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Cadillac Escalade Struggles To Hold Its Value, Study Finds

Cadillac Escalade Struggles To Hold Its Value, Study Finds

Despite the fact that the Cadillac Escalade is the best-selling vehicle in its segment, it doesn’t hold its value well as it ages. That much is according to a recent study from ISeeCars, which found that the extended-length Cadillac Escalade ESV sheds 58.5 percent or $63,885 of its MSRP over the course of five years, exhibiting the most significant decline among full-size SUVs. Meanwhile, the regular-length Cadillac Escalade slots in with the third-highest depreciation rate at 56.5 percent, or $59,093 of its MSRP. 

For comparison, the average five-year depreciation rate among full-size SUVs is 51.9 percent. As for the Escalade’s rivals, the Infiniti QX80 depreciates 58.1 percent while the extended-length Lincoln Navigator L sees a 55.5 percent depreciation rate.

Industrywide, the vehicle with the highest depreciation rate is the Maserati Quattroporte at 64.5 percent, while the BMW 7 Series depreciates 61.8 percent. The Maserati Ghibli loses 61.3 percent of its value over five years, while the BMW 5 Series hybrid depreciates 58.8 percent. The Cadillac Escalade ESV’s 58.5 percent value loss ranks it as the fifth-highest vehicle to lose its value.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Porsche 911 Coupe holds its value extremely well, only losing 9.3 percent over a five year period. It’s followed by the Porsche 718 Cayman (17.6 percent), the Toyota Tacoma (20.4 percent), Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited (20.8 percent) and Honda Civic (21.5 percent).

Vehicles tend hold their value better in 2023 than they did in 2019, thanks to reduced vehicle production as a result of the pandemic. Average five-year depreciation across the board is 38.8 percent, compared to 50 percent recorded in 2019. 

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. Lots of new cars lose that right after driving outthe dealership.50% loss in 5 years isn’t that bad for new lux ride.

    • You also have to factor in model refresh, the Escalade was a complete new model in 2021, this will effect pre 2021 models

      • I’m not sure this comport with reality. Used 2021 ESV Platinums(w/ Super Cruise) still go for nearly $100K in many markets, especially off-lease low mileage examples. Cadillac still manages to sell Escalades at MSRP.

  2. That’s because the price is intentionally bloated by GM to maximize their profits and then dealers have the gall to add $25,000 market adjustments. COVID inventory shortages taught all the manufacturers how to successfully rip off their customers.


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