2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Cadillac Escalade Competitors

$66k full-size SUV, designed & built in U.S.A. 13 city / 18 hwy 338-468 mile range, flex-fuel engine
403 hp 378 cu. in. V8 3 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other full-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade is also often compared to luxury cars. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade's top rivals come from Lincoln (such as the MKT and the MKX ) and Volkswagen (such as the Touareg TDI Executive and the Touareg VR6 Executive)

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Escalade compared to other full-size SUV competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (108.9 ft3 vs 80.7 ft3), is significantly more powerful (403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 290 HP @ 6,500 RPM), slightly more ground clearance (9" vs 7.6"), slightly more towing weight (1,606 lb vs 937 lb) and has slightly more seats (8 vs 4).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 16 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 23 mpg), costs more ($66,955 vs $45,175), has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 6) and lacks an auxiliary audio input jack.

2012 Lincoln MKT

2012 Lincoln MKT
$45,175

Significant advantages of the MKT (vs the Escalade )

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the MKT (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less powerful: 268 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Power steering not available
  • Significantly less cargo room: 75.9 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3

common strengths of the MKT and Escalade

  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
arrow Compare the 2012 Lincoln MKT vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

2011 Buick Enclave CXL
$41,790

Significant advantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the Escalade )

  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less powerful: 288 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 17.3 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 59.9 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3

common strengths of the Enclave CXL and Escalade

  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
arrow Compare the 2011 Buick Enclave CXL vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i

2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i
$59,775

Significant advantages of the X6 xDrive35i (vs the Escalade )

  • X6 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the X6 xDrive35i (vs the Escalade )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 59.7 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Significantly less powerful: 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 937 lb vs 1,606 lb

common strengths of the X6 xDrive35i and Escalade

  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.9 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X6 xDrive35i vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Ford Explorer Limited

2011 Ford Explorer Limited
$38,360

Significant advantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the Escalade )

  • Much better highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less powerful: 290 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.6" vs 9"
  • Less cargo room: 80.7 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3

common strengths of the Explorer Limited and Escalade

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Explorer Limited vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Lexus LX 570

2011 Lexus LX 570
$80,330

Significant advantages of the LX 570 (vs the Escalade )

  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the LX 570 (vs the Escalade )

  • Less cargo room: 83.1 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 58.0 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3
  • More expensive: $80,330 vs $66,955

common strengths of the LX 570 and Escalade

  • Fairly powerful: 383 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Fantastic basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus LX 570 vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2012 Ford Flex SE

2012 Ford Flex SE
$30,180

Significant advantages of the Flex SE (vs the Escalade )

  • Much better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Much cheaper: $30,180 vs $66,955
  • Significantly better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Flex SE (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less powerful: 262 HP @ 6,250 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Less cargo room: 83.2 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year

common strengths of the Flex SE and Escalade

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Flex SE vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Escalade compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it has much more cargo space (108.9 ft3 vs 68.6 ft3), has 3 rows of seats (3 vs 2), safer in head-on collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 3 stars), has much more seats (8 vs 5) and is slightly sportier (14.1 lb/hp vs 17.3 lb/hp).

However, on average it higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change (3 stars vs 4 stars), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 17 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 23 mpg), costs more ($66,955 vs $47,365) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (338 miles vs 402 miles).

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Executive

2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Executive
$58,320

Significant advantages of the Touareg TDI Executive (vs the Escalade )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 739 miles vs 468 miles
  • Much better highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 502 miles vs 338 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Touareg TDI Executive (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less cargo room: 64.0 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 8

common strengths of the Touareg TDI Executive and Escalade

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Power steering availability
  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Executive vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Acura MDX

2011 Acura MDX
$55,340

Significant advantages of the MDX (vs the Escalade )

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 132 ft vs 158 ft
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the MDX (vs the Escalade )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 83.5 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 57.6 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 1,150 lb vs 1,606 lb

common strengths of the MDX and Escalade

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Fairly powerful: 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura MDX vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350

2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350
$47,365

Significant advantages of the ML350 (vs the Escalade )

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Much roomier back seats: 53.7 ft3 vs 34.6 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the ML350 (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less cargo room: 72.4 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 8

common strengths of the ML350 and Escalade

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Lincoln MKX
$40,290

Significant advantages of the MKX (vs the Escalade )

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Much better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Much roomier back seats: 52.9 ft3 vs 34.6 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the MKX (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less cargo room: 68.6 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the MKX and Escalade

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Fairly powerful: 305 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 13.9 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Lincoln MKX vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
$60,495

Significant advantages of the Range Rover Sport HSE (vs the Escalade )

  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 131 ft vs 158 ft
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the Range Rover Sport HSE (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less cargo room: 71.0 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 55.5 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3

common strengths of the Range Rover Sport HSE and Escalade

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Very powerful: 375 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.8 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport HSE vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Cadillac SRX

2011 Cadillac SRX
$42,415

Significant advantages of the SRX (vs the Escalade )

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Many higher towing capacity: 3,500 lb vs 1,606 lb
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 126 ft vs 158 ft

Significant disadvantages of the SRX (vs the Escalade )

  • Much less cargo room: 61.1 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 55.2 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3

common strengths of the SRX and Escalade

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both vehicles have above average towing capacity: 3,500 lb vs 1,606 lb
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the SRX vs the Escalade

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Escalade compared to luxury car competitors include: it has standard rear air conditioning (standard vs not available), has much more seats (8 vs 5), has much more cargo space (108.9 ft3 vs 16.5 ft3), is significantly more powerful (403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 263 HP @ 6,250 RPM) and has much more spacious front seats (64.0 ft3 vs 54.0 ft3).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 18 mpg), is significantly less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 27 mpg), costs more ($66,955 vs $35,520), has significantly less spacious back seats (34.6 ft3 vs 49.5 ft3) and lacks an auxiliary audio input jack.

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ
$35,520

Significant advantages of the MKZ (vs the Escalade )

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Much better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the MKZ (vs the Escalade )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Much less cargo room: 16.5 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the MKZ and Escalade

  • People mover: 5 vs 8
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have an absurd number of cupholders: 8 vs 7
arrow Compare the 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Lincoln MKS

2011 Lincoln MKS
$42,375

Significant advantages of the MKS (vs the Escalade )

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the MKS (vs the Escalade )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Much less cargo room: 18.4 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the MKS and Escalade

  • Both have spacious front seats: 56.4 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 8
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Lincoln MKS vs the 2011 Cadillac Escalade