
  • Four power outlets
  • Four-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Leather interior
  • On-board cellular phone
  • OnStar communications system
  • Powered backrest recliner not available
  • Power front seats
  • Power windows and locks
  • Programmable Homelink garage-door opener
  • Push-button four-wheel-drive with low range
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Roof-mounted luggage rack
  • Slightly less interior noise
  • Tilt steering
  • Wood-and-leather, Jaguar-style steering wheel


  • NHTSA Recall History
    1. The installation of the floor-mounted entertainment system on the left side of the vehicle may interfere with the fuel system, resulting in possible fuel leakage. Dealers will reinstall the system on the correct side.
    2. Certain rear-folding head restraints may have been constructed to allow fingers to get pinched if inserted. Dealers will inspect and replace affected parts.
  • Assembled In Arlington, Texas
  • Price: $46,000


2000 Cadillac Escalade

2000 Cadillac Escalade

2000 Cadillac Escalade

2000 Cadillac Escalade