The Lincoln Navigator remains the Escalade's main rival, but it feels very conservatively styles next to the Cadillac, inside and out.
Also, the Escalade's V-8 completely outpowers and outclasses the 5.4-liter in the Navigator, which can't move it with the authority its image conjures.
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.
Among all of these—even the Mercedes—none has the reputation, recognition, and straight-out curb appeal that the Escalade has in most U.S.
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|2011 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility|
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|2011 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2011 Lincoln Navigator||2011 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|