: Such a thing as a 8 Passenger ESV



boostorbust
06-04-10, 07:25 PM
I see that it looks like your can order a 2010 with 8 passenger, but are there 2007-2008's that are in a 8 pass configuration?

evil0ne
06-04-10, 08:01 PM
I see that it looks like your can order a 2010 with 8 passenger, but are there 2007-2008's that are in a 8 pass configuration?

I must be missing something. There are 3 rows of seats. First row has two captain's. Second row can have a bench or buckets (3 or 2) and the third row is a bench for 3 people (used to have an optional split bench with console). That equals 8 people right there if you have the second row bench instead of captain's chairs. Did you mean 9 passenger with a front bench?

boostorbust
06-04-10, 08:42 PM
The only ones I have see on the market is in this configuration:

2
2
3

Which is 7, never seen anything else. I need a 8 passenger in this config

2
3
3

ttforcefed
06-05-10, 08:51 AM
an escalade with a bench in the 2nd row is a
2
3
3

boostorbust
06-05-10, 10:50 AM
an escalade with a bench in the 2nd row is a
2
3
3

Yes, that is the only config it can be. My question is this, was it or is it available in a 2007-2008 model year? I have never seen on yet

kars79
06-05-10, 03:28 PM
I have seen 08 with bench for second row before.
My current 09 had bench seats and I got dealer to swap to buckets.

zach2011
06-06-10, 12:11 AM
If you can't find one, you can always get an ESV without it and trade with someone or buy the bench seat outright. It's a very easy swap, and LOTS of people would be willing to trade their bench for your captains. Just be sure you get the seats out of an ESV and not a standard-length, they won't fit.

I personally did this swap to my 2008 Tahoe and I was able to swap my seats from bench to captains myself, being only 16 at that time. That should tell you how easy it is. ;)

boostorbust
06-06-10, 09:47 PM
Bench to captains is a option for sure, but not sure captains to bench is honestly. I heard that he floor is drilled/tapped for bench

zach2011
06-08-10, 01:22 PM
Either swap will work. The mounting bolts in the floorboard will fit the new seats, you just gotta be sure you get the trim cover for the bench seat specifically, but that's not too bad.

cz9h3d
06-09-10, 10:34 AM
8 passenger is available on both short-wheel base and ESV (except platinum). However dealers pretty much order all with captians chairs in the 2nd row (except hybrid, which only comes with a bench).

Only 10% of ESV's this year have been built with the AM8 option, so it's going to be hard to find one. You might have to order.

chris12
07-26-10, 09:33 PM
8 passenger is available on both short-wheel base and ESV (except platinum). However dealers pretty much order all with captians chairs in the 2nd row (except hybrid, which only comes with a bench).

Only 10% of ESV's this year have been built with the AM8 option, so it's going to be hard to find one. You might have to order.

I knew mine was rare :)
'07 esv with a second row power folding bench.

DRLLNOW (my plate)
07-28-10, 10:47 AM
I have an 08 with both the Bench option and the remote seat folding.
Yes, it was hard to find and the dealer who had it did not know he had something special and I sure didn't tell him.

ArtolaEscalade
09-08-10, 06:58 PM
I have an 07 ESV with 2 3 3 configuration. That was one of the reasons I bought it.