Compare 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs 2008 INFINITI QX56

2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2008 INFINITI QX56
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 12 18 $50,773 $54,890
RWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,773
$48,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,890
$52,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$915 / month
$874 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT stands out as the world's only transforming luxury truck/SUV. The 2008 Infiniti QX56 misses the mark for a lot of practical reasons, but it can tow a Chris Craft in high style.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 64.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 61.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 60.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 65.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 63.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 188.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.8
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
74.5 77.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 123.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
222.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
60.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
108.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 61.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 12.60 x 0.55
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 12.60 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 28.0
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 20
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/60R20
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/60R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 9000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
760 900
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3800 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2919 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2919 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5597
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 20 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 393 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
L92 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 5.6L/339
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 320 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
Borg Warner BW 4481 AWD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
AWD Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.61
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade EXT Infiniti QX56
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
5 Door Crew Cab 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3800 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility

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