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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2012

Even with hybrids being all the rage these days, you might find it hard to imagine a full-size SUV embracing this new tech. However, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid should be all that it takes to show you what’s possible these days. If you were planning on purchasing an Escalade, this combination of power, luxury and efficiency is worth taking a look at.

Key Features

No key feature on this vehicle is as important as the hybrid V8 engine. On a typical 2012 Escalade, you’re looking at roughly 12 mpg in the city and 15 to 18 on the highway. Thanks to the hybrid function, this huge SUV can hit 20/23 mpg. For a lot of people, that’s a big enough difference to put this Escalade in their price range.

The power fold-and-tumble second-row seat is also an awesome feature on this vehicle. Usually when an SUV has a third row, it’s a huge pain to try to get to it. With this Escalade, it only takes the push of a button (there’s one on the inside of the door pillar and one on the console) to clear the way.

Changes for 2012

Cadillac introduced two new exterior colors for the 2012 Escalade: Radiant Silver Metallic and Crystal Red Tintcoat.

Aside from that, the center console received a new design, the navigation system has been enhanced and that’s about it.

What We Like

Being a hybrid makes it a lot more realistic to consider owning a Cadillac Escalade. It’s also great that saving money at the pump doesn’t have to mean losing power under the hood.

That third-row access is also huge because it means this Escalade could be a legitimate family car for those with four or more kids.

What Concerns Us

For most people, though, there’s just no need for this big of a cabin. If you don’t actually need that third row, it probably makes more sense to purchase a mid-size hybrid SUV and save your money.

Available Models

There is only one 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.

Major Recalls

The model was recalled in December of 2014 when it was found that the key could get stuck in the ignition. Sometimes, this would occur while in traffic and, as a result, the steering wheel and/or brakes would not respond, which would be extremely dangerous.

Common Issues

Aside from the price, you also have to remember that parking this thing is not going to be easy.

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 2012 Interior

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