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Cadillac Escalade ESV Reliability

Reliability Ratings by RepairPal
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Below Average
Below Average

The Cadillac Escalade ESV Reliability Rating is 2.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 19 for luxury fullsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $1,076 which means it has poor ownership costs. Repairs are more frequent and more lkely to be severe than the average car, which means you can expect more major repairs for the Escalade ESV.

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Cadillac Escalade ESV Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
The average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Cadillac Escalade ESV is $1,076, compared to an average of $1,160 for luxury fullsize SUVs and $631 for all vehicle models.
$1,076
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Cadillac Escalade ESV owners have to bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 0.8 times for luxury fullsize SUVs and 0.4 times for all vehicle models.
0.7
not often
way too often
Severity
The probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 21% for the Cadillac Escalade ESV, compared to an average of 17% for luxury fullsize SUVs and 11% for all vehicle models.
21%
minor issues
major issues
Cadillac Escalade ESV
$1,076
Annual Repair Cost
on average

What is the RepairPal Reliability Rating?

The Reliability Rating by RepairPal is a measurement of vehicle dependability based on the cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance. RepairPal combines an extensive proprietary database including millions of vehicle repair invoices with additional automotive statistics and predictive data science to develop the most genuine reliability metric in the industry. The Reliability Rating allows you to research dependability and ownership costs related to unscheduled repairs and maintenance in addition to comparing reliability factors against other vehicles and industry averages. Individual factors contributing to a vehicle's composite Reliability Rating include cost, frequency, and severity.

Cost

The average total annual cost for unscheduled repairs and maintenance across all model years of a vehicle. Higher average cost alone does not necessarily mean a vehicle is less reliable. For example, parts and labor for your vehicle may be expensive, especially if it is a European luxury car, but if severe issues and annual average visits to the shop are low, that's a good indicator of a reliable car.

Frequency

The average number of times the vehicle is brought into the shop for unscheduled repairs and maintenance in a single year. This metric is calculated by tracking millions of unique vehicles over multiple years to determine an average number of visits per year for each make and model. Controls were included to omit small routine visits to shops such as for oil changes.

Severity

The severity component to reliability measures the probability that a repair will be a major issue. An issue is considered severe if a repair requires immediate service, is prohibitively expensive, or presents a situation that is potentially dangerous or damaging. RepairPal combines multiple disparate data sets to identify and flag these issues and then rates the severity component for each vehicle relative to that of other models in our database.

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