2011 Cadillac
Escalade ESV
vs. 2011 Nissan
Armada SL

2011 Nissan Armada SL

9.8

starting from

$44,615

Reasons to buy the Nissan Armada SL

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Better suspension
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Very inexpensive
$44,615
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CD changer
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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV

9.8

starting from

$67,030

Reasons to buy the Cadillac Escalade ESV

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Ample cargo space
137.4 ft3
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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
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Nissan Armada SL Winner: Armada SL
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  • The Armada SL's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Armada SL's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The Armada SL has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 11 vs 10
Practicality 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Winner: Escalade ESV
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for more than 40% more stuff, 137.4 ft3 vs 97.1 ft3
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
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 around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 14 mpg vs 13 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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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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  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Entertainment System

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Number of speakers 11 vs 10 The Armada SL has more speakers and the Escalade ESV is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Armada SL'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 Armada SL can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes Both have subwoofers for a richer bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Standard Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Armada SL

Practicality

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Passengers 8 vs 8 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 97.1 ft3 vs 137.4 ft3 The Escalade ESV has lots of cargo room, and the Armada SL is OK, too
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front seats 64.5 ft3 vs 64.0 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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Base payload capacity 1592 lb vs 1427 lb Average towing capacity
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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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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Armada SL, but the Escalade ESV 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 14 vs 10 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Armada SL is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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MSRP $44,615 vs $67,030 The Armada SL has a reasonable price, while the Escalade ESV is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 14 mpg The Escalade ESV has OK city mileage, while the Armada SL is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Escalade ESV 's basic warranty covers lots of miles and the Armada SL is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Escalade ESV 's basic warranty is long lasting and the Armada SL is OK, too

Safety Features

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
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

Luxury Features

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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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

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Rollover resistance 3 stars 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

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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0-60 mph 7.2 seconds vs 6.7 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 15.8 s @ 88 mph vs 15.4 s @ Unknown mph The Escalade ESV 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Armada SL's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 107 mph

Performance

Nissan
Armada SL
2011 Nissan Armada SL
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Cadillac
Escalade ESV
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Horsepower 317 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Escalade ESV is fairly powerful, but the Armada SL is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Escalade ESV has an OK number of gears, while the Armada SL has very few
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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 17.2 lb/hp vs 14.3 lb/hp The Escalade ESV is a sporty car, while the Armada SL 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 Unknown vs 39.0 ft

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