Avg. Price Paid:$33,844 - $34,291
Original MSRP: $61,420 - $69,000
MPG: 13 City / 20 Hwy
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2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT Interior

This interior review was written when the 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT was new.

The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT's top-of-the-class interior is both attractive and comfortable. Most reviewers say the interior is worthy of the Cadillac name and only complain about a few things.

  • "Cadillac Escalade EXT's interior is luxury-plush, surprisingly quiet and raises the luxury and refinement bars another couple of notches. " -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The Cadillac Escalade EXT's five-passenger cabin has an elegant, upscale ambiance thanks to the use of finely stitched leather and accents of wood and metal. . . .Most surfaces are of the soft-touch variety, though a few cheap plastic trim pieces can still be found." -- Edmunds
  • With "a leather- and wood-trimmed interior, a bevy of multimedia cabin features, and enough chrome to make you squint, the EXT declares its true comfort-focused mission." -- CNET

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With the back seats up, the EXT seats five comfortably.  

  • "The EXT will carry five adults in the sort of leather-clad, wood-trimmed comfort you would expect from a Cadillac." -- Cars.com.
  • The Escalade EXT has "big-rig space on wide, comfortable seats, though [the] tallest drivers may want still more head, leg room." -- Consumer Guide
  • "You're meant to travel in the EXT, not just shuttle from job site to job site. That's why the seats are sufficiently bolstered to be supportive enough for long journeys, and they're available with both heating and cooling functions." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

Reviewers are impressed with the Escalade EXT's high-tech interior feature, which helps take the SUT from truck to luxury vehicle. Remote start, a premium Bose 5.1 audio system with six-disc changer and eight speakers, steering-wheel audio controls, XM satellite radio with a three-month trial, OnStar service with hands-free calling, power adjustable pedals with memory recall for two drivers and PASS-Key III immobilizer with audible content theft-deterrent system are all standard. Newly standard for 2010 is a USB port that allows you to play and control music from an MP3 player on the Escalade EXT's stereo.  

  • "One of the most advanced audio management systems we've seen." CNET
  • "Unpleasant surprise: There's an auxiliary input jack for the rear audio system, but none for the front."-- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Large instruments with blue needles allow a quick read of vital stats ... The nav screen has a user-friendly touchscreen interface, and all controls are easy to find and use." -- Edmunds
  • "We found the [navigation] interface easy to program, with the option to enter destinations by an address, a cross street, or a phone number." -- CNET


Thanks to the folding midgate design, the Cadillac Escalade EXT's cargo volume is pretty versatile.  Even if you don't want to extend the bed, folding rear seats make hauling things inside the cab a breeze.

  • "Behind the first row with the second row folded, the EXT has 54.3 cubic feet of volume, and the folded midgate creates an expanded, continuous-load floor for the bed. Unfortunately, the lack of a partition exposes occupants to the elements." -- Cars.com
Review Last Updated: 6/23/11

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