2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs. Its Competition

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT is without a real competitor in its class of one.

The Chevrolet Avalanche shares its architecture and its Midgate, but it's half as costly and half as glitzy.

The Land Rover Range Rover might fit the exclusive bill, and Land Rover probably wishes more of its owners would use it a little more thoroughly than the dainty celebrities who usually drive them.

The EXT's crosstown rival, the Lincoln Navigator, doesn't quite draw the crowd that the Escalade does, but it's definitely an alternative here.

There's no pickup bed, but the Navigator makes do with a more sedate, quietly elegant cabin and a cleaner overall look.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT is in a class of one; other luxury SUVs may have its image or its exclusivity, but none of them has the Midgate.
By offering the best of both worlds, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche makes choosing between a truck and an SUV a heck of a lot easier.
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator has more going for it than bling.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
AWD 4-Door Base2WD Crew Cab 130" LS4WD 4-Door HSE2WD 4-Door
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
5 Door Crew Cab4 Door Crew Cab4 Door4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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