2013 Cadillac Escalade vs. Its Competition

2013 Cadillac Escalade
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The most direct rival to the Cadillac Escalade is the Lincoln Navigator--which hasn't changed in years wither.

While it's very close to the Escalade in size and purpose, the Navigator feels very conservatively styled inside and out.

The Escalade's V-8 completely outpowers and outclasses the 5.4-liter in the Navigator.

The Mercedes-Benz GL Class isn't as roomy inside, but its smooth powertrains and excellent cabin appointments make it tempting, even if its interior isn't quite as spacious overall.

The Infiniti QX56 and the Lexus LX 570 have some measure of off-road ability, but their on-road handling suffers.

One other alternative is the Land Rover Range Rover, which probably has even better street recognition than the Escalade; but its interior also isn't as roomy.

The Range Rover's off-road prowess does however make it a good alternative for those who plan to take to the trail.

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Quick Specs
Especially if towing capability matters, the 2013 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most luxurious--and most fashionable--luxury SUVs you can get.
If a need still exists for full-size luxury SUVs, it'll be fulfilled by civilized utes like the Infiniti QX56.
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover swaps steel for aluminum, and delivers better performance and luxury in every dimension.
The 2013 Lincoln Navigator feels uniquely American in a way that's unmatched by most other big SUVs; but it's behind the times in many respects.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
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N/AN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 4WDN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door *Ltd Avail*4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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