2011 Cadillac
Escalade ESV
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV

10.0

starting from

$67,030

Reasons to buy the Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Has 3 rows of seats
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Average city fuel efficiency
14 mpg
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT

9.5

starting from

$47,385

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT

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Bigger towing weight
2929 lb
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Quite expensive
$47,385
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Good range on the highway
624 miles
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Winner: Escalade ESV
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
  • Gets 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 10 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Fairly powerful
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Lots of cargo room
  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have power outlets
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Cost

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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MSRP $67,030 vs $47,385 The Suburban 2500 LT has a reasonable price, while the Escalade ESV is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg vs 10 mpg The Escalade ESV has OK city mileage, while the Suburban 2500 LT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Escalade ESV 's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Suburban 2500 LT is OK, too
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The Escalade ESV 's basic warranty is long lasting and the Suburban 2500 LT is OK, too

Luxury Features

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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0-60 mph 6.7 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.4 s @ Unknown mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 107 mph vs Unknown

Safety Features

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Performance

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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Horsepower 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 352 HP @ 5,400 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 14.3 lb/hp vs 17.7 lb/hp The Escalade ESV is a sporty car, while the Suburban 2500 LT is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 45.3 ft The Escalade ESV is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Suburban 2500 LT is quite bad

Practicality

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 137.4 ft3 vs 137.4 ft3 Lots of cargo room
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front seats 64.0 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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Base payload capacity 1427 lb vs 2929 lb The Suburban 2500 LT can carry more weight than the average vehicle, but the Escalade ESV is comparable to other vehicles in its class
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Escalade ESV 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Suburban 2500 LT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Escalade ESV 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Suburban 2500 LT
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Cupholders 10 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Escalade ESV
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT Chevrolet
Suburban 2500 LT
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Escalade ESV 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Suburban 2500 LT

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2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ Suburban 2500 LT vs Suburban 1500 LTZ
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