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Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Tahoe / Suburbans, 9.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban, average 13700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Cadillac Escalade   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Escalades, 9.4 months of data per Escalade, average 38000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.4 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 38000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Cadillac Escalade 20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Escalades, 8.2 months of data per Escalade, average 57300 miles
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.2 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 57300 miles

 

2010 Cadillac Escalade   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escalades, 9.3 months of data per Escalade, average 69700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 69700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Cadillac Escalade   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Escalades, 6.6 months of data per Escalade, average 92800 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 6.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 92800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Cadillac Escalade 75
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Escalades, 10.6 months of data per Escalade, average 101300 miles

The 2007 had a similar stat a year ago. Could be peaking.
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 75
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 10.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 101300 miles

The 2007 had a similar stat a year ago. Could be peaking.

 

2007 Cadillac Escalade 59
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Escalades, 10.1 months of data per Escalade, average 116500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 59
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 10.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 116500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2006 Cadillac Escalade   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Escalades, 9.6 months of data per Escalade, average 122700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 122700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Cadillac Escalade 139
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Escalades, 9.3 months of data per Escalade, average 117600 miles

The 2005 has had a high higher repair frequency for over a year. Unclear why.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 139
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 117600 miles

The 2005 has had a high higher repair frequency for over a year. Unclear why.

 

2004 Cadillac Escalade 71
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Escalades, 10.1 months of data per Escalade, average 150500 miles
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 71
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 10.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 150500 miles

 

2003 Cadillac Escalade 64
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Escalades, 10.3 months of data per Escalade, average 162700 miles
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 64
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 10.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 162700 miles

 

2002 Cadillac Escalade 57
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Escalades, 10.0 months of data per Escalade, average 172500 miles
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 57
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 10.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 172500 miles

 

2001 Cadillac Escalade   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Escalades, 9.4 months of data per Escalade, average 179500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.4 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 179500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 403-horsepower 6.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Many problems with the vehicle within ONLY THE FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP. Front passenger side suspension failed twice, air leveling system has problems. Rough idling of engine.
2005 4dr SUT 345-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
Not very good reliability statistics in Consumer reports and www.edmunds.com My EXT has an issue where often when coming out into traffic from a downhill orientation, the stabilitrak comes on and you lose the ability to accelerate. Bulletin but 0 recall.
2002 4dr SUT 345-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
Problems with front and rear differentials and wheel bearings.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic RWD
owned 3 of these over the past 15 years, all were very reliable, workhorses and offered longterm durability and performance.
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
time tested
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
From a 13 hour trip to severe snow, the Tahoe has performed greatly
2005 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
So far... no problems at all. I hope it stays this way for more years to come.
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV, ext. 295-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The transmission replacement coupled with no way of knowing if another such leak would trash a second hurts our reliability feelings. The front end is also sensitive to tie rod and ball joint damage. Not what one would expect for an "off road" vehicle.