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2012 Infiniti QX56

2012 Cadillac Escalade

  2012 Infiniti QX56 2WD 4-door 7-passenger Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $55,525 $59,063
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Bottom Line Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one? Read Full Review The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters. Read Full Review
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  • Muscular V-8 powertrain
  • Looks like a real SUV
  • A winning interior
  • Off-road hardware's pretty exotic


  • Very tall front end--the "five-head"
  • Cheap-looking fender vents
  • Steering is light, almost dainty
  • Flies in the face of conventional wisdom


  • Status as luxury icon
  • Plush interior
  • Buff powertrains
  • Handles well (for such a heavy vehicle)
  • Under-the-radar green-lux status (Hybrid)


  • No easy-folding third-row seat
  • Embarrassingly low mpg (all but Hybrid)
  • Missing the latest infotainment and connectivity
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