Cadillac Escalade: Fuel - Fuel - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Fuel

Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of this vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, we recommend the use of gasoline advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline.

Look for the TOP TIER label on the fuel pump to ensure gasoline meets enhanced detergency standards developed by auto companies. A list of marketers providing TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline can be found at www.toptiergas.com.

Vehicles that have a FlexFuel badge and a yellow fuel cap can use either unleaded

Vehicles that have a FlexFuel badge and a yellow fuel cap can use either unleaded gasoline or ethanol fuel containing up to 85% ethanol (E85). See Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)  . For all other vehicles, use only the unleaded gasoline described under Recommended Fuel  .

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    Recommended Fuel
    Use premium unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 91 or higher. You can also use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, but the vehicle's acceleration could be slight ...

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    Ethanol
    NOTICE This vehicle is not suitable for use with fuels containing more than 10% ethanol. Do not use E85 fuels (85% ethanol content). Equipment necessary for the use of fuels containing more ...

    Tire care
    WARNING Do not drive the vehicle if a tire is damaged, excessively worn, or incorrectly inflated. A tire in such a condition may catastrophically fail and cause an accident. Avoid contaminati ...

    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
    See Engine Compartment Overview   for the location of the engine air cleaner/filter. Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the scheduled maintenance intervals and replace it at the first oil ...