2011 Cadillac
Escalade EXT
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Avalanche LS

2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT

9.8

starting from

$63,110

Reasons to buy the Cadillac Escalade EXT

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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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Sporty performance
14.8 lb/hp
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS

9.6

starting from

$40,300

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Avalanche LS

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Power outlets
Standard
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Quite expensive
$40,300
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Good highway fuel efficiency
21 mpg
Luxury Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Winner: Escalade EXT
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Winner: Avalanche LS
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  • The best price we've seen is $22,810 cheaper (around 40% less), $40,300 vs $63,110
  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 15 mpg vs 13 mpg
Performance 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Winner: Escalade EXT
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  • The Escalade EXT 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 14.8 lb/hp vs 18.6 lb/hp
  • Around 30% more powerful, 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
  • The Escalade EXT needs around 10% less space to turn, 39.0 ft vs 43.0 ft
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS Winner: Avalanche LS
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  • The Avalanche LS's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Avalanche LS's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Limited towing capacity
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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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 Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Avalanche LS; optional upgrade on the Escalade EXT
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Escalade EXT ; the Avalanche LS only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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MSRP $40,300 vs $63,110 The Avalanche LS has a reasonable price, while the Escalade EXT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 13 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Escalade EXT 's basic warranty is fantastic, and the Avalanche LS's warranty is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Escalade EXT 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the Avalanche LS's warranty is OK, too

Performance

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM The Escalade EXT is fairly powerful, but the Avalanche LS is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More 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 18.6 lb/hp vs 14.8 lb/hp The Escalade EXT is a sporty car, but the Avalanche LS is sluggish
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Avalanche LS's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 43.0 ft vs 39.0 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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Number of speakers 6 vs 8 The Escalade EXT has more speakers and the Avalanche LS is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Avalanche LS's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Escalade EXT does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Escalade EXT 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Avalanche LS can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Standard If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Escalade EXT ; no amount of money can buy it on the Avalanche LS

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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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 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both vehicles' brakes will do well under heavy use
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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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

Practicality

Chevrolet
Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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Passengers 6 vs 5 The Avalanche LS has lots of passenger seats and the Escalade EXT is OK, too
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Cargo space 45.5 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,263 lb vs 1,150 lb Limited 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 Not Available The Avalanche LS's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Escalade EXT
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Avalanche LS, but the Escalade EXT 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders Unknown vs 6
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Avalanche LS
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT Cadillac
Escalade EXT
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 146 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 17.0 s s @ 85.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT 2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Escalade EXT vs Tundra Double Cab
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2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT 2011 Honda Ridgeline RT Escalade EXT vs Ridgeline RT
2011 Cadillac Escalade EXT 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Escalade EXT vs Acadia SLE
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Honda Ridgeline RT Avalanche LS vs Ridgeline RT
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Avalanche LS vs Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat Avalanche LS vs F150 SuperCrew Cab Lariat
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Avalanche LS vs Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Avalanche LS vs Explorer Sport Trac XLT

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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just me (11:32 PM, July 27, 2013)
For an extra 40000 you can have a cooled cup holder and 96 more horses.. Nuff said