2011 Cadillac
Escalade ESV
vs. 2011 Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

9.9

starting from

$44,335
"The best rear-seat entertainment system in the business."
reviews.cnet.com | talking about the Odyssey's seating
"Rear seats easily fold flat into the floor."
reviews.cnet.com | talking about the Odyssey's storage

Reasons to buy the Honda Odyssey Touring Elite

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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Better suspension
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Average city fuel efficiency
19 mpg
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV

9.4

starting from

$69,530

Reasons to buy the Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Quite powerful
403 HP @ 5,700 RPM
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Winner: Odyssey Touring Elite
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  • The Odyssey Touring Elite's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Odyssey Touring Elite's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The Odyssey Touring Elite has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 10
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Winner: Odyssey Touring Elite
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Odyssey Touring Elite's standard sun roof
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Winner: Odyssey Touring Elite
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  • The best price we've seen is $25,195 cheaper (around 40% less), $44,335 vs $69,530
  • Gets around 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 19 mpg vs 13 mpg
Performance 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Winner: Escalade ESV
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  • More than 60% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • The Escalade ESV 's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.8 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp
Practicality 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Winner: Escalade ESV
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  • Need to carry bulky cargo? The Escalade ESV 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Odyssey Touring Elite cannot be configured with them at any price
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 64.0 ft3 vs 58.4 ft3
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Number of speakers 12 vs 10 Both have more speakers, but the Odyssey Touring Elite in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Odyssey Touring Elite's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Escalade ESV does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Odyssey Touring Elite can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The Escalade ESV has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Odyssey Touring Elite's standard 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

Cost

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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MSRP $44,335 vs $69,530 The Odyssey Touring Elite has a reasonable price, while the Escalade ESV is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 13 mpg The Odyssey Touring Elite has OK city mileage, while the Escalade ESV is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Escalade ESV 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Odyssey Touring Elite's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Escalade ESV 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Odyssey Touring Elite's is very short

Performance

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Horsepower 248 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Escalade ESV is very powerful, while the Odyssey Touring Elite is only of average power
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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 Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 18.4 lb/hp vs 14.8 lb/hp The Escalade ESV is a sporty car, while the Odyssey Touring Elite is just average
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Escalade ESV has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.7 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Passengers 8 vs 8 People mover
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Highway driving range 588 miles vs 558 miles Both can go pretty far on the highway on a single tank, however the Odyssey Touring Elite in particular gets exceptional range
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Cargo space 148.5 ft3 vs 137.4 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room
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front seats 58.4 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3 The Escalade ESV has roomy front seats and the Odyssey Touring Elite is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Escalade ESV 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Odyssey Touring Elite cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 15 vs 10 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Odyssey Touring Elite is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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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 None vs OnStar

Road Tests

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Odyssey Touring Elite
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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 6.7 seconds The Escalade ESV has a good 0-60 time, but the Odyssey Touring Elite is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 129 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.8 s @ 88 mph vs 15.4 s @ Unknown mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.75 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 107 mph

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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