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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|2013 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2013 INFINITI QX56Browse Used Listings||2013 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6|
|N/A||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door *Ltd Avail*||4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2013 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2013 INFINITI QX56||2013 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2013 Land Rover Range Rover||2013 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2013 Lincoln Navigator||2013 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|