The Lincoln Navigator remains the Escalade's main competitor, but the Navigator has a stodgier look and feel; it forgoes a flashy appearance for more conservative details, but it rivals the Escalade in features.
In performance, the Navigator comes up short; its less powerful V-8 provides just adequate performance.
The Aspen offers a wide range of luxury features, but it's a half-size smaller than the Escalade yet isn't any less cumbersome to drive--or any more fuel-efficient.
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a little more manageable, but it's not quite as roomy inside either.
Both the QX56 and the LX 570 have some measure of off-road ability and their on-road handling suffers.
None of these vehicles arguably has the reputation and recognition that the Escalade enjoys in some circles.
|2008 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler AspenBrowse Used Listings||2008 Infiniti QX56Browse Used Listings||2008 Lexus LX 570Browse Used Listings||2008 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Diesel V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door Limited||RWD 4-Door||4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI|
|2WD||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|