The Escalade’s main competition, in terms of features, comes from the Lincoln Navigator, but the look and feel of the Navigator is antiquated; it forgoes a flashy appearance for more conservative details.
The V-8 powering the Navigator provides adequate performance but comes up short against the Escalade.
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—or much more fuel-efficient—to drive.
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, but their on-road handling suffers.
None of these vehicles arguably have the reputation, recognition, and curb appeal that the Escalade enjoys in some circles.
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|2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Chrysler AspenBrowse 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||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Diesel V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door Limited||4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI|
|2WD||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door|
|HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2009 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Chrysler Aspen||2009 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Lexus LX 570||2009 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Lincoln Navigator||2009 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|