What Kind of Life Expectancy Can You Get from a 2005 Cadillac Escalade?

A friend of mine is buying a new car, and they’re trying to get me to buy their old one. It’s an older Escalade and it’s nice and all, but I’m not sure how much longer it can be expected to last. What’s the life expectancy of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Do they want you to buy it just so they can still visit it sometimes? That happens, you know. But at any rate—if it’s been maintained to perfection, the life expectancy of a 2005
Cadillac Escalade
is about 200,000 miles. The average US driver puts around 14,000 miles a year on a car, so 200,000 miles would be around 15 years at that rate—which means that a 2005 Escalade could easily be reaching its expiration date.
But there are a lot of variables involved, and the biggest factors in any vehicle’s longevity are
and mileage. In order for a vehicle to have a long lifespan, it has to have been meticulously maintained. Make sure that you can see records of all of the Escalade’s routine maintenance, as well as any
that have been done. Any missed or delayed services are a red flag when it comes to longevity.
Mileage matters too—if your friend has put fewer miles on their
than average, this typically equates to more years on the road. But if it’s been driven a lot (or in rough conditions), then it’s less likely to last much longer.
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