The top rival to the Cadillac Escalade hasn't changed in years.
The Lincoln Navigator appeals to the same customer set, arguably, yet in execution it feels very conservatively styled next to the Cadillac, inside and out.
In driving feel and performance, it's completely different, too, as the Escalade's V-8 completely outpowers and outclasses the 5.4-liter in the Navigator.
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.
Meanwhile, the Land Rover Range Rover probably has the strongest luxury image next to the Escalade, though its interior isn't nearly as roomy.
On the other hand, the Range Rover has excellent off-road ability while the Escalade and its showy wheels are best kept to boulevards and highways.
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|2012 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2012 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6|
|N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Base||4WD 4-Door HSE||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2012 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2012 Land Rover Range Rover||2012 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2012 Lincoln Navigator||2012 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|