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Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2011 Cadillac Escalade 26 Escalades, 8.8 months of data per Escalade, average 37600 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 26 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.8 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 37600 miles37
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Cadillac Escalade   13 Escalades, 8.2 months of data per Escalade, average 42200 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.2 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 42200 miles

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2009 Cadillac Escalade   13 Escalades, 8.8 months of data per Escalade, average 66100 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.8 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 66100 miles

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2008 Cadillac Escalade 27 Escalades, 9.5 months of data per Escalade, average 77300 miles37
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 27 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.5 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 77300 miles37
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Cadillac Escalade 61 Escalades, 9.3 months of data per Escalade, average 94200 miles

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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 61 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.3 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 94200 miles

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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Cadillac Escalade   14 Escalades, 8.4 months of data per Escalade, average 112100 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   14 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.4 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 112100 miles

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 41 Escalades, 8.0 months of data per Escalade, average 99900 miles110
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 41 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 99900 miles110
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 43 Escalades, 9.0 months of data per Escalade, average 139300 miles65
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 43 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.0 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 139300 miles65
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 35 Escalades, 8.6 months of data per Escalade, average 146600 miles64
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 35 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.6 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 146600 miles64
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 43 Escalades, 9.1 months of data per Escalade, average 155300 miles62
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 43 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 155300 miles62
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Cadillac Escalade   24 Escalades, 9.5 months of data per Escalade, average 169700 miles

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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   24 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.5 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 169700 miles

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2000 Cadillac Escalade   13 Escalades, 8.1 months of data per Escalade, average 159100 miles

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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche   13 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 8.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 159100 miles

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1999 Cadillac Escalade 26 Escalades, 9.1 months of data per Escalade, average 173500 miles102
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche 26 Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanches, 9.1 months of data per Tahoe / Suburban / Avalanche, average 173500 miles102
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Cadillac Escalade

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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 4WD w/low range
time tested
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
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.