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Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 31, 2016. 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban
100% Best 274% Worst
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2007 - 2014 Cadillac Escalade
68.8571428571% Best 158% Worst
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2007 - 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban
68.8571428571% Best 158% Worst
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2002 - 2006 Cadillac Escalade
48.2857142857% Best 122% Worst
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2000 - 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban
52.8571428571% Best 130% Worst
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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. full 2007 Cadillac Escalade review
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. full 2005 Cadillac Escalade review
2002 4dr SUT 345-horsepower 6.0L V8
4-speed automatic AWD
Problems with front and rear differentials and wheel bearings. full 2002 Cadillac Escalade review
 

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. full 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
2007 4dr SUV 320-horsepower 5.3L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
time tested full 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
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 full 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
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. full 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review
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. full 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban review